Contractor agreement for Cedar Park Fire Station No. 2 remodeling project approved by council

The agreement with HCS Inc. for the construction in the remodeling of Cedar Park Fire Station No. 2 is to not exceed $498,200. (Community Impact Newspaper)
The agreement with HCS Inc. for the construction in the remodeling of Cedar Park Fire Station No. 2 is to not exceed $498,200. (Community Impact Newspaper)

The agreement with HCS Inc. for the construction in the remodeling of Cedar Park Fire Station No. 2 is to not exceed $498,200. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Cedar Park City Council approved an agreement with HCS Inc. for the construction in the Cedar Park Fire Station No. 2 remodel project at the May 12 meeting. The agreement amount is not to exceed $498,200.

Since its original construction in 1999, the needs of Cedar Park Fire Station No. 2—located at 1570 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park—have expanded in order to better serve the community, according to city documents.

The fire department has seen an increase in the amount of medical calls at Station 2 in recent years due to population growth and more retirement, assisted living and nursing care facilities in the area, said Kimberly Reese, senior project manager of the city’s engineering department. As a response to the increasing number of medical calls, the Cedar Park Fire Department is finalizing the hiring of additional employees at Station 2.

The remodeling of Station 2 will include the construction of additional bedrooms to accommodate staffing needs, converting the training room to a day room and providing finishing upgrades to refresh the outdated parts of the building.

On April 28, the city received proposals from HCS Inc. and G Creek Construction, which were graded by a selection committee involving internal representatives from the engineering and fire departments and the design architect. HCS Inc. was then ranked by the committee as the contractor providing best value to the city of Cedar Park, according to city documents.


HCS Inc. estimates 90 days for the project construction timeline. Project funding is available through the fiscal year 2021-22 fire department budget, American Rescue Plan Act funding and previous project savings, Reese said.

The council unanimously approved the agreement with HCS Inc.
By Zacharia Washington

Reporter, Austin Metro

Zacharia joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022 after a year spent working on a community engagement project at the Texas Observer. In Austin Metro, she covers higher education, health, transportation, business and local government. Prior to CI, Zacharia graduated from Huston-Tillotson University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with a concentration in journalism. Zacharia has a passion for journalism, service and the community, and she's honored to work at a place with the same values as her own.