With financing approved by voters in 2015, three new fire stations will be built and one will be refurbished in Scottsdale within the next two years.
Stations 613, 616 and 603 will be completely replaced by new buildings in new locations, while Station 605 will be renovated in its existing location, according to a press release. All the projects will be funded by general obligation bonds, which in turn are repaid through the local secondary property tax over time.
“Stations have to be located in the right places so we can get to calls quickly, and they have to be modern and functional," Scottsdale’s fire chief Tom Shannon said in the release. "Stations are where our crews maintain their equipment, train, recover and prepare for the next call."
Station 605 dates to 1983 and is at 75th Street and Shea Boulevard. Renovations will begin this month and culminate late this year.
Station 613 is in a temporary modular structure that has been used for the past 20 years. Workers will build a replacement during summer 2018 at the junction of Jomax and Hayden roads.
The Desert Mountain district’s Station 616, also in a modular building, will be rebuilt beginning in summer 2018, with completion expected within one year.
McCormick Ranch area’s Station 603 was constructed in 1971 and will be rebuilt in late 2018.