Grapevine making progress on fire station renovations and construction work, affected by recent weather

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Grapevine Fire Chief Darrell Brown gave updates to City Council at its July 2 meeting. Among the topics of discussion is the progress of improvements at the city’s current and planned fire stations.

Fire Station No. 1 is being remodeled for improvements. The new roof is in place, and the foundation has been placed, Brown said.

“The progress with Station 1 is coming along very well,” he said.

Fire Station No. 1 was originally stated for completion in the fall, but recent weather events have interfered with construction work. Fire Station No. 4 is also undergoing improvements, and work may carry through the new year.

“At this point, we’re very weather-dependent,” Brown said.

Meanwhile, work for entirely new fire stations 2 and 3 is almost past the design phase. Staff is in the midst of preparing construction documents, Brown said. These two new stations were approved by voters in the November 2017 bond referendum, allocating $16 million for both facilities.

The city will seek guaranteed maximum price proposals from contractors before starting construction work. The city is aiming to complete these stations before the end of 2020, Brown said.

“We’re almost finished with design,” Brown said.

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.
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