Town of Avon and Eagle River Fire Protection District – Public Safety Facility

  • Category
    Civic/Cultural
  • Size
    24,000 sf
  • Complete
    Winter 2017
  • Location
    Avon, Colorado

Providing state of the art police and fire facilities with greater coverage area for the Town of Avon Police and Eagle River Fire Protection District.

When the Eagle River Fire Protection District decided to partner with the Town of Avon to create a combination fire station and a police station, a challenging project began. Davis Partnership and design partner RRM Design were selected to design the 24,000 sf facility on a tight, triangular site just north of the I-70 highway in Avon, Colorado. The two entities and the Town of Avon City Council were very involved from the onset of the project, requiring the design team to balance the diverse needs of all stakeholders throughout the design process.

Both groups desired an enduring building with a more strategic location near I-70 to reduce emergency response times. After a land swap with an adjoining site was completed, the assembled property was better able to meet the needs of the project. Still, most of the triangular site was located in a floodplain, on the side of a mountain with a live stream and an irrigation ditch flanking two sides. The soil conditions were also a serious concern, requiring careful consideration throughout the design and construction process. As the planning and design progressed, the project evolved to accommodate the budget and programmatic needs of its stakeholders. Evans Chaffee was the general contractor, leading the cost estimating and marshaling the construction effort from the outset to completion.

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Project Scope

  • Architecture
  • Civic
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Planning
  • Wayfinding

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