The current site under consideration for Fire Station 21 (originally proposed for SW47th Avenue) is located near the corner of Beaverton Hillsdale Highway and SW Shattuck Rd.
Current site under consideration for Fire Station 21 near BvHwy/Shattuck Rd . Photo by Victor von Salza
"Per the 1997 station location study, Portland Fire & Rescue purchased property located at Beaverton Hillsdale/Shattuck Road to build Station 21. City Council directed Portland Fire & Rescue to conduct a more recent service delivery study, so in 2006, we contracted with Tri-data. That study proposed moving Station 5, rather than construction of Station 31, to improve coverage in Southwest Portland. However, the seismic upgrades for Station 5 have already been completed, so Portland Fire & Rescue is looking for an alternate solution. Currently, we are in discussions with TV&R to build and co-staff (much like we do with Gresham for Station 45) a fire station located near the city/county boarder. This would address both jurisdictions’ coverage issues in the area. The area being looked at for this jointly-operated station is in the vicinity of Beaverton Hillsdale/Shattuck Road. If we pursue this alternative, the station would probably be completed in 2009." - September 2006 SWNI News