EIKON served as the prime professional providing all architectural and engineering services for this new fire station for the City of Gainesville. Located in the C2 Business zone of Gainesville, the new fire station #3 replaced the current station #3 located at 115 E. Pecan Street, which is nearly 100 years old.
This new fire station provides the City’s fire department better access to Gainesville’s growing southwest quadrant and increased traffic on Interstate Highway 35. While the current fire station’s bay has a 10-foot clearance for the 9-foot, 7-inch engine, the new fire station includes two double-stacked apparatus bays. The new fire station #3 is approximately 8,000 SF and includes firefighter living areas, a kitchen, dining area, exercise space, and sleeping quarters for six firefighters.