Northeast police station awaits a major makeover*

Top image from LAPD; bottom image from Google Maps

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.


  1. Somehow they managed to design a building uglier than the original… looks like an hvac duct.

  2. when is the construction going to start?

  3. Not to mention the question of where will they go while the building is being constructed! Former Rampart offices?

  4. I hope they keep that POLICE sign! It’s the best font.

  5. I hate to be the party crasher, but please don’t tell me that the rendering of the new Northeast Station above is supposed to match up with the photo of the existing station below.

    Because the rendering depicts a structure with a portion of frontage on San Fernando Blvd. having absolutely no setback. That would prevent pedestrians from proceeding along the east side of San Fernando Blvd. and necessitate a signaled crosswalk both North and South of the new station.

    The lack of setback would also make any future widening of San Fernando Blvd much more costly or simply impossible.

  6. foghorn leg horn.. shut up. stupid

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