The City of Normandy Park continues to pursue the potential for a new City Hall & Police Station in an existing building at Normandy Park Towne Center on First Avenue, and they’re moving the bond vote to April, 2024.
A vital part of this project will be the voter-approved bond needed to support the project, which would convert the old grocery store space at Towne Center into a City Hall/Police Station.
The City wants to issue a general obligation $7.5 million bond to voters to fund most of this project.
“If the voters approve, a special levy will be issued on all properties in Normandy Park to pay the principal and interest for the debt,” the city said. “And remember, this type of debt can only be issued if the voters approve it. So, the City plans to present a ballot issue so you can vote yes or no in early 2024. We had discussed presenting this item as part of the Special Election scheduled for February 2024, but the City Council wants to give residents more time to learn about the ballot measure and provide some additional time to help finalize some of the project plans.”
The City Council decided at its last meeting that the ballot measure asking residents to support this bond measure will be presented at the April, 2024 Special Election.
If the Towne Center building is purchased, the City said it will immediately renovate 16,000 square feet to serve as a City Hall, Police Station, Town Hall, and community gathering place. The remaining 12,000 square feet are currently leased, and the City will honor that agreement.
Here is the proposed site plan (click on the image to zoom in):