The Village of Newburgh Heights, Ohio, commissioned DLZ for architecture and engineering services for a Fire Station and Service Department. DLZ constructed this new facility from the renovation and conversion of a former warehouse. The 12,925 square foot building is located on a limited urban site.
The existing fire department facility had deteriorated and no longer met the needs of the fire department. The station is also located on a highly desired parcel of land for future development, recently sold for future development. As a result, this project included an aggressive schedule and careful planning.
The fire station includes two apparatus bays and support spaces, locker room, toilet areas, sleeping quarters, day room. Also included in the fire station are a fitness area, offices, and additional storage on a partial mezzanine. The service department includes vehicle repair areas, tool crib area, office space, break room, employee toilet room, and additional storage on a partial mezzanine. The design includes new mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical systems, and associated fixtures and equipment.
DLZ created a new exterior image including masonry, pre-finished cement board, and exterior insulation finish system. When complete, the new facility will complete the block’s urban revitalization, which includes a new village hall and police station facility.