An Open House to introduce the design process for a new on the south end of Mercer Island will be held on Tuesday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the station, 8473 SE 68th St.
The architects hired for the project, Miller Hull, will have representatives on hand. City staff assigned to the project also will be there. A brief presentation will begin at 6 p.m., but the main purpose of the Open House is to give residents an opportunity to express their thoughts on the project.
Built in 1962, the "South Station" is home to a staff of three firefighters equipped with one fire engine, one midi fire truck and one aid car. The firefighters are on duty seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
The station is also outfitted with an emergency power generator to maintain services during power outages, which occasionally affect the Island.
The City Council authorized the hiring of Miller Hull at its April 2 meeting. The work now under way is “pre-design” only. It’s intended to provide the City Council with the information it needs to decide in June whether to move the project forward.
For more information, contact Glenn Boettcher, Assistant City Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-275-7802.
— Information compiled from a city of Mercer Island press release
(Ed. Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the Open House will be held in May.)