In 2019, we began the process of relocating the antiquated Fire Station 25 from its current location at 545 Barneson Avenue to a modernized facility at the Northeast corner of Borel Avenue and Shafter Street.
The new station is on a 0.41-acre parcel and consists of a single engine bay within a two-story structure totaling 4,950 square feet. The new design includes a modern kitchen and dining area for a typical three-person crew and captain. In addition, an office, day room, exercise room, private sleeping rooms with shared bathroom facilities, lockers, storage areas and an emergency generator complete the new facility.
The Public Works Department leads all new building development for the City and completed this project in May 2021.
On May 18, 2021, the new station opened with the ceremonial raising of our American flag by the San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department Honor Guard, a welcome by San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department Chief Ray Iverson and San Mateo Mayor Eric Rodriguez, and a plaque dedication to Hugh F. Morris, the first full-time paid Fire Chief in the department's history. The Morris family was in attendance to receive the dedication. Read the event press release here.
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, San Mateo City Council joined the San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department (SMCFD) along with our Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Planning departments for the groundbreaking of San Mateo’s new Fire Station 25 at Borel Avenue and Shafter Street. The event included a special presentation to our former mayor Maureen Freschet, who was instrumental to the project. Read the complete press release.
On Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, the San Mateo City Council approved the Mitigated Negative Declaration, General Plan Amendment, Special Use Permit, Site Plan and Architecture Review, and Site Development Planning Application for the removal of major vegetation.
On Sept. 25, 2018, the City of San Mateo Planning Commission voted to recommend the City Council approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration, General Plan Amendment, Special Use Permit, Site Plan and Architecture Review, and Site Development Planning Application for the removal of major vegetation.
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The 20-day public review and comment period on the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration was from Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 to Tuesday, Sept.4, 2018. Hard copies of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration are available for viewing at the Planning Division, Public Service Counter at San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Ave. and at the City’s Main Library, 55 West 3rd Ave, Reference Desk.
Stephen Wu, Project Manager, (650) 522-7345 or email@example.com.