Green Lake Small Craft Center Redevelopment

Updated: July 10, 2018

Summer 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the June 26 public meeting kicking off the design process for potential future improvements to the Green Lake Small Craft Center. The design team (Schacht | Aslani Architects), presented information about the site opportunities and constraints and you offered additional ideas for what a new small craft center might look like at Green Lake. Your input is greatly appreciated! Documents from the meeting are below.

There have long been conversations among the rowing and sailing community that the Small Craft Center (SCC) needs improvement and/or expansion to better serve existing and potential future users. Damage to the SCC from the Nisqually earthquake in 2001 was repaired but no improvements were made to the facility. In 2017, with funding from the Major Projects Challenge Fund and in partnership with the Rowing Advisory Council, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) hired Schact Aslani Architects to undertake a pre-design feasibility study to look at options for improving the SCC. Download the final version of the feasibility study here.

Location

Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 West Green Lake Way N, 98103

Budget

Seattle Parks District Major Project Challenge Fund in 2016/2017 provided $93,000 in funding for a pre-design/feasibility study.  
This design project is currently funded through the first phase of design with a $100,000 grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. The Green Lake Rowing Advisory Council, the Friends of Green Lake Crew and the Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club have submitted a new application for funding from the Major Projects Challenge Fund to cover the design, permitting and redevelopment of the Small Craft Center as a new Green Lake Community Boathouse. Total project cost is estimated to be $6.0-$6.5 million; the requested amount is $2.925 million with a match of $2.925 million in a mixture of private fund raising, foundation donations and state grants.

Schedule

Design: 2018 - 2019
Construction:
2019 - 2020

Project Description

In 2017, with funding from the Major Projects Challenge Fund and in partnership with the Rowing Advisory Council, Seattle Parks and Recreation hired Schact Aslani Architects to undertake a pre-design feasibility study to look at options for improving the Small Craft Center.

The study is complete and the project is currently funded through the first phase of design. The Rowing Advisory Council is actively seeking additional funding for the subsequent design phases and construction from the Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund, State grants and private fundraising.  

Community Participation

On January 29, 2018 SPR began the next phase of planning and design with the issuance of an RFQ for a design team to lead the design process as SPR begins the public outreach process. Look for ongoing project updates and notices on this webpage.

Public Meeting 6/26/2018