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Posted on: June 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Shorewood Fire Station Cost Estimates and Plans

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On Monday, July 1, there will be a presentation to the Village Board on the cost estimates and plans on the North Shore Fire Station in Shorewood.

Kueny Architects worked on a concept with the Fire Department and the Village which would include a cost estimate of $3,889,493. The cost estimate factors in the $500,000 property purchase price. This estimate is below the $4.1 million threshold agreed upon earlier by the North Shore Fire/Rescue Board and the Shorewood Village Board. Please note this is only a cost estimate from the architect and the project has yet to be bid out.

The proposal will go to Shorewood's Plan Commission and Design Review Board in July for review. As determined earlier, the proposal leaves the exterior of the building intact with the exception of moving the public entrance from the west side of the building to the south side of the building near the current hose tower door.

If approved by the Plan Commission and the Design Review Board, the Village Board will consider the CSM of the property and a facade easement at its August 5 meeting. If this receives Village Board approval, the bids will be let on August 14 with a bid opening on September 4. The Fire Department Board will consider those bids on September 10. Focus on Energy and solar power studies are currently being performed for this project. Once those reports are received, the Project Team will consider implementing options from those reports.

Full details on the plans and costs will be published in the Village Board packet, which will be made available Friday, June 28. You can click here to find the July 1 Village Board materials and access the plans once they are made available. If you have any questions or comments about the plans, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at 414.847.2701 or via email at

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