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Aug 15, 2014

Construction Project Update Bulletins are provided by the Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RTFC) for the construction of the new Fire Station and Administrative Building Project (I-37 at McBride Lane). The updates are meant to be a source of
information for Dona Park residents and property owners as well as surrounding businesses, municipal and county representatives and RTFC member companies. These Bulletins are available online at, by email (upon request), at St. Theresa Catholic Church (1302 Lantana) and the Local Emergency Planing Committee office for the City of Corpus Christi (2406 Leopard Street).

Construction Update

Concrete Pour

Both the Fire Station and the Administration Building construction will include the pouring of two large concrete slabs. The Administration Building will be a single concrete pour while the Fire Station will be poured in three pieces due to its size. The placement of concrete mixture during the summer months requires that it be done while the material is at its coolest temperature. Therefore, crews will need to begin working as early as 4:00 AM on those days. Any noise from the construction site at that time will include the back-up alerts on the trucks, a pulsing sound from the concrete trucks, and the engine sound of the concrete pump truck as it places the material within the foundation forms. Once the slabs are completed the workday schedule will return to a 7:30 AM or 8:00 AM start time.

Separation Fence

The installation of the fence has been slightly delayed. The placement of concrete support piers is scheduled to start the last week of August and placement of concrete fence posts and panels is scheduled to begin in early or mid-September. The fence design, spanning the distance between 1038 and 1142 Vernon drive, is positioned directly behind the platted area where the new Fire Station and Administration Building will be located. The remaining North side of the property will include a retention pond and natural landscaping. City ordinances limits any extension of the fence beyond the platted area of the property.

Water Connection

We are waiting for the City of Corpus Christi to schedule the water connection process. Since our last update, we have learned that the process will take four to five days from start to finish instead of the two we originally anticipated. The added time includes a series of tests related to pressure and water quality to the new water piping system on the Fire Station site which requires two incremental 24 hour periods of time before pressure and lab results can be obtained, reviewed, and approved by the City. The water tests will run in an eastward direction sending any water flow away from the residential area.

Community Meeting Request

It is our desire to share ongoing and up-todate information about the construction site to the largest number of Dona Park residents and other interested parties as we can. The coordination of a community meeting limits the direct sharing of information to only those willing and able to attend. We have therefore dedicated resources to providing Construction Update Bulletins to over 260 addresses through the completion of the Fire Station and Administration Building. If there is an issue or concern you would like addressed or if you desire clarification about this content, please contact Carla Gardiner at 361-816-2798 or by email at

What is Next

Corpus Christi Community Advisory Council
Thursday, September 11 | 11:30 AM | Flint Hills Resources, 1925 Tuloso Rd.
Topic: Recycling / Workforce Development