Delridge Skatepark’s new ‘apparent low bidder’: Its designers

Just in from Delridge Skatepark project manager Kelly Davidson – the 2nd round of bids have just been opened, and the “apparent low bidder” is the team associated with Grindline, the West Seattle firm that designed the park. That’s who local skatepark activists have been rooting for. They came in second in the first round of bidding, which was discarded – backstory in our report from last month’s Skatepark Advisory Committee meeting. More to come, and you can also watch Seattle Skateparks for details.

4:09 PM UPDATE: Grindline’s bid was $483,000, according to Davidson. And here’s what Seattle Skateparks’ Matthew Lee Johnston, a West Seattleite, who’s on the Skatepark Advisory Committee, has to say about it.

7 Replies to "Delridge Skatepark's new 'apparent low bidder': Its designers"

  • chas redmond February 2, 2011 (3:51 pm)

    If true, this would be a huge win for everyone, for Matt, for Delridge, for Grindline, for the skaters and for West Seattle, oh, and for Seattle, too. We need more of these in more neighborhoods. Great fun to just hang, and watch…literally or figuratively.

  • Tony D. February 2, 2011 (3:58 pm)

    Oh happy day!!!

  • MLJ February 2, 2011 (4:15 pm)

    Thanks Chas and WSB for reporting this.
    I am hesitant to celebrate before I see a shovel in the ground down there, but this is certainly a step in the right direction.
    All we wanted was for the project to go to the lowest qualified bidder, and that those qualifications were not too restrictive, but also ensured that the builder was capable of building a world class facility. There were other bidders that would’ve given us that, and we will definitely get that with Grindline.
    The icing on the cake is obviously that they are a local firm that works, lives, and raises their families in this community. That is something that I am very happy about.
    If this goes through, this is a win for Delridge and all Seattle skateboarders, parents, and supporters.

  • west seattlite February 2, 2011 (4:15 pm)

    HOLY MOLY, did not see this coming. GREAT news!

  • JP February 2, 2011 (5:26 pm)

    I’m geeking out. A huge THANK YOU to Grindline for managing to come down 19K from their previous bid.

  • Jay February 2, 2011 (6:50 pm)

    It looks like they might have finished pouring concrete at the Delridge play field today. I’d love to see skatepark construction begin just as the play field is opening up.

  • Yardvark February 3, 2011 (10:53 am)

    That’s excellent news. West Seattle owes a huge thank you to the folks who drove this project through, despite the many obstacles.

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