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Wichita Falls Weighs Options Over What To Do With Former Firehouse

Wichita Falls Weighs Options Over What To Do With Former Firehouse

Wichita Falls is weighing its options over what to do with what was once a city fire station. The city can either keep the property and re purpose it or they could sell it off. Because the property is considered park land if the city does decide to sell it must also come with sale approval from voters.

The parks department has recommended that the building be demolished to make way for a parking lot for the users of Wood Memorial Park. According to the city the estimated cost for demolition would range from a possible $15,000-$25,000 depending on if asbestos removal is needed.

If they decide to sell off the land it could be used for residential purposes. If the buyer wants to run a business at the location, there are questions about the zoning that cannot yet be answered.

The building was built in 1980 and has a little damage on the outside, but multiple problems within the walls. The roof, ceilings and floors are damaged, plus there is mold inside the garage.

To replace and repair all that is damaged would cost the city an estimated total of $110,000. The property value is currently an estimated $262,027, not including repair damages.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6

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