The Verrado development, in the west valley, 25 miles from downtown Phoenix, will be getting a state-of-the-art fire station. The new location, on Verrado Way and Thomas Road will serve to protect the 1600 home community (14,000 homes projected at build out) along with the I-10 corridor, future businesses and the newly planned Banner Hospital and medical complex. The Verrado community is in the City of Buckeye which received a $3.5 million dollar federal grant to build the new fire station. The expected cost is $4.4 million dollars. DMB Inc. , the Verrado developer, will contribute around $900,000 to complete the cost requirement to construct the new facility.
Unlike a number of cities, The Town of Buckeye continues to see stakeholders as an essential piece of assuring the success of town expansion. Recent examples of this are how it enlists the community at large to provide input by way of its We Are Buckeye community-driven planning process. The new Verrado Fire Station was but another example of that philosophy. The plan and project was developed and written inhouse through hardwork and dedication by Captain Ringeisen and the firefighters. City Fire Chief Bob Costello attributed teamwork and mission focus as key in moving the project ahead. Construction is due to begin as soon as possible with completion by 2010.