Brynn Grimley (253) 983-7761 • Fax (253) 589-3774 • bgrimley@cityoflakewood.us
Communications Manager

May 20, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Reminder: Gravelly Lake Drive Closure

The City of Lakewood is installing three large, water quality vaults at various locations throughout the City as part of the Outfall Water Quality Vaults Project.

Construction at one location, near Ponce De Leon Creek, will require the closure of Gravelly Lake Drive between Avondale Rd SW and Main St SW. Traffic will be detoured through Lakewood Towne Center during the closure. Details for the closure are as follows:

When
  • Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. to Monday, May 23 at 6 a.m.
Where
  • Gravelly Lake Drive will be closed/barricaded between Avondale Road SW and Main Stree. SW to all traffic, with the exception of local traffic to select businesses and residences. A detour route (See Map) will be available during closure hours.
Why
  • Installation of a large water quality vault and storm upgrades will improve water quality to storm surface water entering Ponce De Leon Creek/Lake Steilacoom.

May 6, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

New Lakewood Connections Magazine

The latest issue of Lakewood Connections Magazine began arriving in mailboxes this week.

Some of the great content you'll find inside:

  • Coverage of the upcoming 20th Anniversary Summer Celebration and 20th Anniversary
  • A feature on Lakewood WA Police Department​ Behavioral Health Contact Team
  • News on the Motor Avenue Project and economic development in the City
  • Seven pages dedicated to the upcoming SummerFEST 2016 and Lakewood Farmers Market
  • Information on Parks and Recreation classes and events
  • Much, much more!

To view an online version of the magazine, click here:

April 22, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Harry Todd Park Waterfront Improvements

The City of Lakewood is developing a master site plan for the waterfront area at Harry Todd Park.

This week, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board reviewed a draft site plan of the 17-acre park that's intended to produce various upgrades for the public. The City’s main goal is to ensure the waterfront area is ADA compliant and more useable by the public. The City will also assess the playground, restrooms and other site needs.

The Lakewood City Council is scheduled to meet with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board this during its study session 7 p.m., Monday at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW. (See below for full agenda)

April 8, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Coming June 4: City of Lakewood's 20th Anniversary Summer Event

In 1996, Lakewood officially became a City. This year, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of incorporation with a huge summer party! Bring your family and friends to celebrate:

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Summer Event “Celebrating Our Dynamic Future!"
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016
  • WHERE: Lakewood Towne Center, 5831 Main Street SW (near Loews AMC Theater and Barnes & Noble)

April 29, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

May 4 Meeting on Motor Avenue Project

  • WHAT: Meeting on Motor Avenue Project
  • WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4
  • WHERE: City Council Chambers, Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update on the project.  All interested citizens are invited to attend and hear a presentation from the project design team.

Project Background: As a means of addressing the priority of urban design the City of Lakewood is embarking on an urban design project to develop a new street corridor plan for Motor Avenue SW between Whitman Avenue SW, and the intersection of Gravelly Lake Drive SW and Bridgeport Way SW.  The project includes the development of a "complete street" plan incorporating urban design concepts to create a vibrant and welcoming public space within the City's central business district.  

If you have any questions regarding the content of this notice or the Motor Avenue project, please contact Courtney Casady, (253) 983-7839 or  .

April 15, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

City of Lakewood's 20th Anniversary Summer Event Poster

Check out the official poster for the City of Lakewood's 20th Anniversary Celebration, which takes place June 4, 2016 at Lakewood Towne Center, by clicking on the image on the right:

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Summer Event “Celebrating Our Dynamic Future!"
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016
  • WHERE: Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW

April 1, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

New Lakewood Index

The City of Lakewood has posted its latest copy of the Lakewood Index , its official Economic Development E-newsletter.

In this issue, users can read articles about:

  • The strong industrial activity taking place in Lakewood right now
  • The Motor Avenue redevelopment project
  • The story behind Greer Steel, Inc.
  • Why national restaurants are choosing to locate in Lakewood
  • The latest economic indicators and trends in Lakewood and South Sound

Click on the image above to view a .pdf copy of the latest Lakewood Index .

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