The preliminary designs are in for the upcoming Bricktown fire station. The $2.7 million station, being designed by LWPB, is to be built at the corner of Lincoln and Sheridan – the east gateway to Bricktown.Designs call for the entrance to include a display area for a vintage 1910 fire truck.
A report submitted by LWPB to the city indicates the exterior is a “transitional design that blends contemporary aesthetic along with details such as windowless arches, red brick, etc.” that “evoke the essence of the Bricktown community.” The design also calls for sloping metal roofs over the truck bays that LWPB states is in keeping with Bricktown’s warehouse look (really?).
So, what do you think? Tuesday may be the only opportunity to question the design or express any concerns. The architects are asking the city council to allow them to proceed with final designs.
The council meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, third floor of City Hall, 200 N Walker. I do not believe this is within the Bricktown Urban Design district. Bricktown is in Ward 7, which is represented by Skip Kelly. If you like the designs, or if you have concerns, you can reach him at email@example.com . Another interested party might be Meg Salyer, who represents the west half of downtown and is a veteran of downtown design review and development. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org .