Firehouse #45

  • Project typeCity Facilities
  • Project budget$14.43 million (includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right-of-way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping)
  • Project phaseConstruction
 Architectural rendering of Firehouse 45 - View from the street  

Consultant rendering of Firehouse #45, for illustrative purposes only

Part of the Charlotte Fire Department Facilities Master Plan

Project Overview

Hidden Valley Firehouse No.45 will be a new two-story, three-bay fire station, approximately 14,000 square feet in size. The proposed facility will be located at 5800 North Tryon Street, on a 2.03-acre parcel that facilitates the redevelopment of abandoned, underutilized and vacant sites. Watch the design concept in motion with this animated flyover video, which shows the proposed firehouse from various angles and elevations. NOTE: This video does not contain dialogue or narration. 

Project Fast Facts

  • Construction will include a 14,626–square-foot facility located at 5800 North Tryon Street.
  • Firehouse 45 will cover approximately 5.5 square miles along the North Tryon Corridor, from Sugar Creek Road to Tom Hunter Road including the Hidden Valley and Newell South neighborhoods. 
  • Firehouse 45 will protect more than 11,000 addresses, 9,000 of which are residential units. 
  • Firehouse 45 will help decrease emergency response times in the surrounding area and citywide helping to bring response time closer to the department’s benchmark of 6 minutes.
  • Firehouse 45 will open with Ladder Company 45, staffed daily with a minimum of four firefighters.  When funding allows, Engine Company 45 will also be added with an additional four firefighters daily.
  • Firehouse 45 will pursue LEED v.4 certification.
  • Firehouse 45 will have a public art sculpture incorporating iconic symbols of both the fire service and the community.

Project Goals

This facility will be a new infill station that will alleviate high call volume for surrounding stations.

Public Involvement

The project team hosted a ribbon-cutting on June 12, 2023. View photos from the event