Leander Fire Station No. 5 to open in May

photos of fire station under construction
Several engineering project updates were presented to the Leander City Council on March 4, including Fire Station No. 5 updates. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)

Several engineering project updates were presented to the Leander City Council on March 4, including Fire Station No. 5 updates. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)

Leander’s fifth fire station is expected to complete construction in April for a May opening, according to the city.

The new station will have at least three new-hire firefighters and serve the western side of the city including Travisso, Crystal Falls and the Nameless Road area, according to the city. A police substation is also part of the project; it will be a place for officers to do administrative duties when not on patrol, the city said.

The project, located at 2800 Travisso Parkway, was budgeted to cost about $4 million, but several change orders increased the cost to $4.3 million. Fire Station No. 5 is 85% complete as of March 4, said Ellen Maas, the city's capital improvement program manager, at the March 4 Leander City Council meeting.

City Council voted in January 2018 to plan and design the new facility in anticipation of nearby development and growth. At the time, the station was expected to open in May 2019.

The council has recently approved an expansion and remodel of Fire Station No. 2, located on Crystal Falls Parkway. This project is to improve response times by 10-20 minutes and build a bay and living quarters for a new Williamson County Emergency Medical Services unit, according to the city.


Fire Station No. 5

Cost: $4.3 million

Timeline: January 2020-April 2021 (expected)

Funding source: 2018 Leander certificates of obligation

By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in Feb. 2020.


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