Hing Hay Park, International District, Seattle, Washington. Bush Hotel building in background. • Photo by Joe Mabel
Hing Hay Park, International District, Seattle, Washington. Bush Hotel building in background. • Photo by Joe Mabel

The Hing Hay park expansion project plans to increase the existing park (423 Maynard Ave. S) to include the site of the current post office (414 6th Ave. S). 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 International Special Review District has scheduled a board briefing on the proposed Hing Hay Park expansion as part of its meeting agenda on Tuesday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting takes place in the IDEA Space meeting room in the basement level of the Bush Asia Center, 409 Maynard Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98104. The meeting is open to the public.

To view the International Special Review District meeting agenda, click here

Presenters Kim Baldwin of Seattle Parks and Recreation and Melanie Davies of SVR Design will provide information on early design concepts for the proposed expansion of Hing Hay Park. The proposal includes demolition of the existing building—the post office, which plans to relocate some functions in the vicinity of the neighborhood.

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 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $3 million to plan, design, and construct the Hing Hay Park expansion.

As part of this project, Seattle Parks will survey neighbors and conduct outreach at local events and meetings.

Seattle Parks will host the third and final community meeting for the Hing Hay Park expansion project on Tuesday, February 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S, 98104.

This meeting gives the community an opportunity to see the expanded Hing Hay Park preferred design and offer feedback. Seattle Parks and the design team of SvR and Turenscape (a Beijing-based firm) will be at the meeting to discuss the project and answer questions.

For more information about the project, click here

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