Why a New Station?
Station 65 serves the West Slope and Raleigh Hills neighborhoods. The former
station was one of the oldest fire stations in the District. The
aging structure did not meet current seismic standards, had dated mechanical and electrical systems,
insufficient capacity to house multiple modern fire engines, and limited provisions for female firefighters.
The decision to relocate a fire station is based not only on the
demands faced by a specific community (population, incidents,
traffic), but also the needs—and assets—of the surrounding
community. The proximity of other fire stations (including two
Portland fire stations now located on TVF&R’s eastern border) and
over 100,000 incidents confirmed that relocating Station 65 enables TVF&R
to continue to provide excellent emergency services to the West Slope and Raleigh Hills community for the next 30+ years.
Old Location (A):
- 8661 SW Canyon Road
- Constructed in 1968
- 7667 Square Feet
New Location (B):
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- 3425 SW 103rd Avenue Beaverton, 97005
- Construction Start Date:
- 9600 Square Feet with Community Room
- October 9, 2012
8661 SW Canyon Road
Station 65 was relocated to better serve the
West Slope and Raleigh Hills communities.
Video: Living Next to
a Fire Station
New Stations Coming (Daily Journal of Commerce)
Project Update - COMPLETED!
Firefighters have settled into their new accommodations, and hundreds
of citizens helped celebrate at the open house in November. A new signal
has been added on Canyon Road to alert drivers when fire apparatus are
entering the roadway.
October 9, 2012 - Moving Day!
Firefighters are busy unpacking and getting familiar with the layout
of the new station. After many months of planning and construction, the
station was completed on time and within budget.
In addition to running calls, maintaining their training schedule and
organizing supplies and equipment in the station, firefighters are
knocking on doors of neighboring homes and businesses to introduce
After months of construction, Station 65 is nearly complete!
HERE to view more station photos.
Firefighters will move in by mid-October, and an open house will be
held sometime this fall.
The LUBA ruling for Station 68 did not affect Station 65. Although the District had planned to build Station 65 and 68 in tandem in an effort to save money, the projects have been decoupled and work continues on Station 65.
Station 65 Facebook Photo Album to see the construction photos.
The LUBA ruling for Station 68 did not affect the construction schedule for Station 65. Although the original construction plan was to winterize the site until February, the relatively mild weather has
allowed work to continue at the site.
Site preparation activities continue including: demolition of existing structures on the property; debris clearing; installation of underground utilities (storm drains, plumbing, and building and site electrical and plumbing); and excavation and prep work for sidewalks, driveways, curbs, footings, and foundation. The site will be winterized from November through February, with construction expected to resume in the spring.
TVF&R’s Land Use Development Application has been approved by Washington County. The building plans have been submitted and are currently going through the review and approval process at Washington County. Once plans are approved the District plans to begin site development work in September or October. Several houses on the property will be used for firefighter training drills, prior to deconstruction.
Firefighters conducted a Knock & Talk on the weekend of March 11th to provide neighbors with information and answer questions about the anticipated station.
The exterior design and floor plans for the new station have been finalized and TVF&R has submitted its Development Application to Washington County for review. The current plan for Station 65 calls for a 9,600 square foot, single-story building, with two drive-through apparatus bays. The station will have a community room available for non-profit organizations to use free-of-charge and there will be sufficient onsite parking.
A Land Use Application Public Hearing is scheduled for March 17th at 9 am.
TVF&R hosted a neighborhood meeting about the plans for Station 65 on September 29th at the Beaverton Elks Club. Attendees had an opportunity to view the station layout, ask questions, and speak with the firefighters and key staff members working on the project. Many of the questions centered on
how our fire stations integrate into a neighborhood setting.
Funding for Fire Station 65
The rebuild of Station 65 was identified in
TVF&R’s 2006 Bond Measure 34-133. The projects funded by this bond are occurring throughout TVF&R’s entire 210 square mile service area and are expected to improve and maintain emergency response for the next 50 years.
The bond measure was supported by 68.6% of voters and costs the average taxpayer approximately $29/year. Station 65 will be built in tandem with Fire Station 68 being rebuilt in the Oak Hills/Bethany area. Using the same design for both stations offers a significant cost-savings to taxpayers and will expedite the construction process.
Please feel free to contact us
if you have any questions about this project.