The City of Seattle will build a new station for Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct. From the SPD Blotter:
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 accelerated the schedule by 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 pre-design can begin this year, instead of waiting for purchase of an actual site.
For more information and to subscribe an email list for project updates, visit the project website at www.seattle.gov/northprecinctstation