Fire Station 13

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11/13/19 – At their Nov. 12 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized a $407,567 contract for expansion of design services of Fire Station 13 by Charlotte-based ADW Architects. The funding was already included in the City’s Capital Improvement Program budget for this fiscal year.

The facility will include three fire truck apparatus bays, an Emergency Operations Center, an administration space to be used by public safety operations, and a community room. It will also serve the joint use of the Fire and Police Departments and will help to improve the service response in the Five Points, Montford, UNC-Asheville, and Richmond Hill communities.

Building plans for the construction of Fire Station 13 are progressing. Construction may begin in about a year and is expected to take about a year to complete.

Construction of this new station will be an asset to the City and increase safety response times to the nearby neighborhoods. This project is in keeping with City Council’s stated strategic priorities of a clean and healthy environment and a financially resilient City.

11/11/19 – Design is moving forward for Fire Station 13 located at 316 Broadway Street.  On November 12, 2019, City Council will meet to discuss approving a contract expansion of design services by Charlotte-based ADW Architects. If approved, the building will include 3 fire truck bays, a police substation, an emergency operations center and a community conference room.  These additional funds are already included in the City’s Capital Improvement Program budget for this fiscal year. If approved, the design should begin late summer of 2020!

6/24/19 – Here are answer’s to FAQs

6/10/2019 – A second community meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Greater Works Church, 25 Forsythe Street. Results of the visual preference survey will be shared along with updates on the project.

next fire station community meeting is June 26


4/15/2019 – The City of Asheville has launched a visual preference survey on a planned Fire Station 13. In this survey on Open City Hall Asheville, participants will be asked to select up to three images that illustrate their preferred design styles.

The City of Asheville held a community meeting on March 11, 2019, to share information about a new fire station project planned for a property on Broadway Street near Mount Clare Avenue.

The purpose of this survey is to identify the design style preferences of the Asheville community for this new station. The information compiled from this survey will be used as the architect team moves forward with the exterior architectural features of the new station, as budget allows.

Here is a link to the survey.


3/13/2019 – A community meeting was held on March 11 with great attendance. Roughly 25 residents attended to hear information shared by the Fire Chief, the Architect and the City Planning Department. Concerns were expressed about noise, lights, traffic and pedestrian safety.  These concerns are being heard and addressed and will be discussed at the next community meeting to be held later in May.


2/27/2019 – A community meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11 at Greater Works Church, 25 Forsythe Street. The community is invited to learn more about the project and meet the architect as the project begins the design phase.

Can’t attend the meeting? Leave your comments here.

Fire Station 13 flyer


11/20/18 – The goats have completed their duties on Broadway Street and have made a huge difference with the Kudzu mountain! With the weather dropping, Mountain Goatscapes will be moving the goats out and will begin taking down the fence.

The city may decide to do another “goat treatment” of the area but not until spring or early summer when everything is actively growing.

11/19/18 – A contract securing an architect is in its final stages.

11/8/18 – The property for Station 13 is receiving some land management assistance from Mountain Goatscapes. Several goats will spend the next few weeks clearing and managing invasive vegetation in an environmentally conscious way to help clear the land for assessment.



AFD identified the need for an additional fire station north of downtown to meet our goals for the standard of coverage. AFD’s performance objective is to reach all emergencies in 5 minutes 12 seconds or less, 90% of the time. The City of Asheville purchased the property on Broadway Street in 2010 and funds have been approved by council to begin design and construction of Fire Station 13.



Click image for preliminary timeline PDF document.

preliminary timeline


Supporting Documents

ADW Architects Proposal

ADW Architects Presentation

Visual Preference Survey Results



Contact Information

Kelley Klope, Public Information Officer
Asheville Fire Department

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