Point of Pines Engine 2 Fire Station
Study and Design
Due to the recent growth of the city and the need for additional services for the Point of Pines, Oak Island and beach front communities, the Point of Pines Fire Station underwent a feasibility study to determine if continue full-time use of the station could commence with improvement of the existing building or replacement of the building was necessary to meet modern fire and EMS services. In addition, the city emergency services are in need of a training center, and the Point of Pines community is in need of a voting center and a gathering point for other such community activities.
Based on the results of the feasibility study, the consultants determined the modern needs for fire and EMS services had rendered the existing building cost prohibitive for repairs and upgrades. Therefore, design services were procured for the replacement of the fire station to include modern fire and EMS services, a training center for the city emergency services, and provide the Point of Pines a community room for voting, meetings, and community activities.
Please refer to the additional information herein for details and progress of the station development.
As of May 22, 2023, this is the timeline of the Point of Pines Fire Station Project:
- May 2019 - A feasibility study was completed
- July 2019 - Bond for construction was issued
- July 2020 - OPM (Project Manager) contracted
- November 2020 - Architect selected and contracted (Winter Street Architects)
- June 2020 - Schematic Design Completed
- July 2021 - Existing firehouse was demolished
- September 2021 - Design Development
- October 2021 - 65% construction documents completed
- December 2021 - City is notified that due to the land transfer it is required to submit a MEPA filing
- February 2022 - Construction documents 100% completed
- February 2022 - MEPA EENF and EIR Filing submitted
- April 2022 - EENF Decision for Single EIR submitted
- May 2022 - Construction plans redesigned with enhanced flood resiliency considerations to exceed flood plain elevation considerations
- June 2022 - Single EIR submitted to MEPA, including a redesign of plans for increased resiliency for flood considerations
- July 11, 2022- The Revere Conservation Commission issued its approval of the project with conditions.
- July 22, 2022- The MA DEP issued a notice of appeal and assumed jurisdiction over the project.
- August 1, 2022- We received the approved MEPA certificate for the Single Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) that was submitted on June 15, 2022.
- August 11, 2022- The MA DEP has scheduled a meeting and a site visit @ the Point of Pines site on Thursday August 18th @ 1PM to address their concerns.
- August 18, 2022- MA DEP did a site survey/walkthrough of the construction site with representatives from the mayor’s office, state delegation, local elected officials, as well as several residents from the Point of Pines. The DEP reviewed the floodplain maps and firehouse layout and listened to the concerns of all the stakeholders. The DEP will follow up with their ruling within a month.
- August 24, 2022- The MA DEP withdrew their appeal and as a result the order of conditions from the Revere Conservation Commission are final. Winter Street architects will update the plans to reflect the resiliency of the building regarding any flooding issues that were addressed with the Conservation Commission. Upon completion of the plans the project will be put out to bid.
- Fall 2022-Requests for sub-contractors bids were sent out.
- December 12, 2022, filed bids were received.
- December 20, 2022, General bids were received.
- A GC was selected based on qualifications.
- March 6, 2023-An additional bond request for 6.4 million dollars was presented to the Revere City Council. The bond request was sent to the Ways and Means committee for public comment.
- March 27, 2023-The Revere City Council approved a bond for an additional 6.4 million dollars to fund the project.
- March 28, 2023- DeIulis Brothers Construction Co. Inc. has been awarded the contract as the general contractor for the project.
- May 1, 2023- The contract with Delulis Brothers Construction Co. Inc. has been signed by all parties.
- May 31, 2023 - Scheduled Groundbreaking Ceremony at 10:00 AM
New Building Perspectives
This perspective represents the station design from the Lynnway to the public entrance.
This perspective represents the connection between the station and the Lynnway with the exit from the community room. Note that the fire fighter memorial is under design for relocation to the north of the station.
Picture at the front of the old Point of Pines Fire Station.
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Demolition progresses of the old station with the entrance bays removed. (Click on photo for full size)