Mountain View Fire Rescue’s new maintenance facility

Ground-breaking for a new  23,100 square-foot maintenance facility for the Mountain View Fire Protection District being constructed in Erie.

 

Mountain View Fire Rescue, established as a special district in 1961, will be growing into a new 23,100 square-foot maintenance facility being constructed at 5322 County Road 7 in Erie, CO. The new building will provide much-needed space for MVFR’s staff to perform maintenance on its larger fire engines and ladder trucks indoors, out of Colorado’s unpredictable elements. Mountain View Fire serves Erie, Mead, Dacono, Niwot and areas of unincorporated Boulder and Weld counties. It also provides maintenance and warranty repair services to neighboring fire agencies, for which demand is growing as these communities expand.

According to Chief Webb, “The district is anticipating the growth of the areas around our towns and, where possible, we are securing land in order to provide additional fire stations and EMS services that will benefit our citizens for years to come. This project has been budgeted for a number of years...and the district received a DOLA grant for $1M toward the cost of the project. The land for the project was graciously donated by Anadarko Petroleum, carved out of a larger site along Weld County Road 7.”

The design team is being led by Architecture West, which has designed numerous previous facilities for the district, with extensive experience in government buildings. After a competitive bidding process, the district chose Elder Construction as the general contractor.

Construction will begin this summer and the project is scheduled to be complete in May of 2020. The building will be constructed in two phases: Phase 1: A comprehensive fire apparatus maintenance facility that will better serve the needs of the district and neighboring fire districts for decades. Phase 2: A fire station on the north portion of the site to be completed as the town of Erie continues to grow and demand for fire service in that area increases.

For more information visit www.mvfpd.org, www.architecturewestllc.com, and www.elderconstructioninc.com.