January 18, 1999
The Kenmore City Council has announced the purchase of the vacant Wells Fargo Bank building. It will serve as the new City Hall for Kenmore.
Photo by John Phelps.
by John Phelps
At their Jan. 11 meeting, the Kenmore City Council announced the purchase of the vacant Wells Fargo Bank building located in Kenmore Village, 6700 NE 181st St. It will serve as the new City Hall.
The cost of the building was $500,000; the closing date is Feb. 15. The city will move into this 4,072-square foot facility as soon as possible after the closing. The new office is immediately adjacent to the current City Hall.
Mayor Jack Crawford, speaking on behalf of the City Council, cited the generous contribution Wells Fargo Bank has made to the community with the reduction of the asking price.
"This purchase was made possible by the corporate generosity Wells Fargo is making as a member of our community," Crawford said.
Several sites had been considered, but the Wells Fargo site was determined to be best suited to provide municipal services for the next three to five years. Few improvements will be necessary, given the current condition of the building.