The City Council has selected a site and approved a financing plan for a Civic Campus. First priority is a new Police Services building including Police, Jail and Municipal Court that will be largely funded by a Criminal Justice Tax that Marysville voters approved in August 2018.
Also proposed for the Civic Campus are new City Hall, Community Development and Public Works Engineering offices that will be funded largely by selling the current buildings that house those departments.
Consolidating most city services onto one modern, energy-efficient campus is a cost-effective way to meet current and future needs of our growing city.
City offices (Police Department, Jail, Court, City Hall, Community Development and Public Works Engineering).
The six-acre site is located between Fourth and Eighth streets, east of the BNSF railroad tracks and west of Comeford Park. The site was originally identified in the 2009 Downtown Master Plan as the preferred location for a civic campus after being studied along with two alternative locations (current City Hall and Public Works sites). The city owns the building site.
Because the Ken Baxter Community Center at 514 Delta previously housed City Hall, Police, Jail and City Council chambers until the 1980s, the planned Civic Campus also marks a return to the town square of historic Marysville. Comeford Park will remain.
- Architectural design and construction documents: May 2018 - mid-2019
- Project bid October 2019
- Construction begins 2020
- Occupancy late 2021
Revenue sources include Criminal Justice sales tax, General Obligation bonds, General Fund capital reserve, property sales of existing facilities and annual operating budget.
City offices are currently housed in several buildings in different locations. Consolidating major customer service departments and functions at a single site will provide for greater operational efficiencies and improved customer service as well as accommodate future growth needs.
Current facilities do not meet the needs of a growing city. Marysville's population forecast for 2035 is 89,000. This has been one of the fastest growing cities in Washington for the past several years and is poised to maintain rapid growth over the next 20 years.