Cleaning earth with art

 
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Vision

Mini Mart City Park will transform a former gas station into a pocket park and arts-oriented community center.  The project’s home, 6525 Ellis Ave South, is a vacant corner lot in Georgetown across the street from Boeing Field. 

Goals

01.
CLEAN

Installing state of the art remediation technology in a small neighborhood brownfield will clean the earth under the park.

02.
BUILD

A structure where people come together to strengthen their community ties.

03.
EDUCATE

A place to learn about art, architecture & healthy urban environments

04.
ART

A permanent cultural center for Georgetown and the greater Duwamish Valley

 
 

Connect with the past.  Dream up your future.

 

 
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History & Future

In 2005 SuttonBeresCuller had a vision to identify and purchase a property in King County and rehabilitate it, proving the potential of art to propel a project that simultaneously repairs damaged land while providing shared, multi-use community space.

In 2008, we identified the Mini Mart City Park site and began environmental assessment work.  In 2013, SuttonBeresCuller formed the Mini Mart City Park 501(c)3, which purchased the site. 

With the support and engagement of the Georgetown community, Mini Mart City Park is now ready for construction.  Working with goCstudio we have developed a design for a pocket park  and arts-oriented community center.

Incorporating sliding walls and a green roof to create a porous, modular space that blends indoor and outdoor activities such as gallery shows, movies in the park, potlucks, community meetings, readings and live music, Mini Mart City Park will embrace the site's history, bring communities together to dream up their futures, and literally clean earth with art.

 
 
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