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Did you know that 800 million dollars are going into downtown Bothell?

Did you know that 800 million dollars are going into downtown Bothell?

Bothell WA – In a recent publication released by the City of Bothell, we get a sneak peek at the master plan for renovating and truly re-creating the downtown core of Bothell. In addition to the $150 million that the city itself saved up during pre-recession years, Bothell is also on track for attracting an additional $650 million in private investment. Together this makes for the largest revitalization effort currently being undertaken in the entire state of Washington. Let’s have a closer look at the details: the complete development area will cover approximately 529 acres the residents of Bothell will not have to worry about any increased taxes because the city set aside revenue seven years ago specifically earmarked for future improvements in the last 2-1/2 years the city of Bothell has already broken ground on more than $80 million in development projects and improvements on local infrastructure more than 8000 temporary construction jobs will be created over the next several years leaving more than 1300 permanent positions the city has also received multiple grants and infrastructure funding through its partnerships the finished transportation corridor running through downtown Bothell will help to improve traffic flow around the intersection of highways 522 and 527 by realigning and minimizing the eastbound curve of Bothell Way toward Woodinville Bothell will continue to attract private investment by selling off surplus parcels of land currently owned by the city new structures will be oriented to mixed-use buildings combining retail and residential space is All of this information is really very exciting and will hopefully connect you to Bothell even brighter future as a place to build your business and raise your family. Click on the image below to see the full size version...

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Bothell hits the National Scene on BizNow.com

Bothell hits the National Scene on BizNow.com

In the following video, City of Bothell manager Rob Stowe shares his thoughts that Bothell isn’t really extraordinary when it comes to development and innovation. What seems most noteworthy to me is not just that Bothell is currently undertaking the largest downtown revitalization project in the entire state of Washington, but that it’s doing so WITHOUT raising taxes on local residents. In fact, earlier this week when I attended the general meeting for the Bothell Chamber of Commerce, Bothell’s public information officer Joy Johnston commented that, of approximately 280 cities within Washington, Bothell enjoys position #230 in terms of its ranking of cities with the lowest property taxes in the state. This remarkable convergence of low property taxes and more than $150 million dollars invested in Bothell’s future is truly the result of solid planning and exceptional leadership. It was the local leaders who had the foresight to save during economic boom times and thereby make this massive “coming out” event for Bothell possible. And in my way of thinking, that absolutely IS extra-ordinary! BizNow.com recently featured Bothell in its Real Estate segment, saying: “Meanwhile, downtown Bothell is gearing up for a major facelift. To date, the city has broken ground on $90M of public infrastructure that it believes will leverage $650M in private investments. Above is the 67k SF historic Anderson schoolhouse, which brewpub chain McMenamins paid $7M for in 2010 and plans to turn into a 70-room hotel, pub, and spa complex. Vulcan has agreed to do the new 60K SF City Hall complex in partnership with the city, and last month, downtown lots adjacent to the old Safeway were sold to Main Street Group to develop into senior housing. Altogether, this means more than 1,000 new residential units in 2013 and more than 350K SF of retail.” You can read the entire article on Bothell...

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Sneak Peek… What downtown Bothell may look like in the future

Sneak Peek… What downtown Bothell may look like in the future

I don’t know about you, but I’m watching the early phases of construction in the City of Bothell like a small child awaits Christmas! Perhaps it’s because I’m soooo interested in what’s happening that I’ve read more about what’s to come than any normal person likely would. Did you know that the massive recreation of the downtown Bothell core is the biggest city redevelopment project currently happening in the state of Washington? And did you know that Bothell is being studied by folks around the country because we are building with pedestrian and environmentally-friendly standards that set the bar for sustainable community? Now that’s something to crow about! There are lots of great resources on the City of Bothell website although some of them can take a little time to uncover. For that reason, I wanted to draw your attention to a 13 page PDF that the city put together that shows large format architectural renderings of the NEW dowtown Bothell  and how it may look when completed.   Because Bothell has designed its center to encourage an on-foot urban scene, they’ve included extra wide sidewalks and mixed use areas that lend themselves to friendly interaction. I invite you to leave your comments on what excites YOU about all the great things happening in Bothell and all around the Northshore...

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Free Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screening by City of Bothell

Free Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screening by City of Bothell

Once again this year the City of Bothell is providing free health screenings and information to the public at various locations around town including: 2012 Community Locations: February 4th  10 am – 12 pm: New Safeway (24040 Bothell/Everett Hwy) February 4th  2 pm – 4 pm: Northshore YMCA (11811 NE 195th Street) February 11th  10 am – 12 pm: Albertsons in Canyon Park (22621 Bothell-Everett Hwy) February 11th  2 pm – 4pm:  Northshore YMCA (11811 NE 195th Street) February 15th  10 am – 12 pm: QFC in downtown Bothell (18921 NE Bothell Way) February 15th  2 pm – 4 pm: QFC in downtown Bothell (18921 NE Bothell Way) February 18th  10 am – 12 pm: Albertsons in Canyon Park (22621 Bothell-Everett Hwy) February 18th  2 pm – 4 pm: Fred Meyer (21045 Bothell-Everett Hwy) February 19th  10 am – 12 pm: Home Depot (18333 120th Ave NE) February 19th  2 pm – 4 pm: Fred Meyer (21045 Bothell-Everett Hwy) February 24th  10 am – 12 pm:  Northshore Senior Center (10201 E. Riverside Drive) February 24th 2 pm – 4 pm:  New Safeway (24040 Bothell/Everett Hwy) February 26th 10 am – 12 pm:  QFC in Canyon Park (22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy) February 26th 2 pm – 4 pm:  QFC in Canyon Park (22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy) Bothell, Wash. – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with diabetes not far behind.  In response to the American Heart Association’s designation of February as American Heart Month, the City of Bothell will once again be celebrating “Bothell Heart Month”.  This campaign focuses on heart health awareness by placing firefighters in high-traffic areas throughout the community to offer free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. High blood pressure and blood sugar can reduce your ability to live a healthy life, so take control of your health by knowing your numbers,” says City of Bothell Fire Chief Bob Van Horne.  “This community service campaign empowers citizens to educate themselves about health risks so they can take a proactive step toward a healthier lifestyle.” The Bothell Heart Month campaign will evaluate willing participant’s blood pressure and blood sugar, provide information about risks, and inform them of warning signs. Free blood pressure and...

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