Civic Campus Project
Project Overview: 23204 58th Avenue West
The Civic Campus includes City Hall, Fire Station, Library and Police Station. It is connected to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center via Veterans Memorial Park. The Civic Campus Redevelopment Project consists of a new City Hall (18,600 square feet). This area includes City Council Chambers, public lobby, city offices and associated parking. A Police Station addition of 3,100 square feet is also part of the project.
Following an extensive search, four local artists were selected to present their designs to the community. Their proposals identify the future Town Center Park Plaza as the general area for locating public art.
On April 25, 2019 the four artists, all from the Pacific Northwest, presented renderings and proposals for their designs for public art in the Civic Campus redevelopment project. The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission and selection panel viewed the renderings and listened to the artist's presentation in the Mountlake Terrace Library.
The project is funded by a 30-year capital bond passed by voters in November of 2017. Estimated cost of the project (design and construction) including the costs of issuing and selling the bonds authorized by ordinance, is $12,500,000. A nine-member City Hall Advisory Committee that worked with the community to plan the project components and preliminary layout prior to the election recommended the project parameters.
In order to keep the project estimate down, the City Hall Advisory Committee recommended using alternate funding for the renovations/remodel of the existing Police Station and a planned public gathering space. These project components are outside the scope of the $12,500,000 amount.
In 2018, the City Council authorized the use of park impact fees for the Public Park Plaza located near the corner of 232nd Street and 58th Avenue. The Plaza will serve as a gathering place for civic events and visitors to enjoy our new downtown. It will also include public art paid for with 1% for the arts funding, designated by city code.
The design phase began in 2018 and continues into summer of 2019. The project will be put out to bid in late summer of 2019 with construction starting in the fall. The Civic Campus is anticipated to be completed in late 2020.
Recap of 2018 Community Open Houses for Design
Community Open House 1 - April 5, 2018
This design concept shows the southeast corner of City Hall (Council Chambers) with the main lobby entrance to the left. Final decisions on materials are pending based upon bid alternatives and costs.