Tuesday, August 26, 2014

'Nonuments Park' Under Construction

 

Over the past week, site work has been underway to transform the District-owned NE parcel at Waterfront Station into Nonuments Park, designed by Lance Fung and part of the 5x5 Project. The gravel pathway has been torn up and a more “permanent-looking” design is being built. On Saturday, volunteers gathered at the site for the Mud Dance, an event to create seating out of cob for the park. Photos from the Mud Dance are available here



In addition, the winner of the Portrait Garden lottery was announced. The garden is now named the Alpha Lillstrom Portrait Garden. SW-resident Alpha Lillstrom’s LinkedIn Profile states the following: 
Strong policy and advocacy background having worked on the Hill as well as in both private and non-profit health policy sectors. Principal of Zhende Strategies, a health policy consulting practice, after having served as Senior Director of the Cancer Policy Institute at Cancer Support Community, and before that was Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel for Health care, Judiciary, Education, Immigration and Government Affairs while working for Sen. Jon Tester of Montana. 
 The garden will be created this week by artist Jennifer Wen Ma in the likeness of Lillstrom and the opening reception for Nonuments Park will be on September 6 from 11am to 1pm.

4 comments:

west156th said...

Curious, because a brick path has been created (I must say a nice intricate brick path), does that mean that the District owned parcel won't see any development for some time? Someone spent a lot of money to create the brick path....

SWill said...

My guess is that path will be there for at least two years (under the best case scenario if a RFP is released this fall) since it will take time for the city and community to evaluate the proposals, select a developer, get Council approval, file a stage 2 PUD, apply for building permits, etc. before construction can begin.

Unknown said...

Do you know what is likely to be built on that parcel if the new library isn't moved there? I'm unfamiliar with what the different proposed developments are for the parcel. Thanks.

SWill said...

The Stage One PUD allows for a high-rise multifamily building with ground floor retail to be built on the site, so there will be residential on the site regardless of whether a library is incorporated into the project.