Seattle City Light - Broad Street Substation Vacation

Review Status

On August 2, 2018, we reviewed the updated urban design merit and public benefit package proposals for the Seattle City Light (SCL) Broad Street Substation Vacation. This was our second review of the project. We voted to approve the urban design merit proposal with several recommendations. We then voted to approve the public benefit package with a condition. We will review the project at the subcommittee level during a future meeting.

Project Description

The project team is proposing to vacate a portion of the Broad Street right-of-way (ROW) at the corner Harrison St and Taylor Ave to provide improvements for the Broad Street Substation. This section of Broad Street between 5th Ave N and Ninth Ave N was permanently closed in 2014 to allow for additional construction of the Mercer Corridor Project and SR 99 tunnel.  The vacation proposal includes the development of the previously closed ROW to house additional equipment for the Broad Street Substation as well as street improvements along Taylor Ave and Thomas St.

August 2, 2018

March 15, 2018