Fire Station Headquarters Relocation

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Request for Proposals:

The Village has accepted proposals for Construction Management and Architectural Services related to the proposed Fire Headquarters / Station 13 relocation to 111 E. Rand Road. RFP opened May 25, 2018; responses were due June 20, 2018 at 3 PM. Click on the links below to view the responses.

Architect Responses

Cordogan Clark | FGM Architects | Healy Bender | StudioGC | Williams Architects

Construction Management Responses

Camosy | IHC | Nicholas & Associates | Prairie Forge | R.C. Wegman | Reily Construction | Sollitt

Note: The RFP Responses may be a large file size. 

Fire Headquarters / Station 13 Relocation

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Acquisition of 111 E. Rand Road

On May 15, 2018, the Village Board approved an ordinance authorizing the acquisition of property located at 111 E. Rand Road for the purposes of a future Fire Station 13 and Fire Department Headquarters. View the May 15 memo to the board.

Request for Proposals (RFPs) are being released on May 25, 2018 for Construction Managers (CM) and Architects for the 111 E. Rand Road property for the adaptive re-use of the existing building for a new Fire Headquarters and Station 13. All selections made during this process will be presented to the Village Board for review prior to approval.

IFC Station Location Study

The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFC) created a Station Location Analysis report for the Village, which contains findings on an ideal station location should Station 13 be relocated. By using nationally recognized and accepted standards for data collection and analysis, the report findings allow the Mount Prospect Fire Department to make non-emotional, data-driven decisions and recommendations. Historical data was used to measure the Mount Prospect Fire Department's emergency services performance and compare it to National Fire Protection Association standards, ISO standards, and Center For Public Safety Excellence recommendations. These measurements were also applied to fire station relocation scenarios. Here is the complete Station Location Study.

Importance of Response Times and Station Location

The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association summarized the importance of response time and station location for the Village of Mount Prospect in this presentation, which was presented at the Public Open House on March 27. This presentation contains findings from the Station Location Analysis report.

Support for 111 E. Rand Road Location

  • 111 E. Rand Road’s dual frontages on both Rand and 83/Main Street are vital to the achieving the four minute targeted response time throughout the district; there will be a significant reduction in response times when compared to the current location at 112 E. Northwest Hwy.
  • Predictive modeling shown in the IFC’s report, which uses Village historical data, indicates the 111 E. Rand Road location would reduce response to significant target hazards such as Prospect High School, Randhurst Village, Kensington Business Center, the Boxwood Community, and multi-family residences at the northern border.
  • The property (2.75 acres) is large enough to accommodate both the Fire Administration and the Fire Prevention Bureau. Although separating fire department operations from the administration is possible, having both entities in one location is more effective and efficient with communication and operations.
  • The condition of the existing building, with its single-floor layout and space to accommodate truck bays, makes the property an ideal candidate for adaptive re-use. Costs estimated by FGM in the Space Needs Analysis range from $11.8M (low) to $12.7 (high end); these estimates are for construction, fees, soft costs, furniture, and contingency, but they do not include land acquisition. However, the building at 111 E. Rand Road has an ideal orientation on the site and is in very good condition, making it an excellent candidate for adaptive re-use. The total budget estimate, including property acquisition, to relocate Fire administrative headquarters and Station 13 to 111 E. Rand Road is $10,378,000. This is a savings of $3.70M when compared to a new construction alternative, as noted in the Space Needs Analysis study.
  • Relocation of both police and fire from the 112 E. Northwest Highway location gives redevelopment potential to the parcel. Since this property is owned by the Village, the Village Board will ultimately have the authority to shape the future of this parcel. Located in the Prospect and Main TIF, any redevelopment which occurs on this site will result in property tax generation – which feeds directly into the TIF and spurring financing for future downtown TIF projects.

Space Needs Analysis Report

The Village has been taking steps to evaluate the condition and suitability of the existing Fire/Police Headquarters at 112 E. Northwest Hwy since 2007, and the Village Board made this project a Top Priority of the Village’s Strategic Plan. In 2016, FGM Architects was retained to complete a review of the existing public safety building and determine current space needs for the Police and Fire Departments. This document has been key in identifying deficiencies in the current police headquarters as well as detailing what is needed in a new facility.

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