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International District/Pioneer Square Open Space Acquisition
Pro Parks Project Information (Hing Hay Park)

 

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PROJECT STATUS

EVENTS:

Approximately 40 people attended a public meeting held at the International District/Chinatown Community Center on March 29, 2007. Parks acquisition staff recommended that the size of Hing Hay Park be increased by purchasing the adjoining parcel, currently leased to the Post Office. Those in attendance at the meeting supported the purchase of the property, provided the Post Office remain in the neighborhood and existing safety issues are addressed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Donald Harris
Parks & Green Spaces Acquisition Manager
800 Maynard Ave. S., 2nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134
206-684-8018

Maps
Green outline = Hing Hay Park
Red outline = recommended site
Market
An expanded park will encourage more successful events, such as the Night Market in August 2006
Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year at Hing Hay Park, February 2007
Market
Community Participation

Thank you, Seattle. This Pro Parks Levy acquisition project is complete!

Seattle Parks acquired a .31-acre property on December 31, 2007 to expand the size of .33-acre Hing Hay Park to .64 acres.

The property is currently leased by the United States Postal Service's International District Station. The Post Office will stay at its current location under the terms of its lease while it conducts its own public process to relocate within the neighborhood. The Post Office's real estate representative, John Logan, is currently seeking a nearby site for its retail operation. He can be reached at (817) 329-2907.

Planning for the park will begin when development funding is secured and when the Post Office transition schedule is established. The proposed Parks and Green Spaces Levy, currently scheduled for a public vote on the November 2008 ballot, sets aside $800,000 for park development.
LOCATION
414 6th Ave S (Post Office building next to Hing Hay Park)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In the first cycle of the Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund, funding was provided to acquire property for a new or expanded park in the International District/Pioneer Square Urban Center Village area. The Pro Parks monies for this acquisition were supplemented by King County Conservation Futures funds.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Public Meeting 3/29/07


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