PHOTOS: Demolition Equipment Arrives At New Fire Station Site

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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Burien has long needed a new fire station to replace the outdated existing facility at the corner of SW 151st St. and 8th Ave.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:

A worker surveys the flatbed of his truck after unloading a front loader.

Demolition equipment sits at the ready to take down the old Bonney-Watson Funeral Home and Chapel.

The front right side of the funeral home already shows evidence of demolition.

Broken-off bricks lie around the front porch of the old funeral home.

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One Response to “PHOTOS: Demolition Equipment Arrives At New Fire Station Site”
  1. Chris says:

    For clarification, this fire station will be the new Station 28. Station 29–located off of So. Normandy Road and Occidental Ave So.–is also scheduled to be rebuilt. The design of the new Station 28 is largely done, and design work on Station 29 will be starting shortly.

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