The LAPD Northeast Division has released renderings of its new, 41,000-square-foot station (top image) that will be constructed on the site of its existing San Fernando Road home (bottom photo) in Glassell Park. The new $30 million police station, which was approved last year, will provide more room and other features than the existing building, a former photo processing center filled with cramped offices, narrow corridors and, according to employee complaints of a few years ago, “unpleasant odors.” The new station’s design and layout is based on the the new Olympic Division station on Vermont Avenue. The officers at the crowded Northeast Division station, which serves an area stretching from Echo Park and Silver Lake to Eagle Rock and Highland Park, have watched as their peers in the adjacent Rampart and Hollenbeck divisions have moved into spacious and modern quarters. Click here to view more renderings on the Northeast LAPD Facebook page.
Update: During construction, which will begin later this year, the Northeast Division staff will remain in the existing building while the new structure is built on the western edge of the property, said Thom Brennan, Commanding Officer of Facilities Management. The new station is scheduled to be completed by 2015.