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Community Wharf Coming To North Lake Union

Posted by Kate Bergman on December 29th, 2011

By Sean Keeley

An area that includes a 1920’s warehouse and boatyard near Gas Works Park is being reborn as the long-discussed Northlake Community Wharf. The spot will house the Center for Wooden Boats’ newest location.

It’s expected to better connect the Fremont and Wallingford neighborhoods to Lake Union through a facility operated as a second location of the nonprofit Center for Wooden Boats.

Eventually, the site is anticipated to include moorage and work space for tall ships and other historic craft, and perhaps rental of kayaks or small boats, giving the public additional access to the lake.

By Spring 2012, the warehouse is expected to house restoration and repaired vintage wooden boats. Two piers and the 220-foot strip of shoreline connected to the land are expected to become revitalized parts of the project in the future.

For more details and to keep up with the project, visit the Center For Wooden Boats website.



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