Tualatin City Council approves conditional-use permit for TVF&R station
The Tualatin City Council has approved a conditional-use permit to allow Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to build a fire station on a lot surrounded on three sides by the U-Haul facility at 7100 S.W. McEwan Road.
The proposed 9,500-square-foot station would serve residents in Tualatin and adjacent Rivergrove, a city with a population of 300, serving residents east of Interstate 5.
City planners told the council that TVF&R has acquired the rights to the 1.2-acre piece of property but has yet to purchase the land.
Frank Angelo, a principal with Angelo Planning Group, the firm representing TVF&R, said the station would initially have a staff of four firefighters, a number that would increase to six at some point.
The fire station, which would be known as Station 39, would include two bays and a 600-square foot community room open to the public.
Even though the conditional-use was approved, the station would still have to go through an architectural review process with a public hearing. Angelo said his firm would seek that review process within the next month.
Rivergrove Mayor Heather Kibbey said her Clackamas County city, a small portion of which extends into Washington County, is supportive of construction of the station.