The Southwest Portland Post. (Portland, Oregon) 2007-current, October 01, 2008, Page 12, Image 12

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    12 • The Southwest Portland Post
October 2008
City applies for permit to build new
fire station in West Portland Park
By Don Snedecor
The Southwest Portland Post
Portland Fire & Rescue wants to
build a new fire station for Engine
18 at property located at Southwest
Barbur Boulevard and Luradel
Street (10299 SW Barbur Blvd).
The new fire station would re-
place the current one located at 8720
SW 30 th Avenue in Multnomah. The
current station was built in 1960.
The proposal is for a new, two-
story, 3,614 square foot fire station
with residential living quarters. Fire
trucks will enter and exit the site
from Southwest Barbur Boulevard.
Gus Kamp and Chris Hendryx of
Michael Willis Architects unveiled
the exterior design of the building
to the Station Advisory Committee
in December. At the time, the con-
struction cost was estimated to be
approximately $2 million.
“The design of the building and in
particular the exterior appearance
and how it relates to the surround-
ing community, received strong
praise from the Station Advisory
Committee,” wrote Sylvia Bogert,
executive director of Southwest
Neighborhoods, Inc., in the Febru-
ary 2008 issue of the Southwest
Neighborhood News.
“The double story building fits
the small footprint of the con-
strained site. It optimizes the de-
sired turning radius of 45-ft for the
fire engine and apparatus and it
provides adequate parking,” wrote
The floor plan includes business
operations on the first floor and liv-
ing accommodations on the second
floor. The first floor includes ga-
rages for vehicles and office space.
A kitchen, dining area, day room,
fitness room, five bunk rooms and
an outdoor deck are on the second
“Firefighters from Station 18 liked
the dark brown and red exterior of
the building, which reminded them
of traditional fire stations,” wrote
Bogert. “Red-tinted night-lighting
was presented by the architects as a
way to highlight certain significant
spaces such as the fire pole, the
corridor, apparatus bay and the
Parking for other vehicles is lo-
cated along the southern property
line, adjacent to the dead-end sec-
tion of Southwest Luradel Street.
This portion of Luradel Street is
designated as a local service street.
The fire bureau is working with
the Portland Office of Transporta-
tion to determine a substandard
street improvement status. The
Ash Creek Woods
An architect's rendering of the exterior of Fire Station 18. (Courtesy Southwest Neighbor-
hoods, Inc. and Michael Willis Architects)
fire bureau will be constructing
substandard street improvements
as part of the development.
Exiting from these parking spaces
onto Luradel Street is proposed
to be done in a backward motion.
City code requires that all parking
areas must be designed to allow
vehicles to enter and exit the site
in a forward motion. Therefore, an
adjustment is required.
The application is Type II, adjust-
ment review, an administrative de-
cision with appeal to the Bureau of
Development Services, Adjustment
This application was submitted
on August 21, 2008 and determined
to be complete on September 2,
2008. A decision is expected by the
first week in October.
According to Local 43 of the
Portland Firefighters Association,
Engine 18 and Brush Unit 18 had
1661 emergency responses in 2007.
Engine 18 serves Marshall Park,
Markham, Far Southwest, West
Portland Park, Multnomah, Ash
Creek, Crestwood and Maplewood
neighborhood associations.
For more information about this
application, please contact Crystal
Hitchings, Land Use Services, City
of Portland Bureau of Development
Services, at 503-823-7583 or Crystal. Please
refer to the case file number LU 08-
157149 AD.
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