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Chihuly exhibit’s land use application approved

May 10th, 2011 by Jesus Chavez

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.

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