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Performing Arts and Event Center update

  The City of Federal Way hosted the              The Performing Arts & Event Center Set to Open Summer 2017
groundbreaking of the Performing
Arts and Event Center in October         The Performing Arts & Event                         service trade shows, corporate trainings,
2015, and will celebrate the Grand     Center is a year-round conference and                 conventions, meetings, and banquets.
Opening in the Summer of 2017.         meeting facility conveniently located
This spectacular one-of-a-kind 44,000  just 20 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma                     The 716-seat, two-tiered theatre will
sq. foot facility is currently under   International Airport. This beautiful                 accommodate theatrical, musical, dance,
construction in the heart of Federal   South King County location is perfect                 and spoken word performances from across
Way (S. 316th Street and Pete von      for business, educational and private                 the region and around the world. Imagine
Reichbauer Way S).                     events. It is an ideal venue for full-                a world-class center that is full of live
                                                                                             entertainment every weekend.

Great Roads!                                      Town Square Park, Continued from page 1

Federal Way remains committed                       Town Square Park truly serves as our     and educational facility for surface water
to maintaining the best roads in                  community’s gathering place. Whether       management. Both the covered space
Washington with our robust asphalt                it is the great lawn or the grand plaza    and permanent restrooms are home to
overlay program.                                  which displays a 25-foot permanent         green roofs and help manage rainwater
                                                  holiday tree, the large playground or      runoff. The beautiful walking trail has been
                                                  the beautiful native trees, Town Square    poured with permeable concrete, which
                                                  Park offers something for people of        absorbs 80 gallons of water per minute.
                                                  all ages. Younger visitors enjoy the       The south east corner of the park houses
                                                  Explorer Dome and Zip Line, as             a rain-garden with stunning native plants,
                                                  well as the playground toys geared to      creating a unique ecosystem and serves
                                                  toddlers. Parents and kids alike can be    the dual purpose of managing surface
                                                  seen cooling off under the spray park’s    water flow.
                                                  tall fountains on a hot summer day.
                                                                                               The value of green space in a city
                                                    At night, the spray park becomes         center cannot be underestimated and
                                                  a colorful fountain with shimmering        Town Square Park reinvigorated an
                                                  lights illuminating the water as it flows  area of downtown that was vacant and
                                                  down the brushed stainless steel façade.   rundown just two short years ago. To
                                                                                             learn more about Federal Way’s wonderful
                                                    This wonderful new park is also a        park system totaling 32 parks in all, visit
                                                  certified Low-impact development           www.cityoffederalway.com/parks.

Homeless Encampment Services Initiative

  The city has launched the Homeless                We are consolidating the many
Encampment Services Initiative. Through this      lists of services into one convenient
multi-faceted approach, we will address the       handout.
homeless encampments in three areas:
•	Coordination of service providers from the      This handout will refer those in
                                                  need of services to the new Federal
 city and the region;                             Way Day Center (Opening Fall 2016).
•	Providing care, compassion and referral of      The Day Center will help our most
                                                  vulnerable residents find shelter, get
 available services to those in need; and         a hot meal, take a shower, and seek
•	Initiating the cleanup of encampments to        treatment for chemical dependency
                                                  and mental health needs.                   Picture: Mayor Ferrell views the destruction of
 address health, safety, environmental concerns,                                             public property at a local homeless encampment.
 and damage to public and private property.

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