Recent developments with this project
Deconstruction of Fire Hall No. 5 to begin
April 1, 2016 – A contract for the deconstruction of the existing fire hall has been awarded to D. Litchfield & Co. The first part of the work will be to carefully remove all asbestos. Then the contractor will remove items to salvage followed by the removal of the rest of the building. The deconstruction is expected to divert more than 90% of the building from the landfill. Once complete the site will remain fenced until the construction starts in July 2016.
Visit our April 1 open house to see drawings and the model
March 4, 2015 – Our facility design team has submitted a rezoning and development application for Fire Hall No. 5 and its housing units. As part of the application, our Planning Department invites you to an April 1 open house to see and discuss the model and drawings for the proposed replacement fire hall and housing.
Construction in progress for temporary fire hall
September 23, 2014 – Parkwood Construction has been selected by the City to construct the temporary Fire Hall No. 5 at 3090 Rosemont. Construction will be completed by early 2015.
The temporary fire hall will reuse the portable building and tent from the reconstruction of Fire Hall No. 15. When Fire Hall No. 5 is replaced, the temporary fire hall will be removed from the Fraserview Golf Course perimeter and the grounds will be restored.
Find out what we heard in the questionnaire
July 24, 2014 – Thank you to all 72 people who participated in our online and paper questionnaires about the proposed building design of Fire Hall No. 5. Approximately two-thirds said they support the proposed design for Fire Hall No. 5. The questionnaire results helped us assess the proposed building design and identify related concerns.
Tell us what you think about the proposed design
June 25, 2014 – If you were unable to make it to the open house on June 25, you can still tell us what you think about this proposed design.
Review the open house materials, and then take our brief online questionnaire.
The questionnaire closed on July 9. Thank you to all who participated. Stay tuned for results of the questionnaire and next steps in the planning process.
June 25 open house on the proposed design for the fire hall and safe, affordable housing
June 13, 2014 – The Fire Hall No. 5 project is now in the pre-application phase of the rezoning process. Before submitting the rezoning application for the site, the City is holding an open house to share the proposed design for the new building which would provide safe, affordable housing for low-income, woman-led families and their children above the new fire hall.
Drop by the open house to learn more about the proposed building design and share your views.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Fire Hall No. 5, 3090 East 54th Avenue (at Kerr Street)
Representatives from the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, and YWCA Metro Vancouver, will also be present to discuss the project.
If you can’t make the open house, an online questionnaire will be available here starting June 25.
New fire hall to include 31 units of non-market housing
December 18, 2013 – Council appointed YWCA Metro Vancouver as a potential lease holder for 31 units of non-market rental housing as part of the new Fire Hall No. 5 building. Low-income, woman-led families and their children would live in the units once they are completed.
Using civic land and facilities to encourage partnerships in non-market housing is a Council priority and part of the larger Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021.
Council approved an increase of up to $9 million in the project budget to include the non-market housing. The YWCA and government partners will contribute $3.5 million and the City will provide $5.5 million from the 2014 Capital Budget.
Affordable rental housing considered as part of fire hall replacement
June 20, 2013 – The project has been on hold as we consider adding affordable rental housing above the firehall. This would align the project with our Housing and Homelessness Strategy. Interested non-profit societies who would be interested in operating this housing - which would be built above the fire hall with no internal connection - are invited to submit an RFP (request for proposal).
This change in direction will put the project back about one year, so the temporary fire hall will not be installed until spring or summer 2014. A public meeting is being planned for the fall to preview design ideas and get public feedback, prior to submitting a rezoning application.
Park Board approves temporary location on golf course perimeter
February 8, 2013 – At their January 28 meeting, the Park Board unanimously approved the temporary use of a portion of the northeast corner of the perimeter land around the Fraserview Golf Course as the location for the temporary Fire Hall No.5. This location will be in use starting in late April 2013 for approximately 18 months.
Temporary location requested for Fraserview Golf Course
January 23, 2013 – The request to use a portion of the perimeter lands of the Fraserview Golf Course (northeast corner) as the temporary fire hall location (shown as “Option C” in the open house materials) will be presented to the Park Board at their meeting on Monday, January 28. This option was supported by 72 per cent of responses received at the open house and through the web survey and other public input.
Thanks for your input
December 18, 2012 – Thank you to everyone who filled in the survey and attended the open house.The feedback we gathered has been summarized into a report which will be considered by the Park Board in early 2013. The location for the temporary fire hall will be confirmed after the Park Board meeting.
Open house on fire hall temporary location
October 23, 2012 – Thanks to everyone who joined us at our open house on October 20. The display boards that detail the possible locations for the temporary fire hall are now online. If you haven't already let us know which location you'd prefer, fill in the online survey.
October 20, 2012 – Join us at an open house to help decide on the temporary location for Fire Hall No. 5. This is a chance to speak with City staff and the architectural team, ask questions, and offer your feedback on the location you think would work best for the community.
Tell us your ideas for the fire hall's temporary location
October 19, 2012 – Let us know where you think the temporary fire hall should go, by filling in our online survey.
- The survey is now closed. Thank you for your interest and participation.