Fire Station Replacements Project

Architectural Drawing of Fire Station 42

Image: Courtesy of Miller Hull Partnership

On February 2, Bothell City Council agreed to move forward with the final design and construction of Fire Stations 42 (Downtown Headquarters) and 45 (Canyon Park). Construction is expected to begin in July 2021, with firefighters moving into their new stations by 2022. 

Fire Stations Replacement Project

The City is starting a multi-year project to demolish and build two replacement Fire Stations on the existing sites, Downtown Fire Station #42, which is 38 years old, and Canyon Park Fire Station #45, which is 33 years old. 


The project is almost entirely funded by the Safe and Secure Bond worth $35.5 million. On Feb. 2, 2021, City Council approved an amended Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and total project cost to $38 million. The additional $2.5 million of the total project cost will be funded by fire impact fees. See Agenda Bill 21-007 for additional details. 

Key Features 

  • Improves decontamination area for personnel and equipment to provide for better firefighter health and safety.
  • Allows for industry-standard separate sleeping quarters for male and female firefighters.
  • Room for growth for more personnel, on-site training, and parking.
  • Houses new Police satellite office at the Canyon Park fire station for police officers to be more available to serve North Bothell residents. 
  • Proper care and storage for vehicles and equipment while meeting requirements for earthquake codes, sprinklers, and alarms.