The new park at the former Lake City Elementary School will be named “Virgil Flaim Park”.
From the press release:
Flaim’s personal initiative led to many improvements to the Lake City community, including this park. He was executive director of the Lake City Community Center from 1986 until his retirement in 2001, and the [...]
Seattle Parks and Recreation is asking the public to help name the Lake City park at the former Lake City Elementary School playground at 12312 26th Ave. N.E. It was acquired from the Seattle School District in 1987 after being declared surplus.
Name suggestions should be sent in writing by November 16th, along with an [...]
The Seattle Architectural Review Committee wil be reviewing the possibility of landmark status for the Lake City School building (2611 NE 125th Street) this Friday, May 1, 2009. The full meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. and the discussion regarding Lake City School is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at: [...]
Greater Lake City Community Council
7:00 pm at Lake City Professional Center
Old Lake City School Professional Center Redevelopment
There will be another community meeting on the old Lake City School development project:
Monday, November 17, 2008 7:00 pmLake City School Professional Building2611 NE 125th Street, Main Floor
Meeting with Bruce Lorig and Kim Orr from Lorig & Associates, Diane Horswill, the Seattle Police North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, and a representative from Seattle [...]
Monday, October 13, 2008 7:00 pmLake City School Professional Building2611 NE 125th Street, Main Floor
Meeting with Bruce Lorig and Kim Orr from Lorig & Associates, Diane Sugimura, Director of Seattle Planning and Development, Ron English, Director of Property Management, Seattle Public Schools, and the Director of Seattle Parks and Recreation Property Management to further [...]
Here is the early proposed design for the Lake City School project on 125th: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/GroupMeetings/DRProposal3008858AgendaID2386.pdf
More information on the project is here and at this previous blog post.
Update (8/2/08): This is a Lorig project and the architects are Mithun. I spoke with members of Greater Lake City Community Council and they are very excited about this project. There will be many green elements (it is unclear if Lorig will go for LEED certification) and pedestrian amenities. Lake City core sorely needs good [...]