About the Project
Arlington County initiated a process to select a site to relocate Fire Station #8 (FS8) from the intersection of Lee Highway and North Culpepper Street to a location further north. Studies recommended that this station be relocated further north to improve response time to Arlington residents in this area.
When the new site for FS8 is determined, a Master Plan process will be initiated for the selected site within the appropriate timeframe. This Master Plan will address applicable County plans, designs and policies.
|Documents & Links|
|History of Fire Station #8||Arlington Library compiled a history of Hall’s Hill VFD and Station # 8.|
|Fact Sheet||Fact Sheet for Fire Station #8|
|Ongoing Questions and Answers||Website compiling the questions and answers about Fire Station #8 during the public process.|
|Community Letter||July 2015 Community Letter|
|Fire and EMS Response Time||Fire and EMS Response Time Data by Station|
|Around Arlington interview||Video of Fire Chief James Schwartz (now Assistant County Manager) discussing Fire Station #8.|
|Potential Property Matrix||Potential Property Matrix|
|Board Reports||Acquisition of 4714 26th Street N.
Acquisition of 4722 26th Street N. 4749 Old Dominion Drive and 4753 Old Dominion Drive
|Location Study||June 17, 2015 presentation|
|Property Matrices||Property Matrix Final (9-11-15)
Revised Matrix Text (9-11-15)
|TriData Reviews||2000 TriData Review of the Routley Report
2012 TriData Study
|Meeting 1||Agenda Meeting #1 – June 25
Community Meeting Presentation #1
FAQs Meeting #1
|Meeting 2||Community Meeting Presentation #2|
|Meeting 3||Community Meeting Presentation #3|
|Meeting 4||Community Meeting Presentation #4|
About the Process
Process to select a site for the relocated FS8 included dialogue with community stakeholders, including civic associations within the service area and other members of the public wishing to participate. The process included a discussion of County needs; siting consideration and criteria; and evaluation of alternate sites within the service area.
Staff conducted a community engagement process through a series of public meetings in summer 2015:
- June 25 and July 9 Meetings – County staff presented overall issues & approach, clarified constraints and criteria, discussed decision making process and timelines and obtained public feedback (community concerns, ideas and suggestions for potential site locations). The July 9 meeting covered the same material and was for those who could not attend the June 25 meeting.
- July 30 Meeting – County staff reviewed previous meeting results, provided additional opportunity for participants to suggest alternative sites and outlined process for reviewing potential sites
- September 17 Meeting – County staff summarized process, discussed results from past meetings and presented recommendations to be shared with the County Board
Following stakeholder meetings, County staff presented a recommendation of a relocation site for FS8 to the County Board in Fall 2015.
The County hosted an online survey for interested citizens to vote on different options and add comments. The results of this survey can be found in the following documents:
The County Board held a work session on October 8 at 7 p.m.
The adopted 2014 CIP includes funds to construct a relocated FS8.