The new Zionsville Fire Department Fire Station 93 should be open by early-to-mid-spring, according to ZFD Dept. Chief Brian Miller.
Miller said construction on the facility in the 5900 block of County Road 700 East, just south of Zionsville West Middle School, is winding down.
“They are putting the finishing touches on it,” he said. “They are doing some final painting, carpeting and other finishing touches on it.”
Miller said there is still work to do that is dependent on the weather.
“We still have to do landscaping and other outside things that are weather dependent,” he said. “Nothing out of the ordinary; we are just trying to beat the weather right now. There’s some things that we just can’t do in winter even though we have had a pretty nice winter.”
The fire department broke ground on their third station on Monday, June 20. The $2 million project, which will be paid for from the department’s capital equipment budget, has been in the works since 2000. ZFD has been saving money for the station for more than 20 years. Miller said no new personnel will be hired right away, but is something the department may look at in the future.
The station will be 16,000 square feet, have a four-bay drive-thru apparatus room, fire engine, ambulance, training room and living area for up to 12 personnel; and room for future growth and additional services. The station will be operated by three to five firefighters per shift every day.