Last Updated: 02/01/2023

Latest Update

February 01, 2023
The redesign process has explored numerous options for the fire station and work to develop the best option for South Madison continues. Once a plan is identified, the project will move through the city approval and bidding process.

Project Overview

The remodel and addition project includes the construction of a first floor addition and interior renovations to a small portion of the first floor and the entire second floor. The small first floor addition would provide spaces for storage, laundry room, workshop, and hose storage. The first floor renovations include the construction of a comfort room, replacement of kitchen cabinets and appliances, update of some finishes and MEP systems. The second floor renovations include the addition of sleeping chambers, restrooms, sauna, study areas, sitting areas, and Officer’s suite.

Check out Fire Station 6 Remodel & Addition's FLICKR page for existing and future construction progress photos!

July 29, 2021 Update:
OPN Architects and Design Engineers have been working with City Fire Department and Engineering staff to collect basic information about the building, how it is used, and how it could be improved. During the Schematic Design phase, the Fire Department conducted a survey of Fire Department staff to understand the needs of the firefighters which would then inform the goals of the Fire Station 6 project. The survey responses indicated the top goals should be:
  • Promoting the health and wellness of the fire fighters
  • Creating a functional and efficient space for fire fighters and the community
  • Reducing building energy costs and long term maintenance

The schematic design was presented to each of the three Fire Station 6 crews to get their specific feedback about the function and layout. The resulting design is the combination of the firefighter’s goals and the feedback and the design team’s approach to meet City sustainability goals. The design team is moving into the Design Development phase and will continue to refine the design and align with the allocated budget.

September 26, 2022 Update:
The Fire Station 6 bids came in over budget so the project is being reduced in scope through a redesign process. Once a new project design is selected, the project will move back through the city approval process and bidding is anticipated to occur in January 2023

Project Schedule

City User Agency: City of Madison Fire Department

Project Status: Design
A/E Consultant RFP Advertisement: January 19, 2021
A/E Consultant RFP Due Date: February 16, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.

RFP documents can be found on Vendor Net and DemandStar
Planning and Design: April - July 2021
Construction and Bid Doc Preparation: August - January 2022

Redesign: September 2022 to January 2023

1st Advertisement of Bid for Construction: Tentative January 2023
Pre-Bid Building/Site Contractor Meetings: TBD
Bid Due Date: TBD
Construction Start Date: Tentative April 2023
Expected Completion Date: Tentative April 2024
"All information regarding dates/times/locations are informational and should be verified with official bidding documents posted on Bid Express."

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates, times and locations are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

City Process Meetings

Jan. 04, 2022 Common Council File #68724
Dec. 15, 2021 Board of Public Works File #68724
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Fire Station 6 Remodel and Addition Project

Dec. 01, 2021 Urban Design Commission Meeting Agenda Item #6 File #66577
Aug. 11, 2021 Urban Design Commission Information Presentation File #66577
825 W. Badger Road - Public Building, Additions and Renovations to Fire Station No. 6 Located in Urban Design District (UDD) No. 1. 14th Ald. Dist

Mar. 30, 2021 Common Council File #64594
Mar. 17, 2021 Board of Public Works  File #64594
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract for Purchase of Services (Architect) with OPN Architects to provide professional architectural and engineering consultant design services and construction administrative services for the existing Madison Fire Station 6 building located at 825 W Badger Road

Existing Fire Station 06: