Northwest Asian Weekly
Renovation is underway in the International District. The iconic Hing Hay Park, located on the corner of Maynard and King St. (423 Maynard Ave) will be getting a makeover. The existing park will be expanded and developed due to the demolition of the adjacent post office site, which was acquired with a 2000 Pro Parks Levy funds.
Hing Hay is known in the neighborhood as an event venue and community gathering place.
Seattle Parks wanted to note in the plans to develop that the new expansion would reflect the community’s needs and traditions.
The Seattle firm of SvR is working together with the Beijing-based firm of Turenscape on the expansion. Flyers translated into Chinese and Vietnamese were mailed to residents. Community members had the opportunity to voice input.
The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority and the Friends of Hing Hay Park helped promote initial meetings about the development and conduct outreach.
Construction is estimated to be starting by the beginning of summer. (end)
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