City accepting proposals for Smokey Point Fire Station

SMOKEY POINT Proposals for the new Smokey Point Fire Station are due Aug. 8.
City of Arlington Capital Projects Manager Paul Ellis hopes to have an architectural and engineering proposal ready to bid out to a construction contractor by next summer, in time for the fire station to be completed and open for business by the fall of 2009.
The fire station will be located on a three-acre lot currently owned by the city at the northeast corner of 43rd Avenue and 172nd Street. The city of Arlington has completed a space needs study and building layout, as well as established a building committee, made up of city staff, to address concerns and issues arising during the design phase.
During the first phase of services, the architectural and engineering firm selected would work with city staff to create a conceptual design, site plan and final design, including multiple access points, public and staff parking, landscaping and an on-site storm system for an approximately 14,000-square-foot, single-floor facility. The fire station would also have to include a 1,100-square-foot public meeting room, administration offices, line supervision offices, restrooms, showers, bunk rooms, laundry facilities, a decontamination facility, a backup power generator with an auto-start, a satellite office and interview area for police, and bays for firefighting vehicles and equipment.
The second phase would require the firm to create all construction documents, plans and specifications in accordance with city standards, ready for the public bid process.
Ellis explained that a firm will be selected based on its qualifications, including the strengths of its staff and the similarity of previous projects to this one, as well as its program of work and general approach. The firms past performance and references, as well as its general knowledge of the Arlington community, will also be considered.
All inquiries regarding the Smokey Point Fire Station should be directed to Ellis, by phone, at 360-430-4603, via e-mail at, or through fax at 360-403-4605. Six copies of the proposal are due in the office of the Arlington City Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m., Aug. 8. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked:
Smokey Point Fire Station Project
City of Arlington Capital Projects Department
Proposals may be hand delivered or mailed to:
Office of the City Clerk
City of Arlington
238 N. Olympic Ave.
Arlington, WA 98223
Postmarks will not be accepted.

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