Statue of Liberty Plaza Project confirms it’s reached $ goal

That’s what project co-chair Libby Carr told WSB by phone tonight, at the group’s deadline for wrapping up active fundraising. Co-chair Paul Carr followed up with this e-mail:

We dropped off a letter to the Mayor’s Office late today informing them that we have more than met the goal. Counting the money from the City ($50,000) and what NPA says they can throw in the pot ($10,550), we have almost $175,000. We’ve raised about $115,000 in the last four months. The benches and landscape plaques are all sold or spoken for, and we are going to continue the brick sale (including the “specials”) until the brick company calls for the brick order; we estimate that will be two weeks to a month. We’re doing that partly because people asked for it, and partly because all construction estimates are just that-estimates. Someone has already suggested adding some bench backs-those are not currently in the design. There may be other changes by the City. It would be terrific to have a cushion.

We will have a more formal report to put up on the Sealady website in a
couple of days …

You can find that site here. And to catch up on how this has all developed since last summer, check the WSB Alki Statue of Liberty coverage archive here.

3 Replies to "Statue of Liberty Plaza Project confirms it's reached $ goal"

  • neighbor January 16, 2008 (8:47 am)

    Congratulations to the committee for raising the money under less than ideal circumstances.

    Regardless of individual opinions on the project, that show of support for West Seattle and Alki is heartening!

  • Jo January 17, 2008 (9:50 am)

    neighbor – What ‘less than ideal circumstances.” might that be?

  • David Hutchinson January 17, 2008 (2:12 pm)

    I would suggest that having to raise the additional $96,500 needed, in a 4 month time period, is “less than ideal circumstances”. Especially when you consider that NPA sold “350-400” inscribed bricks in 4 years, and SSLPP has sold almost 500 in 4 months. This could only have been accomplished with wide spread community support. I hope that everyone who took the time to express their differing opinions during this long process can come together on July 4, 2008 to celebrate and enjoy this new addition to our community.

    David Hutchinson

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