The Calgary Fire Department is moving ahead with plans to build a new fire station at 345 Tuscany Way N.W., just west of the corner of Tuscany Way and Tuscany Valley Park. The two-storey building is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
Building design unveiled
The design of the Tuscany Fire Station has been confirmed. The new building will be clad in brick on the south side, where the fire station will be housed. This traditional design was chosen to stay true to Calgary’s traditional red brick fire station look. The north side of the building will house a community room, which can be booked by residents for community programs or meetings. This part of the building will have many large glass windows to allow everyone a view of the green space and fields and ensure the space is bright and open.
Just like all City of Calgary buildings, the new fire station will be built to LEED standards, to reduce environmental impact.
In order to limit the inconvenience to any of our neighbours, the fire station will enact its noise abatement program when the Tuscany Fire Station is operational. This means that fire department vehicle sirens are only activated when necessary and for a short period. As well, firefighters are able to pre-empt the traffic lights before they leave the station, which often prevents the need to turn on any sirens.
Thank you for your opinions!
Your opinions from our survey on how to best use the green space that will be available next to the Tuscany Fire Station are in. We are now meeting with the Tuscany Community Association to begin planning for an outdoor fitness area in combination with a pathway and natural area, in the green space. The survey, which closed Oct. 31, 2015, resulted in a close vote from Tuscany residents to develop the space into an outdoor fitness park. The second selection, with 37% of the votes, was to develop the space into a natural area with a pathway and benches. Plans for the outdoor fitness park also include a pathway and natural area and so we hope the majority of residents will find this a good use of the area that everyone will enjoy.
Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2016 and be completed by the end of 2017. There will be noise as a result of the construction; however, we will follow the City of Calgary noise bylaws to limit the inconvenience to nearby neighbours.