South Lake Union (SLU) has always been a hub of craft and innovation. From the Duwamish people to the Western Mill, railway connectivity, and Bill Boeing, SLU has been a location for creation and connection.

Now, with Amazon, Google, Facebook, the Allen Institute, the Gates Foundation, and the UW Medical Research Facility having taken up residence here, an area once dominated by industry has become a home to technology and thought leadership.

To better serve a diverse and rapidly growing community, Seattle Parks and Recreation will open a new community center in the neighborhood. The project — currently called the South Lake Union Community Center — is a private-public partnership, as the new center will be housed within the privately developed Mercer Blocks project.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle Parks and Recreation will be collecting public feedback for this project through online open houses and live online public presentations during 2021.

The purpose of this online open house is to provide a chance for you to:

  • Learn more about this project, as well as the site constraints and opportunities.
  • Share what’s important to you and help our design team determine the activities and programs to be included in the new facility.

Learn more about the project vision from the video on this page, then share your thoughts on programming and activities on the other pages of this online open house.

An aerial view of the project site showing the location between Lake Union, downtown and the Space Needle.

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The blue shape above marks the site of the new community center in the heart of South Lake Union.

How to use this online open house

To advance through this open house, scroll down to read each page, then click the “Next Page” button at the bottom of the page, or select the tab you want at the top.

Within this online open house, you will be able to give feedback through survey questions. The online open house and survey will take only a few minutes to complete.

Thank you for your participation!

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