Followup: Fire Station 29 now set up in interim North Admiral site

As of today, interim Fire Station 29 is officially up and running in those temporary structures on the city-owned right-of-way triangle at Ferry/44th/Hill, across from Admiral Congregational Church and down the street from permanent Station 29.

As first reported here in January, this wasn’t in the original plan for where Station 29 would go while its permanent quarters get earthquake-safety upgrades and a bit of other remodeling; for many months, the city had said it would instead be located at the Harbor Avenue site that had been used for interim Station 36, and the neighbors of this site weren’t notified until eight weeks ago, days before site prep began. They voiced safety concerns but ultimately the plan proceeded, and Engine 29 is now operating out of the temporary station; SFD spokesperson Kyle Moore confirmed to WSB that today was moving day. Also: Battalion 7, which had been based at 29, is now at interim Station 32 on 40th SW in The Junction, home to Engine 32 and Ladder 11 while permanent station 32 is rebuilt, and Medic 32, as noted here last month, has moved temporarily to Station 37. Bottom line – for the next year-plus, you’ll see emergency vehicles emerging from places you’re not necessarily used to seeing them.

P.S. The future of the North Admiral site, post-interim Station 29, is on the agenda for next Tuesday’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral (42nd/Lander).

6 Replies to "Followup: Fire Station 29 now set up in interim North Admiral site"

  • NW March 4, 2015 (6:29 pm)

    It took a few calls but I was able to get permission from a city official to remove the 5 to 6 mature sword ferns from Station 32 because I found out thru inquiring that all the plants and trees that border the sidewalk along SW alaska street are to be removed. I still have the paperwork with the permission stated if anyone cares to go down and remove the trees.

  • Neighbor March 4, 2015 (6:47 pm)

    Looks good, seems safe, welcome to the new temporary location in the neighborhood. Time to move on from the whole “city had said it would instead be located at the Harbor Avenue site”. I for one am happy the city decided to keep response times down, regardless of when they finally came to that decision. Seems like WSB could stop reporting on how much notification neighbors received and focus more on what they will get out of having the station nearby…

  • Robert March 4, 2015 (7:23 pm)

    Have they started construction/remodeling of stations 29 and 32 yet?

  • NW March 4, 2015 (7:52 pm)

    As of yesterday 3/3 when I was there removing the swordferns no construction seems to have been done on station 32.

  • ltfd March 4, 2015 (10:25 pm)

    Here’s a summary of the Fire Levy projects- budgets, construction timelines, etc.

    • WSB March 4, 2015 (10:29 pm)

      Thank you. Some of those have shifted – we’ve checked the reports every few months – in the big picture, in West Seattle, Fire Station 37 in Sunrise Heights was rebuilt at a new site, Fire Station 36 in North Delridge is back at its permanent site after renovations, Fire Station 11 in Highland Park has some work under way but did not have to move out for it to be done, and now it’s time for the work at FS 29 in Admiral and the demo/rebuild of FS 32. And of course other projects have been under way around the city … TR

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