Event Center

A Place to Gather

A centerpiece of the master plan is an expanded Event Center from 64,000 sf. to 182,800 sf. with indoor/outdoor spaces that can host exceptional events, experiences, and an environment that fosters community.

An essential part of the expansion are outdoor areas with a green lawn and public plazas to host concerts, family movies, sporting events, cultural festivals, public programming, seasonal uses such as a farmers’ market, winter ice-skating rink, and everyday community at play.

Providing areas for connectivity is an important design principle. In creating these spaces and uses, please consider taking our survey to further assist our planning efforts.

Proposed Expansion Plan

The expansion allows the Event Center to host multiple events at one time, up to 2,500 visitors.

Current surface parking will be located in a new, multi-story public parking garage with Uber/Lyft locations. The garage will be aesthetically designed with retail spaces wrapped around the exterior to hide the parking with lush plantings. All the onsite commercial spaces will be designed to curate local, small business retail. 

Green Lawn &
Public Plazas

An essential part of the expansion are outdoor areas with a green lawn and public plazas to host concerts, family movies, sporting events, cultural festivals, public programming, seasonal uses such as a farmers’ market, winter ice-skating rink, and everyday community at play.

We are exploring renting frisbees, soccer balls, lawn chairs for family movie nights. Items that let you be spontaneous in using the lawn or attending an event.

Providing areas for connectivity is an important design principle. In creating these spaces and uses, please consider taking our survey to further assist our planning efforts.

Design and Programming
Commitments:

Equity and Inclusion

We are already working to engage and support local, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses as suppliers and key partners with the Event Center. By prioritizing these businesses, The District aims to promote inclusivity, while contributing to the growth and success of these underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Sustainability Commitment – Net Zero Waste

The project will be built with green environmental methods and will have onsite infrastructure to meet zero waste, sustainable energy, and water consumption goals.

Ready in Place Disaster Response Site

We are exploring the design feasibility of the Event Center serving as a regional ready in place, disaster preparedness and response site.

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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