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Firehouse #30 Replacement

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okay we're gonna go ahead and get
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started here
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uh get up and good evening my name is
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Bruce Miller
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I'm with the city of Charlotte General
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Services sales Construction Division
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and this is our
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public meeting for
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Firehouse number 30. here in the city of
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Charlotte and so before we get started
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with our public meeting this afternoon
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this evening we're going to go ahead
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around the room and give an introduction
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to everybody we'll introduce themselves
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and they'll roll uh with the project of
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course I am the senior project manager
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for the project and we'll start with our
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chief deputy chief Winkles and he'll
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introduce himself in his role in the
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project and then we'll go to other City
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staff
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Courtney we were Courtney Vincent and
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then we'll have the architect introduce
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themselves
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Chief Winkles
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so good evening everybody I'm uh deputy
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chief Winkles I'm uh over business
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administration for the Charlotte fire
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department and uh under that is
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logistics which is over facilities and
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so I'm overseeing uh working with a
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project for fire station number 30 or
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firehouse number 30.
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good evening everyone I'm Courtney
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Vincent I'm with the city of Charlotte
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and general Services Landscape
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Management and my role in the project is
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Landscape Architects uh completing the
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landscape design
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ADW
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thanks hi I'm Ashley love I'm with ADW
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Architects I'm a principal and Lead
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project architect for Firehouse 30. my
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name is Alberto Torres I'm also with aw
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Architects an associate and I'll be the
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architect of this project
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my name is Mike Newton I'm the director
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of design with ADW architects
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okay all right thanks everyone
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um so um just get started here uh of
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course this is the public meeting for
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files number 30 located at 4707 Bell
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Oaks Drive that is the current location
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of the facility so the project that
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we're going to talk about this afternoon
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is actually a new Firehouse number 30
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that will be located at 3019 beam Road I
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do have a
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photo here of the existing facility so
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one can see exactly where the existing
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facility is on Bell Oaks Drive I'm gonna
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pull that up so
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you see that I can share the screen
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or can everybody see that
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yes okay great
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so
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um Chief you want to go and talk about
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that for a moment and then we'll come
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back uh they're not you can come back to
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me if you want to talk about this
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facility
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uh yes so Bill Oaks was originally
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designed to be a temporary Firehouse
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station 30 was
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opened up in 1992 and ordered uh uh
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augment the response on the back side of
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the airport
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um uh during this time we've been
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working uh in conjunction with uh the
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airport uh waiting for the additional
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runways and the growth in that area and
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also I'm looking for land and so over
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the last 30 years we finally were able
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through analysis and through the build
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out of the airport and working with
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planning and many other departments in
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the city uh to land on the site at 3019
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V Road and so we are excited about
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Firehouse 30 finally getting its
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permanent house
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thanks G
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Ary all right so um
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the proposed new facility uh is going to
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be a three-bay uh
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two-story Firehouse located on 3019 beam
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road across from the police and fire
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academy
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um and uh just north of our Charlotte
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vehicle operations center
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um this particular facility would be
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approximately a little more than four
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fourteen thousand square feet
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um on a three acre site
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um we are in the process right now of
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doing this schematic finishing up out
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schematic design and our architect we'll
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talk more in detail about that
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um but this is in uh city council
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District three
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and um and so um as we uh one one a very
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important aspect of this new facility is
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that this will be the very first
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all-electric car house
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plus we will have our very first uh
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electric uh fire engine
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and so uh this would be historic for the
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city of Charlotte to have a first
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all-electric firehouse and first
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all-electric uh fire engine
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so um but uh
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just want to also mention that
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um we we do have a budget with this
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particular project and the overall
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budget for the project is uh 16. uh
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three million dollars and um right now
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we're still working through some of the
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numbers on the preliminary estimate but
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right now the numbers are ranging from
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about 11.8 to 14 million dollars for
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construction uh but we're still trying
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to work through some of that uh some of
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those numbers
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um and uh fire truck we have budgeted
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1.7 million dollars for the fire fire
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engine
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with our electric fire engine
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um right now we're looking at um
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once we are able to finish up the design
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and and get this project permitted we're
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looking to start construction around the
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first quarter of 2024.
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and so um
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and so that's kind of where we stand
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with the project and so I'm gonna let
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the ADW talk a little bit more about uh
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give us a nice little presentation of
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the facility and some of the details of
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the site and the facility itself okay
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Ashley
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good thanks Bruce uh just to let
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everybody know if you have any questions
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uh you can hover over the bottom of your
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screen a little q a box should pop up if
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you just click on that you can type in
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any questions that you have and we can
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address those at the end of the
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presentation we're just going to kind of
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take you through some of the imagery
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that we have
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to give you a better idea of how the new
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Firehouse three
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it's going to take shape
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we'll start with a site plan just to
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give everybody
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or in uh as Bruce mentioned the new
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Firehouse is going to go on beam Road
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it's approximately 14 350 square feet it
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is a two-story three-bay Firehouse
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okay
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uh the three bays are in the center of
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this red block here uh this will house
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the apparatus and the all-electric fire
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engine the two-story portion of the
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building is located here and includes
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the living areas and sleeping areas
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and then to the north we have some
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support spaces
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and so some other interesting items uh
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throughout the site uh both entrance and
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exit drives from the site are located on
