The city of Bothell invites the public to celebrate the completion of its new City Hall from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 7 at 18415 101st Ave NE in Bothell. A live band will kick things off at 10 a.m., followed by brief speeches, a plaque dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The public will be encouraged to visit all floors of the building for an open house from about 10:45 a.m. until noon. Complimentary refreshments and activities for children, including supervised building with Lego blocks, will be available. The public also can purchase crepes from the Crisp Creperie food truck, which will be on 101st Avenue Northeast. A section of 101st Avenue from 183rd Street to 185th Street will be closed for the event from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Bothell City Hall is an important component of the city of Bothell’s ambitious downtown revitalization.Serving as a community gathering place, the new City Hall anchors the municipal campus that also includes the Police Department and Municipal Court building. It is designed to create visual and pedestrian connections between key activity centers in downtown through civic and retail plazas and water features. The City Hall plaza and water feature will be completed next year.
The new City Hall includes a 53,000 square foot, four-story office building with Council Chambers and community meeting spaces, a large plaza and a 254-car parking garage. The garage is designed for shared parking with the future hotels, and will be used for public parking during evenings and on weekends. The new structure is designed to LEED Gold specifications and features a solar array, a living wall and additional LEED designed components. Phase 2 of the project will demolish the old city hall and replace it with a landscaped public green space, which is expected to be completed in February of 2016.
The development team consists of National Development Council, The Miller Hull Partnership, GLY Construction and city Investors Development, an affiliate of Vulcan Real Estate. The team expects the project to come in over $1 million under budget with the conclusion of Phase 1.