Olympia Armory Building: Creative Campus

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What's happening?

The City is exploring the possibility of acquiring and repurposing the Olympia Armory building for use as a Creative Campus. The working vision of the Armory: Creative Campus is to support the arts as integral to Olympia’s way of life; encourage community growth through creativity and innovation; use the arts to connect people, ideas, and place; while operating from an equity frame-work. This vision will continue to be shaped with the community’s evolving needs and hopes to guide it. This page is a space to build on the 30 year community conversation and offer a glimpse into the history that brought us here as well as the possibilities and added value the Armory: Creative Campus can bring.

Working concept

The 41,160 square foot Armory building and adjacent 9,700 square foot outbuilding offer key spaces adaptable to a range of uses, such as a 10,000 sf multi-use space, commercial kitchen, industrial loading dock and storage, and ample offices readily convertible to classrooms.

The buildings could house community events space, rehearsal rooms, maker’s and tech labs, exhibit space, studios, admin offices, a restaurant or café, an organization incubator, a component of affordable housing, a larger resident organization, even a City department. There is physical capacity and flexibility to shape the program to the community’s needs.

More detailed information can be found in the documents section to the right.

Tell us what you think!

Use the "Ideas" tab below to share your thoughts and help shape the community's vision for the Armory Creative Campus.

What's happening?

The City is exploring the possibility of acquiring and repurposing the Olympia Armory building for use as a Creative Campus. The working vision of the Armory: Creative Campus is to support the arts as integral to Olympia’s way of life; encourage community growth through creativity and innovation; use the arts to connect people, ideas, and place; while operating from an equity frame-work. This vision will continue to be shaped with the community’s evolving needs and hopes to guide it. This page is a space to build on the 30 year community conversation and offer a glimpse into the history that brought us here as well as the possibilities and added value the Armory: Creative Campus can bring.

Working concept

The 41,160 square foot Armory building and adjacent 9,700 square foot outbuilding offer key spaces adaptable to a range of uses, such as a 10,000 sf multi-use space, commercial kitchen, industrial loading dock and storage, and ample offices readily convertible to classrooms.

The buildings could house community events space, rehearsal rooms, maker’s and tech labs, exhibit space, studios, admin offices, a restaurant or café, an organization incubator, a component of affordable housing, a larger resident organization, even a City department. There is physical capacity and flexibility to shape the program to the community’s needs.

More detailed information can be found in the documents section to the right.

Tell us what you think!

Use the "Ideas" tab below to share your thoughts and help shape the community's vision for the Armory Creative Campus.