VISTA FIRE STATION NO. 5
OWNER - CITY OF VISTA FIRE DEPARTMENT
SIZE - 13,600 SQUARE FEET
COST - $6.3 MILLION
COMPLETED - MARCH 2009
Jeff Katz Architecture served as the Prime Consultant for this project. The City of Vista is a growing North San Diego Community that required new fire facilities to be able to service their residents. After passage of a tax bond measure the City embarked on the design and construction of two stations simultaneously.
These projects included the design and preparation of construction documents for bidding, including specifications, cost estimates and construction administration services. The project involved the design of a new 13,600 S.F. Fire Station No. 5 to serve the southern portion of the City of Vista. The design program included the space requirements to house up to nine fire fighers. Areas included an apparatus room with four bays and three bays respectively, bunk rooms, fitness area, kitchen, dayroom, shop, dispatch, administrative spaces, training rooms (which can be used for public meetings on Station 5), private vehicle parking, fueling facilities, and emergency generators.
This project was designed as a LEED certified and Silver project. Some of the sustainable design features included pervious pavement and storm water storage tanks, low water use landscaping, low flow plumbing fixtures, low VOC paints and sealants and high recycled content for many of the materials used on the project.
Through careful planning and attention to design detail, Fire Station 5 supports the Fire Department’s needs, fits well within the context of the neighborhood and has been enthusiastically received by both the Fire Department and the community. The building incorporates stone veneer and stucco materials that are prevalent in the residential neighborhoods surrounding the station. The use of the creative lighting and landscaping enhance the interior and exterior design features.