Your community, story, place

Building Essential Space for Public Media

The Campaign

The $12.5 million Capital Campaign for Cascade Public Media will secure a permanent new home for KCTS 9 and Crosscut, ensuring that current and future residents of the Pacific Northwest have reliable, community-driven media for decades to come. 

Cascade Public Media's current building

After 40 years, we're being forced to move.

In 1984, we entered into a 40-year land lease with the City of Seattle and constructed a building at the northeast corner of the Seattle Center. The City will not be renewing this lease and we must move by the end of 2023. 

Good news: We found our new home!

Cascade Public Media will move to a pre-existing 44,317 square foot building in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. The space is well suited for the needs of KCTS 9 and Crosscut and is ideally located within communities we serve and among those with whom we hope to build a deeper connection.

Cascade Public Media's new building, a large multistory building at a busy intersection, as seen from above

Campaign Updates

Read the Final Report for the Capital Campaign

Thanks to the generous support of our community, we exceeded our capital campaign goal and raised $13.4M! On March 14, 2024 we had our Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 316 Broadway and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell declared March 14th Cascade PBS Day. Thank you very much for helping to make our new home a reality.

Vlog 8: February 2024: In this vlog, President & CEO, Rob Dunlop, and VP of Philanthropy, Kerry O’Keefe, provide a tour of the key spaces at our new home at 316 Broadway. 

We are humbled by the generosity of our community and their investment in our mission. Thank you so much for lighting the way for our future. 

January 2024: It's official! We have raised the full $12.5M for our community-facing capital campaign. Thanks to over 4,000 individual donors, 7 foundations, and 1 government grant, we were able to finish our campaign by the end of 2023 and move into our new home. We look forward to sharing more updates and photos of the new space soon!

Ways to Give

Interested in learning more?

Enter your email and we'll be in touch!

You can also contact Rob and Kerry directly.

Rob Dunlop
Rob Dunlop CEO & President 206.443.4801
Kerry O'Keefe
Kerry O'Keefe Vice President of Philanthropy 206.443.6768

To learn more about Cascade Public Media and our Capital Campaign, download the Capital Campaign Booklet (PDF).

Renderings of our new home at 316 Broadway


The reception area and lobby on the 1st floor

Prefunction Lounge

Prefunction event space lounge immediately adjacent to the lobby

Event Space

The large 250-person multi-purpose event space adjacent to the lobby (rendering displays the non-permanent stage setup arrangement)


Outdoor Terrace

The 2nd floor outdoor terrace and event space overlooking South Seattle


Break Room

Coffee lounge with kitchenette on floors 2-4 to serve as a breakroom and flexible workspace for staff and a space for smaller events.

Launching the Capital Campaign



Capital Campaign Committee
  • Barbara Bennett
  • Jay Causey
  • Mike Humphries
  • Anne Repass
  • Stan Rosen
  • Judith Schoenecker
  • Cynthia Stroum
  • Tammy Young
  • Lynne Varner

Your Community

A large window of a house with letters taped up to read "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood", and two children inside
KCTS 9 Logo - Crosscut Lockup (Standard, Transparent Bkg)

KCTS 9 is an award-winning PBS television station serving Washington State and British Columbia. 

Crosscut is a regional news site that focuses on in-depth, public interest journalism.


Your Story

A man steadies a canoe that reads QUEETS on the side, which contains Crosscut video producer who is holding a camera on a tripod, and children and adults holding paddles

Residents in the Pacific Northwest rely on KCTS 9 and Crosscut to feature local content and stories they can’t find anywhere else.

Your Place

Knute Berger (of Mossback's Northwest) holds and gazes into a snowglobe containing Seattle city skyline

We provide a place for community conversations that activate our civic life. A space where people can be part of the dialogue, no matter their differences of opinion.

Contact Us

To set up multi-year donations, make a stock gift or receive more information on Cascade Public Media's Capital Campaign, please contact Rachel Patterson, Capital Campaign Manager, at 401 Mercer Street, Seattle WA 98109