Seattle Design Commission Michael Jenkins, Director

Portage Bay Park

Review Status

On January 5, 2017, we approved the design development phase for Portage Bay Park with one condition.

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is proposing the development of Portage Bay Park, located along the north shore of Portage Bay in the University District. The 3-acre site, 1.65-acres of which is comprised of dry land, is west of the intersection of NE Boat Street and 15th Ave NE and is adjacent to Sakuma Viewpoint. The site was purchased from the University of Washington as mitigation for impacts from the SR520 expansion project.

The project proposal includes removing existing structures, on-site remediation, and habitat restoration. The park will also provide passive recreation opportunities, community gathering space, water access, and shoreline habitat areas.

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