Construction begins on Davenport-area fire station off Loop 360/Westlake Drive

Entrance to the construction site of Austin's third new high-priority joint Fire/EMS station along Westlake Dr. in west Austin.
Here is the entrance to the construction site of Austin's third new high-priority joint Fire/EMS station along Westlake Drive in West Austin. (Courtesy of City of Austin Public Works Department)

Here is the entrance to the construction site of Austin's third new high-priority joint Fire/EMS station along Westlake Drive in West Austin. (Courtesy of City of Austin Public Works Department)

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Construction on a high-priority joint station between the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services is underway at 4601 Westlake Drive just off Loop 360, according to a release from Austin Public Works.

This is the third such station between the two entities and will be known as AFD Station No. 52 and ATCEMS Station No. 41.

"I am pleased to see construction begin on the Loop 360/Davenport Fire and EMS station," said Mayor Pro Tem Alison Alter, who represents District 10, the new home of the station, in a release. "This station will help improve response times in this area and better position our city to respond if a wildfire event occurs.”

The station is part of a plan Austin City Council approved to build five new stations around Austin in response to an increase in demand, according to a release from Austin Public Works.

According the the release, the station will include four bays for emergency vehicles; 13,590 square feet of space; solar roof panels to contribute toward the goal of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification; and a training stair structure and gym for both fire and EMS.


Construction is expected to be complete by the spring of 2023, according to the release.
By Jennifer Schaefer

Editor, Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin

Jennifer joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022. She spent the past 16 years working in newspapers as a reporter, copy editor and page designer. She is from Florida but has spent the past six years in the Austin area. She lives in Northwest Austin with her family and two dachshunds.