Civic Center headed to the ballot?
Taxpayers are likely to decide whether to approve the Chapel Hill City Hall and Library project
Six weeks ago, a city-hired consultant presented the Lake Stevens City Council with the stakeholders’ “preferred option” design plan for a combined City Hall and Library complex at Chapel Hill.
A hybrid of three earlier proposals, the preferred option provides a two-story City Hall building, a small cafe and a one story library. The Library and City Hall are connected by public meeting rooms joined in the center by a breezeway with public seating. In total, the project — underwritten together by the City and the Sno-Isle Library District — is estimated to cost in the neighborhood of $23.7 million dollars, but the funding source has yet to be decided.
Both the City and Sno-Isle have stated that no concrete decision has been made as to when an if the project shall move forward. However, according to Council documents, both entities expect that a public vote will be required to “support the majority of the capital expenses associated with the project.”
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