BRANSON, Mo – Branson Fire Rescue and design contractor, Hoefer Welker, LLC have completed the design of the new Fire Station #4 which will be located in Ward 3 in the south part of Branson off State Highway 165 on Champagne Boulevard to reduce fire and emergency response times in the south part of Branson. The City of Branson is now accepting construction bids through December 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.
Fire Station #4 has a total projected budget of $5 million which will be funded from the half-cent Public Safety Sales Tax Branson residents passed in 2017. This fire station is projected at a maximum of 11,000 sq. feet and will be designed to house up to six firefighters, three drive-through bays, and a community/training room.
“I am very pleased with the final product of this design. Hoefer Welker took the time to include input from all our employees, including the firefighters. That was very important to me. We look forward to setting a groundbreaking date once we get a construction bid,” said Branson Fire Rescue Chief Ted Martin.
The Branson Board of Aldermen approved the design contract in May 2022 and increased the project’s budget in August. There is no estimated completion date for this project as it is in its very early stages. For more information on this project, go to the City’s website, www.BransonMo.Gov and click on the floating bar at the bottom called “City Projects – A look at Where Our City Is Headed.