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East John Street
Open Space Development
Project Information


Location: Summit Ave E and E John St

Project Status

Summer 2015
Seattle Parks is currently completing the design process of this project.

LPD Engineering has been hired to develop the civil engineering construction plans for the project. Once the plans are complete, the plans will be submitted for review through the City permitting process.

The past few months were spent coordinating with Seattle City Light who will be placing an underground vault and new duct bank in the right of way prior to park construction. It is anticipated the review process will be completed this summer 2015 and construction will start fall 2015. Coordination with Seattle City Light will augment funds and create less disturbance once the park project is complete.

Summit Ave E and E John St
The Opportunity Fund allocates $260,000 for the planning, design and construction of this project.
Planning: Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Design: Spring 2013 - Summer 2015
Construction: Fall 2015
Completion: Winter 2016

Project Description

This project was selected for the first round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application receivedYou will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget. All projects will go through Park’s public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal Parks process to ensure the most effective implementation.

Generally, this proposal enhances the new park and P-patch by adding a bioswale, planting area and providing better pedestrian connections and is based on the Opportunity Fund application. Please see three design alternatives reviewed at the meeting.

Community Participation

Public Meeting #1  6/18/2013

Public Meeting #2  10/23/2013

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Updated July 7, 2015


Currently no project related public meetings or events are scheduled.

For More Information

Toby Ressler
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Preferred Plan
Preferred Plan
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3 Design Alternatives
3 Design Alternatives
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