Makah Indian Tribe –
Renovation and Expansion of Neah Bay Public Safety Building

Grant Amount: $1,000,000.00

Location: The Makah Indian Tribe (MIT) are a Native American people from the northwestern corner of Washington State.  The Makah people live in and around the small fishing village of Neah Bay, which is located on the 47 square mile Makah reservation. The reservation is located on the most northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Clallam County and is bounded by the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west.  The project is located in Neah Bay at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Kal-Chole Street.

Scope: The project consists of renovating and expanding the existing Neah Bay Public Safety Building by installing a 16-bed modular detention unit adjacent to the building; reconfiguring the building’s existing detention cells into offices and support spaces; and installing a security monitoring system.

Status: The project is currently in the pre-design phase. The project received National Environment Policy Act (NEPA) clearance in March 2013 and MIT subsequently awarded an architectural and engineering (A/E) services contract to KMB Architects (KMB) of Olympia, Washington.  KMB is in the process of preparing a needs and building condition assessment to finalize the scope of the project so design development can commence. The assessment is scheduled to be completed by June 2013 and design activities will take approximately 3 months to complete.  The construction phase of the project is estimated at 12 months and it the project is scheduled for substantial completion by September 2014.