The City of Kirkland is building a new fire station on Northeast 132nd Street, just north of Juanita Elementary School. To see more perspectives of the station and its site plan, click here.
UPDATES & INFORMATION
Update (Feb. 25, 2020) --
The City of Kirkland is hosting an information booth in March near Juanita Elementary School to solicit feedback and answer questions. The date has not yet been determined. Kirkland's staff will post the date on this webpage as soon as it is confirmed.
CONTACT: Senior Project Engineer Anneke Davis, (425) 587-3828, firstname.lastname@example.org; Senior Outreach Coordinator Christian Knight, email@example.com, (425) 587-3831.
WHAT: Construction begins in May on an 11,920 square-foot fire station within the parcel currently occupied by Rite Aid, across Northeast 132nd Street from Juanita Elementary School.
Kirkland’s contractor will begin the construction process by removing the Rite Aid building from the site.
The City purchased this parcel in 2019 to reduce the time it takes firefighters to reach residents who are experiencing emergencies.
It’s part of a City-wide effort to reduce firefighters’ response times and ensure fire stations are sustainable, durable, and provide healthier living spaces for firefighters.
Like Finn Hill’s renovated Fire Station 25, Fire Station 24 will be able to better withstand earthquakes. It will be energy-efficient and it will improve firefighters’ workplace health by separating the decontamination area and engine bay from the places where firefighters work and live.
WHEN: Forma Construction will begin removing the Rite Aid building in May. Construction of the fire station will follow for a year, most likely beginning in July.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The project will replace the traffic signal at the crosswalk between the Rite Aid parcel and Juanita Elementary School. The new signal will stop traffic for pedestrians and for firefighters who are leaving and returning to the fire station.