Lakewood Police Department showed off the latest drawings for the planned new police station on Friday, Feb. 16 during an open house at the current main police station on 112th St.
The new facility’s site is located on a site between the Lakewood YMCA and the CPSD bus facility. The building (with a current price ranging from $12.17-$12.58 million) will house the entire department and include an indoor firing range. The building will have just over 41,000 square feet on a ground floor and basement level. Of that, the first floor (25,000 square feet) will contain most of the office space. The remaining square footage is in the basement and the major components are a garage, range, kennel and evidence storage room of adequate size to meet long-term storage needs. The current (rented) temporary storage room is about half the proposed size and nearly full after only two years use. There is no square footage allotted for a kennel, garage and firing range in the current facility.
Assuming all goes as currently planned, the building would be built and in operation in late 2008.
The building is being designed by Architects Rasmussentriebelhorn of Tacoma. The department currently is operating out of four facilities: the main station on 112th Street, the Lakewood Industrial Park, an office on Lakeview Drive and in the Lakewood City Hall. The combined 30,140 square feet of space is leased in 2007 for $241,436 (not including any amount for the city hall space).
Story by Dave Sclair