Last Updated: 08/06/2021

Update August 06, 2021

The proposed design for Fire Station 06 is on the Urban Design Commission's August 11, 2021 agenda for an informational presentation.  Agenda item #6, Legislative File #66577

Update July 29, 2021

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.

The proposed design is going to the Urban Design Commission on August 11, 2021 for an informational presentation.


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.

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

All information regarding RFP dates and times are informational and should be verified with official bidding documents

Planning and Design: Anticipated April - July 2021
Construction and Bid Doc Preparation: Anticipated August - November 2021

1st Advertisement of Bid for Construction: Anticipated December 2021
Bid Due Date: Anticipated March 2022
Construction Start Date: Anticipated April 2022
Expected Completion Date: Anticipated April 2023

Existing Fire Station 06:


Project History

Apr. 01, 2021 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.