Above: A small group of socially distanced project and City staff members gathered for a groundbreaking shared virtually on Facebook Live through Avondale EDGE.
By AZRE | AZ Big Media
Avondale broke ground on a new fire station – the city’s fifth – at Van Buren Street and 127th Avenue.
Designed by Perlman Architects of Arizona, and constructed by Willmeng Construction, the $12.5 million fire station will open in February, 2022. When completed, the 17,000 square-foot Fire Station No. 175 will include three bays, office space and sleeping quarters, a kitchen/dining room, training room, exercise room, as well as a community room for public service outreach programs such as blood pressure checks, school programs and educational tours.
“With new housing permits on the rise, as well as economic development expansion, Avondale Fire-Medical has identified the need for an additional fire station to serve the city,” said Avondale City Manager, Charles Montoya. “As growth accelerates in the City, the Council is especially mindful of keeping ahead of public safety needs in the community.”