Cascade People's Center RFP

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) owns the building known as the Cascade People’s Center located in the Lake Union neighborhood. Since 2012, the Cascade People’s Center has been managed and maintained by the YMCA of Greater Seattle under a management and operating agreement. Currently the Cascade People’s Center hosts and supports a variety of programming through the YMCA of Greater Seattle, including YMCA Earth Service Corp and Bold and Gold Youth Programming.

SPR is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking interested parties and service providers to submit proposals for a Property and Community Agreement and Lease for the operation and maintenance of the Center. Proposals should include the management and operation of recreation, arts and cultural or environmental programming that will be open to the public. Proponents will offer community activities, programs, and outreach to the South Lake Union neighborhood. Examples include social, recreational, art, film events, lifelong learning, community initiatives such as emergency preparedness and training classes.

The provider may also propose other uses to enhance building use and increase neighborhood engagement. The fair market value rent may be offset by public benefits that meet City criteria and aligns with the mission and vision of Seattle Parks and Recreation. Public benefit rent offsets may range from 25-75% of the total rent.  

Written proposals in response to this RFP must be submitted by January 10, 2023, by 3:00PM. Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposals must include written responses to the questionnaire that will be available on this page November 29, 2022, along with the signature and contact information. RFP Proposals must be emailed to: kathleen.gantz@seattle.gov.

Women and minority businesses are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Cascade People's Center RFP Questionnaire

RFP Guidelines

Cascade People’s Center Open House
November 30, 2022 from 3-5PM
309 Pontius Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109 

Further timeline available on page 2 of the guidelines

Contact Information
kathleen.gantz@seattle.gov