City Council approves east Capitol Hill park space acquisition

On Monday, June 25, Seattle City Councilmember David J. Della announced the passage of legislation to acquire land in Capitol Hill for a new park space.

The parcel of land, more than 17,000-square feet in size, is currently a parking lot at the northeast corner of 16th Avenue East and East Howell Street, will be acquired, in part, by funds from the Pro Parks Levy. The parking lot is adjacent to the former First Church of Christ Scientist.

"With the density in many of our neighborhoods, it is important that we find ways to create more open space. The ability to turn a parking lot into a neighborhood park for families and children is a great opportunity," said Della.

The Pro Parks Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2000, has enabled the city to invest $198.2 million to help acquire land for parks and open space, develop hundreds of capital projects, enhance recreation programs, and improved the operations of parks throughout the city.

"The future park site at 16th and Howell will provide another opportunity for all of Seattle's families to come together and share in a new park, adding to our city's treasured open space," said Della.[[In-content Ad]]