Plans have advanced for the construction of a new fire and rescue station that will go up on the immediate west side of Boulder.
To be located off the 2800 block of 30th Street, the new facility, officially called Station 3, will measure around 6,200 square feet and will house four drive-through bays on its first floor, an apparatus bay, a community room, and administrative offices.
The second floor will contain living spaces for the firefighters, with a dozen bunk rooms, as well as a spacious roof patio.
Also included in the project: the building of parking space and a rear public alleyway.
The estimated $13 million facility will be going up roughly one mile to the north of the existing Station 3, which is located at Arapahoe and 30th Streets.
That one-story structure, built in 1965, has for some time been regarded by department officials as out of date and undersized.
Work on the new station will most likely begin later this spring.
One of eight such facilities run by the city, Station 3 has also long been one of the busiest stations in Boulder.
By Garry Boulard