BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – The city will once again move ahead with retrofitting the former Harrison Medical Center clinic off Madison Avenue into a home for its police department and municipal court.
Members of Bainbridge Island’s City Council voted 6-0 on Tuesday night in favor of proceeding with soliciting construction bids while directing that the city simultaneously have a racial equity review conducted in looking at the development of the facility.
City Manager Blair King said he envisioned moving ahead with the project while involving the city’s Race Equity Advisory Committee to review elements of the project and said the city would shoot for the goal of occupying the facility in the third quarter of 2023. City staff estimated the cost of the project at 8804 Madison Avenue would be $20.4 million.
The city has been working toward replacing its police station on Winslow Way and its municipal court in Rolling Bay for years. In 2020, the city bought the former clinic site off Madison Avenue for about $9 million as the future site of its police-municipal court facility, and city staff had been moving ahead with plans for the building. The city was on the verge of advertising the project for constr
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