New San Diego fire station opens in Little Italy area of downtown

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 16:01:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The city of San Diego Thursday opened a new fire station along the Embarcadero that will serve the downtown area.

Fire Station No. 2, located on 875 West Cedar Street, near the San Diego County Administration building, is a three-story, 24,680 square-foot facility that city officials said will “enhance the safety of neighborhood residents and nearby businesses by providing a key station on the west side of the railroad and trolley tracks that slice through downtown.”

City officials also said the location will also allow for quicker response to emergencies without having to stop for trains and trolleys.

Ground broke on the $15 million fire station project in 2016, but construction was delayed due to the state’s budget crisis. The original Fire Station No. 2 shut down in the 1970s.

According to the city, since Mayor Kevin Faulconer took office, there have been new fire stations opened in Mission Valley and City Heights.

City officials said they expect to open fire stations in Hillcrest and Point Loma.