JGM was selected to prepare the Master Plan for the 7.8-acre Doc Hageman farm in the northeastern section of the City of Lynnwood’s unincorporated urban growth area. The former farm site contained a large chicken barn (40’ x 160’), several smaller out buildings, a Christmas Tree operation, a pasture, a residence and a remarkably productive garden.
Working with city parks staff and Mr. Hageman, JGM developed three conceptual plan alternatives that responded to the site analysis’s constraints and opportunities. Each alternative embodied the farm theme including preservation of the existing garden as a community pea-patch; saving a portion of the large chicken barn for historic farm displays; and preserving the former pasture as a passive meadow. Adaptive re-use of some of the outbuildings was considered for all alternatives. New structures including restrooms & picnic shelters will reflect an agrarian style of architecture and may include materials from “de-constructed” buildings on site.
The Park Board approved the Master Plan in March, 2009. The city has received ROC funding and is proceeding with planning Phase I improvements.