Work ready to begin on fire, police stations serving Chandlerís westside neighborhoods

West Chandler residents heard plans for the cityís first police substation, as well as its ninth fire station and a small neighborhood park, at a neighborhood meeting April 19 at Pueblo Middle School.

City officials say that, as Chandler grows, the addition of the west Chandler police substation and fire station will help maintain service levels, as well as provide an opportunity to improve incident response times in west Chandler and surrounding areas. 

Construction of the $8.2 million joint-use facility will start in the next several weeks on the northeast corner of Chandler and Desert Breeze boulevards.

The 20,000-square-foot building will take approximately 10 months to construct and will house both facilities.

The fire department portion will have two engine bays and a crew of four (one engine company) and will serve the area between the Price Freeway (Loop 101) and Rural Road. 

A portion of the facility will also house a community meeting room, and a parcel of property to the north of the building will be developed as a park. 

The preconstruction public meeting follows several years of planning in which neighborhood meetings were held to solicit input on the design. 

Turner Construction was awarded the contract in March. 

Information: (480) 782-3311 or 782-2225.

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