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Weekly Report – June 4, 2022
City Manager Amy Arrington

City Manager Amy Arrington

June 4, 2022

Demolition of the Former Recreation Center will start next Week

The demolition of the former recreation center is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 6th. This building has served the community well for over 65 years and has reached the end of its life span. Here is a historical timeline for the buildings at City Hall Park:

  • 1950’s – The Highline School District constructed the current facilities in the 1950’s.
  • 1987 – The city reportedly purchased the property for $1 after the Highline School District determined it no longer needed the facility.
  • 2014 – City Council formed the Facilities Planning Task Force.
  • 2015 – The final report of the Facilities Planning Task Force was presented to the council in November.
  • 2019 – The city contracted with a consultant to evaluate the safety and feasibility of repairing the Recreation Center. After learning that the critical and necessary repairs indicated in the report would increase the building’s structural integrity to only approximately 60% of current codes, the City Council determined building replacement was the best option for the city.
  • 2020 – The city closed the recreation center due to Covid and the structural deficiencies found in the Recreation Center.
  • 2021 – The City Council approved a conceptual site plan for a new Civic Center at City Hall Park.
  • 2022 – Contract for the demolition of the former approved.

While it will be noisy, the contractor does not anticipate any disruption to City Hall Park during the demolition work. If you want to learn more about the plans for a new recreation center, join us at the Town Hall meeting on Monday. More details about this event are listed below.

Town Hall Meeting – Monday, June 6th

Join us on Monday, June 6th at 7:00 pm at The Cove Normandy Park Community Club for a Town Hall meeting where you can learn more about the proposed Civic Center project. On August 2nd, 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 this project. Questions that you can get answered – What facilities will be included in the project? How much will it cost? How will it be funded? How will it impact my taxes? What type of activities are you planning for the new building? And other questions that are on your mind.

City staff will also be available to answer any other city-related questions. We hope to see you on Monday, June 6th at 7:00 pm at The Cove.

2020 Census Data

Happy American Housing Month and National Homeownership Month! According to the Census, the homeownership rate in Normandy Park is 73.1%. That is nearly 10% higher than the state ownership rate. Click this link to read about new single-family homes completed and sold in the U.S. in 2021 and explore a fun, interactive graphic created by the Census and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Let us know what you see in the data.

Special Training Event – Safety Tips for Dog Owners

On June 30th, join the Normandy Park Police Department Paws on Patrol for this fun and informative event. You can learn more about the Normandy Park Municipal Codes, how to be a more responsible and polite dog owner, strengthen your dog’s manners, and learn safety tips if approached by an off-leash dog. If interested, mark your calendar for June 30th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and come to the Marvista Park Pavilion.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at aarrington@normandyparkwa.gov. Have a great week! WA 98166

“Join us on Monday, June 6th at 7:00 pm at The Cove Normandy Park Community Club for a Town Hall meeting”

Amy Arrington, City Manager

City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)

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