The city council is setting in motion plans to build a new fire station on land it agreed to acquire during its regular session on September 7.
Featured photo: Street view of the proposed site adjacent to the new $ 4.5 million Ritchie Road elevated storage tank project. Image: Google Streets.
by Art Benavidez
Waco (McLennan County) – The city council is setting in motion plans to build a new fire station on land it agreed to acquire during its regular session on September 7.
The city agreed to purchase 2.2 acres of land from LG Callan LLC for $ 325,000. The resolution allocated a total of $ 375,000; the remainder is used to cover the costs of closing, surveying and other expenses associated with the purchase.
The land is at the northwest intersection of Ritchie Road and Panther Way, next to the new $ 4.5 million Ritchie Road Raised Storage Tank Project, in the southwest part of the city.
The city also changed its capital improvement program by reallocating $ 89,000 that was left over from the construction of Fire Hall # 5, which was built in 2019.
The $ 89,000 will be applied towards the cost of the station to be built on the 2.2 acre site. The name of the project is Fire Station # 16.
The Waco Civil Engineers Office Walker Partners is on board the project.
VBX project ID: 2021-697F