A groundbreaking celebration for a revamped Lake Hills Shopping Center, which will include a new library, is set for Wednesday, May 20, at 1 p m.
The groundbreaking will be at the shopping center, at the corner of 156th Avenue Southeast and Lake Hills Boulevard. The public is invited to join community leaders, library and city staff, and the neighborhood in observing the start of shopping center redevelopment and library relocation.
Redevelopment will transform the declining, 1950s-era shopping center into a heavily landscaped, mixed-use project with a library, underground parking and places for local residents to gather.
The redevelopment proposal -- based on a concept created by a community stakeholder group in 2003 -- calls for about 100,000 square feet of retail and office space and 90 residential units to be constructed in phases. The multi-level complex will be surrounded by a landscaped buffer, and will include both a pedestrian street and a distinctive pedestrian entrance at the corner of 156th Avenue and Lake Hills Boulevard.
The new 10,000-square-foot Lake Hills Library will be located in the southeast corner of the revamped shopping center, a couple of blocks east of the current library. The new library will include more books, materials, computers, space for children and teens and a community meeting room. The current library will remain open until construction of the new library is complete.
For more information, please call 425-369-3275.
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