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Campus Plans and Projects
Since its adoption by Seattle City Council in 2008, the Seattle Center Century 21 Master Plan has served as a guide to physical renewal that effectively responds to the needs and desires of our diverse and evolving community.
Several completed Master Plan projects have dramatically transformed spaces on the 74-acre campus, from Broad Street Green, Seattle Skatepark and the Armory Atrium and Lofts to Theater Commons, Artists at Play and the headquarters of KEXP 90.3FM.
These initial Master Plan projects followed specific Planning and Design Principles developed by the Plan's creators, the Century 21 Committee, who understood the importance of unifying the physical space and the Center's purpose as an arts, recreational and civic center at the core of our community. The Principles they developed have remained at the core of the master plan -- and will continue to be used to focus and shape future redevelopment:  
  • The mission of Seattle Center is sound and the future is bright.
  • The campus should be designed to draw people into the center of the grounds.
  • Open spaces should be increased, preserved and accessible to all.
  • The Center should be a leader in sustainable design and operations.
  • Entrances and visual connections into and through the campus should be legible.
  • A mix of activities and amenities should be inviting to the diversity of Seattle Center users.
  • Pedestrian friendly planning should unify the campus.
  • New design should emphasize flexibility, vibrancy, legibility and artistic expression.
  • Transportation planning must be a central element.
  • Future development should build on the tradition of being a good neighbor.
The 20-year master plan calls for substantial, long-term investment in Seattle Center. It allows for an innovative mix of commercial and community spaces as well as improved opportunities for retail and dining amenities. The plan will continue to be supported by a mix of private and public funding.
Current Projects, Plans and Studies
Century 21 Master Plan Downloads
Seattle Center Century 21 Master Plan (adopted August 2008)
Century 21 Final Report, (March 2008)
Century 21 Progress Report
Seattle Center Public Programming Strategic Plan
Mayor's Task Force for Seattle Center Sustainability Report
KeyArena Subcommittee Final Report Executive Summary
Economic Impact Assessment
Public Involvement Schedule
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    Century 21 Committee Members:
    The Master Plan was launched in November 2006 with the appointment of a 17-member citizens committee, aptly named Century 21 Committee in homage to the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. The committee, appointed by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, heard from Seattle citizens, community organizations, Seattle Center employees and resident organizations, commissions and elected officials in over 60 public meetings.
    The Committee heard calls for more open space, more programs for young adults and children, more for the growing residential and employment populations neighboring Seattle Center and more amenities to make the Center a place to visit every day in many ways. 

    Maria Barrientos Real Estate Development Service
    Trish Dziko Technology Access Foundation, Executive Director
    Tom Gerlach Turner Construction Company, Senior Vice President
    James Gore Ariel Media
    Regina Hall Willis of Seattle, Inc., Former President and CEO
    Linda Hartzell Seattle Children's Theatre, Artistic Director
    Jan Levy Committee co-chairwoman and Leadership Tomorrow, Executive Director
    John Masterjohn Local #1239, Business Manager
    Donna Moodie Marjorie's, Owner
    Jeff Schoenfeld Urban Visions, Principal
    Bryce Seidl Pacific Science Center, President and CEO
    Dolores Sibonga Former City of Seattle, Council Member
    Greg Slaughter Local #117, Business Agent
    Rafael Stone Foster Pepper and Shefelman, PLLC
    Jeff Trisler House of Blues Concerts, Inc.
    Jeff Wright Committee co-chairman and J. Wright Development
    Jane Zalutsky Washington Mutual
    Jerry Quinn Lee MulvannyG2 Architecture, Board Chairman
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