City planning 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 2013, the City began planning activities in advance of locating and building a new station. During the following year, the City assembled an architecture and engineering team to perform building predesign work without waiting for the purchase of an actual site, and then acquired three parcels of land for a new precinct station.
On July 24, the City officially confirmed the selection of Turner Construction as the GC/CM (general contractor/construction manager) for the new North Precinct Police Station project, following a competitive process. In response to a Request for Qualifications and Project Approach (RFQ/PA), the City received five proposals, from which three GC/CMs were invited to interview and submit proposals. The process resulted in Turner Construction receiving the highest ranking. Negotiations to establish the scope and fee for preconstruction services are currently underway.
On, Aug. 6, 2015, the project team will make its third presentation to the Seattle Design Commission. The Seattle Design Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on the design of capital improvement projects, as well as projects on City land, in the City right-of-way, or constructed with City dollars.
The City completed acquisition of the three adjoining parcels at the southeast corner of Aurora Avenue North and North 130th Street that will be the location of the new North Precinct Police Station. Per Seattle Municipal Code 20.84, the City will provide relocation assistance to tenants as they identify new locations and vacate the sites.