TULSA, Okla. — Construction on a new fire station is underway in east Tulsa.
East Tulsa is one of the fasted growing areas in town, with new development and a growing population.
“As that area grows with properties, and schools, and apartment complexes, this will be really a harness point to move us forward, and a point to extend our response and decrease those response times in areas that we want to encourage growth in,” said Tulsa Fire Chief Michael Baker.
Construction of the $5.3 million fire station located at 4109 S. 134th East Avenue is scheduled to begin in September, with completion estimated for December 2021.
The station was designed by Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio and Voy Construction is the contractor.
Funding for design and construction has come from the 2006 Third Penny Sales Tax.
The Public Safety Sales Tax, which was approved in 2016 with the Vision Tulsa sales tax, has enabled Tulsa to hire more firefighters to fully staff the new fire station.
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