Plans to build a fourth fire station are underway in Celina.

Celina City Council members approved a $726,000, 12-month contract with Conduit Architecture Design LLC to design the new station during a June 11 meeting. It will be the city's first of several fire stations located east of Preston Road and will provide additional coverage for its east Celina residents, officials said.

Conduit has designed multiple stations for other North Texas cities’ fire departments, including stations 8, 9, 10 and 11 in McKinney, according to a meeting presentation.

“They are well-versed and experienced in building fire stations,” Celina's Director of Engineering Andy Glasgow said.

About the project

Fire Station No. 4 will be located at 1205 Punk Carter Parkway next to the Celina Police Headquarters, turning the intersection into a 23-acre emergency services campus.

Campus plans were approved in 2021, Glasgow said.

The fire station’s construction contract has a $7.2 million budget and should take a year to finish, according to a meeting presentation. Construction should start once final designs are approved next year.

Zooming out

Mayor Ryan Tubbs said the new station has a different architect than the firm that designed Celina’s Fire Station No. 3, which “set the bar really high” when it opened April 4.

Glasgow said it should not be an issue as most fire stations have the same base components and should not look too different than the city’s existing stations.