Participate in final Online Open House for Victor Steinbrueck Park improvement project

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) encourages the community to participate in the final Victor Steinbrueck Park Online Open House. Visit the Online Open House at http://vspark.participate.online/  from March 9 through March 30, 2018.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocated funding to improve Victor Steinbrueck Park. The project includes improving sight lines into the park, providing better connections and circulation, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading seating and landscaping. The park sits atop a privately-owned parking garage. The membrane between the westerly portion of the park and the parking garage below is failing. Major repairs to, or complete replacement of the membrane, will be necessary as part of any improvements to the park. We are in the final design phase of this project and anticipate construction beginning in 2019.

SPR has been and will continue to be engaging organizations including the Chief Seattle Club, the Friends of Market, surrounding residents and businesses, as well as homeless advocates regarding the park. We have hosted two public meetings, held an online Open House, conducted surveys in the park and on-line, and have presented to the Pike Place Market Historical Commission Design Review Committee throughout the design process.

For additional information, please contact David Graves at david.graves@seattle.gov or 206-684-7048 or visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/victor-steinbrueck-park

 

 

 

 

 

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Next steps for Victor Steinbrueck Park Improvement project

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) will be conducting additional investigative work into the structure below the surface of Victor Steinbrueck Park. This work will begin the week of December 18, 2017 and inform the design process for the Victor Steinbrueck Park Improvement Project. The park will not be closed. Park visitors will see boring equipment and access will be denied in the immediate work zone(s). Additionally, there will be construction noise during working hours.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocated funding to improve Victor Steinbrueck Park. The project includes improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children’s play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping. The park sits atop a privately-owned parking garage. The membrane between the westerly portion of the park and the parking garage below is failing. Major repairs to, or complete replacement of the membrane, will be necessary as part of any improvements to the park. We are in the final design phase of this project and anticipate construction beginning in 2019.

SPR has been and will continue to be engaging organizations including the Chief Seattle Club, the Friends of Market, surrounding residents and businesses and homeless advocates regarding the park. We have hosted two public meetings, held an online Open House, conducted surveys in the park and on-line and presented to the Pike Place Market Historical Commission Design Review Committee throughout the design process.  To see the schematic design please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/victor-steinbrueck-park.

For additional information, please contact David Graves at david.graves@seattle.gov or 206-684-7048 or visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/victor-steinbrueck-park.

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Community invited to participate in Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation project by providing input on Tues. October 4, 2016 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave. Seattle, 98101. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project, review design options and provide input on the renovation.  Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and Walker Macy, design consultant will present the proposed design options, gather input and answer questions. 

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates funding to improve Victor Steinbrueck Park public safety including but not limited to improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children’s play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping.  In addition, the park partially sites atop a privately owned parking garage. The membrane between the westerly portion of the park and the parking garage below is failing.  A complete replacement of the membrane will be necessary as part of the renovation.

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s design team will continue to work with the community to prioritize park improvements and anticipates presenting a final design for the park in early 2017. Seattle Parks and Recreation has been and will continue to be engaging organizations including the Chief Seattle Club, the Friends of Market, surrounding residents and business and homeless advocates regarding the park renovation. We encourage the community and park users to attend and participate in the design process.

For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/victor_steinbrueck/ Visitors to this site may also access an on-line Open House starting Friday, Sept 30, 2016.  For additional question please contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov

 

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Community invited to learn about and provide input for Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in a public meeting for the Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation on Tues. May 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave. Seattle, 98101.

This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on the renovation. SPR planner David Graves, and design firm Walker Macy, will present the proposed project, gather community input, and answer questions. 

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates funding to improve Victor Steinbrueck Park public safety by improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children’s play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping. The park sits atop a privately owned parking garage, and the membrane between the westerly portion of the park and the parking garage below is failing. A complete replacement of the membrane will be necessary as part of the renovation.

SPR’s design team will work with the community to prioritize park improvements. We will gather community feedback at this first meeting, present design concepts at the second meeting in September and present the final design for the park in early 2017. SPR has been and will continue to be engaging organizations including the Chief Seattle Club, the Friends of the Market, surrounding residents and business and homeless advocates regarding the park renovation. We encourage the community and park users to attend and participate in the planning.

 For more information please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/victor_steinbrueck/ or contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov.

 

Tom Douglas hosts annual ‘Salmon Chanted Evening’ benefiting Seattle Parks and Recreation

Chef Tom Douglas, right, at a previous Salmon Chanted Evening in Victor Steinbrueck Park.

 

On Aug. 31, Tom Douglas Seatown Restaurants invites you to celebrate a gorgeous summer evening outdoors with Chef Tom Douglas at the annual Salmon Chanted picnic dinner and fundraiser for Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Now in its fifth year, the picnic provides an event in Victor Steinbrueck Park for nearby residents that is community-based, delicious and fun! Salmon Chanted celebrates what is great about our town, while raising money for the park. People can picnic on salmon with seasonal sides, gaze out at Elliott Bay and listen to live music.

Specifically the money raised will go to fund the park’s concierges, M. Kay Skinner and Lemont Thornton, who help clean and maintain the park. They are first responders to any incidents or accidents, and also answer questions for tourists. Their positive presence in the park helps everyone to feel welcome.

New developments are also on the horizon for Victor Steinbrueck Park. The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA) is preparing to complete the final piece of the Market Historic District with the addition of the Waterfront Entrance adjacent to the park. Throughout the picnic, the Pike Place Market Foundation will be on hand to talk about the new “MarketFront.”

Forty years in the making, the Market expansion is spurred by the removal of the elevated Alaskan Way Viaduct and the opportunity to create a dynamic connection from the waterfront to Pike Place and the Pike/Pine corridor. The new MarketFront will transform what is now a .75-acre surface parking lot on Western Avenue into a waterfront-facing entry point to Seattle’s public market. True to the Pike Place Market Charter and character, the expansion will provide opportunities for farmers, craftspeople and local entrepreneurs, as well as civic space, public art, social services and low-income housing.

Envisioning a brighter future for the park and all of those who frequent and enjoy the park remains a top priority for the PDA, the Market Foundation and other community stakeholders in the planning and designing of the MarketFront. The Foundation will
host a table to show guests the designs and plans for the new MarketFront, answer questions and provide information on how to stay informed on the project’s progress.

If you have any questions, please contact Eva Mark-Blumberg at evam@tomdouglas.com or call 206-448-2001.

Tickets to the picnic dinner are $30 per person. Because everything from the food down to the forks and napkins are donated by Tom Douglas Seatown Restaurants and other concerned businesses, we are able to give 100% of the proceeds to Seattle Parks and Recreation.

We invite you to join us by buying your ticket today at www.tomdouglas.com or at Etta’s and Seatown.