Seattle Art Museum will host another in a series of meetings updating the public on renovation and expansion plans for the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Working with Seattle Parks and Recreation and LMN Architects, SAM proposes to upgrade the museum with a climate-control system that will allow it to acquire more art collections, complete a seismic retrofit regarding existing hollow clay tile partitions and upgrade the lobby and other interior spaces.

SAM proposes two additions to the Seattle Asian Art Museum at 13,650 square feet, the largest to enhance and activate the east side of the museum. The other is to fix issues surrounding an existing loading dock and add a new freight elevator for moving collections.

SAM has filed for a master use permit, and the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections will hold a public meeting to review the application 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E.

This meeting follows SAM’s open house meeting 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Alvord Board Room of the Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect, in Volunteer Park.

The project requires approval of a State Environment Protection Act study, city council approval for a land use code amendment and a certificate of approval by the Department of Neighborhoods.

Due to its landmark status, any alterations of the museum will need approval by the Seattle Landmark Preservation Board.

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