Tag: Seattle Center

Applicants sought for Seattle Center’s People*Passion*Purpose Project

August 17th, 2011

One of the more ambitious projects leading up to The Next Fifty at Seattle Center is the P3 project: People*Passion*Purpose: A Learning Odyssey. Out of a pool of applicants, twenty-five people from Washington State will be chosen. Each will be paired up with a mentor, and over the nine months leading up to the start […]

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Concerts at the Mural VIP contest starts today

July 22nd, 2011

As the Capitol Hill Block Party kicks in today, I’ll stick with the rock and roll theme and pass along information on Seattle Center’s newest contest en route to the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair.  KEXP and Seattle Center present the annual Concerts at the Mural series at Seattle Center, and social media […]

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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 101: A Progress Report

June 14th, 2010

In response to hundreds of emails, phone calls, and public comments, Seattle Center opened up a Request For Proposal (RFP) process in April for the redevelopment of the southern portion of the area known as the Fun Forest. Since the World’s Fair ended in October of 1962, a company known as Fun Forest Amusements, Inc., […]

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Fun Forest Proposals Available for Public Review

June 11th, 2010

As promised, Seattle Center has posted the South Fun Forest proposals on their website today, and for ease of navigation, I’ve had them posted to my council page as well. Under the “Current Issues” column, click on the link to select the proposals you’d like to download. After receiving an influx of criticism in March, […]

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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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