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Volunteers began work on the mountain bike course in mid-October 2005. The mountain bike portion will be under construction throughout 2006.
In July 2005, the open space was renamed I-5 Colonnade. The name was recommended by the Eastlake Community Council to reflect the concrete columns that support I-5 and stand out in the area.
This project creates 7.5 acres of open space on property owned by Washington State Department of Transportation. Creation of this open space has been in the making since the Eastlake community identified it in their 1998 Neighborhood Plan. Passage of the 2000 Pro Parks Levy provided the $1.8 million necessary to develop the project.
I-5 Colonnade reconnects the Eastlake and Capitol Hill neighborhoods with pedestrian walkways and bicycle commuter connections. It also provides a new off-leash dog area and a 1% for Art installation.
The project took into consideration how to configure the major elements including the pedestrian circulation, bike trails, off-leash area and open space in ways that maximize use of the site and minimize the potential impacts from those uses. Attendees at the first workshop chose a preferred alternative. The Schematic Design built on that preferred alternative.
In addition to open space improvements, the Seattle Arts Commission selected John Roloff to design and build public art on the site. His web site is provided below.
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