Community invited to help shape new park at Westlake and Lenora

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a public open house on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2100 Westlake Ave., on the northeast corner of Westlake Ave. and Lenora St., from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Seattle Parks is starting the design process for a new park in the Denny Triangle Urban Village Center. This meeting is an opportunity for community members to review project information, concept designs and provide input on the design of the park.

In December 2008, Seattle Parks purchased the 8,722-square-foot site to fill a green spaces gap in the neighborhood. It is a “land bank” property being held in its current condition until funds to develop it become available. Funding is currently available to pursue a schematic design for the park but not for development. An alley exists between the park property and the adjacent tower development site. Parks is working with the adjacent developer to vacate the alley and bring mutual benefit to both parties.

This initial meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about the proposed project, the partnering for alley vacation, and to provide input on the park design.

Parks will take additional input through a survey that will be posted on the project website by May 20, 2014, or the community can email the project manager directly.

A second meeting for the park project will be held in June.

For more information about the project, click HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Kim Baldwin, Project Manager at 206-615-0810 or kim.baldwin@seattle.gov.