Kennydale Reservoir and FS15

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After a year of construction, the new Fire Station 15 is complete and operational as of February 1, 2019.

The new station is located in the Kennydale neighborhood on a city-owned parcel at 1404 North 30th Street, just west of I-405. The city will also utilize the site to design and construct a water reservoir to address long-identified needs for supply reliability, pressure surge control and to increase storage capacity in the Kennydale area for fire protection and domestic water use. Both activities are a collaboration of the Renton Regional Fire Authority and the city's facilities division and utility systems division.

Project Updates

February 18, 2019

After a year of construction, the new fire station at 1404 North 30th Street is complete and operational as of February 1. Reservoir construction will begin in the spring and last approximately 14 months, beginning with grading and foundation work.

A number of nearby off-site water system improvements will be made in addition to the reservoir tank construction. Off-site improvements will be made to underground utilities at the following locations:

  • Park Ave N between N 33rd and N 31st streets
  • Park Ave N between N 31st and N 29th streets
  • N 28th and Park Ave N
  • N 34th St and Meadow Ave N

Off-site work will occur from the fall of 2019 until summer 2020. Work will not be continuous and includes a gap in construction for paving both the on-site and off-site areas at the same time. Road repaving work will be done on N 30th St. and Park Ave. Flaggers will be in place to keep traffic moving through the area. Additional updates will be provided later this year as this work is scheduled.

The reservoir is expected to feature a painted mural once construction is complete. Concepts for a reservoir mural will be coordinated with the Renton Municipal Arts Commission and include opportunities for community feedback. A public design process will kick off in spring/summer 2019.

September 27, 2018

Progress continues on construction of Fire Station 15 at 1404 North 30th Street, just west of I-405. The new fire station in the Kennydale neighborhood is expected to be complete by the end of the year, with the station fully operational in February.

The city will also utilize the site to construct a reservoir to address long-identified needs for water system improvements to provide supply reliability, pressure surge control and to increase storage capacity in the Kennydale area for fire protection and domestic water use. Construction of the reservoir is expected to begin in spring 2019 and last approximately 18 months.

The city will hire an artist to develop concepts for the mural to be painted on the reservoir. The artist will work with the Renton Municipal Arts Commission and the community to come up with the final mural design.

Schedule

Construction of the fire station began in February 2018 and occupancy was achieved in January 2019.

Reservoir construction is currently scheduled to begin in June 2018, lasting through December 2019.

Community Involvement

The city and RRFA worked closely with the community, providing updated information about the design and to solicit input at key points in the process.

The project team conducted outreach through community briefings and hosted a public meeting prior to submitting an environmental review and land use permit application.

Regular updates are sent via email and posted on this page.

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Public Art Opportunity

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission will consider options and make recommendations for any painted treatment of the reservoir and invite public feedback through their process. A schedule for meetings related to reservoir public art will be announced on our website and through the project email list.

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