The second Town Hall meeting about the proposed Civic Center will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at City Hall.
The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers (map below).
As part of the Aug. 2, 2022 primary election, Normandy Park residents will be asked to approve or reject a ballot measure that would allow the city to issue a bond to help fund a new Civic Center.
The center would be approximately 23,000 square feet, and would include sport, fitness, recreation, and performance spaces, meeting and event rooms, an early childhood education program, City Hall and Police Department, and environmentally friendly outdoor and green spaces for use by the city and its residents.
“We understand that this is an important decision, so the city will be hosting an informative Town Hall meeting to learn more about this subject,” the city said.
- This Town Hall meeting will start with presentations.
- Architect Mike Jobes, of Miller Hull, will attend to review the proposed project design.
- Officials also plan to review the project costs and the impact of the bond if approved.
- A question and answer will happen after the presentations to respond to any questions on your mind.
To help them have the best information possible, residents are encouraged to submit their questions before the meeting. To submit questions, email [email protected].
“Of course, we will take questions from the floor as well.”
The upcoming $15 million Bond Proposition 1 is to fund a little more than half of the proposed Civic Center at City Hall Park. No guaranteed funds exist for the remainder of the proposal. I encourage a NO vote because it is in the wrong place at the wrong time. For years the City has encouraged development in its business corridor now the current council propose law the largest ever project not where offices should be, but rather on top of one of only three ball fields the city owns. The proposal ignores the reality of the advantages of telecommuting which the city staff embraced during COVID. Furthermore, current inflation rates and an unpredictable bond market could result in skyrocketing costs. Years ago the city developed of the current park and hired an award-winning firm to create this gem in the middle of the city. We should not allow more parking and a larger office footprint there. I believe we can do better, be realistic about the changing face of the modern home and work offices, and IF the voters want a more modern City Hall and Police Dept it should be cited not in our park but near 1st Avenue where our police are closer to Marvista Elementary. There’s no need to rush this costly project. Vote No, save our green space and plan smarter, wiser and with a forward-thinking vision of how technology is reducing the need for expensive office space.