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Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District news

This from Daniel Hynd:

The former Darien-Woodridge Fire Station 88 is up for sale

Price: $975,000
Building Size: 10,771 SF
Property Type: Special Purpose
Total Lot Size: 1.6 Acres
Year Built: 1969


  • Prime Lisle Township, DuPage County
  • Corner location at fully signalized intersection, with 17,700 cars per day traffic count
  • Quality construction building with approximate 20′ clear ceiling
  • Easy access to highway and Interstate system


SVN Chicago Commercial is pleased to present this unique opportunity to develop or re-purpose the former Darien -Woodridge Fire Station. This property is located in Lisle Township in unincorporated area of DuPage County, on the fully signalized southeast corner of Belmont and 59th Street, within minutes of I-355. This 10,771 SF building sits on 1.59 acres (69,217 SF) of land. Wonderful potential to develop medical offices, school, senior living, or daycare centers, multifamily with proper zoning changes.


The subject area is considered to be within the greater Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area. The subject property is located in Lisle Township in unincorporated area of DuPage County, Illinois approximately 20 miles west of downtown Chicago. Access is provided via frontage on Belmont Road and 59th Street.

Former Darien-Woodridge FPD Fire Station 88 and property for sale aerial view of fire station for sale

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Wilmington Fire Protection District news

combination fire/police station

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The Wilmington Fire Protection District will be operating at a second location.  The fire district said they will begin staffing and responding to emergencies from their new Station 2 located at 29745 Elion Boulevard on Monday, August 10th beginning at 7 a.m. An engine and ambulance will be assigned there with initial staffing of between two and three firefighter/paramedics and firefighter/EMTs.

Station 2, located West of Interstate 55 in the Elion Logistics park, will provide service 24 hours a day seven days a week to the citizens in their district.

An open house will be scheduled at a later date once they are all in a better position to gather more safely.

thanks Dennis

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news (more)

This from Tyler Tobolt:

New Rolling Meadows Station 16

new Rolling Meadows fire station

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

From Tyler Tobolt:

Mount Prospect Station 13

Mt Prospect FD Station. 13

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South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District news (more)

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are photos of the new South Elgin FPD Stations 21 and 23

South Elgin & Countryside FPD Fire Station 21

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new South Elgin & Countryside FPD Fire Station 23

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New fire station for Wheeling

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Wheeling FD Station 23

A rendering of the proposed new Station 23 in Wheeling. Courtesy of the Village of Wheeling.

Plans to knock down and reconstruct Fire Station 23 in Wheeling kicked off Monday (Feb. 3) when village trustees approved site plans and a special use permit.

The current fire station at 780 Wheeling Rd. is 42 years old and in need of extensive repairs and upgrades in order to continue meeting the community’s needs. Wheeling’s fire department serves up to 75,000 local residents in a 10 sq. mi. area.

Deputy Fire Chief Michael McGreal said the station was built for only one rig. Due to high estimates for renovation work, village staff decided a total reconstruction project would be the best way to update the station.

When complete, the new station is expected to be a 11,203 sq. ft. building rendered in cement and situated on the north end of the village-owned property near Echo Lake just north of Hintz Roadz Road.  The design features stone veneer, siding, and accent panels made of fiber cement in shades of gray, white, brown, and red. The site plan also includes a seam roof, front canopy entry, parking lot on the south side of the property, and street-facing landscaping.

To construct the new station, trustees approved a special use permit to allow for a new fire station in the I-1 zoning district. Most fire stations are in business districts. When it was built in the 1970s, it did not require a special use permit.

In addition to site plan and special use approval, the village board approved requests to allow a variation from the required setback for the property along Wheeling Road from 35 feet to 30 feet and a variation of the permitted height from 30 feet to 33 feet.

After the new station is completed, the department plans to use the same design to update Station 42 on Dundee Road.

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

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On Wednesday April 15, the Mount Prospect Fire Dept. officially moved into its new headquarters Station 13 at 111 E. Rand Rd. The village board approved the project in 2018 and construction began in 2019. The project involved adaptive reuse of an existing building, saving $3.7 million in overall costs versus the construction of a new building.

The total project budget of $10.37 million included the purchase of the land and existing building, design fees and soft costs, hard construction costs, project contingencies, plus furniture and fixture purchases. The project was funded through bond sales completed in 2018 and was structured to have zero effect on future tax levies, due to a financing strategy developed by staff and financial consultants, which included refinancing old debt and using village reserves and moderate use of capitalized interest in the debt service repayment plan.

The village recently announced a proposal to redevelop a portion of Block 56 in Mount Prospect’s downtown, which is the block bounded by Northwest Highway, Maple Street, Busse Avenue, and Emerson Street. The proposed development would include the site of the police and fire headquarters and the Chase Bank property at 111 E. Busse Ave.

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

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Mount Prospect’s new Fire Station 13 on Rand Road is expected to begin operations April 15, but with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is unknown if that date will remain on track. The goal is for the current headquarters to close April 14 and open the next morning in its new home on Rand Road just south of Kensington Road. The department is already in the process of moving some larger items to the new headquarters.

Because of the ongoing coronavirus, some fire department staff is working from home, while other administrators are split between headquarters and the village’s Emergency Operations Center. Since the pandemic really took hold locally starting the week of March 9, the department’s call volume is down to an average of 3-5 calls per day — well below the average of approximately 20 daily.

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

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The Huntley Fire Protection District’s fifth fire station on the southeast corner of Jim Dhamer Drive and Hennig Road is expected to be operational by April 13. The district had planned a grand opening event the same day but, because of the growing threat of the coronavirus, public entry will be postponed to a later date. There are no plans to hire new staff but the district has enough staff to effectively operate all stations.

The district is also awaiting the completion of about a 12,000 square foot expansion and renovation to its existing facility at 11118 Main St. The additions to the East Main Street location will make it a two-story building with a training room, office space, and upstairs living quarters. It also was designed to reduce firefighters’ exposure to carcinogenic materials after responding to a hazardous incident.

This renovation will be finished in July and it is estimated that crews would be fully moved into the building by Sept. 1.

The district’s current headquarters and Station 1 at 11808 Coral St. will be sold once the renovations are finished. Neither project required the passage of a referendum to fund. About $14 million was saved in the past decade for various expansion projects to compensate for projected growth in Huntley’s population.

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New fire station for Huntley FPD

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are photos of the brand new (not in service yet) Huntley FPD Station 5 located at Hennig Rd and Jim Dhamer Dr on the far southwest side. 
Thanks, Tyler Tobolt. 
new Huntley FPD fire station

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new Huntley FPD fire station

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