Emergency Services Complex:
- The City currently leases the Fire Administrative facility and Fire Station No. 4 facility from Fort Bend County.
- The original intent of the lease agreements with the County was to allow the City short-term use of the former EMS building and bay space as a temporary solution to house Fire Administration and Fire Station No. 4 while the City made plans to construct its own facilities.
- This current lease agreement will expire on December 31, 2029, and the County has indicated that they have plans for the site and will not extend the lease agreement.
- Fire Station No. 4 is needed as the City grows to the south and west to meet response times and maintain ISO rating – which insurance companies use to set home insurance premiums.
- The Facilities are filled to capacity with limited space for equipment and no room to grow.
- The Emergency Operations Center previously utilized the Police Department Training Room but due to lack of space the PD Training Room/EOC was converted to the Patrol Room.
Public Services Complex:
- Several of the buildings are over 50 years old and no longer meet the City’s needs and growth.
- Several facilities in the floodway have flooded 3 times since 2015 and the Brazos Riverbank is sloughing and encroaching into the property.
- The Public Services departments are spread out in separate facilities, causing inefficiencies.
- These facilities are operating at or beyond capacity and need to be expanded to meet the needs of current and future growth in staff.
- American Disability Act (ADA) and Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) are not being met in older buildings.
- The fuel island is 27 years old, and the useful life of the underground tanks is 30 years at which time they would have to be replaced.
- There is not adequate space for vehicles, equipment, tools and supplies to maintain and store over 300 pieces of rolling stock.
- Tools, equipment and supplies are not properly secured.