is the economic heart of South Snohomish County. A bustling commercial
center, Lynnwood thinks big. Its Lynnwood City Center project is an
ambitious 20-year plan to create a dynamic place to live, work and play
by blending residential, retail and businesses with open space in a
pedestrian-friendly, transit-supportive environment. The project’s
400-acre, mixed-use site is the result of a public/private partnership
that will blend a total of 1.5 million square feet of retail space, 6
million square feet of office and commercial space, and 4.8 million
square feet of residential areas with open public spaces that will
encourage commerce, neighborliness and transit use.
of the City Center plan include the $100 million expansion of Alderwood
Mall, a regional shopping mall, a $32 million convention center and a
$64 million transit center. The long-awaited Lynnwood Convention Center
is scheduled for completion in 2005. This state-of-the-art conference
facility will offer more than 60,000 square feet of exhibition,
conference and meeting space, serving businesses and events throughout
Nearby, a dramatically expanded and upgraded Alderwood Mall is scheduled
for completion in for holiday shopping in 2004. The mall is expanding
from 1,050,000 square feet to 1,386,000 square feet, with additional
shops, restaurants and movie theaters.
The Lynnwood Transit Center, a joint project of Sound Transit, Metro
Transit, Community Transit, and state federal and city partnerships, is
located in the southeastern corner of the City Center, offering 1,200
parking spaces, HOV ramps to I-5 and improved local street circulation.
This new transit hub of South Snohomish County is scheduled to be
completed in 2004.
Of course no one who drives past Lynnwood on I-5 can help but notice the
continuing construction at the I-5 and 196th St. SW interchange. A
proposed pedestrian bridge is scheduled for 2004, and additional traffic
improvements are currently under consideration.
is a business and recreational destination, offering 1,200 hotel rooms
for business and leisure travelers, more than 300 acres of parks and
open space, tennis courts, ice and roller-skating arenas, and movie
theaters. The city’s historic Interurban Trail provides almost four
paved miles for biking, walking and jogging, connecting to additional
trails in Everett and Mountlake Terrace. Scriber Lake Park, a 20-acre
bird sanctuary, is located in the heart of Lynnwood’s commercial
The Lynnwood Recreation Center is open daily and offers a complete
aquatics program, racquetball courts, a weight room and recreation
programs for all ages. Lynwood and Meadowdale athletic complexes are
host to more than 325 adult softball teams during the season. They also
feature lighted baseball and soccer fields, a track, and sand volleyball
courts. Lynnwood’s 18-hole municipal golf course and pro shop are open
to the public all year.
Economic Development in Lynnwood
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