Back to the Drawing Board for City Hall

Back in 2008 the City put together a citizen's task force to look at options for replacing some of the City's aging facilities such as City Hall and the Recreation Pavilion. The task force got input from the community through open houses and booths at City events. They also took tours of other civic facilities in the region.

Most of the focus was on the Civic Center and with the help of a consultant, some conceptual designs and costs were put together based on the City's needs and public input about what amenities were desired. 

Seven years and three failed ballot measures, some significant staff turnover at the City, and some previous needs that have been fulfilled have led the City Council to go back to the drawing board.

The City is currently looking for residents who would like to serve on a new Civic Facilities Task Force to take a fresh look at the future replacement of the Recreation Pavilion, a new City Hall and Police Station improvements.

See full press release below:

The Mountlake Terrace City Council is seeking interested citizens to serve on a Civic Facilities Task Force to address the city’s need to replace its aging facilities with a focus on a combined City Hall/Police Station and the Recreation Pavilion as well as financing options. 
The Recreation Pavilion opened in 1968 and is approaching 50 years old and the city has been leasing an Interim City Hall since 2009 after the former City Hall’s ceiling collapsed in 2008. That facility was deemed unsafe and demolished in 2010. The city currently owns vacant property at the Civic Center and would like to return city services to that location.
The City Council intends to interview and select a 7-member advisory body that would meet every other Wednesday evening at Interim City Hall. 
Individuals interested in serving in this capacity should submit an application by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9 to City of Mountlake Terrace, 6100 219th Street SW #200, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 or via email at
The City Council will discuss the qualifications of the candidates at its September 16 work/study session. Interviews will be conducted by a subcommittee of the Council during the following week. Formal appointment of the task force is tentatively scheduled on October 5. To receive an application, you may email, visit City Hall at the address above or call (425) 776-1161 and we will mail it or make it available for pick up.
For more information, please contact City Manager Arlene Fisher at or (425) 744-6205.
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