North Aurora Fire Station No. 1

North Aurora Fire Station No. 1

North Aurora, Illinois

Fall 2024

2 Acres Site Redevelopment with 27,000 sf of New Construction 

Project Scope

Originally constructed in 1963 to accommodate a small voluntary force responding to a couple of hundred emergencies a year protecting a community of 2500 people, the staff size and operational needs of the fire district have evolved and increased exponentially requiring several remodels and renovations to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the community and the firefighters serving out of Station No. 1. After nearly 60 years of transformation and progress, station #1 is no longer able to fit the needs of this community and the people who protect it. Now through a successful referendum, and through planning, construction is underway on the new state of the art 27,000 sf fire house that will also serve as the fire district’s headquarters and community gathering facility.


North Aurora Fire Station No. 1
North Aurora, Illinois


Michael Klemencic
Fire Chief
(630) 897-9698

The Featherstone Difference

Featherstone was engaged to work alongside Dewberry Architects during the Needs Assessment Study to build support for a public referendum and then on multiple conceptual design so the Fire District could understand the cost benefit of rebuilding the new fire station at their existing location, building at their existing training facility, or entering into an intergovernmental agreement with North Aurora to relocate entirely. The early partnership allowed the Fire District to make informed decisions and negotiate the best deal with North Aurora to relocate while continuing to serve the community.

Category: New Construction

Budget: $15,876,000

Featherstone Facts

Average Bid to Build Variance -3.11%,
Average Value for Fee at 145%
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