GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The city of Grand Island will soon have a new fire station.

At the State of the City Address Friday morning, Grand Island Mayor Roger Steele announced the city is tearing down Fire Station Three and building a new facility in its place.

He said it’s a commitment to enhance public safety services for the community.

“We wanted to add a new fire station on Webb Road and it’s all about providing quick emergency response," Steele said. "That was another point I want to make today, is everybody's safety is our top priority. We always look at first and foremost.”

The project is still in the preliminary stage. The city council has approved a preliminary design and has hired Schemer Architecture.

The new building will house more people and include additional ambulance service.

The cost of the project is $4.5 million.