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Seattle Parks and Recreation unveils the $100 million Green Lake Community Center

Coinciding with the third and final installment of a series of public feedback-seeking online open houses, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) recently released conceptual renderings from architecture firm Miller Hull Partnership and landscape architecture practice Berger Partnership that show a new community center at the city’s cherished and heavily-used Green Lake Park.

Centered around a titular 259-acre freshwater lake in north-central Seattle, the Olmsted Brothers-designed green space was established in 1908 and is best known for the 2.8-mile multi-lane recreational path that encircles the lake and its wealth of (occasionally surprising, sometimes panic-inducing) urban wildlife. Nestled alongside the eastern shore of the lake, the park’s existing art deco community center opened in 1928 while the adjacent indoor public swimming pool, Evans Pool, debuted in 1955.

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Aerial view of the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool captured in 1995. (Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr/CC BY 2.0)

The Green Lake Community Center—complete with gym, dedicated meeting and activity spaces, second-floor “tot room,” and restroom/shower facilities—is one of the oldest of the 26 community centers operated by the parks department. While its popularity hasn’t wavered, the nonagenarian neighborhood hub has been showing its advanced age for some time. A $750,000 multi-phase stabilization project is currently underway so that it can remain open to the public and, to date, numerous fixes have been completed including a crucial roof repair, the installation of a new pool pump, and electrical improvements. Per the SPR, new boilers and an upgraded ventilation system are next up. Meanwhile, both the community center and pool remain closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While these much-needed repairs will enable the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool to remain open in the immediate years to come, the eyes of most Seattleites are fixed on what’s to come further down the line: A brand new community center that, at 90,000 square feet, will be three times the size of the current one.

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An airy welcome hall will serve as a natural place to congregate. (Miller Hull Partnership and Berger Partnership/Courtesy Seattle Parks and Recreation)

As David Graves, a strategic advisor with the parks department, told the Seattle Times, the new Green Lake Community Center will cost an estimated $100 to $120 million—that’s well over three times the cost of the most expensive community center built in the city’s history, a $32 million LEED Gold recreational center and pool that debuted in the South Seattle neighborhood of Rainer Beach in 2013.

The spacious new Green Lake Community Center is slated to feature many of the same amenities as the existing facility while introducing new ones in an effort to introduce a broader range of programming and place additional emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility. The planning and early design phases also come just ahead of next year’s scheduled opening of Roosevelt Station, a new light rail station part of Sound Transit’s Link Northgate extension. Located roughly 20 minutes by foot and less than 10 minutes by bike from Green Lake (also,

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Rakul Preet Singh enjoys Maldives vacation in olive green swimsuit; shares a photo with her brother : Bollywood News

The Maldives has become the new favourite destination for Bollywood stars. From Tiger Shroff to Disha Patani, Varun Dhawan to Taapsee Pannu, many actors have spent some quality time thereafter being in isolation for the past seven months. Now, Rakul Preet Singh has taken off to the Maldives after the schedule wrap up of her film.

Rakul Preet Singh enjoys Maldives vacation in olive green swimsuit; shares a photo with her brother

Rakul Preet Singh shared a serene photo of herself enjoying the beauty of Maldives. The actress was dressed in an olive green swimsuit as she posed for the camera. “Smell the sea, feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly #holidaytime #selflove #waterbaby,” she captioned the photo.

Today, she shared a new photo of herself with her brother, Aman Preet Singh. Enjoying the sunset by the pool and sharing the selfie, Rakul wrote, “Sunset, pool and this fool.”

On the work front, Rakul Preet Singh will next star alongside Arjun Kapoor in a love story. She recently signed Ajay Devgn’s MayDay which stars Amitabh Bachchan.

ALSO READ: Rakul Preet Singh joins Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn in Mayday as co-pilot

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India Infection Peak Seen; Green Lane Travel: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — European leaders intensified efforts to tamp down surging infections, with Ireland enacting severe restrictions. Soaring cases in U.S. battleground states pose a challenge for President Donald Trump two weeks before the election.

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India has already seen a peak in the number of new infections and may be able to contain the world’s second-largest outbreak by February, according to a government panel of scientists. The Philippines shortened curfew hours in Manila and eased the stay-at-home order to further reopen its economy.

Discussions to open up travel for business purposes continue to take place in Asia, with the governments of Japan and China reportedly close to an agreement to resume business travel between the countries as soon as this week.

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Global Tracker: Cases top 40.2 million; deaths exceed 1.1 millionSee the latest on the race for a vaccine with Bloomberg’s trackerTrading floors are full and masks are off in post-Covid ShanghaiFear of job loss haunt half the world’s workers as crisis ragesCDC issues ‘strong’ call for masks on U.S. airplanes, trainsHow do people catch Covid-19? Here’s what experts say: QuickTake

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Japan, China Near Agreement to Resume Business Travel (7:29 a.m. HK)

The governments of Japan and China will agree to resume business travel between the countries as soon as this week, Yomiuri reports, citing an unidentified Japanese government official.

Those planning long stays will be required to undergo 14 day quarantine, but will be exempt for short stays provided certain conditions are met

Texas Hospitals Strain to Cope in Newest Hotspots (7:27 a.m. HK)

Almost one-fourth of all hospital beds in the El Paso, Texas, area are occupied by virus patients and the region with almost 1 million residents has just 16 intensive-care beds available, state health department data showed.

In the state’s newest hotspots of El Paso, Lubbock, Amarillo and Laredo, hospitals’ virus loads are approaching or already above the 15% threshhold set forth by Governor Greg Abbott for emergency status.

Meanwhile, data lags continue to dog efforts to track the trajectory of the outbreak in the second-largest US state. On Monday, the state disclosed 2,440 previously uncounted cases, a tally which outnumbered the actual figure for new daily detections by more than 7%.

CDC Urges Masks While on Transit (6:41 a.m. HK)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a “strong recommendation” for mask-wearing by both passengers and operators on planes, trains, buses and taxis to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Masks should cover a person’s nose and mouth and be worn while traveling in and out of the U.S. as well as within the country, the agency said. Operators should require them for the entire time of travel and deny entry to anyone not wearing one.

The change was reported earlier by the Washington Post, which said it followed airline industry

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Due to COVID-19, the hotel will be closing Sunday, March 22nd and is not accepting future room reservations until (tentatively scheduled) June 1st. Current reservations booked and stays through Saturday March 21, will still be honored. If you originally made your reservation through any of the 3rd party vendors like, Priceline, Expedia, Booking.com, etc., the hotel cannot accept your cancellation over the phone, you must call those companies directly, a stipulation of those companies for which the hotel must abide their rules. May you and yours stay safe. Hope to see you again in the near future!

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