Arlington County Fire Station 3
- Aug 15, 2011
In 1919, a red-brick fire station was built in Cherrydale, Virginia, by the Volunteer Fire Department. The station has local and national historic values; but failed to adequately serve the industry.
In 1990, plans were made to develop a new station for the area and eight alternative sites were suggested. Arlington County voters authorized three bonds to fund construction of Fire Station No. 3. The new two-story 14,800 square foot firehouse consists of four bays for first responder, fire-fighting equipment, as well as individual gender-neutral living spaces.
The building was also being constructed so that it meets the US Green Building Council LEED silver award criteria. As the structure is in a historically sensitive area, architectural features have been provided to match the feel of the community.
This building uses epoxy-coated reinforcing bars on the lower floor to reduce the potential for corrosion.