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Hing Hay Park
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Project Information


Location: 423 Maynard Ave S

Project Status

Spring 2016
Construction began on January 6, 2016 and the the old post office was demolished by late February 2016 with the majority of contaminated soils removed. Architectural red supports were put in place to retain the back wall of the post office(see photo). The site is being sculpted and prepped for seatwalls and concrete pours. Substantial completion is anticipated in early August.

Winter 2016
We awarded the construction contract to WS Contractors. They began construction on Jan 6, 2016. The contractor is working on abatement and demolishing of the building through February.

The new park design is incorporated into the existing Hing Hay Park. During construction of the park the far east side of Hing Hay Park will remain open to the public.

Summer/Fall 2015
The project will be advertised for bids this summer and construction will start late fall.

Spring 2015
Our permitting process is taking longer than anticipated so ground breaking has yet to begin. The design team worked hard to complete all the work related to finishes, permitting, site conditions and put the project out to bid.

Summer/Fall 2014
The design team is moving forward with development of the construction documents, permitting and design details. The USPS has moved out of the building as of June 30 to the corner of Maynard and Jackson in the Bush Hotel.

Spring 2014
We extend a sincere thank you to all the community members, community groups and local organizations who whole-heartedly participated. We have received a tremendous amount of input and inspiration and look forward to the next steps which will ultimately bring the schematic design to life.

Next, the design team will be refining the details of the schematic design and determining the best materials and methods to construct the park. They will be creating construction documents which will be put out to public bid, obtaining permits, and working with all the entities necessary to create a functional and beautiful park.

Winter 2014
The design team is working towards the development of a preferred design through community meetings, youth workshops and listening sessions. The SEPA is being completed and the long permit process is beginning.

The community was super responsive to the questionnaire that was posted online and mailed with the community meeting invite. Thank you to everyone for your support.

Fall 2013
The design team of SvR plus Turenscape has been selected for Hing Hay Parks expansion. SvR is a local firm with great credentials for local projects, and Turenscape is a Beijing-based firm that will be partnering with them to bring an international perspective to the work. This team will provide professional services to renovate the existing post office site into an expansion of Hing Hay Park.

Seattle Parks and Recreation values the community's commitment and support to our parks and green spaces. One of our goals is to actively engage and build relationships with Seattle's diverse population. For most capital projects Seattle Parks and Recreation typically follows a three meeting format for public involvement. With this project, we'll also include a survey, and outreach at local events and meetings.

A group has formed a “Friends of Hing Hay Park” to help with fundraising and programming in both the existing park before construction and after the expanded park is completed.

This project will partially renovate the existing park, but primarily, it will develop the adjacent post office site acquired with 2000 Pro Parks Levy. See Acquisition for Hing Hay Expansion

423 Maynard Ave. S
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $3 million for planning, design and construction.
Planning: Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
Design: Spring 2014 - Fall 2014
Construction: Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Completion: Summer 2016

Project Description

Renovation of existing park and development of park on land acquired with 2000 Pro Parks Levy.

Community Participation

Public Meeting #1  11/21/13

Public Meeting #2  1/21/14

Public Meeting #3  2/25/14

ISRD Board Meeting Presentation 6/10/2014

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Updated March 3, 2016


Currently no project related public meetings or events are scheduled.

For More Information

Kim Baldwin
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

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Construction Underway

Updated Park Renderings of Final Design
Updated Park Renderings of Final Design
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Meeting 2 Photos - Credit: Nat Cormier SvR
Meeting 2 Photos
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credit: Nat Cormier SvR

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