City of Seattle will transfer Fire Station 6 to community

Fire Station No. 6, 101 23rd Avenue South (Photo: Joe Mabel)

We at the City of Seattle understand the urgency behind making bold investments in the Black community and increasing community ownership of land in the Central District.

The City believes in the vision behind the William Grose Center for Cultural Innovation and we remain committed to making the transfer of Fire Station 6 to the community a reality. 

We have received Africatown’s list of community requests along with a longer list of asks from other black-led organizations. Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan has already met with the King County Equity Now coalition and, on behalf of Mayor Durkan, she will be working with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development to work on next steps with the community.