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The City of Steamboat Springs is soliciting interested and qualified individuals or firms to submit proposals for providing professional services as Owner’s Representative during the design and construction phases for the proposed fire station and city hall located in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Steamboat Springs has developed and adopted a Fire and EMS Services Strategic Plan which identifies the need for a centrally located Fire Station to adequately house needed personnel and respond quickly and efficiently to Fire and EMS calls within the downtown and west Steamboat Springs areas. The current fire station downtown is outdated and wasn’t designed to accommodate full-time staff, and there are numerous areas of concern for the health of the staff.
This project will include complete design/engineering of a downtown Fire Station to be located on a city owned property on 10th Street in downtown Steamboat Springs. The site of the fire station has been thoroughly vetted after nearly three years of discussions by City staff, Fire Department administration and staff, City Council, and a Fire Station Site Feasibility group comprised of technical experts and interested citizens. Extensive public outreach was done, and community feedback given, and the City is now ready to move forward with this next phase of the project. The conceptual planning has identified the need for a 17,500 square foot station, with four vehicle bays for eight vehicles, sleeping space for eight firefighter and ambulance personnel, staff offices, and a community meeting room for community use, as well as for community education and outreach activities.
The fire station site is the current location of the city’s City Hall, which houses the city’s primary administrative offices, including offices for the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, City Finance, Public Works, City Communications, and Municipal Court. The existing City Hall on 10th Street is 8,332 square feet and houses 36 employees.
The existing City Hall, which was built in 1961, will be demolished to allow for the construction of the new Fire Station, and a new City Hall will be constructed on the adjacent, vacant site at the corner of 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue. It is estimated that the minimum size for a new City Hall would be 10,000 square feet.
The intent is to construct the new fire station and new city hall simultaneously.
The City intends to advance the project forward this year by soliciting proposals for professional services to include: Owner’s Representative, Architectural Design and Engineering, other various Owner’s Consultants, and Construction Manager/General Contractor (“CMGC”). The objective will be to achieve 100% construction documents with the intention of beginning construction ground breaking in the second quarter of 2023 and building occupancy to follow by the fourth quarter of 2024.