Seattle City Light - Diagonal Ave S Street Vacation

Review Status

On July 2, 2020, we reviewed the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) concept design (30% design) phase and the public trust analysis for the Diagonal Ave S Street Vacation.  At this meeting we voted, 8-0, to approve the CIP concept design phase.  We then voted, 8-0, to approve the public trust analysis with several recommendations.  We will review the project again at the schematic design (60% design) phase and public benefit phase.

Project Description

Seattle City Light (SCL) is petitioning to vacate a segment of Diagonal Ave S between 4th Ave S and the BNSF railroad tracks in the SODO neighborhood.  This segment is adjacent to SCL's South Service center and is currently used for storage under a previously approved street use permit.  The project team is proposing to use the vacated ROW to make improvements to the existing South Service Center.  The public benefit proposal includes providing additional open space within the Georgetown neighborhood that will integrate with the Georgetown to South Park Trail. 

July 2, 2020

October 3, 2019