CITY HALL | COMMUNITY CENTER | FIRE STATION
A ‘Net Zero’ facility to support regional safety & economic vitality in the heart of the Gorge
THE CITY OF MOSIER, Oregon, and the Mosier Fire District are working together to create Mosier Center, a joint-use emergency response and community services facility in downtown Mosier. Located in the Columbia River Gorge between Hood River and The Dalles, Mosier is considered the“living room” for over 2,000 residents living within the city limits and surrounding agricultural valley.
Mosier Center is designed as a lasting civic institution serving local residents, as well as a landmark welcoming tourists seeking Mosier Plateau’s iconic beauty.
The Mosier Center site is located on a 4.5-acre lot on the north side of Highway 30 (Historic Columbia River Highway), directly east of the historic Mosier Fruit Growers Building and the City’s Totem Plaza. With spectacular views of the Columbia River and gorge beyond, the site provides a prime location for a civic gateway to the city of Mosier. The building will house a full-service, 3-bay fire station, city hall offices, and community meeting & training center. In addition to these core functions, the approximately 10,000 sf building will include a kitchen, restrooms, public works garage, storage, outdoor plaza, and parking.
The project design is organized around the following principles:
1. Develop a new Emergency Response Facility that centralizes emergency services and information to accommodate Mosier’s current needs and anticipated future growth.
2. Provide spaces for emergency response training, equipment and a centralized common resource for emergency information.
3. Provide a place to house Mosier’s civic life. Provide a community gathering space that is inclusive and accessible.
4. Design a Building that serves as a catalyst for Mosier’s anticipated development.5. Be the first Net Zero certified Emergency Response Facility in the U.S. serving as an environmental steward on behalf of the community and its future generations.
6. Deliver a final design that matches the community’s desires and ability to fund the building. The City of Mosier and the Mosier Fire District, as joint owners of the project, are committed to developing a building that is a responsible steward of the landscape, targeting a building with Net Zero energy consumption. Energy Trust of Oregon has provided an incentive grant for the net zero design effort.