What is the future of Magnuson Park’s most historic building?
Building 2 is the oldest building (1929) still extant in the former Sand Point Naval Air Station complex. Called the Assembly & Repair Shop, Building 2 was constructed as a place to overhaul plane engines. Original steel and glass doors are intact for the entire building, as well as large industrial windows along the sides of the hangars. Massive concrete towers stand for receiving the sliding hangar doors.
You are invited for a lively day of community interaction around the question of future use of this historically significant building in Magnuson Park.
Registered attendees will receive maps to the locations. The event begins promptly at 1 PM on Saturday, June 6 with a 40-minute tour of Building 2. For safety reasons, late arrivals cannot be accommodated and all tours will be guided. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. The tour is not accessible by ADA standards due to barriers.
The rest of the event is ADA and takes place in the newly renovated Officers Club of Building 30. There will be coffee and light refreshments, development experts from various fields and the opportunity to share your opinions and problem solve around the building’s future. The collective and individual visions of attendees will be recorded and shared with Seattle Parks and Recreation to use as they support redevelopment of the building.
The Maple Leaf Community Council has organized a candidate forum which will include candidates for both District 4 and District 5 of the new City Council election districts.
Everyone is invited to come on to the candidate forum on Wednesday, June 3, from 7 to 9 PM. The meeting will be at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 NE 95th Street, on the hillside south of Northgate.
Due to the large number of candidates being invited to the forum, questions for them should be submitted in advance. The moderator of the forum will ask questions of each candidate.
Clearing the ground for construction
It has been fifty years since a new school building was constructed in the Wedgwood neighborhood. A historic next-step began on May 7, 2015, with work for construction of a new school at the site of Thornton Creek School at Decatur, 7711 43rd Ave NE.
The school has an update page with links to other info.
The northeast corner of the TC School site has a playground
Forma Construction Company is preparing the ground for the new school building, which will be sited closest to the corner of 40th Ave NE at NE 77th Street.
Construction fencing encloses the work area, leaving the northern edge of the school property along NE 80th Street open for use. This area contains a field and playground. Portable classrooms are located at the northeast corner of the school property, NE 80th Street and 43rd Ave NE. The new school building will open in September 2016.
Flame Ash street trees along 35th Ave NE. . . . → Read More: Wedgwood’s Street Trees
See new police station design info on Saturday, June 6th. . . . → Read More: Open House: New Police Station Info
Thursday evening, May 28th. . . . → Read More: Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting
Drop-in meetings on May 21 and June 2. . . . → Read More: Learn About Link Light Rail
SDOT Transit Study Open House on Monday & Tuesday, May 18-19. . . . → Read More: Roosevelt to Downtown Corridor