Green Lake Community Center RFQ

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking a professional services team to design a new Green Lake Community Center and Pool. The existing community center and pool are located on the east shore of Green Lake in Seattle, Washington. The center is one of twenty-six community centers in the city. It is one of several public amenities located within Green Lake Park and is open to the public year-round for program-related and drop-in recreational use. To select the design team, SPR is issuing a Request for Qualifications on October 14, 2019. The full RFQ information package and associated documents can be viewed and downloaded at the City's Consultant Connection siteThe Deadline for submittals is 5:00 p.m. PST on Seattle November 8, 2019.

The first phase of the project will be to undertake an assessment of the existing site and to also consider other potential site locations around Green Lake. To address site options, several questions need to be addressed, including: Where is the best location to construct a new community center; i.e., should it be constructed in its current location, or is there another site or sites where a community center could better serve the community? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each location, including constructability, access to the community center and relationship to other amenities around the lake? Should the community center and pool continue to be located in one building or should the community center and pool be located in separate buildings in separate locations? And finally, what are the strengths and weaknesses of one vs. two buildings?  

The first deliverable will be an options analysis based on the site assessments(s). This analysis will include several interactions with the public and ultimately a recommendation to SPR Senior Management and the public as to the best location for the new community center and whether or not the community center and pool should be co-located as they are today. From there, the full community center and pool design and public outreach process will begin.  

For additional questions please contact David Graves, Strategic Advisor, at 206-684-7048 or David.Graves@seattle.gov.