Dedication celebration set for new Fire Station 37

The date is finally confirmed for the dedication celebration and public open house at new Fire Station 37 in Sunrise Heights: 11 am-1 pm Saturday, December 4th. You’ll be able to tour the new 35th/Holden building; kids’ activities are promised as well as free blood-pressure screenings and “life-saving door prizes.” The Engine 37 crew moved in a month and a half ago; the historic ex-Station 37 a few blocks north is expected to be sold, but since it’s a city landmark, it can’t be torn down. (Thanks to David Rosen for spotting the dedication invite online – no formal announcements have been sent around yet! ** Added 10:23 am Thursday – just got a postal-mail postcard with the same invite you see above.)

3 Replies to "Dedication celebration set for new Fire Station 37"

  • Baba November 18, 2010 (3:38 pm)

    WSB, I suppose this event will be the perfect time to pop the question: How much did that statue in front of the station cost US, taxpayers?
    As you know, I’m very patient, but persistent :-)

    • WSB November 18, 2010 (4:05 pm)

      Baba, I do my best to accommodate as many inquiries as we get (and we get a lot that never see the light of the site – they’re just questions people e-mail etc.) but this one is low on the priority list. You might have an easier time than me. The fire levy information officer, who was my previous source, apparently is losing her position in budget cuts, to boot.

  • ltfd November 18, 2010 (8:52 pm)

    Baba, go to this page on the city’s website, and email the question to them:
    However, rather than worrying about the cost of the sculpture, I would worry about why the City of Seattle skims over 10% off the top of ALL of the levy project costs- as a Fleets and Facilities Department “administrative fee” for overseeing the project.
    Since the 10% admin fee goes into the General Fund, the city is able to redirect levy dedicated project funds toward LOTS of unrelated city costs. With the Fire Levy costing around $187 million, the city skimmed about $20 million for the General Fund. Tony Soprano would be proud.

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