The city of Seattle has found property where they want to build a new North Precinct Police Station, and they’re hosting a community open house on Oct. 26 to lay out the plans. The current North Precinct Station is at 10049 College Way N, and the new site would be slightly further from Ballard at Aurora and N. 130th St. The North Precinct has been at its current location since it was built in 1984, and has seen a staff increase from 154 to 254. The Seattle Police Department plans to add 40+ staff once the new station is open.
Early plans for the new 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. SPD hopes to also provide a community meeting space with public art.
The open house is Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bitter Lake Community Center gym (13035 Linden Ave. N). At the meeting, they’ll be explaining the site selection process, development schedule and future opportunities for public comment. Seattle City Council is expected to take a look at and vote on the proposal in December.