On Oct. 17, 2022, via AB 8448, City Council authorized $800k in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for civic park improvements at Confluence Park Ek House Shelter. Learn more about the Community Investment Strategy.
In 2019, work began on the Anchor Parks Project which sought to create new visions for Tibbetts Valley Park, Veterans Memorial Park and the Issaquah Creek Corridor. Preliminary concepts were created just prior to the pandemic in early 2020.
In summer 2022, City Council began conversations around the Community Investment Strategy, and sought Park Board feedback on which parks to consider. On Oct. 17, 2022, via AB 8448, City Council authorized the following ARPA expenditures: $3.2 million funding towards Veterans Memorial Consolidated Park focusing on Pedestrian Park and the Senior Center Plaza, and $800,000 towards Confluence Park Ek House Shelter Improvements.
- Q1 2023: Structure reconnaissance and consultation with King County Historic Preservation Program
- Q1-Q2 2023: Community engagement on preferred concepts
- Q2-Q3 2023: Final design, construction documents and permitting
- Q4 2023: Advertise for construction bids and bid award
- Q1-Q4 2024: Construction
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