Northwest NEWS

July 15, 2002


Open houses to discuss future of community center

WOODINVILLE - Woodinville Parks and Recreation Commission invites community members to attend two special open houses to discuss the future of the Woodinville Community Center. The first open house will be held Thursday July 18; the second is set for Aug. 22. Both events will run from 7-9 p.m. at the Woodinville City Hall Council Chambers, 17301 133rd Ave. NE in Woodinville.
   The City adopted a Civic Center Master Plan in 2001 which lays out a 20-year vision for the development of the 13-acre site which includes the ball fields, C.O. Sorenson School, the Old Woodinville School and the new City Hall building in downtown Woodinville. The plan was conceived and reviewed in a number of public meetings, focus groups and stakeholder sessions throughout fall of 2000 and spring of 2001.
   To follow through on the Civic Center Master Plan vision, the Commission has been working with A.R.C. Architects to create a strategic implementation plan for the next ten years. This more detailed plan will provide the "nuts and bolts" of how the City will progress, including how gym, pool, multi-purpose space, fitness, classrooms, senior, teen, and special populations are provided for or phased in over time. Some of the alternatives involve use of existing buildings, while others propose new construction. All of the alternatives have implications for service, facilities, capital costs, and operations.
   For questions about participation, call Brenda Eriksen at (425) 489-2700, Ext. 2232.