7th Ave S Street Vacation

Review Status

On February 16, 2017, we reviewed the urban design merit proposal for the petition to partially vacate the 7th Ave. S street end. This was our second review of the urban design merit proposal. At this meeting we did not vote on the urban design merit. We will review the urban design merit proposal again at future date.

Project Description

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is proposing to vacate a segment of 7th Ave. S in the South Park neighborhood. The 7th Avenue segment under consideration intersects with two additional rights of way - S. Riverside Dr. and S Holden St. The 7th Avenue S segment is partially located within a shoreline management zone, although the street is not platted to extend into the Duwamish. Following the vacation, the resulting property would be used to develop a flood control pump station to mitigate the negative impacts caused by reoccurring flooding events.

The vacation includes 6,893 square feet (sf) in area. 5,293 sf will be dedicated for the future flood control pump station, while the remaining 1,600 sf will be available for public access through an easement that will provide access to a property located along the Duwamish shoreline as well as provide public access. The flood control pump station and ancillary facilities will be fenced and lighted for security. The pump station will be run remotely, having staff periodically present for maintenance.

February 16, 2017

October 6, 2016