Construction is schedule to begin soon on the new Memphis Fire Station No. 5 which is being relocated from its current home at the corner of Union Avenue and Front Street to 400 Adams Avenue in downtown Memphis, TN.
Fisher Arnold provided surveying and site engineering for the relocation and handled a Special Exception application to waive requirements for pervious pavement.
The new station is being built on an existing property that includes Memphis Fire Department maintenance facilities. As part of this development, High Street was vacated between Adams Avenue and Washington Avenue, so it could be closed off from the north and used a private ingress for the fire station, as well as for the adjacent land owner.
The design involved a comprehensive demolition plan, creation of parking spaces on the east side of the vacated High Street, and implementation of several imposed conditions related to the street closure, including providing a pedestrian easement from Adams Street to High Street, placement of removal bollards blocking off High Street from Washington Avenue, and special foundation and base treatment for the building and parking areas due to unsuitable soil conditions.