It’s always exciting when there’s new growth to the beautiful Sun City area and this summer, Sun City and Youngtown residents can expect to see construction on a new fire station for the Sun City Fire and Medical Department.

The new fire station at 111th and Michigan avenues in Youngtown are slated to begin in July according to Sun City Fire Chief, Mike Thompson. The station will be sited on the lot so the bay doors will face 111th Avenue, and outgoing traffic will empty onto 111th Avenue. The advantage to this approach is there should be no traffic backup caused from cars waiting for the light at Grand and 111th avenues. The building will be a two-story, 16,000-square-foot structure with a minimum of three drive-through bays and housing to support two fire companies, about a dozen personnel, and one ambulance. The station will include independent facilities for both men and women.

In the meantime, Sun City Fire officials are busy getting the players in place for the project. Despite the lack of construction activity, the new station is taking shape. The new station is expected to be complete and ready to occupy by July 2018, according to Ron Deadman, Sun City assistant fire chief. Town officials also hope to secure $250,000 in grants to install street lights. Concurrent with construction plans, district officials are proceeding with other capital improvements funded by the bond, including refurbishing two engines and purchasing a new ambulance.

The district is averaging 14,000 calls per year, but only has the capacity to answer 11,000 of those calls so the new fire station and medical center in Sun City will help better address the needs of the residents. If you’d like to stay up to date on local news in Sun City or if you’re looking for the Arizona retirement home of your dreams, please contact Sharon Mason Today.