Fire Station 35 at 8729 15th Ave NW will be demolished to make way for a brand new fire station. The building is currently home to an engine company and a “reserve engine”. It was originally built in 1920, and is in need of replacement. The citizens of Seattle passed the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy in November 2003 to fund the upgrading, renovation, and replacement of 32 fire stations across the city, including Fire Station 35. The new station will be two stories, have bays for 3 vehicles, and will be completely up to date with the latest seismic safety codes.
During construction (which is expected to be completed by approximately July 2010), the engine company will move to temporary quarters on the South end of the Crown Hill School playground, on 14th Ave NW, at 92nd St, near Holman Road. Many of you have likely already noticed the two temporary buildings for the station personnel and the tent-style garage for the engine. The temporary station will be operational beginning about July 14th. UPDATED on July 16th: The fire station (engine and personnel) are now in their temporary home. The address is 9089 Holman Road, although access for the engine is from 14th at 92d.
The neighborhood is invited to the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new station on August 21st, 2009 at 9 AM. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels will be there as well as officials from the Fire Department, and other interested parties and neighborhood groups.
You can read about the project here.