Why did the City choose Harrison as the site?

The City Council and staff considered many different locations on Bainbridge Island for a new police station and court facility over the past 20 or more years.  As recently as 2017, there were six potential sites identified and studied. 

In 2018, the City considered various sites and proceeded to consider the Harrison Building with its design team.  The team identified ways to make all the needed aspects for the Police and Court functions fit into the existing building. Purchase of the building was supported by the municipal court judge and the police chief. The cost estimates indicated that the Harrison site could be completed at a lower cost than earlier expected. 

More details are available at bainbridgewa.gov/1178.   

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1. Why is the City seeking to build a new police and municipal court building?
2. Why did the City choose Harrison as the site?
3. How did the City arrive at the $8.975 million purchase price?
4. Did the purchase of the Harrison building include medical equipment?
5. How did the City pay for the building?
6. What is the current estimated cost of the Police/Court Facility?
7. Did the City overpay for the building?
8. Why is the Council now discussing the costs?
9. What’s the status of the project?
10. What happens if the Council decides to put this project on hold?