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City Council places Shoreline Proposition 1 on November ballot

Bond measure to construct new aquatics, recreation, and community center and make park improvements

Post Date:07/30/2019 8:51 am

On July 29, City Council approved placing Shoreline Proposition 1 on the November 5 general election ballot. Approval of Proposition 1 will allow the City to construct a new aquatics, recreation, and community center. It will also allow the City to make improvements to four community parks. The City would issue up to $103,600,000 in general obligation bonds to be paid back through an increase in property taxes.

The new Shoreline Aquatics, Recreation, and Community Center (ShARCC) would replace the almost 50-year-old Shoreline Pool and the 70 plus year-old Spartan Recreation Center. It would also provide space for senior programming currently located at the Shoreline Center.

The ShARCC would be approximately 75,000 square feet and include:

  • Community spaces for classes, rentals, and informal gatherings.
  • 6,000 square feet of space prioritized for senior programming, including a commercial kitchen for meal services.
  • A two-court gymnasium and indoor walking and jogging track.
  • Exercise and weight rooms.
  • An activity pool with play features, such as a lazy river and splash-pad.
  • A separate eight-lane lap pool for recreational and competitive swimming and diving; swim lessons; and shallow and deep-water exercise classes. There will also be a fully accessible viewing area for approximately 500 spectators.
  • A courtyard for casual community gatherings and play.

The four neighborhood parks that would be improved are: Brugger’s Bog, Hillwood, Richmond Highlands, and Briarcrest Community (Hamlin). Park improvements would include such things as playgrounds, splash-pads, multi-sports courts, trails, and a fully accessible play area for people of all physical abilities.

The owner of a median valued home ($480,000) could expect an annual increase in their property tax of approximately $244, or $20 a month, over what they are currently paying.

For more information on Shoreline Proposition 1, visit shorelinewa.gov/prop1. If you have questions, you can contact Management Analyst Christina Arcidy at carcidy@shorelinewa.gov or (206) 801-2216.

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