Friday, October 25, 2013

Learn More About The Seattle Police New North Precinct Information Open House Tomorrow

The City  of Seattle has identified a new location, at the southeast corner of Aurora Avenue North and North 130th Street, as the recommended site for  the the North Precinct station, which serves Laurelhurst and about 35 other neighborhoods.  Terri Johnson is the Seattle Police North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, also serving Laurelhurst,

An informational community open house to learn more about the site and opportunities for public comment is happening tomorrow from 10-noon at the Bitter Lake Community Center gym (13035 Linden Avenue North).

City Council will  review and approve the legislation authorizing the property acquisition, including a public hearing in December and a goal of opening the new site at the end of 2018.

The new station is expected to be approximately 60,000+ square feet with a useful life of 30 to 50 years and able to accommodate up to 370 officers and civilian staff and will offer community meeting space.

The existing station (10049 College Way North) was built in 1984 to house 154 staff which increased to the current 254. 
The Mayor said:
The Seattle Police Department outgrew its current north precinct police station long ago, and now, with the improving economy, we’re in a position to do something about it.  The new site will meet all of SPD’s operational needs and even offer space for community use.

The City will decide what to do with the old station through its normal property disposition process.
Visit the New North Precinct Station project website for more information and to sign up for the project’s listserv.

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