The Jerry Smith Town Center Plaza is a 14,000 square foot public gathering space located at the corner of 232nd Street SW and 58th Avenue W, adjacent to the City Council Chambers and entrance to the new City Hall that is now under construction.
The space is envisioned as a place to gather for civic events, performances, future farmers market, and socializing.
The plan calls for a flexible plaza with tables and chairs, water feature, public art, a stage next to the Council Chambers, terraced seating, benches, flagpole pavilion, and in ground lighting.
The plaza rounds out the redeveloping Civic Campus that will include a new City Hall, Police Station, Fire Station and Library all located next to Veterans Memorial Park. The Civic Campus Redevelopment Project is anticipated to be complete in late 2020.
Project Timeline and Costs
Funding for the public gathering space was not recommended by the City Hall Advisory Committee for the 2017 bond measure to finance the new City Hall. The $12.5 million voter-approved bond only included funding for the new City Hall and a Police Station addition. Therefore, the city is utilizing park impact fees and is actively seeking grant funding to phase in other components of the public gathering space now known as the Town Center Park Plaza.
This project will be completed as part of the Civic Campus project that will be put out to bid in fall of 2019 with construction starting in the winter. The Civic Campus and Park Plaza is anticipated to be completed spring 2021.