The Seattle Police Department’s north precinct police station will be moving, according to the city of Seattle. The SPD says they’ve long outgrown their current north precinct location at 10049 College Way N, and plan to move to a new location at Aurora and N. 130th St.
“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,” Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said in a press release. “We’ve found a site for a new station that will meet all of SPD’s operational needs and even offer space for community use. I encourage everyone interested to attend the city’s fall open house to learn more about the project.”
Early plans for the facility include a space of over 60,000 square feet with a 30-50 year life span. They hope to see it accommodate up to 370 officers and civilian staff and a multistory parking structure for patrol cars, visitors and staff. The SPD also hopes to provide a community meeting space with public art.
In order to finalize the move, city council must first review and approve the site, a process which includes a public hearing. The city will host a community open house on Saturday Oct. 26 to give more information on the site selection process, how the site will meet the police department’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 at 13035 Linden Ave. N.
Learn more about the new north precinct plans here.