Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza: Brick/plaque fundraiser update

Another view of tonight’s sunset, this time from Alki’s David Hutchinson, and it reminds us of one thing we hadn’t included in our report on last night’s Alki Community Council meeting – the latest update on the ongoing brick/plaque sale to raise money for Statue of Liberty Plaza maintenance. Since the committee that raised money for the plaza has disbanded as planned, the ACC now is accountable for this part of the project. According to information presented at last night’s meeting, since mid-November, they’ve sold more than 250 bricks, plus 4 tribute plaques; 5 plaques are still available, and an undetermined number of bricks. The next round of installation is set for early May. If you’re interested in a brick or plaque, all the info’s on the ACC website.

4 Replies to "Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza: Brick/plaque fundraiser update"

  • on board April 17, 2010 (8:01 am)

    I recently noticed a new sign promoting brick sales. While I fully support this effort – we bought two bricks during both separate sales, why are we continuing to sell more bricks and is there really an end?

  • Jo April 17, 2010 (11:03 am)

    Beautiful, David.

  • David Hutchinson April 17, 2010 (11:47 am)

    on board…
    First, I would like to thank you for your support, I think most of us agree that the new plaza has been a great addition to Alki.
    After the Seattle Statue of Liberty Plaza Project disbanded in September of 2009, we had requests from over 80 individuals who had missed out on the earlier sales or had significant events in their lives that they would like to commemorate with an engraved brick. In October of 2009 a Memorandum of Agreement was signed by the Alki Community Council and Seattle Parks & Recreation which contained the following provision:
    “The Council may in the future sell additional bricks or plaques as requested by the public with the approval of Parks.”
    The MOA further stipulates that the funds raised through this sale “will be delivered by the Council to the City.” and will “augment and supplement the funding for existing Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza maintenance plan”. An additional provision is the following:
    “With Parks approval the Council may sponsor, fund, organize, and staff periodic community events in Alki Park which, in some way benefit the Statue of Liberty Plaza and the community’s enjoyment or involvement with the plaza. Funding to cover the costs of such events” can be drawn from this new fund “with the approval of the Superintendent.”
    Yes, the sale will end when the supply of available bricks is exhausted. When you are in the Plaza, it looks as if there are a large number of bricks available. However, at the request of the Plaza designers, we will not be offering the bricks between the spirals on the main floor of the Plaza for sale. Those original design elements will be preserved, meaning that with a few exceptions, all new bricks will be used to fill in the two paths and the middle and top landings of the stairs.
    David Hutchinson
    ACC Brick Sales

  • wolfbain April 17, 2010 (12:30 pm)

    it would be nice to see a brick for president F.D.R.

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