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Jimi Hendrix Park Development
Project Information


Location: 2400 S. Massachusetts Street

Project Status

February 2014
Construction documents are complete.

Design development has been completed by the consultant, Murase Associates, with the community and Parks. The current plan and design narrativeYou will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. were approved by Parks in December 2011.

Fundraising is currently underway, to donate visit the: Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation.

At the June 23, 2011 public meeting a presentation of the preferred schematic took place. The Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park, with consultant Murase and Associates, completed three public meetings to create a design which meets the needs of the community and the goals of the project. (see meeting notes below)

2400 S. Massachusetts Street
$500,000 from the Parks and Green Spaces Opportunity Fund;
484,000 from the Jimi Hendrix Foundation - fundraising still in process! 50,000 from the King Conservation District;
$100,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund Award for design and construction documents;
$40,970 King Conservation District;
And generous community donations of time and materials to facilitate design process
Planning: 2011 - 2012
Design: 2013-2014
Construction: 2014

Project Description

The vision is for a community space inspired by the electrifying music and story of Jimi Hendrix; a place where individuals of diverse backgrounds can gather, enjoy educational programming, celebrate cultural heritage and experience community pride with youth and adults.

In 2006, using funding from the 2000 Pro Parks Levy, the old Colman school site was transformed into the park it is today. Renamed Jimi Hendrix Park, it was opened to the public on June 28, 2006, marking one of the first commemorations of Jimi Hendrix’s legacy by the City of Seattle.

The Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park received a Large Project Fund Neighborhood Matching Fund award of $76,800 from the Department of Neighborhoods to hire a consultant.

This project was selected for the first round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application receivedYou will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget. All projects will go through Park’s public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal Parks process to ensure the most effective implementation.

Community Participation

In December 2011, there was a public meeting to discuss design priorities. Approximately 20 people attended. There was concern about the potential for noise in the park. The existing permitting process discusses this.

Public Meeting #1 5-17-11
Public Meeting #2 6-23-11

Jimi Hendrix Park is immediately adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum and Sam Smith Park. On the west side of the building is the Urban League Village.

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Updated May 27, 2014


There are no events scheduled at this time

For More Information

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

Design Development Plan
Design Development Plan

Schematic Design Summary Report
Schematic Design Summary Report
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