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Austin: City to Develop New Fire Station in Davenport Village Neighborhood

Feature Illustration: Artist rendering of the new fire station at 4601 Westlake Drive.

Posted: 11-5-2021

by Art Benavidez

Austin (Travis County) — The city received a variance request to construct a new fire and emergency services station, during Tuesday’s meeting of the Zoning and Platting Commission.  

Approval of the request will permit the city to perform a cut/fill grading of 17 feet on a slope that is in excess of 15%. This is a variance from the land development code cut/fill limit of 4 feet.

The cut/fill grading is to construct a 25-slot parking area on a slope. The lot would be located to the rear of the fire station.

This site has both natural and artificial slopes. The variance is only related to the natural slopes.

The 1.6 acres is undeveloped and located at 4601 Westlake Drive in the city’s Davenport Village neighborhood.

The city is proposing to construct a new four-bay, 23,525 square-foot Fire and EMS station.

The estimated cost of construction is $2.9 million. 

Austin-based civil engineers Garza EMC is on board the project. 

Site plan.

VBX Project ID: 2021-5E1E


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About the Author:

Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.

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