South Lake Union Community Center

Updated: June 17, 2021

Summer 2021

Seattle Parks and Recreation is excited to continue our planning for a new community center in the South Lake Union neighborhood with our third online open house which opens on Monday, June 21. This Online Open House provides an opportunity to:
   •  Learn more about the center design, floor plan and programming.
   •  Learn more about what we heard from the community during earlier
outreach and how public input helped shape the center.

Visit Online Open House
Begins Monday, June 21, 2021
URL: slucc.infocommunity.org

Thank you to everyone who attended our previous public outreach events and for feedback you provided. You can view the March 16 online meeting video here. And you can find additional information at: slucc.infocommunity.org and summary documents of the online events below.

To better serve a diverse and rapidly growing community, Seattle Parks and Recreation will open a new community center in the South Lake Union neighborhood that we are currently calling the South Lake Union Community Center. It will be a private-public partnership project as the Community Center will be located within a private development project but operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation.

The new facility will house spaces for activities such as fitness, art, and rooms for classes and events as well as a childcare service for young families.

Location

 Corner of Mercer Street and Dexter Avenue North

Budget

The planning, design and interior buildout of the community center space is estimated to cost $9-$12M; planning and design are funded, construction funding has not yet been identified.

Schedule

Analysis/Preliminary Design: December 2020 - February 2021
Schematic Design: February - April 2021
Construction: TBD

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation will open a new community center in the neighborhood that we are currently calling the South Lake Union Community Center. It will be a private-public partnership project as the Community Center will be located within a private development project but operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation.

The new facility will house spaces for activities such as fitness, art, and rooms for classes and events as well as a childcare service for young families.

Community Participation

Online Open House January 28 - February 18, 2021

Online Open House and Meeting March 2021