This is a very special building. In our society, you do things every so often that humans can take credit for. This is one of them. Welcome home.
Greenwood Village, Colorado (PRWEB) June 23, 2016
Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) and members of the local community proudly celebrated the completion of the new South Metro Fire Rescue Station 31 recently at a grand opening open house. The celebration was an educational experience for children and families to tour the facility and learn about the operations of the fire fighters and staff. The public grand opening was held a few weeks after the fire fighters and staff celebrated the first ambulance and fire truck moving into the station.
This new 12,740-sf fire station was built after demolishing their outdated structure and was completed in 11 months. Features of the new facility include seven bedrooms; a state-of-the-art workout facility, kitchen and day-room to accommodate a six-person shift; five bathrooms; two offices and a patio with direct access to the kitchen and day-room. The bedrooms are a great improvement to the quality of living for the staff, as the former facility only had curtain separations between sleeping areas. Honoring the history of fire houses, the facility has a firefighter’s pole from the second story to the apparatus bay.
The OZ Architecture design is harmonized with the surrounding residential neighborhoods. The truck bay was designed around the inclusion of a water rescue dive boat – an untraditional item for Colorado. The station uses the vessel for emergency responses at the nearby Cherry Creek Reservoir with a team trained to perform swiftwater, ice and deep water rescue recovery operations.
“A fire station must be built with a vision for the future. A vision for providing safety for many, many decades to a changing, growing, and thriving community,” said Fire Chief Bob Baker. “I am confident this fire station will serve our firefighters and community for decades to come.”
Greenwood Village’s Mayor Ron Rakowsky also spoke at the event. “This is a very special building. In our society, you do things every so often that humans can take credit for. This is one of them. Welcome home.”
The ceremony concluded with a hose uncoupling tradition. Similar to a ribbon cutting tradition, the Mayor and Chief Baker uncoupled a fire house to dedicate the building.
AP has completed a number of projects in the South Metro Denver area, including the 275,376 sf, $86.4 million Lone Tree Medical Office Campus; the $77M, 296,000 sf, 11-story CoBank Center Office Building in Greenwood Village; and the 21,000 sf, $6.6M Cherry Hills Village/South Metro Fire Rescue Joint Public Safety Facility. The AP team is currently working on the Elevations at Dry Creek/ Inova Office Building in Centennial which will be the tallest tilt-up project in the Denver area.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction is a U.S.-based, privately held firm that is consistently ranked among the top 50 construction managers and general contractors in the nation. Founded in 1946, the company has built longstanding commitments to the regions in which it operates and is known nationally for its innovative and collaborative approaches within the building industry. Adolfson & Peterson Construction serves the education, multifamily, healthcare, commercial, municipal and senior living market segments from its offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland and Tacoma. For more information, visit http://www.a-p.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.