SCHERTZ, Texas (PRWEB) November 27, 2018
On November 15, the City of the Schertz and the Schertz Fire Department celebrated the official groundbreaking of Fire Station #3, the city’s newest Fire / EMS facility which will serve the growing southern Schertz community from its future location at The Crossvine. The City of Schertz purchased property for the station in the mixed-use, master-planned community at Lower Seguin Road and Hollering Vine in 2017, after Schertz residents approved $4 million in bonds to build the new permanent fire facility in 2015.
The planned 12,000-square-foot facility will house a variety of equipment including a brush truck, a new engine, and one reserve engine. In addition to standard fire equipment, the new engine (which started being used in Schertz in 2018) has a full array of EMS equipment and supplies enabling the station to provide first response medical care for rescue, hazmat, and other all-hazard situations in the area. Additional features of the new station include full living quarters for 7 firefighters, offices for staff, a radio / watch office, and a community meeting room which will be used as a classroom space for staff and the general public.
“A new station is needed to accommodate the growing needs of an increased population in the Schertz area,” said Fire Chief, the Kade Long of the City of Schertz. “The opening of Fire Station 3 will greatly improve the response times of crucial health and safety services for residents of southern Schertz and help establish a more comprehensive network of stations throughout the area that will help decrease response times all across the City.”
The new station also allows the Schertz Fire Department to avoid the many railroad and highway crossings that currently create barriers for crews at the two existing stations in Schertz. Firefighters based at the new station are aiming to cut response times in half.
“We’re pleased that The Crossvine has the opportunity to support such a vital service to the Schertz community,” said Chris Price, developer of The Crossvine and President of Schertz 1518 Ltd. “With the groundbreaking of Fire Station 3, The Crossvine is continuing its mission to establish a vibrant community that is safe, family-friendly and an integral part of the greater Schertz area.”
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 neighborly engagement and fit within the architectural aesthetic of the community.
Following the official groundbreaking, Byrne Construction Services will begin construction on the new station, with expected completion by Late Summer 2019. To keep track of the progress please visit http://www.Schertz.com
The new station is the latest of many community-facing services planned for The Crossvine, which currently features a trail and parks network. Future plans call for shops, offices, and restaurants designed to serve residents in and around 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/.
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.
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