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Northgate Park Development
Pro Parks Project Information

Location: 10510-10548 5th Ave NE

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On Saturday, July 15, 2006, Mayor Greg Nickels and members of the Seattle City Council joined Seattle Parks and Recreation and The Seattle Public Library for the grand opening celebration.


Tim Motzer
800 Maynard Avenue S. , 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134


Learn about the new buildings!


Thank you, Seattle. This project is complete!

Northgate Community Center

This project is an award winning design.

In May 2007 this project received an AIA (American Institute of Architects) Award from the Washington Council AIA. The Civic Design Award is given to projects that are hallmarks of civic design. This cluster of civic buildings provides an excellent example of how good design can help bring together a range of community functions and agencies to create a center for community interaction.

The project includes a 10,000-square-foot library, a 20,000-square-foot community center and a 1.67-acre park on the site of the former Goodyear store at Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 105th Street and the commercial site one lot north.

The Miller|Hull Partnership designed the buildings and the park to create an urban gathering place for the community. The library is prominently located along Fifth Avenue Northeast. The main reading space is focused toward the park. The community center is placed at the south end of the site with a children's play area to the north to maximize the green space devoted to the park.

The project also includes artwork for the branch library designed by glass and metal artist Dana Lynn Louis, of Portland, and artwork for the community center designed by Nikki McClure, a mixed-media artist from Olympia. The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs manages the public art program for the Library and Parks.

Funding for the new facilities comes from several sources.
Voters in 1998 approved the Libraries for All bond measure, which included money to build a new library in Northgate. The $6,693,570 branch will include a new collection capacity of 40,200 books and materials, reading and homework areas for children and youth, computers, instruction areas, and a meeting room.

In 1999, Seattle voters approved the community centers levy, which included money for a new community center in Northgate. The $8.85 million community center offers activities such as teen camps, basketball leagues, classes, after-school programs, community meetings, and programs for seniors.

In 2000, Seattle voters approved the Pro Parks Levy, which included nearly money for a new park in Northgate. The $4.8 million park plays an important part in addressing the open space needs of the densely developed neighborhood.

For information about the acquisition of property for the new park, see the Northgate Park Acquisition page.

10510-10548 5th Ave NE
The Pro Parks Levy provides $1,031,000 project costs of planning, design and construction.
Planning: 2002
Design: 2003-2004
Construction: Spring 2005
Completion: Spring 2006


This project is part of the larger Northgate Community Center, Library and Park development.

Please visit the Northgate Community Center page for complete details on development of the park and the community center.


Seattle Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Seattle Public Library held four public meetings to site the new park and four public meetings to discuss design for the new park.

In addition, Seattle Parks and Recreation convened a Project Advisory Team.

For full details of the public process for this project, please visit the Northgate Community Center and Park web page


Updated  6/5/2007 10:46 
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