The Gatewood team continues to make steady progress toward playground improvements. Here’s a December update from Linnea Westerlind:
- We are excited to announce that we have raised $47,495 to date in addition to our $100,000 matching grant from the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods.
- We received 5 bids from contractors for playfield construction.
- The bids came about 20% higher than we were expecting, but we will be able to move forward with the majority of the project after the first of the year thanks to the strong fundraising campaign in November. We will continue to raise funds and seek grant funding for the remaining parts of the project in first quarter 2018.
- We are notifying the lowest bid contractor that has been awarded the project this month. Stay tuned for news about construction timing and opportunities to continue to support the project in January.
- Thank you to everyone for your tremendous support of the playfield project!