City of Fort Myers Fire Station 17
The City of Fort Myers selected GHC to design a brand-new Fire Station in the wetland areas of Six Mile Cypress Parkway. The project presented challenges from the environmental & wetlands conservation standpoint, and the triangular shape of the lot selected. Functional program and FEMA essential facilities requirements resulted in a condensed single-story design solution to serve the needs of (8) fire fighters plus the shift’s captain. The building site dictated a height differential of almost 5 feet between the natural terrain and the new building. By employing a single access drive-in and drive-out approach, the overall footprint of the station and site improvements were minimized in order to maintain the overall natural balance.
The award-winning fire station’s three apparatus bays house up to six emergency vehicles and includes a training area platform with hook-up training devices designed to improve the firefighters’ technical skill and response times. The station also has a detached storage and light maintenance building which accommodates up to three additional emergency vehicles, masks and foam cool storage, and bathroom facilities. Both the main apparatus bay and the detached storage building have direct access to the main service drive and the dedicated fuel dispensing area.
Project Size: 15,182 square feet
Location: Fort Myers, FL
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