NOVEMBER 2020: The Project Steering Committee, meeting on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:00pm will continue to review locational considerations and program ideas based on market analysis and public input. From their last meeting, the steering committee is considering community-based activities and recreational activities, with a goal of setting early recommendations for the 1st Public Workshop, scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 6-7:30pm.

OCTOBER 2020: The public process officially begins with the first meeting of the Project Steering Committee, via Zoom webinar, on Thursday, October 22, from 6-8:30pm. This first milestone moment – the full meeting – will be available to tune in live or to review afterwards. A report will summarize the materials presented and document the public input regarding the items at hand.

SEPTEMBER 2020: Collect survey data as well as applications for membership on the the Project Steering Committee. Steering committee applications are due by the close of business on September 21, 2020 (a week extension to original deadline.) Later in the month, the cities of Covington and Maple Valley will each appoint 3 representatives to the 15 member committee which is to represent area-wide, indoor recreation concerns and interests.

AUGUST 2020: “The Situational Assessment.” Surveys and interviews are under way to learn about current community dynamics and what is needed for a successful public process in the year ahead. The goal is to establish an understanding of the concerns and interests regarding indoor recreation now in order to ensure representation in the public outreach and involvement going forward.

MAY-JULY 2020: Three month pause due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns.

APRIL 2020: The consultant team officially began their negotiated scope of work in April, investigating the local recreational market, its needs and opportunities. As part of the Situational Assessment, a scientifically valid telephone survey was conducted to begin providing local context and provide direction. This on-going survey is available for any one to take under the “Dialogue” tab of the website.

MARCH 2020: The project officially launched during the first week of March, with a presentation to the City Councils of Maple Valley (March 9, 2020) and Covington (March 10, 2020.)

Chosen from a nation-wide call for services, ALSC Architects of Spokane, will lead a team of subject matter experts in the development of plans for the indoor recreation facility.  The ALSC team is comprised of the following partners: Ballard*King: Economic Feasibility, Demographics; DH: Marketing, Branding, Public Outreach; Campbell & Company: Fundraising, Capital Campaign Counsel; Coffman Engineers: Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering; and CBRE / Don Moody: Real Estate Services.