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On the Market: Former Sector 4 Police Substation
Want to own a police station? This could be your chance. The City of Tacoma is once again looking for offers for the purchase of Tacoma's former Sector Four Police Substation.
The 6,500 square-foot station, located at 3524 McKinley Avenue, has been appraised at $335,000, with a new minimum bid amount of $280,000. Originally listed back in April, the deadline has been extended to October 1.
Built in 1941 with more recent renovations, the building is woodframe with concrete stucco exterior. Interior finishes include painted wood and drywall walls, and suspended acoustic tile ceilings with primarily fluorescent light fixtures. The building is equipped with restrooms, conference rooms, private offices and open office areas, as well as onsite parking, The original listing noted some deferred maintenance, including roof replacement, interior re-carpeting and painting, and replacement of rooftop HVAC units.
The City will only consider offers that meet or exceed the current minimum bid. Offers which meet or exceed this amount will be reviewed by a selection committee that includes City staff and members of the Eastside Neighborhood Advisory Council. The selection process will take into account the purchase price offered as well as the proposed future uses of the property.
An offer will be selected based on its alignment and compatibility with the neighborhood and the City’s goals. Located on the McKinley Hill Business District promenade, the City’s preference is to have this property activated for pedestrian-orientated commercial uses.
What could you do with an old police station?
Visit the City website for details, and to make an offer.
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