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.
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.
As of April 6, 2023 we have launched the Pave the Way campaign to name a paver on the outdoor patio on the ground level of the new building. Pavers are available at the $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 level. There are a limited supply and we anticipate these will go quickly, so please claim your paver today by donating at KCTS9.org/Pave!
Capital Project Vlog #5 August 2023: While all of you may be outside, enjoying the sunshine and warmer temps, our construction crews are inside, hard at work on bring our new home at 316 Broadway to life!
In this update you’ll see some of the dramatic changes on both the first and second floor. You’ll see the Welcome Center, as well as an almost complete Community Engagement Center and studio space.
Up on the second floor, which will be mostly open office space, all the walls are complete and we’re just needing to paint and add the finishing touches.
Work is under way on the 3rd floor, which will also be open office space – be on the lookout for more updates on that part of the building in my next vlog.
I also wanted to remind you that if you have any interest in seeing the building while we’re under construction – we have another tour on Tuesday August 22nd at 3:30pm. For more information on the tour or to RSVP, email Janelle Guerrero-Miguel at email@example.com.
Capital Project Vlog #4 May 2023: Things at our new home at 316 Broadway are moving quickly! The demo of the interior of the building is almost complete and the outdoor terrace on the second floor is cleared of all the original playground equipment and flooring. Jabran Soubeih, VP of Engineering and Technology, interviews Chris Norris, Superintendent of Northstar Demo who oversaw that phase of the project.
We have a really unique opportunity for you to come visit the space and tour the building (in it’s current, under construction state!) on Tuesday May 23rd at 3:30pm. For more information on the tour or to RSVP, email Janelle Guerrero-Miguel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Give
Interested in learning more?
You can also contact Rob and Kerry directly.
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 large 250-person multi-purpose event space adjacent to the lobby (rendering displays the non-permanent stage setup arrangement)
Launching the Capital Campaign
- Barbara Bennett
- Jay Causey
- Mike Humphries
- Anne Repass
- Stan Rosen
- Judith Schoenecker
- Cynthia Stroum
- Tammy Young
- Lynne Varner
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.
Residents in the Pacific Northwest rely on KCTS 9 and Crosscut to feature local content and stories they can’t find anywhere else.
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.
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 email@example.com. 401 Mercer Street, Seattle WA 98109