Foundation will donate $100K for Capitol Olympic Park Development

Dear Friends, As 2013 comes to a close, we can celebrate the great progress made to protect and perfect the views to and from America’s most magnificent capitol campus setting.  In June the city of Olympia purchased 2.3 acres for Phase I of the Park on the Isthmus. This purchase ends the threat of construction of a very large condominium building that would have impaired the views between the Capitol and the Olympics. The next task is to remove...

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State funding for isthmus not assured

The Olympian – April 25 House budget includes $386,000 for land purchase, but Senate budget has no allotment The Olympia City Council’s vote to buy private land on the city isthmus for a future park depends on $1 million in state funding. But with time running out on the legislative session Sunday, the funding request must get over a high hurdle – and only the House capital budget has any money for the land at this point. South Sound...

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