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.