Yesterday, Mayor Durkan announced three department head appointments: two permanent, and one interim.
This afternoon, the Council was updated on the current status of negotiations with OVG on the renovation of Key Arena. It also advanced legislation to establish historic landmark controls on Key Arena and the adjacent Bressi Garage.
Today was the deadline for submitting proposals to redevelop the Key Arena at Seattle Center, and as expected two proposals arrived at the city’s door.
This morning, as promised, the City announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for redevelopment of Key Arena at Seattle Center.
There have been reports that the city has found more than one organization interested in at least discussing renovating the Key Arena as an alternative to Chris Hansen’s plan to build a new arena in the SODO district. This is an attempt by the Mayor to actively and formally explore that option. The RFP asks for proposals to redevelop it into a “world-class civic arena” for music, entertainment and sports events, including possibly an NHL or NBA franchise.
Let’s dig into the details or what the city is looking for — and what constraints they are placing on the project.