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Planning and processes for our new facility –
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New Facility Meeting December 9, 2018

This meeting was ably led by Diane Robertson, with support from Olson Kundig, our architects, and Costigan Integrated, our project management firm

Our design documents are now in the construction phase and we are working on the design and the budgeting together.

The Master Use Permit has been submitted to the City of Seattle.

Our anticipated closing date is sometime in the summer and our anticipated move-out date is late spring to early summer.

We will need 2 to 3 months for abatement and salvage. Unfortunately, we learned that there is asbestos in the exterior stucco (which envelops almost all the building), which will be expensive to abate. We are still getting bids on this.

It will take about a year to construct the underground systems and our pad. We anticipate beginning our construction in 2020.

People then had the opportunity to walk around and look at our latest plans.

Diane urged our community to step forward about various projects if they concern you – such as stained glass windows, wood, rhododendrons, etc.

For those wanting to view some of Olson Kundig’s work, check out the 9th & Thomas OD Building building murals, and take a field trip to Saint Ignatius on the Seattle University campus.

Due to the cost of storage for several years, we will be keeping an absolute minimum of the contents of our current building. Terry Loving is in charge of this effort, and welcomes assistance in this massive sorting and disposal project.



At any time, if you have comments or questions about the project you are welcome to contact Diane Robertson (206.622.8475.220) or Rev Karen (206.622.8475.121).

 What We Value

New Home Word Cloud

This Word Cloud is a depiction of the words used by congregants to describe what they value about Seattle Unity. The larger a word is, the more people chose that word in their response.

Fast Answers

Need to catch up fast on what’s been happening with our New Facility Project?

Please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions 2018 [here’s the link] to understand more about what has been happening with the New Facility Project to date.

4 ways to get updates & answers to questions

SU New Facility Project logo 5-10-14

1. Look at the most current timeline.

2. Check out the

Frequently asked questions 2019

3. If you have a question about the new facility project, you can email your question to assoc.minister@seattleunity.org and you will receive a response within a week.

4. We hold face-to-face meetings with the Board and others involved in the building planning process to keep  the congregation informed and to listen to your concerns.  Look for announcements about these meetings in the weekly email and as part of the Sunday service.

Church planned

Links to

Most current Organization Chart

A Home at 8th & John by Scott Caldwell (Seattle Unity history)
Public comments notice posted Dec 5, 2018
October 28, 2017 article
May 19, 2017 article
March 26, 2017 article
Sept. 10, 2016 article
August 5, 2016 article
June 2016 update
May 2016 update
Infographic from 5-1-16 meeting
April 2016 update
Comment Compilation
Themes from Comment Compilation
Videos – Sunday Service Dec. 6, 2015 “Choice Point”
December 2015 update
April 2015 update
December 2014 update
August 2014 update
July 2014 update
May 2014 update
December 2013 update
Video – Dec. 8, 2013 meeting
January 2013 update

Historic timeline & itinerary links

Historic Organizational Charts