It’s out with the old…
Firefighters finished their move into the new digs Tuesday, officially making the old station at 23rd and Yesler a neighborhood relic with an uncertain future (see our previous post).
While the city works to sell the old, historic station, the police department will use it to temporarily house vehicles displaced by work on their parking lot near the East Precinct. This includes the giant mobile precinct vehicle and several parking enforcement vehicles.
From the Department of Financial and Administrative Services, which is responsible for selling the property:
The disposition process for the former Fire Station 6 is still active. We are preparing reports regarding the property, including an examination of its environmental and building condition. Once those reports are complete, we will prepare a draft preliminary report, which will include a summary of these reports and the Department of Finance and Administrative Services’ recommendation regarding the disposition of this property. We expect this draft report will be ready for public review in March 2013.
Firefighters are scheduled to move into the new fire station 6 at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. during the last week of January 2013. Community members will be able to tour the new station during the open house, scheduled for March 16, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Seattle Police Department will temporarily base parking enforcement officers from the East Precinct Police Station at the former fire station 6 at 23rd and Yesler for approximately 18 to 24 months while the Capitol Hill Arts building is under construction. You’ll recall it is being built on the police station’s former parking lot.