Chihuly exhibit’s land use application approved

Posted on May 10th, 2011 by Editor


The Department of Planning and Development approved the land use application for the Seattle Center‘s Chihuly glass art exhibit last week.

The exhibit is slated to be built just west of the Space Needle on the site of the Fun Forest pavilion. The plan calls for a glass atrium of about 5,600 square feet to be constructed on the east side of the pavilion, according to the DPD decision. The building will also be renovated to add about 3,350 square feet of floor area for retail and lobby space, and about 250 square feet for an entry vestibule. In addition, a garden and walkways will be constructed in the exhibit’s accompanying outdoor spaces.

This closely follows last month’s approval of a lease agreement to bring the Chihuly glass art exhibit by the Seattle City Council.

The application was approved on the condition that construction activities other than that taking place within enclosed floors will be limited to non-holiday weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to reduce the noise impact of construction on nearby properties.

The environmental impacts of the proposal were previously stated in the Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Statement Seattle Center Master Plan released February 17.

Any appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than May 19. For instructions on how to appeal a land use decision, visit this DPD web page.


  • vanderleun

    One step closer to parking these overhyped piles of glass feces in Seattle Center. They’ll make a bookend for the crappy Paul Allen memorial.

  • vanderleun

    One step closer to parking these overhyped piles of glass feces in Seattle Center. They’ll make a bookend for the crappy Paul Allen memorial.

  • NikkiTaMere

    cannot believe the small town yahoos who want to dis Chihuly & screw up a major tourist attraction, to boot

    pure jealousy and envy that a local did good

    i wish they’d all move back to Mayberry

  • NikkiTaMere

    cannot believe the small town yahoos who want to dis Chihuly & screw up a major tourist attraction, to boot

    pure jealousy and envy that a local did good

    i wish they’d all move back to Mayberry

  • art critic

    YUK! Another alter to an “artist” who doesn’t produce the art that carries hisw name?

    The other alter to this fake is loosing money hand over fist….the ONLY reason this travisty is taking place is because someone with CLOUT needs to make sure their treasure trove of glass keeps it’s value.

  • art critic

    YUK! Another alter to an “artist” who doesn’t produce the art that carries hisw name?

    The other alter to this fake is loosing money hand over fist….the ONLY reason this travisty is taking place is because someone with CLOUT needs to make sure their treasure trove of glass keeps it’s value.

  • The lady

    Really?! how much more garbage do we need on display in this city? maybe one of the many seattle music festivals will produce enough vibration to shatter all that crapglass. that might be pretty.

  • The lady

    Really?! how much more garbage do we need on display in this city? maybe one of the many seattle music festivals will produce enough vibration to shatter all that crapglass. that might be pretty.

  • Auntie_Ir0ny

    Seattle Center is just a for-profit project marketed as public space.

  • Auntie_Ir0ny

    Seattle Center is just a for-profit project marketed as public space.

  • jdinseattle

    I don’t love Chihuly but a lot of other people do. If it brings tourists to our city and to the Center to spend money, thats good for Seattle.

  • jdinseattle

    I don’t love Chihuly but a lot of other people do. If it brings tourists to our city and to the Center to spend money, thats good for Seattle.