The Vision

for the District

Developing the
Heart of Lynnwood

Comfortable, Every Day USe

Public areas will prioritize nodes that invite the community and residents to sit, relax, meet-up, play and linger.

Festival Streets

Interior streets will be designed with the ability to connect to outdoor plazas for public programming such as a farmers’ market, winter ice-rink, cultural festivals, and classic car shows.

Surprise and Delight

Placemaking is a design and programming priority for community at play such as interactive water features, areas for local street performers and pop-ups such as street art displays.

Commitment to
Local Retail

Retail will be curated as a community amenity, with a focus on supporting our legacy tenants and attracting home-grown, small merchants. We will focus on experiential dining, locally sourced goods, and artisans.

We are also exploring freestanding “kiosk” spaces that can feature rotating craftspeople and makers from the Pacific Northwest.

Helping to Build
a Livable Downtown

We are committed to working with private residential developers that build attainable priced apartment housing, allowing for a mixed-income community to live in the center of it all.

Two five-story, mixed-use residential apartment buildings

Privately financed and developed

Retail agreements to focus on leases that support local merchants

300-Room Hotel

A privately developed hotel will complement the Event Center and serve as a local amenity, with a possible rooftop lounge featuring spectacular views of the region and mountains.

Improved City
Infrastructure Goals

Pedestrian promenade throughout the District, connected to other areas of Downtown Lynnwood

Extension of 194th Street with sidewalks and bike lanes to connect to other areas of Downtown Lynnwood

Green, sustainable land use development

Connecting Community

We saved the best for last! At the heart of the plan is to build connected spaces that foster community at play.

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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