South Lake Union has always been a hub of craft and innovation. From the Duwamish people to the Western Mill, railway connectivity, and Bill Boeing, the neighborhood has been a location for creation and connection.

Now, with Amazon, Google, Facebook, the Allen Institute, the Gates Foundation, and UW Medicine, as well as nonprofit housing, faith communities, and educational institutes, an area once dominated by industry has become a home to technology and thought leadership.

To better serve a diverse and rapidly growing community, Seattle Parks and Recreation will open a new community center in the neighborhood. The project — currently called the South Lake Union Community Center — is a public-private partnership, as the new center will be housed within the privately developed Mercer Blocks project.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle Parks and Recreation collected public feedback for this project through online open houses and live online public presentations in early 2021. You can view our January online open house here and view our March online open house here.

The purpose of this online open house is to provide a chance for you to:

  • Learn more about the current project design, floor plans, and programming.
  • See how community input has helped shape the center, including activities and amenities.

An aerial view of the project site showing the location between Lake Union, downtown and the Space Needle.

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The blue shape above marks the site of the new community center in the heart of South Lake Union.

Online Public Meeting Recording

If you missed our March 16 public meeting, check out the recording here.

How to use this online open house

To advance through this open house, scroll down to read each page, then click the “Next Page” button at the bottom of the page, or select the tab you want at the top.

Thank you for your participation!