Legacy Site Task Force 2016

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Purpose of the Legacy Site Task Force

During a City Council Retreat in early 2016, Councilmembers concurred to establish a Task Force with the purpose to research, study and make recommendations for the future use of our valuable City asset, the Legacy Site.  The timeline and commitment for this project is 18 months.

Selection Process and Members of the Task Force

The City Manager’s office, with concurrence of the City Council, invited neighborhoods within close proximity to the Legacy Site property, City Commissions, and the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce to select and assign representatives to sit on the Task Force.  A member of the 2001-2005 Legacy Site Citizens’ Advisory Committee was invited to participate, and Citizen At Large positions were sought through advertisement on the City website and local newspaper.

Members of the Task Force


Name of Representative

  • Katesridge HOA

     Jonathan Miller

  • Lake Forest Estates

     Eric Hancock

  • Arbors at Rock Creek

     Billy Brewer (Vice Chair)

  • Springhaven HOA

     Allen Moore

  • Lake Wilderness Shores Acres


     Betsy Bradsby

     Colby Collier (Alternate)

  • Previous Legacy Site CAC Member

     Sue Van Ruff (Chair)

  • Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce

     Erica Dial

  • Citizens At Large




     Eric LaBrie

     Ingrid McPeak

     Dave Pilgrim

     Ken Kinnear (Alternate)

  • Parks & Recreation Commission


     Dave Sanderson

     Chris Tallman (Alternate)

  • Planning Commission

     Bob Rohrbach

  • Public Arts Commission


     Byron Mucke

     Robin Porter (Alternate)


City Staff providing support to the Task Force include:

Legacy Site Information, Previous Studies, and Recommendations

To assist the Task Force in making its recommendation, members have access to information, previous research, and recommendations by the 2001-2005 Citizens Advisory Committee, the 2015 Sports Complex Advisory Task Force, the Parks & Recreation Commission, and City staff.

Meetings and Minutes

The public is welcome to attend Legacy Site Task Force meetings.  To receive notifications of meeting dates and times, please sign up for eNotification.  Approved minutes from prior meetings can be accessed by visiting the calendar entries at the bottom of this page.

What is the Legacy Site? 

Legacy Site

The Legacy Site is a 50-acre parcel of undeveloped land located on Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road/SR 169 across from Rock Creek Elementary School with Lake Wilderness frontage.

The property was purchased by the City of Maple Valley through a bond initiative in 2000.  In 2015, the City refinanced the Legacy Site property with a lower interest rate, five-year tax-exempt bond which sets limitations for public/private use through 2020.

Such a large parcel of City-owned property located near the center of the City, it is not surprising that the Legacy Site has been subject to City Council discussions over the years to determine the best use of this asset.  In 2001 a Citizen Advisory Committee was charged with researching and providing a vision for the property to Council.  In response to interest by a private company seeking an opportunity to build a sports complex on the property in 2015, a Task Force was created to research and provide Council with a recommendation.  The City’s Comprehensive Plan Update adopted by Council in 2015 allows commercial use of the property and the Parks, Recreation, Cultural, and Human Services Plan envisions utilizing a portion of the property as a community park.

Uses/Components Citizen Survey

The Legacy Site Task Force conducted a Uses/Components survey seeking citizens’ input on possible uses and components they would like to see on the Legacy Site property.  To view the survey results, please click: Uses/Components Survey Results

University of Washington

University of Washington instructors and students are assisting the Legacy Site with suggested recommendations for uses, components and design of the Legacy Site property. 

Other Information & Presentations


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