Dixon is set to have twice the number of fire stations it currently has, as a second station has been slated for development in the new Homestead subdivision.
The first of three scheduled presentations on Station 82, to be located at the corner of Pitt School Road and Lavender Lane, will go before the Planning Commission at its Tuesday meeting.
According to a staff report by Community Development Director Raffi Boloyan, a second fire station has been planned for southwestern Dixon since the early ’90s, but the plans were based on development in the area so the project was delayed.
With the multi-phase Homestead development including a fire station as well as 1,365 single and multi-family units and a 32-acre commercial space as part of its plans, the city is looking to finalize Station 82 as construction on the residential portion of the subdivision is quickly moving along.
“With the rapid increase of development, and no forecast of slowing down, it is imperative that the City begin the design process to maintain response times and provide emergency services to the growing community,” Boloyan wrote.
Moreover, the director wrote the project is beginning its design phase to prepare for potential state and federal funding. At its March 15 meeting, the City Council approved the execution of an agreement with MFDB Architects out of Sacramento for the design of Station 82.
The current proposal for Station 82 is an 80,000 square foot, one-story building with a pull-through configuration to allow four pieces of fire apparatus. The plans call for four dorm rooms, two shower spaces, a kitchen and other living areas, a small office space, public lobby, fitness room and five apparatus bays with associated utility spaces.
“The design is intended to ‘fit’ as well as possible into the surrounding neighborhood,” Boloyan wrote. “At this time, we only have very preliminary schematics to share including a schematic site plan. These schematic plans will be shared during the meeting so high-level feedback can be provided and questions can be presented and answered.”
The new fire station is part of the Southwest Dixon Specific Plan and aims to provide services to the growing part of town, free up response times for the main station on Ford Way and provide faster access for the residents.
The same presentation will be delivered to the Transportation Advisory Commission at its Aug. 17 meeting and Parks and Recreation Commission at its Aug. 23 meeting.
In other business, the commission will consider a Public Convenience or Necessity request for the previously approved Rotten Robbie convenience store to sell beer and wine, and will elect a new chair and vice chair.
The commission will meet at 7 pm Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 600 East A St. The public may also participate via Zoom at Us02web.zoom.us/j/9886211137?pwd=R2dxZ3RkbU9SQXdlUVllRkc0QlQwZz09 or teleconferencing at (669) 900-9128. The meeting ID is 988 621 1137, and the passcode is 604754. To speak during public comment over Zoom or teleconferencing, press “Raise Hand” or *9.