City News Home
The original item was published from 8/20/2019 4:38:33 PM to 9/4/2019 12:00:13 AM.

City News

News Releases

Posted on: August 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hazel Miller Foundation Funds Town Center Water Feature

City Hall Plaza

The Hazel Miller Foundation has generously awarded the City of Mountlake Terrace with a $300,000 grant for construction of a water feature at the future Town Center Park Plaza.

The Town Center Park Plaza is part of the Civic Campus Redevelopment Project that includes construction of a new City Hall and Police Station addition and establishes a downtown public gathering space. The purpose of the Park Plaza is to have a place for the public to enjoy civic events, performances, conversation, and relaxation.

The Civic Campus plan calls for plaza amenities including brightly colored chairs and tables to be flexible and inviting. The paved area will radiate in a pattern outwards from the center of the plaza and incorporate inlaid ground button lights. A terraced seating wall will provide additional seating. Street frontage improvements include street trees, lighting, planting beds, and a level entrance from sidewalk to the plaza. Public art will also be incorporated into the plaza along with the water feature.

The city has planned for a Town Center Park for over 13 years by saving park impact fees that will be used to develop the Park Plaza. Commercial and residential development within the city has helped contribute to this funding. Due to estimated costs of these amenities and the amount of funding saved, additional funding is needed to complete all design elements of the plaza. A proposed water feature and interactive swings/benches as well as overhead catenary lights were previously left out of the project due to a lack of funding.

Recreation and Parks Director Jeff Betz stated, “The water feature was the most requested element at the Park Plaza open houses. Thank you to the Hazel Miller Foundation for making our Civic Campus a more welcoming place to gather.”

Hazel Miller was an Edmonds resident who passed away in 2009 and a foundation was created in her name to benefit the people of Edmonds and South Snohomish County. The Foundation’s mission is to support programs and projects that serve the public’s benefit, especially in the areas of education and youth services, poverty alleviation and hunger, civic and community services and amenities, the environment, diversity, culture, and the arts.


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

Arts of the Terrace Opens Saturday

Posted on: September 20, 2023

Reconstruction Work to Start on 66th Ave W

Posted on: September 13, 2023

Passport Program Expands Hours

Posted on: June 21, 2023

Meet City Manager Candidate Finalists

Posted on: February 22, 2023

City Proposes 2023-24 Budget for Review

Posted on: October 24, 2022

Tour de Terrace Returns July 22-24

Posted on: July 12, 2022

Library Exhibit Features MLT Artist

Posted on: April 1, 2022

Sign Up Soon for MLT Summer Camps

Posted on: March 4, 2022

City Offices to Close for Holiday

Posted on: February 17, 2022

City Council Selects 2022 Leadership

Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Offices to Close for Holidays

Posted on: December 20, 2021

City Seeks Input on Use of Pandemic Aid

Posted on: December 15, 2021

New Tree to Adorn Town Center Plaza

Posted on: November 23, 2021

Clear Storm Drains During Wet Weather

Posted on: October 21, 2021
Female Burglary Suspect

Police Seek Suspect in Mosque Burglary

Posted on: October 20, 2021

Pavilion, Pool Reopen Saturdays

Posted on: October 1, 2021

Ballinger Waterfront Work Continues

Posted on: September 30, 2021
Art show

MLT Lodging Tax Grants Available

Posted on: September 27, 2021
Swim Lesson Group in pool

Vouchers Available for Swim Lessons

Posted on: January 31, 2022