Fire Station 32 rebuild: Temporary home chosen on 40th SW

Saturday’s open house at Seattle Fire Station 32 in The Triangle was intended mostly to display the final design of the $15 million FS 32 rebuild, but there was other news – the station’s temporary during-construction home has been chosen. David Kunselman, administrator of the city’s Fire Facilities & Emergency Response Levy program, says it will be set up on the 40th SW site the city has purchased for a future park.

Construction of the new FS 32, he said, could start by the end of this year – so the station might be moved by then. The temporary site is flanked by the sites of development plans – 4745 40th SW to the south, 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW across 40th to the east/northeast – where construction might be under way by then.

Back to the new Station 32 itself (read project details here) – images of the design by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson were displayed around the bays of the station during the open house:

That’s the side facing 38th SW, same side that currently looks like this:

Looking southeastward toward the SW Alaska side:

And southwestward:

The rebuilt Station 32 will be headquarters to the area’s Battalion Chief (B7), currently based at Fire Station 29 in Admiral, which also had a design open house Saturday. FS 29 has a $3.5 million project on the way, mostly seismic upgrades (details here). When that begins in about a year, its temporary home will be the one where Station 36 is now – at Harbor SW/SW Florida. A similar upgrade is also on the way for Highland Park’s Station 11, but it will not have to leave its 16th/Holden site during the $2.7 million project, which Kunselman says is currently out to bid.

ADDED: Here’s the PDF with a clearer look at the renderings shown above.

4 Replies to "Fire Station 32 rebuild: Temporary home chosen on 40th SW"

  • miws March 2, 2014 (11:03 pm)

    When I read….

    ….where Station 36 is now – at Harbor SW/SW Florida.


    ….I did a big ol’ “HUH?!?”


    I had totally forgotten that 36 had been temporarily relocated, and its home by the Bridge was undergoing renovation!



  • Jordan March 3, 2014 (6:40 am)

    The design is beautiful, will fit well into that neighborhood. I really like the one they built on 35th. It is great when a building is just nice to look at and of course the new buildings are far more functional for the crews than the ones they are replacing.

  • JoAnne March 4, 2014 (9:06 am)

    It’s ugly.

  • Mick March 4, 2014 (6:04 pm)

    I much prefer the existing look of the place.

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