Groundbreaking Thursday For EvCC Cascade Learning Resource Center

September 13, 2021


The public is invited to view online or visit the groundbreaking in person for the new Cascade Learning Resource Center across Broadway from the main Everett Community College campus. Here are the details.

library site

The former retail center is being demolished.

Drawing of Learning Resource Center, courtesy of Mithun Architects.

Everett Community College will celebrate the start of construction of the new Cascade Learning Resource Center with a groundbreaking at 2 p.m. on Sept. 16.

The in-person event will be held at the future site of the center, 1001 N. Broadway in Everett. The event will also be livestreamed here.

Event speakers include Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, Washington 2nd Congressional District U.S. Representative Rick Larsen, Washington state Rep. Emily Wicks and EvCC President Daria Willis.

The livestream and in-person event are open to the public. Those attending in person must wear a mask and complete the college’s Trojan Safety Check-In form prior to the start of the groundbreaking. The form is also available at

The new 65,000 square foot building will be home to the John N. Terry Library/Media Center, Tutoring Center, Writing Center, eLearning, Instructional Media Services, the Russell Day Gallery and the Center for Transformative Teaching.

The Cascade Learning Resource Center is scheduled to open in April 2023. The building will replace the college’s current Library Media Center. The LMC was built in 1988 after the previous library was destroyed by arson. Since then, the number of students educated at EvCC has nearly tripled. The current library lacks room for students and tutoring resources.

The general contractor for this project is Mortenson, who constructed EvCC’s Gray Wolf Hall and Whitehorse Hall, as well as the Seattle University’s Lemieux Library expansion and the University of Washington Odegaard Undergraduate Learning Center renovation.


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