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.
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800 Maynard Avenue S. , 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AT THE NEW CENTER
Thank you, Seattle. This project is complete!
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.
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
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