Fire Station No. 8 Replacement

Location

4845 Langston Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207  View Map

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Status

Construction

Construction of the new structure is expected to be completed in late Fall 2023. Demolition of the previous Fire Station 8 structure was completed in late June of 2022 and the foundation work is complete. Work hours are 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Monday to Friday, and some Saturday work from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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Through November 2022, crews will be erecting the steel structure. The second-floor slab will be poured in mid-November and the third-floor slab will be poured near the beginning of December.

About the Project

For more details about the 2015 Fire Station 8 Public Process, including relevant documents and meeting materials, visit the archived project page.

In September 2015, and after a rigorous public process to identify new sites for Fire Station No. 8., the County Board appointed the Fire Station No. 8 Task Force and charged the group with reviewing these siting options for a replacement station. The Task Force held several meetings and ultimately recommended building a new four-bay station in the location of the existing station at 4845 Langston Boulevard. In July 2016 the County Board accepted the Task Force recommendation and voted to build a new Fire Station No. 8 at its current location.

In January 2017, the County Board approved the acquisition of three parcels to use as a temporary location for Fire Station No. 8, while the new one is being built. The parcels, located at 2211, 2215 and 2217 N. Culpeper Street, are immediately adjacent to the existing station – this keeps the station in the same general area and affords minimal disruption in fire operations.

Combining the acquired parcels with the existing fire station site will offer efficiency and cost savings in construction of both the temporary and new permanent station. The temporary location is expected to include temporary engine bay structures on the 2211 and 2215 parcels and the living quarters will be located in the existing 2217 N. Culpeper Street building.

The Fire Station No. 8 History and Legacy (FS8HL) working group was established in January 2018 and charged to develop and recommend strategies to recognize, emphasize and honor the history and legacy of the Hall’s Hill/High View Park Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Station No. 8. The findings of the working group are available online.

 

Construction Activity Updates

September – October 2022: Crews worked on the footings and foundation of the new Fire Station 8 structure and continued laying the underground piping for the building's electrical, plumbing, and other systems. They poured the floor concrete and laid some masonry.

August 2022: Crews worked on the foundation of the new structure, including digging for the building’s footings, setting reinforcing bar, and pouring the footings. After this, the foundation walls were poured. Crews also laid underground piping for the building’s electrical, plumbing, and other systems.

May – June 2022: Demolition on the Fire Station 8 structure began the week of May 2 and finished in June 2022.

Documents

Date Engagement/Feedback Documents
November 18, 2020 PFRC Meeting #6 Presentation: Arlington County Fire Station #8, Meeting #6
December 11, 2019 PFRC Meeting #5 Presentation: Arlington County Fire Station #8, Meeting #5
October 16, 2019 PFRC Meeting #4 Presentation: Arlington County Fire Station #8, Meeting #4
September 18, 2019 PFRC Meeting #3 Presentation: Arlington County Fire Station #8, Meeting #3
June 26, 2019 PFRC Meeting #2 Presentation: Arlington County Fire Station #8, Meeting #2
June 12, 2019 Community Meeting #1 Presentation: Arlington County Fire Station #8, Community Meeting #1
May 1, 2019 PFRC Meeting #1 Presentation: Arlington County Fire Station #8, Meeting #1

Public Process

2015 public process 

Funding

Funding identified in the 2019-2028 CIP and provided through other various funding sources.