Casper City Council Approves New Fire Station, New Subdivision
Casper City Council on Tuesday approved the replat and rezoning of a small subdivision along the North Platte River, and several major capital expenditures including a new fire station -- both in the western part of town.
The council changed the zoning from Urban Agriculture to One Unit Residential for a strip of land next to the river at 2671 South Robertson Road.
The replatting, or redefining of the major features of the property, happened in the same action.
Mayor Daniel Sandoval said that was done to streamline the process.
In another property matter, the council approved a professional services contract for not more than $19,975 with Recycled Materials LLC to demolish two buildings at 221 N. Park St.
The Central Wyoming Rescue Mission, which is across the street from that address, plans to build a 150-bed, 20,000-square-foot shelter on the property, its director Brad Hopkins told the council. The new building will double the number of people it can serve, Hopkins said.
The largest contract, $3,504,000, was approved for Caspar Building Systems to build a new Fire Station No. 6 to replace the one at 270 Valley Drive in Paradise Valley. The city will pay for the station with revenues from the Optional One-Percent Sales Tax No. 15, which voters approved in 2014.
The council also lent its support, as did the Natrona County Commission did the same night, to a resolution supporting the Economic Joint Powers Board's grant application for $500,000 from the Wyoming Business Council for the proposed David Street Station plaza downtown.