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GSC Tenant Leasing Information

For additional information regarding long term space for lease at the Good Shepherd Center and for an application form, please contact Matt at the Good Shepherd Property Management Office at (206) 547-0204.

You may also download and print an application form Doc format (32 kb) or Pdf format (52 kb) - Requires Adobe Reader to view Download free Adobe Reader).

The Good Shepherd Center Tenant Application Form
may be faxed to 206-622-1197 or mailed to:
Historic Seattle
Attn: Kji Kelly
1117 Minor Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98101

Good Shepherd Center Tenant Selection Policy

The primary goals of the proposed project are to preserve the building and open space and to create a self-sustaining, multi-purpose community center that will provide social and other services to youth, low-income residents, the elderly, and the community at large. The Center is important not simply as a historical landmark but as a meeting place where a diversity of people and activities are juxtaposed, and as a context in which communication and interaction are stimulated and enhanced. City of Seattle Ordinance 105956, November 1, 1976.

  1. GOALS OF TENANT OCCUPANCY
  2. In developing and maintaining the Good Shepherd Center as a self-sustaining, multi-purpose, community center, it is the policy of the Advisory Board and Historic Seattle Council to solicit and select tenants whose activities support and further the following goals:

    1. To complete the rehabilitation and development of the building.
    2. To serve the Wallingford community.
    3. To enhance the neighborhood and minimize adverse impacts of increased traffic and parking.
    4. To provide for the long-term health of the Center.
  3. MULTI-PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTER
  4. As a "self-sustaining, multi-purpose community center," the Good Shepherd Center is charged with providing ". . . social and other services to youth, low-income residents, the elderly and the community at large." It is also to provide a meeting place for local community members to gather for a wide range of needs and activities.

    A mixture of types of tenants and size of tenants will be maintained at the Good Shepherd Center. A majority of tenants are to be not-for-profit organizations, and only a minority of tenants may be for-profit organizations.

  5. USES
    1. ALLOWED USES
    2. Community service organizations
      Community meetings and classrooms
      Arts groups, performing and visual
      Social services and organizations
      Schools and training programs
      Professional groups and offices
      Government agencies
      Resource center
      Museums
      Day care, cooperative nurseries, pre-schools
      Health care organizations
      Elderly services
      Environmental and social interest groups
      Private meetings and conferences
      Food services
      Research organizations
      Little City Hall
      Arts and crafts studios and programs (including hourly rental)
      Day care, youth activities, and after school programs
      Educational classrooms (hourly)
      Senior services
      Lobby café and gallery
      Public health assistance & adult day health center
      Housing (24 hour occupancy)
      Banquet rooms
      Catered meals with meeting rooms
      Recreational activities
      Exercise facilities

    3. PROHIBITED USES
    4. Partisan political groups
      Religious organizations
      Illegal activities
      Activities with adverse impacts on the building or Center

    5. GUIDELINES ON BUILDING USE BY PERCENTAGES
    6. Arts not to exceed 30
      Social Services not to exceed 20
      Public Interest not to exceed 20
      Schools not to exceed 30
      Adult Education not to exceed 20
      Athletics not to exceed 20
      Youth Programs not to exceed 20
      Hourly Rentals not to exceed 10
      Professional Groups not to exceed 10
      Other not to exceed 10

  6. CRITERIA
  7. A preference is given for existing tenants. Tenants whose activities are compatible with codes and ordinances and allowed uses listed above will be rated on the following criteria:

    1. Furtherance of goals of tenant occupancy
    2. Contribution to Multi-purpose Community Center
    3. Compatibility with neighborhood
    4. Ability to pay agreed rent, credit rating
    5. Compatibility with existing tenants
    6. Value to local community
    7. Visibility and credibility of organization
    8. Longevity of organization
  8. PROCEDURES
    1. When space is to be available in the Good Shepherd Center, the Property Manager is to notify the current tenants and solicit applications for a period of one week for review with the Tenant Selection Committee of the Good Shepherd Center Advisory Board. In the event none is selected or space is still available, applications on hand will be reviewed by the property manager with the Selection Committee. In the event space is still available, the Tenant Selection Committee and Property Manager may publicly solicit tenants by advertising the space in the Weekly, Seattle Arts, and other publications authorized by the Advisory Board and Historic Seattle Council.
    2. All prospective tenants shall complete and submit the Good Shepherd Center Tenant Application Form.
    3. All applications shall be reviewed by the Property Manager and the Tenant Selection Committee of the Advisory Board and rated according to the goals and criteria stated above.
    4. The Tenant Selection Committee shall make tenant recommendations to the Historic Seattle Council or their designee.
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