Public meeting on Fun Forest proposals tonight

Posted on July 7th, 2010 by Sara Willy

There’s going to be an open house and community meeting on the proposals for the south Fun Forest replacement tonight, Wednesday, July 7 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Seattle Center’s Center House main stage.

The open house will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., when attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the various project proposers and talk one on one. The meeting will follow from 6 to 8 p.m.

The south side of the Fun Forest, not to be confused with the north area (which the Center has also been seeking redevelopment project proposals for) has been the center of a heated discussion over the last few months, mainly in regards to whether or not the site should house a 44,000 square-foot “glass house” with Dale Chihuly exhibit space. After a rash of reactions on both sides, the Center asked the public to submit alternative bids. The resulting alternate proposals include a Native American cultural center, Museum of Mysteries, KEXP studio and open space park, among others.

The Center invites anyone interested in learning more about these proposals to attend the meeting tonight.

Members of the public are strongly urged to review the proposals in advance. There will be no formal presentations by proposers at the 6 p.m. meeting.

For more information on the meeting or the RFP review process, see the Seattle Center release here.