The existing Fire Station No. 1 was constructed in 1955 and has surpassed its expected useful life span as an essential services building as defined by the Essential Services Buildings Seismic Safety Act of 1986. The Fire Station must be able to provide essential services to the public after a disaster and assure continued operation of the building. In 2008 the City performed a feasibility study for renovating or rebuilding Fire Station No. 1. This study indicated that the existing facility is in need of a seismic retrofit, facility upgrades and building improvements in order to be in compliance with all current codes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and current staffing requirements. Additional analysis concluded that retrofitting the existing Fire Station No. 1 structure would reduce the functionality and its ability to meet current and future service demands for a fire station that serves Downtown and the northwestern portion of Santa Monica.
The City is starting development of a new 25,000 square foot above-grade fire station at 1337-45 7th Street, to replace the existing Fire Station No. 1 at 1444 7th Street . The proposed new facility will include subterranean parking for staff, apparatus bays, staff dormitories, offices and storage requirements for personal protection equipment.
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This project is not currently under construction.