NE 155th Street from 1st Avenue NE to 3rd Avenue NE will be closed to all traffic this weekend.  More info


Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
Currents - A complete archive of the City's newsletter.

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 If you have questions, you can contact Management Analyst Christina Arcidy at or (206) 801-2216.


Return to full list >>