The Friends of Smith Cove Park met today with Parks (David Graves) and the architect (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol aka GGN). We walked the park to really get a feel for how expansive this new park will be (10+ acres).
GGN provided some data/costs on comparable previous GGN projects. The $15 million figure reported in an earlier update is likely low. The unknowns about the soil (likely dumped on site after dredging Elliot Bay) may be expensive. Figures of $20 million to even $40 million were discussed.
An early October public meeting is to be scheduled. An update will be posted with a date, time and location soon.
From David Graves, Sr. Parks Planner: The slide presentation from a previous meeting with GGN on is now up on the Parks website for the Smith Cove Park Project. Here is the link: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/smith-cove-park-development