Northwest NEWS

February 26, 2001


Bothell Police move 'downtown'


Becky Nixon

BOTHELL - The city of Bothell Police Department is moving from their current North Creek Business Park location to their new home in downtown Bothell, 18410 101st Avenue NE, across from City Hall.
   The move began Monday, Feb. 26, and is expected to be completed the first week in March.
   Bothell citizens can still contact the police by calling 9-1-1 or by dialing the non-emergency number, (425) 486-1254.
   The current police department office, located at 18916 North Creek Parkway, Suite #103, will continue to be open for business.
   The old station will close once the move is finished and the new station is fully operational.
   Bothell Police Chief Mark Eriks said, "Our goal is to have no disruptions in service and to make a smooth transition into the new facility."
   The new 36,200 square foot Public Safety Facility includes holding cells, community meeting room, Emergency Operations Center, 9-1-1 Communications Center, and a 3,000 square foot storage structure for evidence, equipment and supplies.
   A former bank building on the site was renovated and will house the city's municipal court and council chambers.
   Bothell voters approved a $9.7 million bond measure to finance the project. The balance of the approximately $11.7 million cost will be paid by interest accrued on the bond, plus General Fund and first-quarter Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) revenues.
   In 1987, the police department moved into leased office space at the North Creek Business Park.
   Prior to that, the department was housed in an old post office building, formerly located where the new Public Safety Facility stands. The city had condemned the post office building after discovering its foundation was collapsing.