RICHMOND (Covering Fort Bend) – Members of the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the purchase of land at FM 1463 and FM 1093 to build an 18,000 square foot public safety annex.
The project was approved by Fort Bend residents in November 2015. A statement from Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers calls it “the second most important intersection in the north part of Fort Bend County,”
“This purchase has been a long time coming, and I’m grateful that the court took this action today. Going back to 2015, Sheriff Nehls and I promised the residents in the growing areas of Fulshear and Simonton that we would work to build the County public safety annex where the community wanted it most,” Meyers said. “FM 1463 and FM 1093 is the gateway to the cities of Fulshear and Simonton to the west, and it is the center of activity for current residents of Firethorne, Cinco Ranch Southwest, Westheimer Lakes, and Cross Creek Ranch. This annex will be an anchor and important presence in the growing community for decades to come.”
The location was selected after it was carefully studied where to place the annex according to Meyers.
“Two years ago, we opened the Katy Annex at FM 1093 and SH 99 at the corner of the most important intersection of Precinct 3, and it has rapidly grown into the most widely used annex in the entire county. In 2015, we promised voters that we would duplicate that success at the next most important intersection of FM 1463 and FM 1093 in the Fulshear area. As Sheriff Nehls and I have publicly stated, this is a prime spot for maximum law enforcement effectiveness and efficiency. This annex will not only serve as the main substation for the Sheriff’s office, but it will house other critical public safety departments that sorely need office space near the rapid growth areas of North Fort Bend County.”
The commissioners approved the purchase of the land subject to final review and approval of the Fort Bend County Attorney’s office.
Once the purchase has been finalized, FBC Engineering and FBC Facilities will work to expedite the construction of the Public Safety Annex and should complete construction of the building in 2020.