4Culture Awards MMCP $200,000 Through "Building for Culture"
In 2015 King County Executive Dow Constantine signed legislation to enact “Building for Culture,” an expansion of 4Culture‘s annual facilities grant program. To date it is the largest one-time investment King County has made to build new cultural facilities, as well as expand, preserve, and improve existing ones. More than 100 arts and cultural organizations will benefit from $28.4 million in capital improvement grant funds financed by bonds backed by a portion of the County’s hotel/motel tax revenues.
Of these funds, $8,697,500 has been distributed to projects qualifying as New Cultural Destinations. SuttonBeresCuller’s Mini Mart City Park (http://minimartcitypark.com/) is included alongside recipients including Burke Museum, Center for Wooden Boats, Duvall Foundation for the Arts, Museum of Flight Aviation Pavilion, Nordic Heritage Museum, and Vashon Allied Arts Center for the Arts, among others.
The $200,000 award granted to Mini Mart City Park will be spent finalizing plans for an on-site building designed by Seattle architecture and design firm goCstudio (http://gocstudio.com/), as well as demolition, remediation, and phase I construction.