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Creating the Heart
of Lynnwood

The District is working on a transformational civic master plan to redevelop our 13-acre area to create a vibrant community hub in the heart of Lynnwood’s city center. We are collaborating with the city and listening to public feedback to ensure that our vision is part of a cohesive downtown plan. If you are searching for information about events at the Lynnwood Event Center or more information about the District, please use the link below!

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Our Newly Imagined District

Our vision for this civic area community development is to transform a 1960s era shopping mall with acres of asphalt parking and a small convention center into a distinctive, sustainably built, legacy development for all to experience and enjoy.

  • Expanded indoor and outdoor Event Center
  • Associated green lawn for outdoor events, festivals, and community park use.
  • Plazas to host farmers‘ markets, art shows, auto shows, and a winter ice-rink.
  • Public promenade connected to other downtown areas
  • Public parking garage with Uber/Lyft locations
  • Retail spaces designed to curate and support local, homegrown retail
  • Kiosk spaces for artists and makers
  • Community dog park
  • 300 room, privately developed hotel
  • Two, privately developed, residential and retail buildings

Current Status/Project Updates

We are currently in the master plan phase and are establishing zoning, finalizing a site plan, and conducting transportation and sound studies. In late 2024, we hope to start the schematic phase, which is the first phase of architectural design.

What is Schematic Design?

What is schematic design? It focuses on laying the groundwork for a successful design with programming. By the end of schematic design, we will have the fundamental understanding of the scale and systems of the project and clarity about what is needed to proceed with the design development phase. The design development phase is when the massing “colored blocks with no definition on a site map” evolve into proposed buildings.

There are fundamentally 5 phases of architectural design for our project:

  • Master Plan Development – our current phase in planning
  • Schematic Design Phase
  • Design Development
  • Construction Document Phase
  • Bidding Phase
  • Construction Phase

Chris Collier

Position #3

Chris Collier is a Washington State native. He received his BS in Information Technology from Central Washington University and a Master of Public Administration from The Evergreen State College. In large part thanks to his work at NASA with the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, and later working for Governor Inslee in constituent services, he has lived far and wide from Washington DC to Texas, Arizona to Olympia, and all points in between, including time overseas. At the Alliance for Housing Affordability, Chris supports the member cities in understanding and responding to housing affordability. This includes data gathering and analytics, technical expertise, state and local policy, housing vouchers, presentations to councils, planning commissions and community, and more. He has worked as the AHA Program Manager since 2016.

Frank Percival

Position #2

Frank E Percival became the President / CEO of the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce in January of 2024.

He previously served as the Executive Director of the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals, a statewide trade organization representing thousands of licensed Washington State mortgage loan originators.

A Seattle native with over 30 years of experience as a leader in the mortgage industry, and decades of serving leadership & fundraising positions with organizations like the Greater Seattle Business Association, Lifelong (a Health Services Organization), WAMP, Pride Foundation, Habitat for Humanity – Snohomish, Compass House, and Leadership Tomorrow – Seattle.

Frank has been a resident of Lynnwood for the past 14 years, where he and his husband were fortunate to have found their “forever home” (in which they love to gather their 3 grown sons & their families – Washington State residents, all – as often as possible).

Frank is honored to represent businesses & professionals in his new role with the Lynnwood Chamber, and is dedicated to help foster a thriving community that exemplifies equality, equity, access & representation for all of our neighbors.

Vivian Dong

Position #2

Vivian Dong is a senior engineer with extensive expertise in technology, advertising, and finance. She is also the founder of Safe Lynnwood, a grassroots community organization composed of ordinary parents and residents deeply committed to enhancing the safety and well-being of Lynnwood city. Moreover, she serves as the Community Director for Asian Parents for Educational Excellence, an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between the Asian immigrant community and the public education system. Having confronted the challenges of being an Asian immigrant herself, her primary motivation is to assist those facing similar circumstances, helping them overcome unique obstacles, fulfill their dreams, and find a comfortable place to call home in this community.

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