The City Council unanimously approved a lease on a new location for the Raleigh Police Department Northeast District Station on Tuesday.
The new station will be located on Green’s Dairy Road at the edge of the Louisburg Road Corridor, an area with higher crime rates over the past few years than the Litchford Village area where the Northeast District station is now located.
The Green’s Dairy Road station will actually be located in the Northeast District, whereas the current station is not.
The new lease will give the station 23,840 square feet, more than twice the amount of space than the Litchford Village location. The district currently serves about 100,000 citizens and is projected to grow by 33% by 2030, according to an agenda item written by Sarah Beth Gentry, a City of Raleigh real estate specialist.
The City will enter into a seven-year lease at the beginning of December. According to the report, the total per square foot obligation will be $13.45 per square foot.
The City will continue to lease roughly 3,000 square feet of space at the current location for the Inspections Satellite Office.