Wright Construction Group, Inc. has started construction on the City of Cape Coral Fire Station #11, located at 1038 Burnt Store Road North. An official groundbreaking ceremony will take place today, January 11th, at 9 a.m., with Sweet Sparkman Architects, executives from Wright Construction Group and city officials.
This is the first fire station built in Cape Coral since Fire Station #1 was completed in 2009. The 9,000+-square-foot fire station will require over six feet of fill material to be hauled to the site to raise it above flood elevation, just over four feet above Burnt Store Road. The new $3,750,000 station will include two apparatus bays, stretching over 77 feet in length. Seven bunk rooms will serve as sleeping quarters for the crews when they are on duty. A full backup generator, along with a large capacity diesel storage tank, will provide power during any storm event. A complete well and septic system were also required, since there are no utilities in this part of Cape Coral. A 32,000-gallon storage tank will supplement the fire protection system.
“As the fastest-growing city in the U.S., Cape Coral is expected to experience a population increase in 2018 and beyond, so it is important now more than ever to keep residents and visitors alike safe with a state-of-the-art fire station that will become a permanent staple to this beloved community,” said Fred Edman, President of Wright Construction Group. “To be a part of Cape Coral’s undeniably rich history, as well as one of the biggest industries in the local market, is a dream and privilege that we will never take for granted.”
For more information on this multimillion project, call (239) 481-5000.
Wright Construction Group’s main office is located at 5811 Youngquist Road in Fort Myers, and its satellite office is at 1404 Dean Street, Suite 201, in Downtown Fort Myers. Find Wright Construction online at www.wcgfl.com.