Dallas Fire Department wants to replace Casa Linda fire station

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Fire Station No. 31 on Garland Road near Buckner made Dallas Fire and Rescue’s priority list for replacement.

The new fire station would cost $9.8 million and be paid for from 2017 bond funds.

The overall list of projects the department says it needs totals $220 million and would include 19 replacement stations and four new stations. But the department presented a list of 10 priority construction projects totaling $82.6 million to City Council members this week.

The projects could be funded if voters approve a referendum next May in which the city could acquire $600-$800 million in general obligation bonds.

Station No. 31, at 9385 Garland Road, was built in 1947, and it’s outdated. The department’s standards call for about 1,200 square feet of space, three full apparatus bays and one half bay, plus a decontamination room and a public lobby and restroom, among other items.

The old building also has water damage from plumbing problems on the second floor and insufficient sewer lines, among other problems.

In other places, the department plans to tear down old stations and rebuild them on the same land. But this station’s location would have to move because the lot is too small, and it’s at such a high traffic location that response times sometimes are delayed.

The department also wants to renovate offices and classrooms and replace a burn building and drill tower at its training campus on Dolphin Road. Those projects would cost $10 million.


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