Buildings 305, 308, 324, and Makers Square.
Building 305: conceptual loading dock.
Makers Square conceptual view

Fort Worden Makers Square Construction Opportunity

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority is preparing for the first phase of development of Makers Square, a seven-acre arts, culture and education district at the heart of Fort Worden State Park, a National Historic Landmark located in the seaside community of Port Townsend, Washington.

Signal Architecture + Research, the Fort Worden Public Development Authority, and the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission have collaboratively envisioned Makers Square a to support the growth and evolution of Fort Worden into a nationally recognized destination for arts, culture, and education. Buildings 308 and 324
will provide flexible studio space for tenants or multi-purpose functions.

About Fort Worden

Constructed in the early 1900s, Fort Worden protected Puget Sound for half a century as the Harbor Defense Command headquarters. Given its exceptional value in illustrating and interpreting the heritage of the United States, it is a designated National Historic Landmark. Over the last four decades Fort Worden has evolved into an iconic 434-acre state park (est. 1973) featuring 70+ historic buildings centered on the Parade Grounds. The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center “campus” occupies 95 acres at the heart of the park. The Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) and the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission maintain a collaborative management agreement and 50-year Master Lease for the campus.

Invitation to Bidders: 

The Makers Square + Buildings 305, 308 & 324 Project WORK includes: Rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings 305, 308, 324 at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA, including associated sitework and utility services.


March 25: Advertisement

April 9: Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Walkthrough

April 19, 5pm: General Contractor Questions Due

April 23, 2019: Final Addendum Issued

April 30, 3pm: Bids Due and Bid Opening

Bid Date:

Bids must be submitted by 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in a sealed envelope with the outside clearly marked with the bid opening date and time, the project name and number as it appears in this advertisement, and the name and address of the bidder. Bids shall be addressed to the David Opp-Beckman, Director of Capital Projects, Fort Worden Public Development Authority, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, Washington, 98368.

Link to Bid Documents:

Access: Email Joe Sadoski, to register for the password.


Technical questions or questions about the bid process should be sent via email to Joe Sadoski at and David Opp-Beckman at Questions will be accepted until 5:00 pm,  April 19, 2019. An addendum will be issued in response to the questions received.


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