Thursday, August 27, 2009

Moving my stuff: MOHAI Development Project at the Naval Reserve Armory in Lake Union Park - Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

The Seattle City Council Parks and Seattle Center Commmittee is holding a public hearing regarding MOHAI Development at Lake Union Park. The public hearing is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
The notice is also available online:

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Thank you,
Administrative Support Team
City of Seattle
Parks and Seattle Center Committee
Tom Rasmussen, Chair

Notice of Public Hearing

Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) Development Project at the Naval Reserve Armory in Lake Union Park

September 29, 2009 – 2:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall
600 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA

The Seattle City Council's Parks and Seattle Center Committee will hold a public hearing
regarding proposed legislation that would allow the Historical Society of Seattle and King County (doing business as The Museum of History and Industry, or "MOHAI") to redevelop the Armory in Lake Union Park as a regional history museum. The legislation, in the form of a project development agreement and a long term ground lease, would provide City funds for the rehabilitation of the core and shell of the Armory building for museum use. MOHAI would be responsible for funding interior improvements at the Armory, including exhibitory infrastructure. The City funds principally will be derived from the acquisition or condemnation by the State of Washington of the current MOHAI museum facility (owned by the City) in McCurdy Park, which
is needed for replacement of the state's Highway 520, in addition to approximately $1.2 million for the project from prior City funds provided to MOHAI for unrealized development of a downtown museum site.

Additional information about the MOHAI Development Project is available in Clerk File No. 310147 at the Office of the City Clerk, Floor 3 of City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, (206) 684-8344,

For questions about the MOHAI Development Project call Marshall Foster, Office of Policy and Management, (206) 684-8413.

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Written and e-mailed comments are welcome until Friday, October 2, 2009, 5 p.m. You may mail comments to: Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, P.O. Box 34025, Seattle, WA 98124-4025. Fax comments to (206) 684-8587. E-mail comments may be sent to: or other Councilmembers whose e-mail addresses can be found on the Council webpage

Publication Ordered by Catherine Moore, Interim City Clerk

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The proposal is to move MOHAI