Boathouse Construction Progress
September 24, 2022
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Construction slated to begin on the new Green Lake Community Boathouse. The Green Lake Inner Loop will be modified to go around the construction site, which will encompass the parking lot. Staff will work out of trailers. Additional storage will be brought in to accommodate displaced canoe and kayak equipment.
A contract is awarded by the City and plans are made to begin construction in September 2022! We welcome the disruptions to come with our usual Green Lake can-do spirit as we prepare to accommodate a construction site around which we will run our programs for a year.
After a long and winding process through the city’s permitting offices, the project goes out to bid again.
Revised plans are re-submitted to the City. We expect to rebid the project in October in time to award a construction contract by the end of the year.
We secure additional funding commitments from the City, County, and State, and the board unanimously approves a motion to move forward. We still anticipate a funding gap and pivot all our fundraising efforts to the boathouse project.
The project is bid out for construction. Driven by COVID-related cost increases, the bids we receive are $1.5 million over our budget, and we cannot award a contract. The boat has flipped and we are in the water. We pull ourselves back in and rejoin the race. Plans are assessed for potential cost savings, and the fundraising team works behind the scenes to secure more funding for the project.
The city spends several days laying a new water line to serve the facility. The campaign works with the city to stay on track through the bidding process in anticipation of groundbreaking before the end of the year.
COVID-19 causes the closure of all of our programs at the Small Craft Center. Although fundraising takes a brief hiatus, plans for permitting and construction continue.
The campaign hits the $6,300,000 mark.
The Juniper Foundation awards us our biggest gift to date, a matching grant of $250,000 that puts us into the sprint for the finish line. All donations are now matched through the end of the campaign.
A late fall online fundraising push brings us near the $6 million mark
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles secures another $50,000 in funding from the county
The campaign goes public, beginning our community outreach phase
Private donations stand at $1.6 million, with a campaign total of $5.8 million raised toward our $6.5 million goal
We are awarded two state grants from the Recreation and Conservation Office for a combined total of $951,000
Plans are 60% finalized and are sent out for permitting
We pass the $1 million mark in private donations from individuals and foundations
We are awarded $2.925 million from the Parks Department’s Major Projects Challenge Fund
Green Lake Crew celebrates its 70th anniversary
Leaders of the Green Lake Rowing Advisory Council and Campaign Committee step up with early gifts
Private fundraising campaign begins
We are awarded a King County Parks grant of $100,000
We are awarded a Department of Neighborhoods grant of $100,000 which gets our fundraising campaign off the ground
Schacht Aslani Architects are chosen to design the new building
Seed money is raised for design planning of the project and starting the campaign