As part of the 2011 annexation of the Finn Hill, North Juanita and Kingsgate neighborhoods, the City anticipated accommodating the needs of its new 30,000+ residents. Many of those needs are met through services provided at City Hall such as utility bill payments, property development review, permit application and pick up and more.
With the relocation of the Kirkland Police Department out of City Hall to the Kirkland Justice Center in 2014, plans are underway to refurbish City Hall and improve public areas.
City Hall was constructed in 1984 and last renovated in 1994.
To better serve you, the following enhancements are being made:
- Customer Service Concierge services (Bottom schematic)*
- Dedicated Development Services counter (Bottom schematic)*
- Consolidated service locations
- City Council Chambers Multi-media upgrades (Top schematic)*
- Emergency Operations Center relocation and enhancements
- Seismic upgrades
*Furnishings are depicted as concepts and do not indicate the actual furniture.
Construction began in fall 2015 with re-roofing. The majority of the interior work is expected to begin in February 2016 and be complete by Fall 2016. During the early phases of construction, the entrance to City Hall will be located at the south end of the building.
Directory signs in the parking lot will guide you to the temporary location. You will be greeted by our Customer Service Program Lead who can direct you to the right person or department.
Construction impacts to the neighborhood should be minimal since most of the work will take place on the roof and within interior spaces. As the inside remodel work begins, City Hall customers may notice that staff will be temporarily relocated in a different part of the building as new furnishings, carpet and paint are installed. When construction is complete, the Customer Service Program Lead will be located at the north entrance to help customers get where they need to go.
In March 2015, two residential structures that were in disrepair on the south east corner of City Hall were demolished and will provide a staging area for construction workers.
For specific questions, please contact Chris Dodd, Facilities Services Manager at 425-587-3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.