Seattle Public Utilities

Meadowbrook Pond Facility Rehabilitation


SPU maintenance project at Meadowbrook Pond Facility.

What & Why

The Meadowbrook Pond Stormwater Detention and Flood Control Facility (Meadowbrook Pond Facility) is a Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) site located at 35th Avenue N.E., between N.E. 105th and 110th streets in northeast Seattle.

The Meadowbrook Pond Facility was designed to provide multiple stormwater benefits, including flood reduction, water quality improvement, sediment removal, and habitat improvement in Thornton Creek.

The Meadowbrook Pond Facility also provides additional public benefit such as wildlife habitat and open space.

To comply with federal and state requirements, SPU will conduct necessary, routine maintenance to remove accumulated sediment from the Meadowbrook Pond Facility.

SPU will evaluate the ongoing monitoring and maintenance program for this facility as part of the Meadowbrook Pond Rehabilitation Project. However, SPU will not make safety or operational improvements to the facility during this maintenance project.

What's happening now?

The Meadowbrook Pond Rehabilitation Project is currently in the design phase, and the project team is preparing for construction in summer 2018.

Construction is scheduled to begin in early July and will take 3 to 4 months to complete. Once the contractor is onboard, SPU will update the community about project schedule and anticipated construction impacts.

In the meantime, community members can expect the following during construction:

  • Most of the Meadowbrook Pond Facility will be closed to public access throughout construction.
  • While most pathways will be close, we will work to keep the perimeter path along 39th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 105th Street open. However, there may be limited disruption to allow for vehicle crossing.
  • Increased construction traffic to facilitate the removal of sediment from the site, and the staging of large equipment in the area.

Initial community outreach has started, including a presentation at the Meadowbrook Community Council meeting on May 8, with more planned prior to and during construction.

To receive updates about the project, please click the link under Connect on the right-hand side of this page to sign-up for the project listserv.

Project goals and benefits

This project will restore the facility’s designed functionality for stormwater detention and flood control.

Project documents

DNS for Meadowbrook Pond Facility Rehabilitation (pdf)

SEPA Checklist for Meadowbrook Pond Facility Rehabilitation (pdf)

Meadowbrook Pond Facility Rehabilitation Project Overview (pdf)