Our mission is to create the opportunity for communities to come together to re-use city-owned public land. The City of Seattle owns land which is “excess” or “surplus” to the current needs of the various City departments. These lands are valuable for Seattle’s sustainable future. They can be re-purposed to benefit neighborhoods and Seattle as a whole, consistent with Seattle’s environmental goals.
We are working with community groups and city officials to re-purpose public lands for public benefit. In contrast to selling the land for short-term private development, re-purposing the land for public uses offers long-term public benefits. It is an innovative way to balance urban density with much needed open space and offering protection to the tree canopy of our urban forest.
Formed by ordinary residents, Seattle Green Spaces Coalition is inspiring people to take action to re-imagine and appreciate Seattle’s green space, and have fun doing it!