Tuesday, February 2, 2016
|St. Edward Seminary building|
Photo by Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons
Daniels Real Estate, which specializes in restoration and repurposing of historic buildings, has proposed developing the St. Edward Seminary in St. Edward state park off Juanita Drive in Kenmore as a hotel and spa.
In return for the building and eight acres of surrounding land, Daniels would purchase ten acres of the steep slope leading down to Lake Washington and deed it to the park, owned by Washington State Parks, which bought the 316-acre grounds and school buildings in 1977.
Bastyr University is located in a different section of the park, also in a former St. Edward building which is not part of the proposed development.
Local environmental activists oppose commercial use of the property and want to see the park maintained for environmental education.
A public hearing on the subject will be held on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30pm at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore 98028.