San Marcos breaks ground on La Cima fire station

The city of San Marcos broke ground Jan. 17 on a new Fire Station No. 2. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)
The city of San Marcos broke ground Jan. 17 on a new Fire Station No. 2. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)

The city of San Marcos broke ground Jan. 17 on a new Fire Station No. 2. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)



The city of San Marcos held a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station No. 2, which will be built inside the La Cima subdivision at the intersection of E. Centerpoint and Flint Ridge, on Jan. 17. The station will look similar to the recently completed Fire Station No. 4 on Wonder World Drive.


The La Cima fire station will replace the current Fire Station No. 2, which was built in 1954 and is located on Academy Drive.

In November. San Marcos City Council voted to raise the maximum price of construction for the new fire station to $5,367,405 after incurring a cost increase of 17.4%, according to the San Marcos Fire Department. The station will require several detention ponds because it sits in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.
By Katharine Jose
Katharine Jose has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters and other subjects for The New York Observer, Capital New York, and The New York Times, among other publications. She was an editor for several publicat