Bastyr Withdraws Proposal on St Ed Facility

We learned today that Bastyr University withdrew their proposal to renovate the old seminary building. Below is the official announcement.


After careful consideration and months of due diligence, Bastyr University has decided not to move forward on acquiring access to Saint Edward State Park facilities.

Based on information developed during our meetings with Daniels Real Estate, The Washington State Parks Commission and City of Kenmore, we concluded that from an operational and financial standpoint working to renovate and occupy the buildings at the park were not feasible for us at this time.

We thank everyone involved for all of their hard work and regret that the timing of this potential project did not work for Bastyr University’s goals/needs. We wish nothing but the best for the future of the park, its facilities and the greater Kenmore community.

Daniel K. Church, PhD  Bastyr University President

St Edward Seminary Building

One Response to “Bastyr Withdraws Proposal on St Ed Facility”

  1. Tom Fitzpatrick says:

    Thanks Jon. However, this is not over. Daniels is continuing to shop for clients for this, and the State Parks and Rec Commission wants to unload the building with less caution than we think necessary for St Edward State Park continuing to be a major park and open space asset for the region.