Saint Edward Planning - Seminary

Seminary Building with people walking up to it
Washington State Parks is beginning a planning process to evaluate a potential long-term lease of the seminary building located at Saint Edward State Park. The seminary structure and associated cultural landscape were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

During the past several months, a group of historic preservation, political, and community leaders, has been meeting with Washington State Parks, to discuss how to preserve the Saint Edward Seminary building and grounds. In response to emerging potential for partnerships, the Washington State Parks Commission adopted a resolution on November 14, 2013 authorizing the Director to “explore partnerships with other public and private sector entities for the purpose of rehabilitating the Saint Edward Seminary building.”

A private real estate broker approached Washington State Parks with a proposal to lease the seminary on a long-term basis. State Parks is beginning a public planning process to evaluate this proposal and develop recommendations to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission on an appropriate development plan.

In January 2007, following an extensive public process, State Parks adopted a park management plan including land classifications and a long-term park boundary to provide direction for future preservation and development of the park. These agency actions will serve as a starting point for the current evaluation process.

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Project Leads: Michael Hankinson, Planner and Nikki Fields, Planner

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission E-mail Stedward.Planning@parks.wa.gov Phone: (360) 902-8671 P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650