As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, long-neglected Washington Hall is now in the hands of Historic Seattle and is going to get some minor repairs that will make the space usable once again. But the question remained of what the non-profit has planned for the space once those repairs are done.
Yesterday we spoke with Mark Blatter, Historic Seattle’s Director of Real Estate Development, who said that the goal of the repairs is to get Washington Hall back into use as a community performance venue as quickly as possible. They’re currently working with leaders in the non-profit arts world to select programming to appear there, and they’re looking for long-term arts tenants who can make the building their home for performances, rehearsals, and offices.
Once repairs are made to systems like plumbing and heating, Blatter said that performances could come back to the hall by the end of the year. Stay tuned for news on a grand reopening that will reintroduce the building to the community.