Burnsville is building a new fire station that will replace existing Fire Station No. 1 and address the city’s future fire and EMS safety and security needs.
The new fire station location is near Rose Park and is less than 1.5 miles from the current station. Fire Station No. 1 is currently located at 911 W. 140th St. A second station is located at 12155 Parkwood Drive. Current Station No. 1 will remain operational until the new facility is ready. The City is discussing how to best use the space once the fire department has vacated.
The new innovative design of the new fire station incorporates a number of features specific to the City's sustainability goals.
Think about some of your favorite urban spaces. What makes that place special? More than likely it is the ambiance of the space created by small, intentional design features. Things such as plantings, seating options, lighting and public art layered in interesting ways all contribute to a type of design called “placemaking.” Placemaking is an integrated approach to making public spaces feel intentional and inviting for everyone in the community. Another exciting placemaking project is underway at the new Fire Station No.1 There is a commitment to ensuring that this new placemaking structure’s core purpose is serving the community. It will be a welcoming open space with an outdoor area that community members can enjoy.
Thank you for sharing your ideas for the new placemaking design. Watch for future details on the progress.