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

WA State Legislature Building

We need your help! Your outreach to legislators by February 10th to advocate for full funding of the Building for the Arts program and a $1M grant for our capital campaign will put this issue on their radar this legislative session.

1. Go to https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/ to find your State Legislators (no need to contact your Congressional Legislators).

2. When you find you legislators, click on “Email” to reach an online submission form.

3. Use this template letter (PDF) for your outreach. 

Capital Project Vlog #1: We're excited to bring you the first video blog (vlog) from Jabran Soubeih, VP of Engineering and Technology. This vlog shows 316 Broadway as we acquired it from Childhaven, who purpose-built the facility as a child and family services center. Jabran details the remodeling plans on the first and second floors, focusing on the events and community gathering spaces.

Day of Giving Thank You

On October 6, 2022 we held our annual Day of Giving--this year directing funds to the Capital Campaign. In response to our rallying cry, our membership collectively donated $250,000, which was matched 1:1 by commitments from a group of major donors and raised $500,000 total.

Capital Campaign Logo

On September 19, 2022 we published a press release on the $12.5M Capital Campaign and announced our public phase with a Day of Giving campaign. 

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 rdunlop@kcts9.org 206.443.4801
Kerry O'Keefe
Kerry O'Keefe Vice President of Philanthropy kokeefe@kcts9.org 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

Reception

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

 

Leadership

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

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 rpatterson@kcts9.org. 401 Mercer Street, Seattle WA 98109