The following sign was spotted this morning (Friday, August 19, 2011) at the former Vitamilk Dairy site, a three-acre empty lot of land frequently referred to as Green Lake’s “Big Hole”:
The sign, a parody of a Seattle Department of Planning and Development land use sign, indicates that the empty lot will be used “to construct one ground level ball pit pond containing 1,200,000 cu. ft. of rainbow plastic balls.”
“Parking for for 171 bicycles, 65 unicycles, and 13 tricycles to be provided in 2 levels within the structure,” the sign reads. “Existing ramp to be converted to one 40 ft. slide.”
A map on the sign shows a trampoline, a concessions area and a “rescue claw.”
The lot, located between Woodlawn Ave NE, NE 71st St, 5th Ave NE and NE 72nd St, has been a vacant pit for three years.
Ground breaking for a large mixed-use project, called “Green Lake Village,” is targeted for this winter, and opening is scheduled for late 2013. The development will include approximately 300 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments in five stories, 50,000sf of retail space and an underground parking garage.
The commercial space will include restaurants and retailers, anchored by a 25,000sf PCC Natural Markets.
Thanks for the tips, Bob Green, John Creed, Jeb Spengler and Revolutions Espresso!