Bastyr seeks deal with State for St. Edward Seminary rehabilitation

Built in 1931, the Saint Edward Seminary building is a significant historical structure and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. The aging Seminary  building has been in a state of disrepair for years. Rehabilitation would require resources well beyond State Parks’ means.  

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is collaborating with Bastyr University to explore ways to rehabilitate the Seminary with the goal of retaining all recreational opportunities at Saint Edward State Park. The concept:
1.      Bastyr University acquires the Seminary building complex including the pool, gymnasium, and parking lot
2.      State Parks acquires adjacent Bastyr University land, appraised at equal value to the building complex
3.      Daniels Real Estate, as Bastyr University’s partner, rehabilitates the Seminary building, remodels the pool building (re-purposed as a hall), and preserves the gymnasium

The public is invited to review the concept proposal that is posted on the State Parks planning website:

In April 2014, we toured the Seminary Building at St. Edward State Park. The magnificent building is in need of much restoration work.

The State is seeking public comment. You have several options to provide comments:
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb 4th at the Northshore Utility District, 6830 Northeast 185th Street, Kenmore, WA 98028

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