Westlake & Lenora Park Development (Urban Triangle Park)

Updated: May 23, 2019

Spring 2019

This park has recently been officially named Urban Triangle Park. Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract to MidMountain Contractors and construction of this new South Lake Union park began in January. In 2014 we allocated funding to complete the design phase to ensure a seamless and coordinated design with the adjacent properties. Through the design process we created an updated design which allowed the park to be coordinated with the adjacent neighborhood development and become a seamless benefit to our urban environment. The design includes an open lawn, new central play structure, seating edge, lighting, ADA access, places for vendors, landscaping, and other park elements.

Location

Urban Triangle Park, 2100 Westlake Avenue

Budget

Funding for planning and schematic design is provided through city public benefit funds from a nearby street vacation project in the amount of $150,000.
Seattle Park District provides $2,450,000 for design and construction.

Schedule

Planning: Through May 2014
Design: May 2014 through August 2018
Construction: Early 2019 - Late Summer 2019

Project Description

This project redevelops the previous Enterprise Car Rental site into park land that will serve the downtown businesses and residences. In 2008, SPR purchased the 8,722 square foot property at 2100 Westlake Avenue for a new neighborhood park in the Denny Triangle Urban Center Village. It may include lighting, seating, landscaping, ADA access, places for vendors, and other park elements. It will be designed to have a seamless transition between the park and the adjacent tower development. Collaboration, on grading; circulation; materials, between the Parks Department team and the tower design team for areas within the alley which is being vacated, will occur at the schematic design stage.

History

Spring/Summer 2014

Seattle Parks is starting the design process for a new park in the Denny Triangle Urban Village Center. In April, 2014, $150,000 was allocated to start the design process for a new park at Westlake and Lenora. This is a land banked site being held in its current condition until funds become available for development.

An alley exists between the park property and the adjacent tower development site. Parks is working with the adjacent developer to vacate the alley and bring mutual benefit to both parties. The adjacent development is currently being designed, so it's important for the design of the park to begin. We're excited to have Site Workshop, a local landscape architecture firm, lead the park design.

In order to ensure a seamless and coordinated design where the two properties meet, the park will be envisioned to a schematic level with special attention to grades and access within the alley. This will allow all parties to move forward informed and lay the groundwork for future park development.

Acquisition

On December 31, 2008 Seattle Parks purchased the 8,722 square foot property at 2100 Westlake Avenue for a new neighborhood park in the Denny Triangle Urban Center Village. King County approved $900,000 to $1 million in matching funds through the Conservation Futures Tax towards this acquisition.

Community Participation

Early Site Plan Design

Westlake Lenora Design Update 12/2017

Public Meeting #1  5/20/2014

Public Meeting #2  6/17/2014