Thanks to citywide cuts in the 2011-2012 Seattle budget, multiple local service centers around town will be closing at the end of the year and Fremont’s Neighborhood Service Center is one of them. The official notice has been posted on the door of the center at 908 N. 34th St.
What does this mean for Fremonsters? First off, the community is losing a valuable resource that works with local businesses, residents and community groups while also acting as a conduit to the local government.
Neighborhood District Coordinator Tim Durkan’s position is still up in the air.
The Fremont Chamber of Commerce, which calls the Center home, will be moving to a new location, History House. Eventually, the Chamber will be physically located at 790 N 34th Street, inside the Sculpture Garden. There will be no changes in day-to-day business for the Chamber and Executive Director Jessica Vets.
Once the Fremont Center closes, the next-closest center for Fremont residents will be the Ballard location (5602 22nd Ave NW).
You can see a full list of all the cuts made to the Neighborhood Center budget here (pdf). We’ll have updates on the other offices, groups and affiliates affected by the closure.