Round Rock City Council gave the green light Thursday on the purchase of two acres of land for the relocation of Fire Station 3.
The new facility will be located at 201 Sundance Parkway in the La Frontera shopping center. It will replace the existing Station 3, which was built in 1991 on Rawhide Drive.
“Station 3 will be uniquely located in a popular retail and restaurant corridor while providing strategic access to major roadways for maximum efficiency in our response,” said Fire Chief Robert Isbell.
Originally built for one vehicle and crew, Station 3 is currently packed with an engine, aerial fire apparatus, and Williamson County EMS ambulance crew, with limited amenities for the firefighters it houses. The proposed station will have a similar design to recently opened Stations 4 and 8, and be able to house existing vehicles and crews assigned to that district with room to grow. Also included in the layout is an office for Round Rock Police Department employees to use for completing paperwork and meet with the public while on duty.
Round Rock residents approved funding for the relocation of Station 3 in the 2013 bond election. The station is still under design, with construction expected to begin in spring 2019.