EEA worked with the Village of Arlington Heights to develop a new, comprehensive fire station headquarters and village hall building. Work on the project included demolition of the existing fire station and Village Hall while preserving the existing parking garage structure and police building. Throughout the project, the Village wanted the police station and utilities to remain operational, requiring careful phasing of the various aspects of the project.
With the new design, the fire station became a stand-along building with four drive-thru bays. Special considerations were made to the structural elements of the site due to poor soils. Design elements for the new Village Hall accommodated two public plazas, numerous traffic considerations, and turning movements of large delivery vehicles and the fire trucks housed on the campus. EEA consultants coordinated permitting approvals through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Union Pacific Railroad and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC).