The vision of what a community center might be for the Mariner area in south Everett will gain shape at a public meeting from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 13th, at Mariner High School.
The meeting's purpose is to gather input from community members on what results they might want from the proposed Mariner Community Campus project.
The vision so far is to create an accessible Mariner Community Campus to improve access to basic needs and resources for the Mariner area. The campus would be based on a permanent public-private partnership to:
- Build a safe and accessible community campus.
- Provide a community benefit meeting the basic needs of all residents.
- Support the Mariner area through integrated and high-quality services and amenities that reinforce healthy families and a strong community.
Sno-Isle Libraries is one of a number of stakeholders interested in improving the Mariner community’s access to public and social services. More than 25,000 people live in the area bounded by I-5, 112th Street SW, Highway 99 and 148th Street SW. The area’s population is projected to grow substantially in the next 10 years.
With the nearest libraries in Lynnwood, Mill Creek, and Mukilteo, Sno-Isle Libraries identified a service opportunity and opened the Mariner Library as a demonstration project in a mall storefront in February 2017. More than 80,000 visitors have used the community library since it opened.