LAKE STEVENS – The City Council on Monday will consider an ordinance rezoning about 21/2 acres of property on Grade Road as a home for the new police station.
The council paid $225,000 for the site north of the fire station at Grade Road and 22nd Street NE and adjacent to a wetland.
Council members got a look Monday night at preliminary drawings for the modular building and surrounding property. The design review board also has considered the drawings and made some suggestions for changes to enhance the building’s appearance, Police Chief Randy Celori said.
The building would replace the small, remodeled house the department uses on the lakeshore. It has about 680 square feet for a staff of 15. The department has been in the building since 1990 and has since more than tripled its calls for service.
Cost estimates for the building and street enhancements range from $970,000 to $1.2 million. City officials and a consultant have been working with police to present the council with options for features such as a metal roof, stonework on the exterior and possibly columns on the front.
The final drawings are yet to be completed.
The new building will provide more room not only for officers and administrative staff but also a training room, a kitchen and a larger area for evidence storage.
Celori hopes the new building will be completed by October.