The Rowlett (TX) City Council unanimously approved the development of a fire and emergency services facility within the Trails at Cottonwood Creek at the northeast corner of Stonewall and Vinson Roads, reports starlocalmedia.com.
A town official says that after development of the first phase of Cottonwood Creek, which houses 194 lots, there would be a need for first responder coverage within the area.
The neighborhood under development currently is serviced by Station 3 at Princeton Road. The travel time to Cottonwood Creek is approximately 11 minutes, which exceeds the national standard of four minutes or fewer for emergency services response times.
The developer, Warner Group, would provide funds capping at $850,000 as the development construction contribution for key items contributing to the construction of the fire station.
While there were questions surrounding whether the funds provided by the developer will cover construction, an official says the funds should be sufficient based on the construction costs of previous stations. The station is projected to be built by 2024.
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