Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sammamish Rowing Association granted boathouse permit; will break ground this month

By Marcy Chartier, SRA Director

SRA was granted our final building permit this month, after a seven-year process. This project has been extremely challenging to get permitted, since the new boathouse is in the wetland buffer that surrounds our current location. We are now completely permitted by the City of Redmond, which allows us to begin construction.

We are breaking ground this month!! Construction on Phase I of the New Boathouse Project will begin in July. Classes will continue as usual throughout this phase of construction, and more information will be sent regularly as we begin this eagerly anticipated project. For more details on construction phasing, building plans and more, click here.

2010 Construction Highlights:
  • This summer we will begin site prep at SRA. This includes clearing at both the building site and along the path.
  • We plan to lay utilities along the SRA path from West Lake Samm. Pkwy to the building site.
  • Turn-lane construction will begin this winter.
Financial Highlights:
To date, SRA has raised and spent $500k on permitting efforts.

King County has committed $410k toward our current construction costs. We also have in-hand $100K raised by SRA for 2010 construction, plus the additional $31,500 raised by SRA at the 2008 auction to be used toward constructing the new turn lane on W. Lake Samm. Pkwy.

King County has been an incredible partner in this effort, committing $600K so far to the project.

We need to raise approximately 2.5 million dollars to complete the new boathouse.

New Boathouse Kickoff Celebration: Sunday, September 12th

3pm- Dusk @ Marymoor Park

Join us at Marymoor Park to celebrate this enormous accomplishment as we start building a permanent home for Sammamish Rowing! Come learn about our plans for the new boathouse and talk with the people most knowledgeable about the project.

SRA Auction: Friday, November 19th
5:30PM @ Redmond Marriott
Join us as we come together to raise funds for our new boathouse!

Sammamish Rowing Association
Marcy Chartier
SRA Executive Director

Sammamish Rowing Association
Theresa Knakal
SRA Board President

Sammamish Rowing Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing rowing access, instruction and opportunities to everyone in our community. Click here to learn more about the Sammamish Rowing Association. If you know someone who would like to receive news about the Sammamish Rowing Association New Boathouse Project, please encourage them to join our mailing list below!

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