An artist rendering of what KEXP's re-development of the Fun Forest would look like.
This week, KEXP released more details about its proposal to redevelop the Fun Forest area at Seattle Center. The non-profit radio station is one of nine organization to submit an idea that isn't a Dale Chihuly for-profit museum of glass wonderment.
All nine organization will have the chance to present their proposals to the public on July 7 at Seattle Center. Anyone invested in the future of Seattle Center can show up and ask questions. (You've got to love Washington state's open public meetings act.) In the meantime, KEXP has posted a list of FAQs to their blog.
Some interesting tidbits from those FAQs:
KEXP claims to have exceeded its capacity in its current home. Does this mean the radio station will move to a bigger space, no matter the outcome of the proposal?
KEXP will fund its proposal through a capital campaign, endowment development and project financing. I smell a pledge drive coming.
KEXP produced 500 live in-studio performances last year. How many will they produce with more space?
For more info on what KEXP wants with Seattle Center, check out Chris Kornelis's interview with KEXP Station Manager Tom Mara.