SCHERTZ, Texas (PRWEB) November 04, 2019
On November 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the City of Schertz and the Schertz Fire Department will celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station #3, the city’s newest fire station built to serve the growing southern Schertz community and The Crossvine, a mixed-use, master-planned community nestled in southern Schertz. Located at 11917 Lower Seguin in Schertz, TX, the station’s grand opening follows the groundbreaking event that took place November 2018.
The City of Schertz will commemorate the opening of Fire Station #3 with a fire hose uncoupling ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. and an open house to follow. Attendees can enjoy giveaways, station tours, demo stations, bounce houses and more. A light lunch will be provided, and parking will be available at Rose Garden Elementary where shuttles to the fire station will run every 10 minutes beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The 14,000 square-foot facility allows the Schertz Fire Department to avoid the many railroad and highway crossings that previously created barriers for crews trying to reach emergency sites from the two existing stations in Schertz. With their third and newest station fully open and operating, Schertz firefighters are optimistically aiming to cut response times in half.
"I am thrilled to see all the years of planning and preparation coming together, and it has been an honor to be part of each stage of the development,” said City of Schertz Fire Chief Kade Long. “This will be a beautiful station that will serve our community for many years to come. This has been a large team effort from many departments, and all of our firefighters and I look forward to welcoming the community out to the station for the Grand Opening Ceremony."
The city’s newest fire station houses a variety of equipment, such as a brush truck, a new engine, one reserve engine, and standard fire equipment. The station’s new engine, which started being utilized in 2018, has a full array of EMS equipment and enables the station to provide first response medical care for rescue, hazmat and other all-hazard situations in the area.
Additional features include full living quarters for 12 firefighters, offices for staff, a radio/watch office, and a 1,500square-foot community meeting room. Open to the general public, the room will fit 40-50 people and was designed for neighborhood groups and governmental agencies to hold public meetings free of charge. Schertz residents can call the Fire Department Administration Office at (210) 619-1300 to reserve the room.
In 2017, Schertz City Council voted to purchase land at The Crossvine for a new fire station using a previously-approved $4 million bond. After undergoing an extensive research process to investigate different site options in southern Schertz, the city determined The Crossvine location met all their needs and would best serve the area. Having secured approval from City Council, the City of Schertz negotiated with Schertz 1518 Ltd., the master developer of The Crossvine, to bring a station just southwest of FM 1518.
“It’s exciting to see Schertz evolve as the city prepares for the Grand Opening of the Schertz Fire Station #3, and The Crossvine community is excited to be a part of and a contributor to Schertz’s continued growth,” said Chris Price, developer of The Crossvine and President of Schertz 1518 Ltd. “With the grand opening of Fire Station #3, The Crossvine is continuing its mission of establishing a vibrant community that is safe, family-friendly and an overall integral part of the greater Schertz area.”
Construction of the new station was provided by Byrne Construction Services, and the state-of-the-art building was designed by BRW Architects, an architecture firm with extensive experience designing over 130 Fire/EMS facilities across the state of Texas. The BRW Architects design team worked with input from Schertz 1518 Ltd. to create a station that would complement The Crossvine’s goals of healthy living and neighborhood connectivity while ensuring the station would fit within the architectural aesthetic of the community.
The completed station is just one of many community-facing services planned for The Crossvine; future plans for the area include shops, offices and restaurants, all connected by a trail and parks network, to serve residents at The Crossvine and Schertz as a whole. Additionally, garden homes and townhomes will soon join the growing number of single-family homes already in the 540-acre community.
To learn more about The Crossvine, visit their website http://www.thecrossvine.com/. For more on the City of Schertz’s Fire Department, visit http://www.schertz.com/305/Fire and for details regarding the Grand Opening event, go to http://schertz.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=2374&month=11&year=2019&day=9&calType=0.
ABOUT THE CROSSVINE
Located in Schertz, Texas, just northeast of San Antonio, The Crossvine is a 540+ acre mixed-use, master-planned community. The Crossvine is envisioned as a vibrant, diverse neighborhood appealing to people in various stages of life: professionals, young families, empty-nesters and retirees. Residential development at The Crossvine will include traditional single-family homes, garden homes, townhomes, multi-family clusters, and independent and assisted living facilities, alongside commercial areas comprised of neighborhood services, retail, municipal, and potential medical uses. The project’s developer has worked closely with the City of Schertz to create a community that fits in with the area’s rural setting while responding to its need for responsible growth.