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Portage Bay Park
Project Information


Location: 1101 – 1137 Northeast Boat Street, 98105

Project Status

April 2016
The final design for this project is complete and available at the right.

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. You will find information from those events below.

The development of this property into a park is governed by a Memorandum of Agreement between the City, WSDOT and UW.

1101 – 1137 Northeast Boat Street, 98105
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.
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

Important Links

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Updated April 12, 2016


Currently no project related public meetings or events are scheduled.

If you missed the On-Line Open House on Feb 18th you can watch it here.
Additional public meetings information below under Community Participation.

For More Information

David Graves
800 Maynard Ave S,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Final Design
Final Design
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Activity Generators
Activity Generators
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Site Boundary
Site Boundary
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