Rentals : FAQ

Renting During COVID-19

The PNA is committed to the safety and health of our neighbors, community, and staff. We will be following the current Washington State and King County Safe Guidelines at all times.

As of 3/11/22, King County has lifted mask and vaccine mandates. All renters–private businesses, organizations, schools, and childcare programs–may still choose to implement their own mask requirements. Please visit our COVID-19 page for additional details.

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Phinney Center & Greenwood Senior Center

When can I rent?

The Phinney Center (PC) is available for rentals weekdays 9 am-9:30 pm; Sat 9 am-5 pm; Sun 1 pm-5 pm. Some one-time or event rentals may rent earlier or end later (weekends only) for an additional charge.

What is the difference between Rental Time and Advertised Class Times?
We book the rooms with back-to-back rentals, so your setup and cleanup time must be included in your Reservation Time. Your Advertised Class Time will fall within the Rental Time (e.g. CPR class Rental Time is 9 am-2 pm with Advertised Class Time: 9:30 am-1:30 pm).

Can I rent on the half-hour or the quarter-hour?

We do not reserve on the quarter-hour. If you only need 15 minutes for set up and/or clean up, advertise your class time as starting (or ending) on the quarter-hour.

What is the difference between Ongoing, One-Time, and Event Rentals?

-Ongoing: Classes, meetings, or other activities that meet in the same room/day/time slot weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Ongoing Renters have first priority for their time slot and room.

-One-Time: Classes, meetings, or other activities that meet once or for a short-series.

-Event: Special occasions like birthday parties, anniversaries, fundraisers, art sales, etc.

Is there leased space available?

We have several lease spaces in our PC Brick Building. All are currently occupied. We do keep a waiting list. Contact the PNA for more information.

When is rent due?

Rent is due at the time of booking for One-Time or Event Rentals. Ongoing Renters pay quarterly or monthly.

How do I pay my rent?

Renters may pay by credit card, check, or cash.

Are your rooms ADA Accessible?

All of our rooms at the Phinney Center are ADA Accessible, with the exception of a short flight of stairs to the Teachers’ Lounge.

Are the rooms furnished?

Most rooms are not furnished, but folding tables and chairs are available on rolling racks outside the room. (Exception: Teachers’ Lounge and Room 3)

Do I set up and clean up?

Renters do all furniture set up and clean up in their room. We ask that you spot clean spills on the floor and furniture and sweep if needed, but unless there’s been a large spill, there is no need to mop. Refer to the room check-out list on the door of each room.

Is it OK to have food/coffee/alcohol in the room?

You can bring in food, water, and coffee for your meetings and classes. We ask that you take food garbage out to our dumpster (bags provided), spot clean spills on the floor and furniture, and sweep or vacuum if needed. You may serve alcohol to adults of legal drinking age (no kegs) as long as you arrange it with us in advance, secure a banquet permit and an event liability insurance policy and provide us with those two documents prior to your rental.

Do you have garbage/recycling/compost bins?

Each room has receptacles for garbage, recycling, and compost. We ask that you separate your waste accordingly and dispose of it in the labeled receptacles in our parking lots.

Are there windows in the room?

Most rooms have large windows with plenty of natural light. Windows are operable. (Exceptions: Red and Blue Rooms).

Does the room come with a sound system?

For most rooms, renters need to bring their own music equipment. Room 7 and Community Hall have simple sound systems suitable for a single mic or background music. If you need a more complex setup, we suggest you bring it with you.

Do you offer storage?

Storage space is extremely limited and only available to Ongoing Renters as space becomes available in the room you rent.

Do I need liability insurance for my rental?

Additional insurance may be required for movement-based classes or activities with children. Liability insurance is required for events with alcohol.

What is your snow/inclement weather policy?

The Phinney Center and the Greenwood Senior Center follows Seattle Public Schools for closure. See our full snow policy for information about notification and refunds.

What is your pet policy?

Due to allergies, we ask that only service animals be brought into the buildings and classrooms.

How can I market my class or event?

All renters can bring flyers to our reception desk to be posted in our public areas. Renters have the option of purchasing a display ad in our quarterly newspaper, The Review.

You are welcome to make a guest post in the Community section of our organizational Facebook by tagging us @PhinneyNeighborhoodAssociation and marking your location in the post as the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

Renters are also encouraged to submit events on the neighborhood blog,, as well as send a press release or blurb to [email protected].

Can I put signs or flyers on the property?

Posting signs on the property is allowed by prior permission only.  Signs (and any tape) must be removed from both the interior and exterior of the building at the end of your rental.

Can I serve alcohol?

We ask that renters not serve alcohol at classes or meetings. For event rentals, alcohol is allowed with a banquet permit and liability insurance. Additional fees may be added to your event rental fee.

Can I bring decorations?

We ask that you do not tack or hang anything on the walls, woodwork, or chalkboards. Blue “painter’s tape” is acceptable for lightweight decorations. Decorations (and any tape) must be removed from both the interior and exterior of the building at the end of your rental.

Can I bring candles? Incense?  Glitter?

Candles, incense, and open flame of any kind are prohibited. We encourage you to use LED candles instead. Please do not bring glitter of any kind into our buildings; it is very difficult to clean up.  Confetti is allowed, but must be thoroughly swept up to avoid loss of the security deposit.