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

Paver Levels

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!

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


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

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