Project Description

Lake Stevens’ Police precinct, City Hall, and library branch buildings are undersized and out-of-date. New investment into facilities is needed to continue providing excellent service to the Lake Stevens community as it grows. To that end, the City of Lake Stevens and Sno-Isle Libraries have acquired adjacent properties in central Lake Stevens which they will develop in partnership to create a joint-use civic campus that will serve the community into the future.

This project will determine the ideal configuration of City and Library uses on the site, including the approximate locations for proposed buildings, pedestrian and vehicle circulation, parking, and other potential public uses. The resulting site development plan will allow the City and Library to remain coordinated as they proceed with their respective design and construction schedules. This project kicked off in April 2017. The final plan will be presented to Council in Fall 2017.

Project Purpose

This project has four primary objectives:

  • Determine the total space needs for the Police Department and City Hall.
  • Develop a conceptual site plan for the Chapel Hill site, which locates the new Sno-Isle Library branch and the Police Department. Site planning efforts will also explore the feasibility of potentially locating a variety of City Hall functions at Chapel Hill.
  • Estimate the probable costs for the development proposed in the conceptual site plan.
  • Outline a framework for sharing development, operations, and maintenance responsibilities between the Library and the City.

Consultant Team

MAKERS architecture and urban design, LLP is leading this planning effort, with technical support from a team of regionally recognized consultants:


Russ Wright, Community Development Director, City of Lake Stevens
rwright [at]