On Monday, April 19, 2010, Nuprecon LC will begin demolition of the former Navy Capehart Housing complex, a 22-acre location within Discovery Park. After the demolition and related utility work, Seattle Parks and Recreation will take possession of the entire property and begin work to restore the site to natural habitat with a variety of meadows, forest thickets, and under story vegetation typical of the area.
Currently, the City has possession of the eastern portion of the parcel, and has removed the children’s play structures, the NEX Mini-Mart, and the Maintenance Building 750 that were located there.
The $11.1 million purchase is funded by a combination of state and county grants, as well as proceeds from the sale of surplus City property.
The Seattle Parks and Green Spaces Levy, which was approved by the voters in 2008, allocates $1 million for Capehart restoration. An additional $500,000 in funding comes from the West Point Settlement Agreement Fund.
This project was recommended by the West Point Citizens Advisory Committee as part of the 2005 revision to the list of projects recommended in the 2004 Memorandum of Agreement, between King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks and the City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, for use of mitigation funds pursuant to Section 1(d) of the West Point Settlement Agreement (Ordinance 121488).
For project information please visit: http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/discovery/capehart/
For additional information, please contact Gary Gibbons, project manager at 206-386-1511 or email@example.com
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