We adore our 115-year old, wood frame building, but with it comes a need for constant upkeep. Aside from the daily maintenance associated with hundreds of daily occupants, we are constantly working to make improvements. From playground remodeling, seismic retrofits, and the development of UHeights Plaza, the preservation of our building is at the foundation of the work that we do.
In April we reached out to you to urge your State legislature to fully fund the Heritage Capital Project Fund (HCPF.) UHeights is relying on the HCPF in order to make necessary repairs to our failing roof, which is suffering from years of accumulating weathering and water damage.
Despite being recommended for full funding in the House Capital Budget, the Senate is in gridlock, and with only a few days to go the HCPF is threatened, along with the entirety of the state capital budget.
**We have drafted an email for you to send to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. All you have to do is press the button, then copy and paste, it's that easy.**
In a neighborhood and city bursting with creative talent, small performing arts spaces are hard to find! We are excited to begin renovations to our beloved Performance Hall (Rm. 209) this year.
Improvements will include a new stage, lighting grid, sound system, and curtains. These changes will allow for more versatility for performers and neighborhood groups alike.
Stay tuned for our Opening Night Celebration this Fall.
This project would not be possible without the support of Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods and 4Culture.
We have begun the journey of repairing our roof, parapets and cornices, as they start to show signs of water damage and infiltration.
We are excited to have been recommended for funding through the Heritage Capital Project Fund (HCPF). UHeights is ranked number nine of thirty-five recommended projects. Statewide, HCPF would allocate $9 million in state funding.
Administered by the Washington State Historical Society, the fund's participating organizations are working to advocate for state funding this summer.
This project would not be possible without the support of 4Culture, the Seattle Department of Arts and Culture, and U District Rotary.