Construction of Mountlake Terrace’s new City Hall is nearing completion. Primary improvements to the construction site include:
New City Hall
Two-story, approximately 18,600 square foot building. Includes City Council Chambers, public lobby, offices, meeting rooms, restrooms, mechanical and electrical room, elevator, mud room, storage room, etc.
Addition to the Police Station
One-story, approximately 3,100 square foot addition to the existing Police Station. Includes a new entry area, two holding areas, secure interview room, detective area, restroom updates, ADA improvements, new sally port, break room and open area for training.
Jerry Smith Plaza
Named after Mountlake Terrace’s beloved civic leader and former mayor, the plaza includes terraced seating, water feature, sculptures by two Northwest artists, landscaping and lighting.
Jerry Smith Plaza
Police Station Addition
Artist Selection Recap On May 21, June 5, and June 18, 2019, the Arts Advisory Commission met to discuss artists’ proposals presented during the April 25 open house. After consideration of the proposals, the Commission voted to recommend working with two artists (Louise McDowell and CJ Rench) on two separate projects within the budgeted amount of $87,000. The two artists agreed to provide scaled-down projects that together would share the $87,000 budget.
The Commission recommended allocation of $47,000 to Louise McDowell and $40,000 to CJ Rench. During the September 23, 2019 Arts Advisory Commission meeting, the Commission recognized that the base fabrication and installation and additional flower (original proposal of two flowers and one standalone stem )were beyond the existing available budget ($40,000) and asked if staff could work to identify additional funds. As announced during the October 31, 2019 City Council meeting, Premera Blue Cross contributed $5,000 to help pay for the base fabrication and installation. Staff is continuing to work on identifying additional funding sources to pay for fabrication and installation of one additional flower.