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Glenview to build new FD headquarters (more)

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The Chicago Tribune (local) has an article about updated plans for the new fire department headquarters being built in Glenview.

Final designs are underway for the new Glenview Fire Department headquarters near the village hall campus.

Glenview trustees recently discussed the project at 1215 Waukegan Road, the site of a former police station.

The fire station had to move from its location at 1815 Glenview Road because that site is part of a four-story development between Pine and Church streets.

The former police department building, which has been vacant for six or seven years, was originally considered for renovation, but after the village looked closer at the costs of updates it was decided to tear down the building and construct a new one, said Village Manager Todd Hileman.

“There was no real budgetary difference between rehabbing and ripping the building out and starting anew,” Hileman said.

The project, budgeted at about $5.5 million, is scheduled to be finalized by the village trustees in August, he said.

“We are currently bidding out the work right now for demolition and site work,” he said, adding that the former police station is scheduled to be demolished in September.

During a July 16 village meeting, trustees directed the architects to look into expanding the station so it can accommodate three fire trucks. They also considered different options for the size and material of the building’s roof that could change the cost of the project.

Trustee Michael Jenny supported expanding the station, increasing the number of bunk beds from six to nine, and other officials agreed.

“I’d be much more inclined to spend on flexibility as opposed to aesthetic improvements,” Jenny said during the meeting, adding that he would prefer the cheaper shingled roof.

Most of the other trustees also favored a shingled roof instead of a metal one, which costs more but lasts longer, according to the project’s planners.

Fire Chief Wayne Globerger said he would prefer to expand the station even more to include a half bay for the battalion chief’s vehicle. This way during winter time, for example, the battalion chief, who travels to every incident in town, could easily access his car through the garage, Hileman explained.

But Globerger said the department could adjust its operational details.

“We’ll make it work with whatever you give us,” Globerger said.

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Previously we posted articles on the move and temporary quarters.

The entire packet with drawings can be downloaded : GlenviewSta6.

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Glenview moves to temporary station

The Glenview Fire Department has officially vacated Station 6 at 1815 Glenview Road. As mentioned HERE, the building will be torn down as part of a redevelopment of downtown Glenview. The headquarters staff and offices have been temporarily moved to the police station and the companies have been scattered:

  • Battalion 6 is running out of Station 14
  • Ambulance 6 is running out of Station 13
  • Engine 6 is running out of a temporary station on the park district property at Glenview Road.


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Glenview Engine 6 at the temporary fire station. Larry Shapiro photo

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Living quarters and apparatus bay on the park district site. Larry Shapiro photo

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The now vacant Glenview FD headquarters building and Station 6. Larry Shapiro photo


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This memorial marker was removed to be stored and reinstalled when the new facility is built. Larry Shapiro photo

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Bench and bell relocated from the old building. Larry Shapiro photo




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Glenview to build new FD headquarters

The Village of Glenview is going ahead with plans to further develop the downtown area along Glenview Road which includes the property houses Glenview Fire Department Headquarters Station 6.


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Glenview Fire Department headquarters Fire Station 6. Larry Shapiro photo

The fire department will relocate to a temporary station on the vacant park district property further west on Glenview Road at Roosevelt Avenue. Fire department administration will share space within the Glenview Police Station until the new fire station is built on the site of the old police station on Waukegan Road.

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Possible temporary structure to house fire apparatus. Clear Span Fabric Structures photo

The temporary Station 6 will consist of a double-wide trailer and a temporary salt dome structure for Engine 6. Ambulance 6 and Battalion 6 will relocate to Station 14.

The Trib-Local has a recent article discussing concerns about the temporary station from local residents.

When residents living near a site picked by the Glenview Fire Department for a temporary fire station wondered recently why they had to endure the new noise, lights and traffic, they were told it was a matter of response times.

Fire Chief Wayne Globerger said at a public hearing that a search of the town found the only available area of the right size was in the residential neighborhood at the intersection of Glenview Road and Roosevelt Avenue. The location is needed for about 18 months because new development is forcing the department out of its current location at 1815 Glenview Road and a station must be built on the permanent site at 1215 Waukegan Ave. Construction may not begin until fall.

Consolidation of stations was possible, he said, but would have added four to six minutes to response times for certain areas of the village.

“While not every call is critical,” Globerger said, “for those calls that are critical, minutes do count.” He estimated the station would get an average of two calls per night.

Trustees were expected to vote on the temporary location this week. Plans call for erection of two temporary buildings to house three employees and one fire truck. Firefighters must make way by April 30 for a four-story development along Glenview Road between Pine and Church streets.

The complete article is HERE which includes residents worrying about the lights and sirens disturbing them at night.

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