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Fort Bend County voters in November passed a $98 million bond package that included funds for two new sheriff’s department buildings. One of the buildings is a substation in the Cinco Ranch and Fulshear area, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said.
The expected completion date is summer 2017 or early 2018, however, land has not been purchased yet.
“We’re hoping for some open land at the FM 1093 and FM 1463 intersection,” Nehls said. “It would be centrally located and give us good visibility. Anywhere within 2 miles of the intersection of FM 1463 and FM 1093 would be ideal.”
County officials have been exploring the cost and feasibility of several different plots of land–including a site near the Fulshear Business Park–for the substation and want to keep the price as low as possible, Nehls said.
Nehls said the substation is planned to be an 18,000-square-foot, free standing building that will cost an estimated $5 million. The facility will have temporary holding cells, interview rooms and a small evidence storage area.
Nehls said the station would be staffed by 50 deputies and 10 detectives who will focus on northern Fort Bend County.
“We know a majority of growth is taking place in the north part of Fort Bend County,” Nehls said.