All are invited to join Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 for BAT’s presentation on plans for a new performing and visual arts center in Burien.
The presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. at Burien’s Boulevard Park Library explains early LMN Architect drawings, discusses reasons for building the space, and seeks ideas and feedback. Plus, BAT is there to answer your questions.
As we previously reported, BAT’s proposed ~$48 million venue would be located at a county-owned lot at SW 150th Street and 4th Ave SW that already has $10 million earmarked to it by the county since it would include housing.
BAT Creative Director Eric Dickman said the proposed location is “right in the middle” of the city, “which is really good.”
“It’s also near transit – literally near transit – so the nice thing about that is if you were to ride the new F line from Seattle, your bus would drop you off right at our door,” he said. “And if you were to take light rail and you were to take the shuttle in, you’re also right at our door.”
Dickman and Managing Director Maggie Larrick also emphasized that having an active arts center like this would surely reduce crime, as more people would be present.
The Boulevard Park Library is located at 12015 Roseberg Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (map below). While the parking lot is small, there is some street parking on Roseberg near the library as well as on 120th. The presentation will be in the Library’s meeting room and is wheelchair accessible.
As part of the presentation, BAT will discuss King County property in Burien that is perfect for this project and potential action related to the property.
There will be light hors d’oeuvres.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP to [email protected] so BAT can plan based on the number of likely attendees.
Read our previous coverage of BAT’s proposal here.