City of Waco selling fire station

Posted at 3:32 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 21:23:05-04

The City of Waco is selling an old fire station located on the north side of the city.

The building, which was built in the 1960s, is located in the 1500 block of Herring Avenue.

“It’s super close to the zoo and the park," City of Waco Property Manager Kendra Anderson Zadnik said.

The property has not been used as a fire station since 2014 when a new building was built closer to downtown Waco. 

According to City Spokesman Larry Holze, a study performed a few years ago showed the city needed to relocate firefighters to better serve the area.

“It was time to replace that building for several reasons: location and just the physical size of the equipment that we are needing to use," Holze said.

The 3,250 square foot building was used by the water department until recently when the city put the property up for sale at the end of May.

“This property could be used for a small business, residential house and potentially a restaurant," Zadnik said.

The profit from the sale would benefit taxpayers.

“It goes into our general fund and Capital Improvement Project budgets as a revenue," Holze said.

The minimum bid on the building is $120,960.

Interested buyers can go to the Waco City Sale properties website and fill out forms available online and turn them in a sealed envelope to the City of Waco Purchasing Office until 10 a.m. on Aug. 15.

The city will open the sealed bids at a meeting at 1415 N. 4th Street at 2:05 p.m. that same day.

In the future, the lot where fire station five stands, will be sold. However, the building at 2624 Speight Avenue will be demolished before it goes on the market.

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