Improvements to six shoreline street ends coming this summer
Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Department of Transportation are working together to improve public street ends and increase shoreline access. Select street ends along Lake Washington, Lake Union, Puget Sound, and other waterways in Seattle provide physical and/or visual access to the shoreline and water for all Seattle residents to enjoy.
This summer construction will begin at six sites throughout the City.
Additional improvements to all projects may include signs and native landscaping.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides funding for planning, design, permitting and construction for these projects.
Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces in November 2008. The $146 million Levy provides improvements to neighborhood play areas, improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, community gardens, safety upgrades at city owned cultural facilities and funding for a healthy ecosystem for Seattle. This “green” funding has three types of projects: Forest and stream restoration, community gardens and shoreline access.
Parks held a public meeting for the S Riverside Dr. project in summer of 2012; for that project the public comment process is complete. Public comment on the other five locations will be welcome through until August 5, 2013. For more information on the street end Levy projects, please visit http://seattle.gov/parks/levy/environment.htm or contact Cheryl Eastberg at 206-386-4381 or Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Shoreline Street Ends Program, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/stuse_stends.htm.
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