City: Construction forcing Solstice Parade to find new storage site

June 24, 2017 - storage organizer

  • Naked cyclists in artistic paint wait to boyant before a Fremont Solstice Parade in Seattle on Saturday, Jun 17, 2017. Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM / SEATTLEPI.COM

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The Fremont Solstice Parade brought a colorful arrangement of art and song to a streets of Fremont on Saturday.

But a vital change could be entrance to a impetus subsequent year if organizers can’t find a new storage site by early August.

The Seattle Department of Transportation has supposing storage space in a past, though it’s not means to replenish a assent for outside storage due to construction, according to an op-ed created by Seattle City Council members Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien.


A lot of work goes into a impetus any year. One large member is a floats; there about 10 of them in all.

“It’s essential, yeah,” pronounced impetus member Shannon Hall. “Every year, there is always a concept, a theme, it’s always going to be different. Even if it’s a same garb that earnings a same year, a focus, a colors, all will be singular to that year.”

For a past year and a half, a boyant bases have been stored in a fenced-off lot in Fremont. But organizers got word several months ago that a area will shortly be remade into a entertainment belligerent for development, they said.

If a new storage site can’t be found for a bases by Aug. 7, organizer Maque Davis fears a floats might not be partial of destiny parades.

“Without a boyant storage, we remove a floats. I’m going to have to take all detached and recycle everything. I’ll have to transparent a wood, down to metal, off to salvage,” Davis said. “Very most in jeopardy. I’ve been perplexing for 6 months to find a new home and I’ve strike wall after wall after wall.”

Davis needs about 2,000 block feet of space that doesn’t have to be indoors, he said. He’s even peaceful to compensate and transport out of Seattle.

“I’m peaceful to take it to Vashon,” he said.

To him, it’d be a contrition to remove such a vicious partial of Seattle’s start to summer any year.

“It’ll be a vital loss. There’s no question,” Davis said. “What we will demeanour like? we don’t know.”

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