Mayor, Council Signal Intent to Site and Build New Police Station for North Precinct
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.
The City Council will consider authorizing purchase of a site for a new station in December 2013. The City is also assembling an architecture and engineering team so building predesign can begin this year, instead of waiting for purchase of an actual site.
Date Set for Council Review, Potential Approval of Property Acquisition for New Station
In December 2013, the Seattle City Council takes up legislation authorizing the property acquisition for a new North Precinct Police Station. (See the information in the upper right corner for schedule details.) In September 2013, the City of Seattle announced it had 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. As programming discussions with the Seattle Police Department to understand how it wishes to operate in a new facility and what kind of space is required for current and future needs progress, it is becoming clear that obtaining the whole block is desirable on numerous fronts. These discussions indicate the City needs more space to accommodate future growth for the department and potential relocation of other functions, such as the indoor range, police academy classrooms and other compatible uses. As a result, the legislation the Council will review in December recommends purchasing all three parcels within this block. More...
Property Acquisition Legislation Review Scheduled
The schedule for Council review and potential approval of legislation authorizing the property acquisition for a new North Precinct Police Station, including a public hearing, is set:
Government Performance and Finance Committee
- Public hearing and committee discussion:
Dec. 4, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
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- Committee vote:
Dec. 12, 2013, 2 p.m.
- Final action on legislation:
Dec. 16, 2013, 2 p.m.