Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 has begun construction on the first of three phases for its new 43-acre, state-of-the-art campus located in Spring, according to a May 7 news release. The campus will house ESD No. 11's new ambulance service, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 when the district's contract with current service provider, Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, expires.

According to the release, ESD No. 11 purchased the property, located at 18334 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring, on Jan. 14. The first phase of construction is expected to wrap up in August and will include initial groundwork, demolition, and a complete renovation of what will become the district's main administration building, creating space for the district's new 911 call center, billing and administrative staff.

The first phase of construction is expected to cost between $15 million and $18 million, and ESD No. 11 capital and financing plans call for no associated impact on ESD No. 11 property tax rates, according to the release.

"This is an incredible step forward for the families who live in our district," ESD No. 11 Executive Director Doug Hooten said in a statement. "Building this campus, having everything and everyone in one place, is about being efficient—efficient in our staffing, our maintenance, and ultimately in our readiness. It's the reason ESD No. 11 will be able to put more ambulances on the road, for a lot less taxpayer money."

Upon completion, the new campus will feature six buildings, including the district's main administration building, its ambulance deployment center, a fleet maintenance facility and a car wash. The campus will also feature a 164-foot tower for its new communications system.