A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Liberty Lake fire station will take place today (Friday).
Spokane Valley Fire Department has entered into an agreement with Baker Construction and Development to build the new Liberty Lake Fire Station 3 at 21300 E. Country Vista Drive. The board of fire commissioners unanimously approved the agreement during a regular meeting on March 13.
Baker Construction submitted the lowest bid, one of 10 bids received and opened on Feb. 27, said Melanie Rose, department spokeswoman. Baker’s base bid was $2,445,000. With four alternate bids adding up to $336,531, the project’s total is $2,781,513 (excluding tax). The project has a $3.2 million budget, said.
The inclusion of the alternate bids means the new 11,691-square-foot fire station will include a third drive-through apparatus bay (1), seven complete sleeping dorms and four bathrooms (2), four-fold horizontal apparatus bay doors (3) and landscaping sod (4).
Construction is set to begin with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 24 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend this event.
The station is being relocated from 2218 N. Harvard Road to help assure that response coverage keeps pace with development and growth, while maintaining the fast response times the communities rely upon, Rose said. The new location is adjacent to Country Vista
Apartments and will have quick access to the future Henry Road/Interstate 90 overpass.
The new station was designed by ZBA Architecture.
The project management firm OAC will oversee the project forward to completion by December 2017. SVFD is scheduled to vacate the current Station 3 by the end of 2017 to execute an agreement to sell the property to the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District for $500,000.