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Project Profile: Fire Station 5
In an effort to boost emergency response times and meet the needs of the growing community, the City of Tyler, TX, elected to move Fire Station 5 to a location that would provide better coverage for a larger portion of the city. The new 8,865 square foot facility was built with an expected lifespan of 50 years and was designed with future growth in mind. With a modern urban design that includes an eco-friendly barrel roof, rustic Waterford Stone™ masonry veneer, an open floor plan, special non-skid flooring, and an outdoor "man-cave" off of the kitchen, the new station is the envy of the city's fire department.
"We have the coolest-looking fire station in town," said District 2 Councilman Darryl Bowdre, who represents the area of the station, at the station's grand opening celebration on July 11.
The building that formerly housed Fire Station 5 will be converted into a much needed community center to serve the youth and elderly of District 2.
Design Firm: HW Lochner - Tyler, TX
Lead Architect: Bill Moser
Engineer: Bill Hicks
General Contractor: Watson Commercial Construction, Ltd. - Tyler, TX
Mason Contractor: Young & Stokes Masonry Construction - Longview, TX
Waterford Stone evokes the natural, time-honed look of hand-cut stone with antiqued edges and a textured face, while featuring the modern benefits of manufactured masonry. One of the products in Oldcastle's new Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers™ line, Waterford Stone grants unparalleled design flexibility with a diverse array of sizes and colors, employing Oldcastle's unique multiple color blending system that will last the life of the structure and complement any number of architectural styles.
Waterford's color schemes and textures coordinate with Oldcastle's Belgard® Hardscapes lines, allowing for harmonious outdoor living design opportunities. In addition, Waterford's modular formats and detail options allow for fewer cuts, meaning less waste and materials savings.