The City has allocated $24.7 million toward the design and construction of a new fire station. The new building will feature:
- a sloped roof
- a dormer stair tower, and
- a brick façade that speaks to the historic use of masonry for fire houses.
The prominent apparatus bay canopy will provide shading and a distinctive civic presence. The large windows will introduce daylight into program spaces and create a welcoming entrance to the building. Puddingstone outcroppings will be incorporated, preserving this unique local landscape feature.
The primary theme for this commission is fire fighting and the neighborhood’s relationship with the fire station.
The budget for this public art project is $200,000. The primary theme for this commission is fire fighting and the neighborhood’s relationship with the fire station. This Call to Artists was open to all artists, national and international. There is a strong preference for artists who have a connection to Dorchester or themes of the project.