Fire Station Improvements Among Prop F Projects

Rigs at Dallas Fire Station 11
Rigs at Dallas Fire Station 11 | Image by Dallas Fire Station 11/Facebook

Inside Dallas’ proposed $1.2 billion bond package, one of the 10 propositions contains 70 projects that would provide $90 million in funding for public safety buildings.

Proposition F covers improvements at police and fire stations and training facilities for both departments. Other projects that voters might greenlight include the construction of a police training academy, renovations at Fire Station 11, and the replacement of Fire Station 43.

Dallas Fire-Rescue has 58 stations across the city. Built in 1958, Station 43 on Lombardy Lane spans 8,648 square feet and serves northwest Dallas (District 6), with the majority of calls involving small businesses and nightclubs on Harry Hines Boulevard. Station 11 was built in 1978 on Irving Boulevard in District 2 as “a unique experiment” when it was partially powered by solar energy. The building covers 8,542 square feet.

Replacing Fire Station 43 is projected to cost taxpayers $16.7 million, including site acquisition, design, and construction. Other projects in Proposition F are scattered throughout Dallas. Some of the more notable ones include:

  • Police training academy ($50 million) — Design and construct the property in partnership with the University of North Texas-Dallas.
  • Belleview Garage ($1.3 million) — Add drains, seal-expansion joints, and waterproof top decks.
  • Fire Station 52 ($786,000) — Resolve “major structural concern” involving water in the basement.
  • Central Patrol ($655,000) — Upgrade electrical panels and wiring to meet increasing demand at this Dallas police building.
  • Fire Station 24 ($655,000) — Replace roof and complete waterproofing.
  • Fire Station 5 ($589,500) — Foundation repairs.

Early voting ends on May 2. Election Day is May 4, when voters will decide which of the 10 propositions should be approved. The others are:

  • Proposition A — $521.2 million for streets and infrastructure.
  • Proposition B — $345.2 million for parks and recreation.
  • Proposition C — $52.1 million for flood protection and storm damage.
  • Proposition D — $43.5 million for library facilities.
  • Proposition E — $75.2 million for cultural and performing arts facilities.
  • Proposition G — $72.3 million for economic development.
  • Proposition H — $26.4 million for housing.
  • Proposition I — $19 million for homelessness programs and services.
  • Proposition J — $5 million for information technology.

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