Windsor Park in line for new fire hall
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This article was published 15/09/2021 (623 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I am writing today to provide an update about plans for the former Windsor Park Library and fire hall site.
The City of Winnipeg plans to consolidate two existing fire halls at that location to build a brand-new and expanded, state-of-the-art facility.
In 2018, city council adopted the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Master Plan, which outlined a plan for keeping the agency from lagging behind community growth and development and instead maintaining or enhancing service as the community grows.
That plan recommended the consolidation of Station 9 (Marion Street and Panet Road) and Station 15 (Autumnwood Drive and Cottonwood Road) into a single, enhanced station which would allow the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service to deploy resources more efficiently across Winnipeg, and to improve service levels in the St. Boniface and Windsor Park neighbourhoods.
The site for this consolidation is the current Station 15 in Windsor Park, and the land under and around the former Windsor Park Library, which was replaced with a brand new beautiful library facility on Archibald Street a few short years ago.
The old library building is past its useful lifespan, and the present firehall has some design flaws that inhibit its fast and efficient use by firefighter paramedics.
On Aug. 11 the request for proposals for the WFPS Amalgamated Station at 9-955 Cottonwood Road was closed. A subsequent report and study will design a new station and plan.
This will enable continued emergency response coverage in Windsor Park and St. Bonifac, and the redeployment of an engine and crew to provide coverage to the Waverley West community.
This is consistent with the recommendations contained in the WFPS Standards of Response Cover and Master Plan reports that have been communicated to council.
I look forward to engaging further with the community and the WFP department on the detailed plans for what I am certain will be yet another high quality, state of the art facility invested for the benefit of Windsor Park and St Boniface.
St. Boniface ward report
Matt Allard is the city councillor for St. Boniface.