Former Fire Station 37 will be sold by next week
Former Fire Station 37 at 7300 35th s.w., left behind when the City built a more modern structure two blocks to the south 2 years ago will be sold by next week according to the real estate firm handling the listing.
Colliers Interntational that has been carrying the listing has taken the first round of offers and expect to get the final round next week and close the deal. "We'll pick the cream of the crop. We've gone back to those buyers for a second round of offers that are due next Wednesday and then we'll pick the buyer," said agent Arvin Vander Veen one of three brokers handling the listing. The other listing brokers are Greg Inglin and Steve Swanicke.
"We took the signs down because we're tired of getting phone calls on it," Vander Veen said laughing.
The station, an historic landmark built in 1925, is 5360 square feet and sits on a 9,464 square foot lot. There are six parking stalls at the rear of the building.
The listing price was $250,000 but Vander Even conceded that there was a bidding war of sorts for the property.
Since it has landmark status, "changes can be made to the inside," said Katherine Schubert Knapp, Communications & Media Relations for the City of Seattle, " but the have to keep the outside as it is."
It's zoned residential so no commercial entity is bidding on it but, "some of the bidders have every intention of remodeling it and living there," Vander Veen said.
A report on the Evaluation of Reuse and Disposal Option for PMA 134, former Fire Station 37 offers this:
"Station 37 is a rough‐finish painted stucco structure built in the Mission Revival style and designed by City architect Daniel R. Huntington. The station was nominated in October 2004 as one of eight local landmark fire stations built in Seattle during the 1920s and 1930s. In August 2007, Station 37 was designated as a Historic Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Board and approved by the Seattle City Council, Ordinance 122466. This designation protects the building’s architectural integrity and character, and preserves many of its unique external characteristics."
You can read that report at the link above.