NOLANVILLE — The City Council recently approved rezoning to allow a private ambulance service to build in the area.
Capital Ambulance Service, which is based in Lampasas and serves Bell, Coryell and five other counties, according to its website, now has the ability to build its own structure at the corner of Avenue G and Third Street.
The location faces U.S. Highway 190, providing easier access to the community, Nolanville Mayor Christina Rosenthal said.
“It’s for them to have their own separate building and a more permanent place within the city,” she said. “It will mean more security for the town to know they’re permanently there.”
Currently, Capital Ambulance shares the fire department’s building at 100 N. Main St.
A construction timeline will be developed by the service, which could not be reached for comment by press time.
Hearings were held for public comment in regards to rezoning the area to allow the service to locate there.
“No one in that neighborhood has any objection to it,” Rosenthal said. “It’s not going to be an unattractive building.”
Capital Ambulance chose the location but had to receive approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council to amend current zoning ordinances because it was zoned for residential building, City Manager Stephen Pearl said.
The council opted to forgo a second hearing and approved the amendment at the Dec. 20 meeting, Rosenthal said.