City of Asheville shares Fire Station 13 visual survey results, announces second community meeting

collage of draft building designs
Here are some sample building designs selected by residents during the recent visual preference survey.

A visual preference survey for Fire Station 13 on Open City Hall Asheville recently closed, with 464 responses from the community. The new fire station is planned for property owned by the City on Broadway Street near Mount Clare Avenue.

Survey results showed that:

  • 38% of the participants preferred a transitional or contemporary building style;
  • 55% selected one of two contemporary building styles.

Based on the survey, here are the preferred architectural styles:

Transitional style architecture – Highlands Fire Station, Ward Young Architects











Contemporary style architecture – Mercer Island Fire Station, Miller Hull Architecture


Contemporary style architecture – Rapid Valley Fire Station, Chamberlin Architects


42.7% of the respondents live in the 28801 zip code, 16.4% live in the 28804 zip code.

A complete summary of the survey results is available here.

A second community meeting to share design concepts will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 26 at Greater Works Church, 25 Forsythe St. More project information will be shared at that time.

Find more project details on an informational webpage on the City of Asheville website.