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Hubbard Homestead Park
This page is for development of Hubbard Homestead Park (formerly known as the Northgate Urban Center). Please see the following website for planning and design information funded through major maintenance dollars: Hubbard Homestead Major Maintenance Project
Seattle Parks awarded the construction contract to TS Sahli Construction for the new skatespot. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has raised an issue about the permit. SvR Design firm is working with DPD to resolve these issues. Construction is on hold and will resume once DPD issues are resolved. We anticipate that the 8000 sq. ft skatespot will be completed by winter 2013. Adult exercise equipment will be installed during late summer 2013.
As an element of the park's design Seattle Parks and Recreation implemented the use of an underground cistern. This water receptacle collects ground water and uses it for irrigation purposes.
11203 5th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125
In 2008, $800,000 was allocated to start the planning and design process for this new park. In 2009, additional funding was added to complete phase one resulting in a total project amount of $4,000,000.
Construction: Summer 2013
Completion: Winter 2013
The site was recommended for acquisition by the Northgate community when the 1993 Northgate Area Comprehensive Plan was prepared. It was further recommended in the Planning Commission’s Northgate Town Center Visioning Charette and the Northgate Open Space and Pedestrian Connections Draft Report of 2004.
In 2006, a purchase and sale agreement was negotiated with King County. The City made an initial payment in November 2006 and will make a second payment for the balance at closing which is estimated to be in April 2009.
This project converted an existing 3.73 acre park and ride facility to a new urban park. The park provides open space to serve existing and future residential development in the area. The new park will be connected to and integrated into the overall fabric of the community.
In 2008 Parks hired Mithun as landscape architect and prime consultant. The firm led an extensive public outreach process, including a Cultural Audit™ that gathered information directly from people in the neighborhood about their interest in creating a new green heart for the Northgate community. The final scope of the project was developed by the community at three public meetings and six Project Advisory Team meetings.
Funding for development of the project became available after the Parks and Green Spaces Levy passed. Specialized Landscaping Inc. of Tacoma began construction in November 2009 and the community celebrated the opening of the park in April 2011.
An artist selection process resulted in the artist team of Haddad-Drugan. The art element highlights the former spring on the site. It is a carved boulder through which water flows. The water begins at the source stone and moves through the runnel to the other end of the park where it is filtered prior to entering the Thornton Creek Watershed.
Public Advisory Team (PAT) Meetings
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Currently no events are scheduled.
800 Maynard Ave S,
Seattle, WA 98134
Opening Event Presentation Boards
Creating Hubbard Homestead Video
Skatespot Concept Model
Spring Source Stone
Source Stone Drawing
Revised Wet Meadow
Opening Celebration Photos
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