A new and relocated Casper Fire-EMS Station 2 goes into the design stage now that Casper city council OK'd funds for an architect. GSG architecture will take on the project, which, according to Casper Fire-EMS Chief, Mark Young, will look a lot like the most recently built station at 12th and Beverly. This project will relocate Station 2 from next to Mike Sedar Park to the 3900 block of south Coffman as part of long term goals to improve response times in a growing city.

"The existing fire station 2 was built in the late 70s. At that time there were 15 square miles in the city of Casper. Today there's about 27 square miles and there's been that obvious growth south."

Young says, four minute response times have been a challenge to maintain to neighborhoods lying south to the mountain. The new station, at a cost of about $2.5 million, will be paid for out of "One Cent" funds. Young says ground breaking will likely happen this spring with completion in early 2014.