Northwest NEWS

May 31, 1999

Front Page

Public input sought for new City Hall design

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   WOODINVILLE--The City of Woodinville invites the public to attend an Open House planning session for the new City Hall on Wednesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers, located directly behind City Hall.

   "We want to show everyone where we are in the planning stage and get the public's input on how the building might best serve their needs," said Bob Hathaway, project manager for the new City Hall, representing The RISE Group.

   "We have interviewed all City staff members, including department heads, to get input on their space and functionality needs and how their departments interact," Hathaway said. "At the meeting, we will review our findings thus far. Then we will ask community members to discuss options on issues such as how they want the building designed and positioned to best fulfill customer needs. We want this to be a user-friendly building. We also need citizens and business owners to tell us how they think the building will best fit into the master plan of downtown Woodinville."

   Hathaway said the public can give valuable input on how to easily access their most frequently used areas of City Hall, such as planning, public works, and police departments. The planning team also needs input on parking lot designs.

   The new City Hall will be located at the corner of NE 173rd St. and 133rd Ave. NE, between Brittany Park Retirement Center and the Sorenson School buildings.