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The two-term Kent mayor highlighted several projects in the works, including the Kent City Center project which will replace the now-demolished parking garage that was located at Smith and Fourth in downtown Kent.
"It was such a dream that went awry," she
But she is encouraged to see Kent City Center in the works, a five-story, 164-unit mixed use building go up to include residential units with corresponding parking, lower level retail space and 35 parking stalls for downtown shoppers and visitors.
In addition to this project, the economic development department is working on a bid to the GSA and FAA
to bring a 2,000 employee facility to downtown Kent
There are other properties under consideration, including nearby Renton, but the Mayor is optimistic that Kent
will be considered a strong candidate.
Another portion of her
discussion focused on infrastructure and the importance of maintaining and upgrading it as needed.
With nine top tier suppliers to Boeing
, Mayor Cooke
stressed the importance of being smart with our educational and infrastructure decisions, particularly in meeting the needs of the aerospace industry.
"We cannot let our infrastructure deteriorate," she
Inviting Kent Chamber president-elect Ken Sharp and executive director Andrea Keikkala, Kent City Council President Dennis Higgins, KDP president Dawn Colston and executive Barb Smith to join her on stage, Mayor Suzette Cooke urged each of them to be part of Kent's solution, asking each of them to hold hands and recite their commitment to the City of Kent.
The trickle-down effect has left Kent
financially vulnerable to acts and decisions outside our control.
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oin Mayor Suzette Cooke at Airway Brewing Beer & Bistro in downtown Kent, 320 W. Harrison Street, on November 8, 5 pm - 6 pm with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony (must be 21 or over to attend).
Please join Airways Brewing Co. for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 8 and welcome Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro to downtown Kent.
Guest Judge: Ken Sharp, owner of Minuteman Press of Kent
will highlight 2010 accomplishments, as well as give an update on what's happening in Kent
now and in the near future.
The address will be taped for viewing on Kent TV21
and will be reprised in an expanded format during the Mar. 15 Kent City Council meeting