PHOTOS: Demolition Equipment Arrives At New Fire Station Site
Demolition equipment arrived Thursday morning (Sept. 23rd) at the new Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station site, which is the old Bonney-Watson Funeral Home and Chapel at 900 SW 146th Street in Burien.
As we’ve previously reported, the Bonney-Watson chapel and mortuary and the surrounding land, located at this site for decades, were purchased by the fire district last December.
Fire Chief Mike Marrs told The B-Town Blog on Sept. 14 that a 90-day contract for the work was signed with Bulldog Demolition earlier this month.
Utility shut-off work is already underway and will be completed by the contractor before the buildings start coming down, Marrs said. He expects building demolition to begin by Oct. 1.
The fire district will probably advertise for construction bids for the new station sometime this fall, perhaps by late November.
In November 2008, voters in Fire District No. 2 approved a $25 million bond issue for construction of new headquarters fire station in downtown Burien and replacement of the existing station in Normandy Park.
The bond issue included the costs of property acquisition and equipping the new stations.
Burien has long needed a new fire station to replace the outdated existing facility at the corner of SW 151st St. and 8th Ave. S.
Scott Schaefer dropped by Thursday morning and took these pics: