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Fire Station to come in time for Mission Valley recovery work

San Diego leading growth in Mission Valley neighborhoods has been changing block rows, adding striking hill homes, without a permanent Fire Station in the valley that can back up local residents during emergencies. No more. Stopgap emergency relief work does not fit in the Valley's development plans.

Breaking the ground. The trench digger at the Friars Road fire station construciton site. Friday, February 14th.
Breaking the ground. The trench digger at the Friars Road fire station construciton site. Friday, February 14th.
Adam Benjamin
Work moving dirt and gravel at Mission Valley Fire Station build site.
Work moving dirt and gravel at Mission Valley Fire Station build site.
Adam Benjamin

A new Fire Station built on the Friars Road northside, across from Qualcomm Stadium, will take calls from the San DIegans who live with the fire and mudslide risks of living in the windy valleys and hills. Rides out of the station doors on a 500 gallon fire truck will keep the average days in the big hot valley that floods safe.

Distress calls from west down Friars Road will make emergency response busy work. San Diego's sure thing for neighborhood living stays active with building projects during the recovery. Work goes on building the townhome colonies, and expansive park lands, at Civitas, north of the Mission Valley shopping mall. The two early Civitas neighborhoods, Circa 37 and Oregin, do not stand alone on the grounds Vulcan, in the town's past years, operated a rock mining enterprise. Home stories line the excavated hill sides. The homes and gardens counts to go on watch will climb.

Development will not slow down.

Palmy shopping locations at the Mission Valley mall and Fashion Valley stay full. Even after major new growth undertakings at the malls. Happenings often come in bunches. Fire work challenges can threaten to make the valley locations emergency workshops. Makeshift help, long counted on in the troubled lands, after the Fire Station secures its foothold beneath its hillsides, will not come short in the Hazard Center enterprise lot that still falls into place.

The front border on the station lot was set in deep.

Echo Pacific Construction rebuilds the excavated lot grounds. On Friday, dirt and gravel stood in piles on the lot a tall digger used its strong jaws to open up a trench workers layed a pipe line in. The western lot work keeps the pipe moving along its trench line. Pipe pieces, set in rows in back near the construction trailer, will take their places and guarantee the station gets the water it needs to put out fires, and, keep Mission Valley safe, every day.

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