Katy, TX News (January 17, 2017) – Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 2 and the Willowfork Fire Department are pleased to announce the commencement of the construction phase of the District’s third fire station. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 9:30 AM at 2700 Spring Green Boulevard, Katy, Texas.
The new facility will be approximately 13,000 square feet, containing three apparatus bays, firefighter sleeping quarters, an exercise gym and office space for administrative matters of the District and Department . A third station is necessary for the District in order to keep pace with growth in the north Fort Bend County service area and the general increase in the number of service calls throughout the District’s entire territory. Station #3 will primarily serve the surrounding subdivisions of Cardiff Ranch, Cinco Ranch Northwest, Grayson Lakes, Hawk’s Landing, Pinemill Ranch, Silver Ranch and Westlake. The addition of a third station will allow the Willowfork Fire Department to maintain the current high standards of service delivered to its constituents.
Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 2, which operates the Willowfork Fire Department, recently solicited sealed competitive proposals for the construction project. On September 28, 2016 the District’s board approved a $3,932,000 construction contract with Teal Construction Company as the general contractor for the project. Construction funding is being managed through the District’s cash reserves and no borrowed funds will be necessary to complete this project which will save the taxpayers having to incur additional interest expense. The facility was designed by BRW Architects, a firm that has designed several fire stations in the Harris and Fort Bend county areas. The station will be situated on land adjacent to the new Spring Green traffic roundabout that will connect the two existing segments of Spring Green Boulevard as well as Cinco Trace Drive and Katy Flewellen Road. The construction period is expected to last most of 2017. Assuming the weather cooperates, Willowfork Station #3 should be placed into service by early 2018.