Green Lake Small Craft Center Redevelopment

Updated: November 7, 2019

Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is proposing to demolish and replace the existing small craft center building with a new 2-story, 10,870 sq.ft. structure containing dry boat storage on the lower level and program specific water-dependent activities that are open to the public on the upper level. SPR has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with SPR. This information is available to the public on request.

This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); SPR will not act on this proposal for 14 days from date of publication (11/12/2019).
Comments must be submitted by November 26, 2019. The appeal period ends December 5, 2019.
Download the DNS document for additional information.


Fall 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the October 3, 2018 meeting and provided input on the preliminary design of a new Green Lake Small Craft Center. The presentation and notes from the meeting are available below.

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:
2020

Project Description

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.

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

Public Meeting 10/3/2018