City Council places ShARCC on November ballot

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Shoreline City Council places Shoreline Proposition 1 on November ballot: Bond measure to construct new aquatics, recreation, and community center and make park improvements

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) would expect an increase of approximately $244 annually, or $20 a month, over what they are currently paying.

More information on Shoreline Proposition 1 here. If you have questions, you can contact Management Analyst Christina Arcidy 206-801-2216.


Anonymous,  July 31, 2019 at 10:27 AM  

$244 dollars OR MORE ( 480k is a low figure for houses in Shoreline)....this is $244+ dollars PER YEAR for 20 ( TWENTY) YEARS!!!!!....and you still will have to pay to use the facilities!!!

Joanie July 31, 2019 at 3:26 PM  

There is no way I could ever support this! The City cannot even maintain the street gardens that are blocking site views of oncoming traffic. The sidewalks that exist are a mess and they are planning new ones???? How about fix what we have. Get your rainy day fund funded, and do something about all the litter all over our City...not just 99. Let's not tax people out of their homes.

Anonymous,  August 1, 2019 at 7:08 AM  

I often wonder how Edmonds does such an amazing job with landscape maintenance and Shoreline plants and walks away, leaving weeds to take over. I too, am hesitant to vote for more taxes if our city can't handle what it currently manages.

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