UW Bothell projects will received funding along with many other local projects in Bothell and Kirkland now that the capital budget has passed.

UW Bothell projects will received funding along with many other local projects in Bothell and Kirkland now that the capital budget has passed.

1st District receives $57 million for infrastructure projects

The capital construction budget passed late on Jan. 18 by the state legislature.

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 10:51am
  • News

The state capital construction budget passed late on Jan. 18 and will provide funding for numerous 1st District infrastructure projects.

“These projects will make our communities better places to live and work, not just for those of us here live here today but for generations to come,” Sen. Guy Palumbo said in a press release. “Investing in infrastructure helps us grow and thrive economically, paving the way for even better opportunities for our children and grandchildren, and makes our communities a more attractive locale for businesses looking to start or relocate.”

Washington’s 1st Legislative District includes much of Bothell and parts of northern Kirkland. To find the district borders, visit app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/.

The overall construction budget will create more than 19,000 construction jobs, invest more than $1 billion in public school construction to lower class sizes, and pump $800 million into our public universities and colleges, according to Palumbo. Additionally, the capital budget would provide millions of dollars in investments to support the elderly, add new mental health beds, protect our natural environment and get homeless children off the streets.

Numerous local projects within the 1st District received funding, including:

  • $29.5 million for a new parking structure at Cascadia College.
  • $15.3 million for new construction at Juanita High School.
  • $3 million for UW Bothell for pre-design for a new STEM sciences building.
  • $1.5 million for the Willows Road Regional Trail connection in Kirkland.
  • $1 million for the preservation and conservation of land formerly occupied by the Wayne Golf Course in Bothell.
  • $250,000 to improve drainage at the Cedar Grove Park Athletic Field.
  • $115,000 to update ADA ramps in Brier.

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