Pullman City Council To Begin Discussing Proposals For New Police And Fire Station

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.