Fire Station 48

The city is in the planning stage of building a fire station in southwest Overland Park.

Population growth, call volume and emergency response times necessitate a fire station in the area of 175th and Quivira. Currently, Overland Park Fire Department Station 45 and Johnson County Fire District 2 serve residents of this area.

This page will be updated as the Station 48 project progresses.

Public Meeting

Neighbors, learn more about the public meeting and share questions online below.

Contact

Eric Keenan
Senior Civil Engineer
eric.keenan@opkansas.org
913-895-6028

Land Acquisition and Location

The station will be built on the north property line between Aubry Bend Middle and Blue Valley Southwest just east of the middle school track, on Blue Valley School District property.

This location does not impact the Blue Valley Southwest cross-country course.

Resources

The following attachments and links provide more information about this project and the process for development review.

Neighborhood Impact

All Overland Park fire stations are located within or in close proximity to neighborhoods.

Emergency units do not typically sound sirens until they are on major thoroughfares.

There will be an emergency traffic signal in front of the station to allow emergency vehicles to safely enter and exit traffic. The signal will be controlled by emergency crews and will only operate when emergency apparatus come and go.

Overland Park firefighters have a track record of being good neighbors. Most neighbors appreciate having fire and medical assistance close by.

Public Meetings

 

April 2019

City staff held an open house meeting to share the vision for the project and seek input from neighbors and residents on April 25, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Aubry Bend Middle School, 12501 W. 175th Street.

April 2020

City staff will hold an additional public meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. on April 30, 2020 to provide updates.

The purpose of the April 30 neighborhood meeting is to share the vision for the project and seek neighbors’ input prior to Planning Commission consideration of the special use permit application at its meeting scheduled for May 11..

Staff members from Overland Park, Blue Valley School District and design team members from SFS Architecture will make a presentation, answer questions and listen to your suggestions and feedback.  The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. followed by questions and comments.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this neighborhood meeting will be conducted using Zoom.

Instructions for Attending the Virtual Meeting

To join the meeting using Zoom:

  1. Follow this link to the Zoom meeting.
  2. Enter the meeting password: 950005

You may be asked to download the free Zoom app and enter your name and email address.

To join the meeting over the phone:

  1. Call 1-669-900-6833 or 1-408-638-0968.
  2. When prompted, enter the following meeting number: 97122304459
  3. Enter Password: 950005

A step-by-step guide on how to join the meeting and ask questions is available.

Comments + Question Form

If you have questions regarding the Fire Station 48 project, please use the form below to provide them so staff can prepare to answer as many questions as possible during the presentation and meeting.

Funding

Land acquisition, design, and construction of Fire Station 48 are included in the 2020-2024 Capital Improvements Program, along with equipment and apparatus purchases for the station.

Current estimates suggest the project will cost $5.18 million dollars.

Blue Valley School District Curriculum

Because the school district property becomes densely populated during school activities, the district saw value in having first responders close by for the safety and security of students and staff.

As the Blue Valley School District initiates a fire science program for its students, a working fire station on school district property can provide a unique opportunity for students interested in fire science to learn and train.

Particulars of a curricular relationship between the Overland Park Fire Department and Blue Valley School District will be defined moving forward.