The City of Pullman is beginning to explore proposals for a new fire station and police station. Pullman City Council will hold a public hearing on the city’s long-term Capital Improvement Plan during its meeting Tuesday night. The plan contains proposals for major facility projects for both the police and fire departments.
Some money already exists for a new fire station. Pullman voters in 2018 approved a 10.5 million-dollar bond for the new city hall. Revenue from that property tax increase includes a half a million dollars to buy land for a third fire station. The proposed project is included in the draft long-term Capital Improvement Plan being considered by city council. The item notes that a third fire station is estimated to cost about 8 million dollars. Land for the proposed third fire station in the City of Pullman hasn’t been purchased yet.
Another item in the draft long-term CIP references the need for a new Pullman Police station. Documents to Pullman City Council shows that the current police station is over 30 years old and needs over a million dollars in repairs. The item references hiring Design West Architects to begin preliminary work on a proposed new police station. The Pullman firm would examine several options including renovating the current police station at the old city hall downtown and constructing a new facility. Documents to Pullman City Council shows that the needs assessment would be conducted next year with construction in 2023. The documents also reference the need for a voter approved bond to pay for a new police station. The project is estimated to cost about 9 million dollars.
Pullman City Council Members will accept public comment on the Capital Improvement Plan during their meeting Tuesday night at 7:00 in the new city hall.