Status

In the 2017 Report, the community prioritized actions for the next five years as follows:

Community Priority

Status

Spaces: 

Meet Redmond’s needs for priority spaces, including:

  • Aquatics and fitness
  • Flexible spaces for cultural arts and events
  • Flexible community spaces for meetings, classes, and gatherings


2017 - The City leased community center space from Lake Washington Institute of Technology for the Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village. The City moved into this building at the end of 2017.


2018 - The City completed a Facilities Strategic Management Plan that prioritized capital facilities improvements, including renovating the Redmond Pool and Senior Center.


2018 - City Council adopted the 2018-2019 Budget, which includes funding for a Pre-Design Study to evaluate sites, building concepts, partnerships and funding models for the community centers, cultural arts space, community gathering spaces and potential aquatics – pending the regional aquatics feasibility analysis. This project is pending the regional aquatics feasibility analysis.

Partnerships

  • Explore a variety of partnership models

2018 - City Council approved a Memorandum of Agreement authorizing city staff to collaborate with King County, the City of Bellevue and the City of Kirkland to conduct a feasibility analysis of a regional aquatics center.  This report is due by the end of 2019.

Location: 

  • Locate future community center(s) in Downtown and the Marymoor subarea of Southeast Redmond

2017 - The City moved the community center to Marymoor Village.


2018-2019 - The Eastside Regional Aquatics Partners are evaluating sites in Downtown Redmond and Marymoor Village for a potential regional aquatics’ facility.

Funding: 

  • Develop a funding package that leverages funding from a variety of sources, such as city funds, grants, private contributions, partnerships, and a possible property tax increase

2018 - City Council adopted the 2018-2024 Capital Budget that included funded to renovate the Redmond Pool ($8 M) and renovate the Redmond Senior Center ($14.98 M).  Both projects are underway.


2019 - The City was awarded $1.X M in state funds to support the renovations of the Redmond Pool.

As other capital projects further develop, the City will evaluate other opportunities for funding.

Community Engagement: 

  • Continue strong communications about progress and engage the community in interim decisions throughout the process

2016-ongoing - The City continues to engage the Redmond’s Community Centers Stakeholder Group, Parks and Trails Commission, Arts and Culture Commission and community on these projects.