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Laurelhurst Community Center Expansion Project
Pro Parks Project Information

 
4554 NE 41st Street

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PROJECT STATUS

EVENTS:

On Saturday, March 31, 2007 Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels joined Seattle Parks and Recreation and the community to dedicate the newly renovated community center.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dan Johnson
800 Maynard Ave S. 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134
206-684-7149

Grand Opening

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Planning


Computer rendering of entry artwork. The project artist and community members chose a "light-feeling" design intended to enhance and reflect the natural setting at the Center.

INTERIOR

Interior
Breakout space with multipurpose room beyond
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Interior
New lobby area
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EXTERIOR

Exterior
Exterior
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Exterior
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Floorplans
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Thank you, Seattle!
This project is complete.


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This community center renovation added 4,150 square feet to the existing community center. New spaces include a multipurpose room, commercial kitchen, activity room, break-out space, elevator, kiln room, new lobby and a fireplace room.

Work began in April 2006, and progressed according to schedule throughout the summer.

However, a concrete drivers' strike, followed by record rains and severe weather in fall and early winter extended the project schedule by several months.

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LOCATION
4554 NE 41st Street
BUDGET
The Pro Parks Levy provides $2,907,427 for planning, design and construction of the expansion to the community center.
SCHEDULE
Planning: 2004
Design: 2004 - 2005
Construction: 2005 - 2006
Completion: Winter 2006

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The goal of this project was to expand and upgrade existing community center facilities to provide additional programming options.

Final Schematic
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City Landmark nomination
Seattle Parks and Recreation nominated the existing community center building as landmark in early 2005.
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The building was designated a city landmark later in 2005, with further design review by the Landmark Preservation Board.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Community Meetings
The firm of VIA Suzuki led two public meetings in October and December, 2004. They presented schematic design options and facilitated community comment on their designs. The final design, shown below, reflects the PAT and Community Center Advisory Councils combined focus on an expansion which will add flexible program space to the existing community center.

Public Community Meetings
The final public meeting was held February 3, 2005.
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The second public meeting was held December 9, 2004.
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The first public meeting was held on October 25, 2004 at the Community Center to discuss site development options and priorities.
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Project Advisory Team (PAT)
The Parks Superintendent appointed a Project Advisory Team to provide valuable community input into the design of the additions. > more below

Project Advisory Team
Members are:
Christine Barrett- Resident
Nate Benjamin- Resident and youth
Antonio Diaz- Coach and volunteer
Kathleen Herbert- Community member
Joseph Herrin- Laurelhurst Community Club trustee
Alan Hovland- Laurelhurst Community Center Advisory Council
Steven James- Coach
Julie Kelly- Community member
Kent Mettler- Laurelhurst Community Center Advisory Council
Lendy Duda Vail- Community member and Block Watch Captain
Maureen ONeill- Northeast Parks & Recreation Sector Manager
David Yim- Laurelhurst Community Center Coordinator

Meetings:
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Monday, July 11, 2005 notesYou will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document
Tuesday, March 10, 2005 notesYou will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document
Tuesday, December 14 , 2004 notesYou will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document
Tuesday, November 9, 2004 notesYou will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 notesYou will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document
Wednesday, September 15, 2004 notesYou will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document

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