San Carlos invites community to open house on fire station project

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San Carlos community members are invited to an open house to learn more about the Fire Station 16 replacement project.

The free event will take place Wednesday, March 4, from 6-8 p.m. The fire station is located at 1280 Alameda De Las Pulgas, at Howard Avenue.

“This community meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to provide input and feedback on the developing design,” according to the city.

The existing single-story fire station is 61-year-old, aging and needs significant upgrades, city officials said. Also, the existing structure doesn’t meet current building codes and seismic standards. Moreover, the height of the existing apparatus bay is too low and lacks adequate clearance for the modern equipment on fire engines, the city said.

The city is proposing a modern, two-story station. Last year at City Council, the cost for the new station was pegged at about $11 million.

For more information, please contact Vatsal Patel, Senior Engineer, at