Seattle Parks and Recreation will be discussing with the public a project to expand Hing Hay Park. The project’s first public meeting happens on Thursday, November 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the International District/Chinatown Community Center. The project will extend Hing Hay Park (423 Maynard Ave. S) to include the site of the current post office (414 6th Ave. S) and make some renovations to the existing park.
Seattle Parks said this meeting gives the community an opportunity to share ideas and offer input on the additional park space. Seattle Parks staff will be at the meeting to discuss the project and answer questions.
Seattle Parks acquired the post office property in 2007 with funding from the Pro Parks Levy. The United States Postal Service will continue to lease the site while it conducts its own public process to relocate within the Chinatown/International District.
The design team of SvR (a local firm) and Turenscape (a Beijing-based firm) will bring an international perspective to the project.
The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $3 million to plan, design, and construct the Hing Hay Park expansion.
For each major development or renovation project, Seattle Parks and Recreation typically holds three meetings to ensure community involvement. Subsequent public meetings will be held Tuesday, January 21 and Tuesday, February 25. As part of this project, Seattle Parks will survey neighbors and conduct outreach at local events and meetings.
Hing Hay Park project meeting
Thursday, November 21
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
ID/Chinatown Community Center
719 8th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
For more information, visit www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/hing_hay/.