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beam Road
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there is parking for visitors as well as
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secure parking for staff members
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there are electric vehicle charging
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stations throughout the site
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that and
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um some of the follow-up panels that
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you'll see and some of the imagery here
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coming up
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are part of the uh strategic energy
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action plan uh that the city has put
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together and as a part of that plan too
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this project will be pursuing lead
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certified
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there are a couple other items there's a
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front porch patio here along the front
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so with engagement with the public
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connecting sidewalks to the surrounding
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properties as Bruce mentioned the
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Training Academy is across the street
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and uh cvoc the vehicle operations
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center is actually to the South
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so
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connecting with those Neighbors
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there will be uh exterior storage
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building
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and vegetation Landscaping that is
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native to the area after route
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foreign animation
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and toss this over to Mark here
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think about it
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did not work
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so
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[Music]
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all right so as we uh take a look at the
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front elevation here uh beam row would
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be um kind of right behind us here see
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the apparatus Bays the three Bays off to
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the right or the living quarters to the
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left
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as we come around the parking lot you
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get a glimpse of the PB panels on the
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roof
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um here you're seeing a training stare
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with a
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porch area for the firefighters down
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below
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worked for the rear of the station
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through the parking lot see the rear of
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the apparatus phase
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[Music]
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get another Glimpse back along the front
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along the beam Road elevation
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plenty of light into the apparatus bays
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and into the uh inflammatories off the
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left
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then we'll pull up some of the steel
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shots so we can look a little bit more
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of those
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this would be again the beam Road beam
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Road elevation three apparatus Bays
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um got the bifold doors
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um you know with the red colors in the
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doors and then the red
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um kind of identifying element that
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holds the the number 30 for fire
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Firehouse 30. above the apparatus bay
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door we have uh some clear story windows
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again bringing in plenty of Apple light
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sidewalks and Native Landscaping across
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the front of the station
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the main entry
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features a porch element
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again like Ashley mentioned earlier to
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engage the public
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um and denote entry to the station
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along with the number 30 for Firehouse
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30 you've got a another branding element
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on the side of this of on the side of
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the firehouse there that has the uh the
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seal for Charlotte Fire Department
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again this is the side elevation with
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with parking native Landscaping training
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stair
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firefighters
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patio down below covered by the training
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steer
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and as we move again towards the rear
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simplify them on the rear a bit with the
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dumpster enclosure and a few site
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utilities things of that nature
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concealed from public view best we can
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and then one more view of that that rear
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elevation there you can see some of the
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sun shades on the Windows those help
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regulate uh daylight and solar heat gain
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they're all um
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because this is an all-electric station
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uh there will there will not be fueling
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located at this station as in some of
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some other the firehouses and uh the
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heating elements and
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and I will also be electric uh
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instead of a fuel card
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heating element there are there's
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geothermal that will be used as part of
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renewable energy as well as the thermal
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panels
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and uh on this image here you can see
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some more of that landscaping and then
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also trying to bring in as much natural
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light as possible
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as far as materials if you're looking at
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the the
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field material the the primary material
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on the on the building is a red brick uh
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durable low maintenance material
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markets back to many of the the brick
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fire stations around Charlotte
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the design and style kind of pulling
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from some of the traditional elements
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while taking a slightly more
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contemporary take on it uh so along with
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the red brick you've got again the red
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apparatus bay doors and the red
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signage the vertical signage with the 30
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on it being a red metal panel to match
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the doors
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and then uh like a dark bronze color in
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the mullions and storefront on the
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windows
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so those are the images that we have to
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share
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Riverside okay thanks Ashley
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appreciate everybody uh Ashley and your
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team we thank uh
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Chief Winkles and um Courtney do you
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have anything that you want to add
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concerning Landscaping
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um you're welcome to mention anything
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that you like
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and we can certainly pull up a site view
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back up if if you want to comment about
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anything
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if you're talking you might be on mute
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Courtney
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um I don't really have anything to add I
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think Ashley covered everything pretty
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well we're looking at adaptive landscape
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and Native where we possibly can and
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then
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um we will have additional tree save in
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the back of the site
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um other than that I think that's it
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okay all right thanks Courtney uh thanks
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everybody just want to say I appreciate
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everybody taking the time to um join the
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meeting and if you have any questions
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please feel free to email me at the
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email address listed or certainly can
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give me a phone call this web have any
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questions concerning uh this project but
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look forward to uh been a great project
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and glad to have a great day
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my

The project team hosted a public meeting on Oct. 4, 2022. View the recording.

 

 Project updates

​Firehouse #30, located at 4707 Belle-Oaks Drive near Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, occupies a house that was built in 1955 and needs extensive renovation. This firehouse will be replaced with a new three-bay, two-story, all-electric firehouse to manage response volumes in the Beam Road/airport area. The new facility will be located on a three-acre site at 3019 Beam Road, across the street from the Police and Fire Training Academy. The 14,000-square-foot facility will also house a new all-electric fire truck to serve the community.

This project is in advanced planning & design are not yet funded for implementation. They are high-priority projects that are identified as candidates for potential future funding. This process of planning and design, which typically takes 12 to 18 months, will eventually produce a cost estimate and will be considered for inclusion in a future budget. Learn more about the Advanced Planning & Design Program.

​The existing firehouse #30 was originally designed and intended to be a temporary facility and is not adequate to continue functioning as a permanent facility. The new facility will provide adequate living quarters for firefighters and equipment, which will improve response time to calls.

​The project team will host a public meeting to engage and inform residents of the project. Meeting details will be shared on this page once they are determined.

​To be determined
Funding is currently available for advanced planning only. Future funding is to be determined.

 

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