Tantalus Fire Hall

Tantalus Fire Hall (Fire Hall #2) is currently the District’s main fire hall. The Fire Department’s administration and career staff are located at this fire hall, as well as most of its key fire apparatus.

An architect's review in 2018 identified that, even with renovations, Fire Hall #2 could not meet the needs of the District now and into the future and recommended that a larger and more efficiently-designed facility be built.

The District is currently building a new Fire Hall, administration offices and emergency operations centre in Valleycliffe on the site of the previous Alex Munro Fire Hall. Fire Hall No. 2 on Tantalus Road will be rebuilt at its current location. It will be built as a smaller hall to house apparatus and equipment, and designed to contemplate future expansion needs

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Timeline tentative construction start Q2 2022 (after Valleycliffe Fire Hall is complete)
Current works massing design and how mixed use (Fire Hall and Affordable Housing) can functionally be incorporated in the future, validation phase
Budget $10 M
Next Steps continue validation phase, RFP remainder IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) team, site access and layout, impact of future Affordable Housing or other usage on the same site, confirm level of sustainability, pre-load requirements, soil contamination reports, grant options
Hurdles temporary firehall location / operation (location has tentatively been found)
Other the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process has slowed down initial schedule, it is anticipated this will be picked up at 60% design when all participants are on board



Tantalus Fire Hall #2 - Temporary Structure

Status on time, on budget
Timeline construction start Q1, 2022 
Current works site location, Flood Control Level (FCL) exemptions, massing design and logistics on moving existing building
Budget part of the $10m for Tantalus Fire Hall
Next Steps confirm use with lessor, confirm FCL exemption, start utility connection process, pre-development consultants on-board, pre-load requirements
Hurdles building below FCL required (GM has authority to provide exemption), utility connection time, proximity to existing Fire Hall and location to match insurance requirements regarding length of travel to service outer suburbs
Other  Nil

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