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Bainbridge council considers declaring Suzuki property as surplus

It has long been debated whether the Suzuki property — a city-owned parcel at the intersection of New Brooklyn Road and Sportsman Club Road — should officially be labeled as surplus land.

In fact, in lieu of a city council decision, the idea has sat on the shelf and collected dust for the past six years.

The Bainbridge Island City Council, however, will revisit the discussion this week with the hopes of finally bringing the topic to a close this year.

The Suzuki property is a 14-acre parcel located on the northwest corner of New Brooklyn Road and Sportsman Club Road.

Over the years, the city council has considered handing the land over as surplus property to the Housing Resources Board to be used for affordable housing.

The council has also considered the property as the potential home for a combined police station and court facility.

This week's discussion is timely as the city is currently evaluating potential sites for a new police station and possibly a new courthouse.

In Monday's discussion, the council will advise city staff whether or not it should draft a surplus resolution.

The city council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 in city hall.

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