This project will create a new headquarters building near the historic downtown area in the city of Petaluma. In addition to housing Station 1, the facility will function as an emergency operations center (EOC) and provide administrative offices for the staff of the City of Petaluma Fire Department. The site is centrally located between the river warehouse district, a newly revitalized artist community and several residential communities. At three stories high, the fire house will act as a beacon to the area, while maintaining a visual relationship to new downtown developments along D Street.
The building and site elements are situated in a way to maximize the allowable area of the lot. The first floor contains four apparatus bays, spaces related to life safety operations and a public lobby accessible from the main street entrance. The second floor includes firefighter living quarters, exercise room, training room, library and a large outdoor patio. The top floor will be used primarily for administrative and EOC purposes, with training and conference rooms. The city of Petaluma is also funding a permanent public art installation along the front side of the station to highlight the integral partnership of the firefighters and the community they serve.