Tag: Fun Forest

Seattle Center Lease Agreement: The benefits of public process.

April 25th, 2011

I took office in January 2010 and was thrilled to learn I would chair the Parks and Recreation and Seattle Center Committee.  Little did I know, at this time, that I was about to inherit a potential deal that was in the works between Seattle Center and the Space Needle. In early March of 2010, […]

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KEXP: punctuating Seattle Center’s “arts & music row”

January 3rd, 2011

Last spring I pushed for a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the proposed redevelopment of Seattle Center’s Fun Forest. After eight months of review and evaluation, an agreement was reached.  Rather than an “either/or” decision, Seattle Center  embraced several great ideas for a major win: the Center invited KEXP to expand into the northwest […]

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Community Meeting on July 7th for Fun Forest Proposals

June 28th, 2010

Seattle Center will host a community meeting to gather public input on the South Fun Forest development proposals on Wednesday, July 7th, 6:00-8:00pm, in the Center House Food Court. Attendees may meet the proposers informally and talk with them at an open house immediately preceding the meeting, 4:30-6:00pm. Your attendance and input will help the […]

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Fun Forest RFP evaluation committee named; proposals to be unveiled Friday

June 10th, 2010

Seattle Center just distributed a press release identifying the members of the evaluation panel for the Fun Forest RFP process. Bill Block, chair of the Seattle Center Advisory Commission, will lead a group that includes Maria Barrientos, Trish Dziko, Tom Gerlach, Jerry Quinn Lee, Donna Moodie, Jeff Schoenfeld and Bryce Seidl. Nine proposals were submitted to […]

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