.

LAPD Releases Photos of New Northeast Station

The project will be paid for through the use of $28.45 million in Proposition Q General Obligation Bond funds, which were approved by city voters in 2002, and $500,000 in 2011-12 Police Forfeited Assets monies.

Construction of the of the new Northeast LAPD station won't begin until the summer of 2012, but the public got a sneak peek at what the facility will look like through the department's Facebook page on Monday afternoon.

The Los Angeles City Council in July unanimously approved a $29.45 million plan to replace the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division station on 3353 San Fernando Road.

The new station will be located at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Treadwell Street in Glassell Park.

The project will be paid for through the use of $28.45 million in Proposition Q General Obligation Bond funds, which were approved by city voters in 2002, and $500,000 in 2011-12 Police Forfeited Assets monies.

LAPD has occupied the 41,000 square foot site since 1983. The building was formerly used a film processing facility.

The new station will not include a new vehicle maintenance and parking structure, as that would push the total cost of the project to nearly $50 million.

Michael Larsen February 28, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Like!
ezio giraldo February 28, 2012 at 12:55 AM
I thought the city was broke? I bet some corporation or individual cashed out
Paul Jacques February 28, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Looks very "Judge Dread."
Rob Schraff February 28, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Will there be drone landing pads on the roof, so Northeast LA can be under 24/7 police surveillance? Yeah, that's what that neighborhood needs, a giant police fortress built to fight the last gang wars. Can you imagine the giant cow the Eagle Rock as Mayberry gentrifying crowd would have if they actually tried to put this up on Eagle Rock Blvd or Colorado?
Mel February 28, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Yes your right ezio, the city is broke today but not in 2002 when proposition Q was passed. The funds are from that "voter" approved measure. The current station is nearly thirty years old and I've heard that parts of the station are even toxic because of what the facility used to be. I think it's time for a new station that will reflect this century.
jayres February 28, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Rob, you've always been on a crusade against gentrification, the NIMBY crowd, anyone who is active in trying to make Eagle Rock a better place, one Michael Larsen in particular, the Friends of the Southwest Museum, and anyone who doesn't embrace full legalization of Marijuana, but I never thought you were a conspiracy theorist, drones, police state, prisonplanet.com type of guy.
Rob Schraff February 28, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Let's see, I not a huge fan of big box retail or fast-food, or at least I wouldn't say they make a community better. I'm pretty sure widespread foreclosure fraud, a la Chase doesn't make a community better. The "Friends" have been a total disaster, as others have also commented and the record thoroughly supports, and as a result the community is much worse off, certainly not better. (And how did their "Occupy the Autry," protest come off last Sunday, I wonder?) Medical Marijuana patients not only live in Eagle Rock and have state law and courts behind them, but the complaints have come from a very few, documented by one flimsy letter written by the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, with no real evidence, from the police or others, provided. So, other than attack at risk students and the LAUSD, trying to push homeless people who have lived here their whole lives somewhere, anywhere else, call in the Feds on local medical marijuana patients, prevent the building of pocket parks, and support spending on grandiose police stations in some other neighborhood instead of schools or other important priorities, what has Michael Larsen done to make Eagle Rock "a better place"? As for civil liberties and the corporate police state, google "police drones." Scarier than you evidently imagine.
mark February 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM
It seems out of character with the area that it is located. It also seems a little overboard actually. I mean everybody is broke. Aren't they? Even bond money... I mean somebody is going to have to pay that back someday. Aren't they? Maybe something a little less flashy and more in character with that stretch of road, would be in better taste.
mark February 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM
It seems out of character with the area that it is located. It also seems a little overboard actually. I mean everybody is broke. Aren't they? Even bond money... I mean somebody is going to have to pay that back someday. Aren't they? Maybe something a little less flashy and more in character with that stretch of road, would be in better taste.
Concerned February 29, 2012 at 07:19 PM
this money could not have been used elsewhere ?
David Fonseca (Editor) February 29, 2012 at 08:34 PM
As I understand it, this was bond money that approved by voters to be used specifically for these kinds of projects.
Hooper Humperdink March 01, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Looks like Optimus Prime took a dump. Good luck keeping up with the loan payments on this place ... on the other hand, our elite have been funneling billions into law enforcement. Perhaps we all will one day get a personal tour, in handcuffs, of this "facility" on our way to central booking.
Concerned March 02, 2012 at 10:29 PM
instead of putting money on an office building ..they should have invested that money to having more police officers out there patrolling the streets. With the way the economy is right now the last thing the city needs is another high tech looking building...and yet we continue to have a growing rise of auto thefts, burglaries, and crime happening on our streets.
Concerned March 02, 2012 at 10:29 PM
instead of putting money on an office building ..they should have invested that money to having more police officers out there patrolling the streets. With the way the economy is right now the last thing the city needs is another high tech looking building...and yet we continue to have a growing rise of auto thefts, burglaries, and crime happening on our streets.
STARCHY March 05, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Hey "concerned" - have YOU ever visited the existing District #14 station? I suspect not. Its a DUMP. Ancient computers and phone systems, worn out finishes, broken down mechanical systems... its awful. This is a GOOD thing. The Police need our support if they are going to make a dent in the gangbangers. This is an example of what we SHOULD be spending capital tax dollars on - its an ESSENTIAL city service for crisakes...
Concerned March 05, 2012 at 06:48 PM
No i haven't visited the police station and I intend not to..As a citizen of this community i am more concerned about the safety on our streets . Even if we needed updated computers and phone systems we didn't need to spend all those millions of dollars (that our city doesn't have )on building a new modern building. Where ever the funds are originated from -the city should have put that money into our school systems or for more police officers on our streets. A lot has changed since 2002 when this vote was first approved by the voters as well.
Susan R March 10, 2012 at 08:09 PM
The city wastes a lot of money on lots of stuff. But this project is not one of them. The Northeast Station deparately needs a new station. Anyone who has visited the station can see that once they walk one foot in the door. I am totally against waste but this station is operating in 1950's mode. It is not an option for them to come into this century. This is one project that is desparately needed.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something