Northwest NEWS

April 2, 2001

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Bothell Police Station holds grand opening

BOTHELL - The city of Bothell invites the community to the grand opening of its police station at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, at 18410 101st Avenue NE in Bothell. A special celebration will begin with an "un-cuffing" ceremony, public tours and refreshments.
   Festivities continue until 2 p.m. with free face painting, giveaways, entertainment and more events for the whole family.
   "It's an exciting time for our city," said City Manager Jim Thompson. "This day would not be possible without our citizens, council and staff, and for that, this day is dedicated to our community."
   The new 36,200-square-foot Bothell Police Station 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 Council Chambers and Municipal Court, scheduled to open in late spring.
   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.