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.
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!
Capital Project Vlog #7 November 2023: This is the final update on the construction at 316 Broadway!
Two steel trusses have been installed on the ground floor to allow removal of two columns, significantly opening up the spaces of the Community Engagement Center and the Studio. Up on the second and third floors, the kitchenettes have had cabinetry installed, the doors are being painted, and the conference and work rooms have had acoustic panels placed. Next up is furniture and equipment delivery and putting the final touches on the building. We expect the next stage will go rather quickly and we will be moving items from the current building to 316 Broadway the last two weeks of December.
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