Construction is officially underway on Coppell's newest fire station, according to a city news release.

A groundbreaking ceremony June 4 marked the beginning of construction for the nearly $12.5 million project. Coppell Fire Station No. 5 will be located at 157 S. Moore Road.

The overview

The city’s fifth fire station is expected to meet increased demands on the Coppell Fire Department because of growth and development.

“The addition of Fire Station No. 5 will help the Coppell Fire Department safeguard the lives and property of residents while maintaining the service standards you expect,” Fire Chief Kevin Richardson said in the news release.

Some context

The site was the previous home to Fire Station No. 2, which then became the home of Theatre Coppell. Construction crews completed a demolition of the existing building in late May, per the news release.

Coppell City Council previously authorized spending over $600,000 for generators and other items that are expected to have long lead times.

Looking ahead

Construction on the fire station is expected to continue through next spring, according to the news release, with the new fire station becoming operational by next summer.