Even though it didn’t yet look like the community center we’ve all been dreaming about, come January 2019 it was starting to be used as a community center. In order to encourage more of that use, the Community Foundation of Snohomish County began leasing an entire building from ChildStrive, who currently owns the facility and has been working very closely with Connect Casino Road to turn it into a community center. Since then, we’ve seen community use of the space increase dramatically. For the first time, families are holding birthday parties and baby showers here at the center. This was an important step towards making the Village a reality.