The following article was acquired from the La Jolla Light website and was written by Ashley Mackin-Solomon.
New Torrey Pines fire station to begin construction in the fall
Filling in a gap in coverage for the Torrey Pines and north UC San Diego areas, the city of San Diego plans to build a new fire station, with the opening expected in mid-2024.
UC San Diego is contributing $20.5 million for the project’s design and construction, according to city spokesman Tyler Becker. The city budget has allocated $1.2 million for furniture, fixtures and equipment, he said. Construction is expected to begin in the fall.
In 2017, an analysis for the city by Citygate Associates identified gaps in service areas. Since then, UCSD announced it could add as many as 10,000 students over the next decade, pushing enrollment to 50,000 and making it among the largest schools in the western United States.
Given the area’s expected population increase, “this new station will address a gap and also plans for future growth in the vicinity,” said San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Muñoz. “Our goal is for a crew to reach emergency calls for service within seven minutes and 30 seconds, and this station will help us meet that goal.”