08/27/2018: "Survey Open On Civic Campus Plan"
( Draft of portion of proposed building)
San Juan County is exploring options to centralize government operations in an efficient and community-centered new Civic Campus building located near the courthouse in Friday Harbor, and are asking community members to review the draft conceptual design information in the Executive Summary (.pdf 3642\k file) and Community Survey: The county is asking community members to review the draft conceptual design information (Virtual Open House and Executive Summary document) and provide input through a public survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/SanJuanCounty2 . The survey will be open until September 5. Individual responses will be kept confidential.
In July 2017, San Juan County solicited Requests for Qualifications from qualified consultants to develop a campus master plan on county owned property in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. The County wishes to consolidate a number of county departments and functions currently housed in a number of aged facilities into a single new facility that supports and facilitates county operations, provides for civic (community) use, and reflects the County’s sustainable energy ethic. The County entered into a contract with consulting firm Miller/Hull Partnership LLP to work with the county to help develop a proposed, preferred building site and design for a new building.
A design team has developed a concept that was informed by the first public survey in March 2018, as well as discussions with County staff who would be providing services in the new building. A new building would consolidate the operations of 9 different county departments that are currently housed in 5 different buildings.
Virtual Open House: At the August 21, 2018 County Council meeting, the county’s contracted architect, Miller Hull Partnership, LLP performed an online presentation of a conceptual design for a new Civic Campus building. Miller Hull’s Virtual Open House presentation can be view at council video. (Click on “9:19 a.m. DISCUSSION” agenda item and the video presentation starts at 9:26 a.m.) Also, a link to the Executive Summary document is located here.