After more than 30 years of service to the City of Monticello, MN the fire station was ready for an upgrade. As the city grew by leaps and bounds, the small fire station could no longer meet the needs of the growing community. When the city council decided a new building would be the most efficient and effective solution, the project team went to work to create a modern, streamlined, and beautiful facility.
Taracon Precast produced the precast concrete used to construct the 22,700 square-foot total precast structure. The station features six apparatus bay doors, full time living quarters, and conference space. Precast concrete’s innate fire resistance, durability, low maintenance characteristics, energy efficiency, and fast erection schedule made it the perfect choice for this project.
The project team worked collaboratively to design and construct a state-of-the-art building that is both functional and visually appealing. The aesthetic design utilizes a variety of aggregates, color matching, and finishes, highlighting different textures and visual nuances. A combination of sandblast, acid etch, and exposed aggregate finishes coupled with modern colors creates a striking appearance.