Oct. 26 Meeting about Siting SPD North Precinct Station
The City of Seattle has been looking for a site for a new Seattle Police Department North Precinct Station, to replace the existing Station. Below is information about a potential site at Aurora Ave. N and N 130th St., and a community meeting about the site selection process. The meeting will be on Saturday October 26 at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 10 AM to Noon. Below is information from the City website.
The existing North Precinct Police Station, built in 1984 to house 154 staff and now home to 254, is badly overcrowded and there is not enough space available to adequately expand it on its current site.
In September 2012, as part of the budgeting process, Mayor Mike McGinn proposed doing the planning required in 2013 to acquire land for a new station in 2014. The City Council accepted the Mayor’s proposal and directed the Department of Finance and Administrative Services to accelerate the schedule, moving funding from 2014 to 2013 to support activities related to planning and site acquisition.
Work is now under way to find and purchase a site for a new station by December 2013, as well as assemble an architecture and engineering team so building predesign can begin this year, instead of waiting for purchase of an actual site.
City Identifies Recommended Site for New Station; Schedules Community Open House The City of Seattle has identified property – located at the southeast corner of Aurora Avenue North and North 130th Street – as the recommended site for a new police station to serve the north precinct. Council review and approval of legislation authorizing the property acquisition, including a public hearing, is expected in December 2013. Additionally, the City will host a community open house on Saturday, Oct. 26, to provide more information on the site selection process, how the site meets SPD’s operational needs, the development schedule, and future opportunities for public comment. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bitter Lake Community Center gym, 13035 Linden Ave. N. More…