At Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall next Wed, June 9 at 7:30.
There’s an article in today’s Daily Journal of Commerce (online access for paid subscribers only) about the Bullitt Foundation’s intent to develop the C.C. Attle’s site, which they bought a year ago, with a “uniquely Northwest building.”
The Bullitt Foundation is looking
“not just for a piece of sculpture” but for a building that performed a series of technically rigorous functions in geology, hydrology and solar applications.
Bullitt’s CEO (and Earthday founder) Denis Hayes said he
imagines the building being a living structure with many controls and sensors. Parts of the building may even respond differently to the environment. For example, one side of the building faces a busy arterial, another a green park-like area and a third side faces a quiet street. It is “entirely possible,” he said, that each side will look and function differently.
They have selected an architect (Miller/Hull) but are still looking for project partners. They hope to have early design drawings by late summer.
I found this presentation on the school district’s website from a couple of weeks ago, in which staff made recommendations about what to do with closed school buildings.
Interesting tidbits related to TT Minor:
- TT Minor is apparently considered a building in an area of the city “projected for growth but school age population may not be a factor”
- TT Minor is proposed to be placed in “inventory” status, with a note that it may be needed again, but probably not within the next 3 years.
So it sounds to me like the district won’t be selling off the property to developers or even leasing it for use as a community center any time soon.