Portage Bay Park

Updated: February 2, 2017

Winter 2016/17

Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)
This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date of publication February 6, 2017.
Comments must be submitted by February 21, 2017.

Please contact: David Graves, Senior Planner, Seattle Parks and Recreation if you questions or comments about this determination. Phone: (206) 684-7048; Fax: (206) 233-3949;  e-mail: david.graves@seattle.gov

The final design for this project is complete and we are working on construction documents to put out to bid in spring 2017. 
Download the final design document

Thank you to everyone who attended and provided input at the February 9 public meeting and to all who joined us for the online meeting on February 18. The development of this property into a park is governed by a Memorandum of Agreement between the City, WSDOT and UW.

Location

1101 – 1137 Northeast Boat Street, 98105

Budget

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased this site from the University of Washington with funds provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) as mitigation for impacts in the Washington Park Arboretum and East Montlake and McCurdy Parks as a result of the SR520 expansion project. Additional funding for the park development was provided by WSDOT as mitigation associated with the SR520 project.

Schedule

Planning: 2015
Design: 2016 - 2017
Construction: 2017 - 2018
Completion: 2018

Project Description

The goal for the project is to design a park that provides shoreline/water-related experiences for all ages and abilities. The park will provide a range of passive recreational opportunities as well as shoreline restoration and habitat, small gathering areas, picnic spots, and opportunities for interpretation and education. The project also includes cleanup of site contamination, building demolition, potential partial re-use of building elements and shoreline enhancement.

Community Participation

Public Meeting #1  6/9/2015

Public Meeting #2  9/24/2015

Online Open House 10/8/2015

Public Meeting #3 2/9/2016

Online Open House 2/18/2016

Portage Bay Design Commission