The town of Flower Mound is inviting the community to a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for the future Fire Station 7.
Last month, the Flower Mound Town Council approved a $4.5 million construction agreement with Schmoldt Construction for Fire Station 7, located at the northwest intersection of Skillern Road and Wichita Trail, just north of the Coram Deo Academy campus. Fire Chief Eric Greaser has stated that the station – which will include a paramedic unit, a special operations unit and a safe room designed to withstand wind speeds up to 250 mph – is needed to lower response times in western and southern sections of Flower Mound, such as Point Noble and the newer residential subdivisions.
Construction on the 9,300-square-feet station is expected to take about a year. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at 2777 Skillern Blvd.