- Project typeFire station construction
- Project value$16,700,000
- Project scheduleMay 2020 - October 2021
- Contractor nameKirtley-Cole Associates
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(PDF, 10MB).
WHAT: Progress continues on an 11,975 square-foot fire station within the parcel currently occupied by Rite Aid, across Northeast 132nd Street from Juanita Elementary School.
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: Kirtley-Cole Associates plans to complete the fire station by December 2021.
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.