Northwest NEWS

March 12, 2001

Local News

City Council set to adopt a Civic Center Master Plan

WOODINVILLE - The Woodinville City Council will consider adoption of a Civic Center Master Plan at their meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19, at the new City Hall, 17301 133rd Avenue NE.
   If adopted, the plan will chart for the 10-acre downtown civic campus that will include ball fields, a community recreation center, restoration of the old Woodinville School House, additional parking for Wilmot Gateway Park, landscaping and open plazas, and a possible future pool and theatre.
   Developed by Carlson Architects, the plan is the result of focus groups, a statistical survey of recreation needs, polling of the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce and Rotary clubs, and a community outreach campaign.
   "We took the plan on the road so the community can learn about the concept developed by Carlson and to give them an opportunity to comment on it," says Woodinville Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Liz Aspen. The plan has been on display throughout the community at schools, grocery stores, retirement homes, and teen events, in addition to public meetings. According to Aspen, the plan has been received very favorably. "This plan has something of interest for everyone, whether they are interested in active recreation, community meeting space, or Woodinville's history."
   The City Web site,, features a copy of the plan. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Woodinville Parks and Recreation Director Lane Youngblood at (425) 489-2700.