FleischmanGarcia was retained to design Fire Rescue Station No. 3 by the City of Sarasota.
This 9,280 sq. ft., LEED® certiﬁed fire rescue station replaced an existing, 1955 vintage facility on North Adams Drive on St. Armands Key in Sarasota. The hurricane-resistant, two and a half story design complies with FEMA ﬂood-resistant construction requirements.
It includes two apparatus bays and living quarters for eight shift personel. The Key West style was used to harmonize with nearby St. Armands Circle commercial construction. The eﬃcient, 5,120 sq. ft. building footprint was smaller than the original, single-story station, allowing it to ﬁt the very tight site.