Police Station and Municipal Court Building
The City completed the purchase of the existing Harrison Medical Building on Madison Avenue on January 31, 2020.
The City plans to adopt it for use as a new Police Station and Municipal Court building.
The Harrison Medical Building site includes a 3.13-acre parcel and an existing two-story building with approximately 18,000 square feet of space.
The current project schedule anticipates construction to begin in 2020 and be completed by 2021.
The Council is scheduled to receive regular quarterly briefings on the project as the planning and construction phases move forward.
On February 13, 2020, the project was presented to the Planning Commission and will be discussed again at a future meeting.
On January 27, 2020, CHI Franciscan Health vacated the existing building and relocated to 1344 Wintergreen Lane NE on Bainbridge Island. This move allowed the City to close on the property purchase and take ownership of the existing building.
On January 21, 2020, staff provided the City Council with an update and sustainability discussion on the Police and Court project. The City Council directed staff to bring back a professional services agreement to hire a consultant to investigate LEED certification.
On October 15, 2019 and December 10, 2019, staff provided the City Council with information about the sustainable building features of the existing building and plans to incorporate additional green building efficiencies during the renovation. These discussions will continue at City Council on January 21, 2020.
On September 24, 2019, City Council approved moving forward with $12 million of funding from existing City resources and $8 million of funding from long-term debt, and to issue Council-manic bonds, also known as Limited Tax General Obligation (LTGO) bonds to fund the design and construction of the new Police and Court Building. LTGO bonds are repaid using existing City revenues and will not increase property taxes.
On April 23, 2019, City Council considered, and approved on May 14, 2019, the design contract with Coates Design for the new Police/Court building.
On March 26, 2019, the City Council approved the formal Purchase and Sale Agreement for the existing Harrison Medical Building as the site for a facility to replace the current police station and municipal court leased building.