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West Seattle Reservoir
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Project Information

 

Location: 9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106


Project Status

Spring 2014
Mid-Mountain Contractors have been awarded the construction contract. Notice to proceed was given in February. In order to avoid the rainy season, the contractor requested mobilizing on site in May. Construction will continue through the summer months.

The Parks and Green Spaces Oversight Committee approved an additional $421,000 in funding to pay for street improvements required by DPD as part of project permitting.

These include sidewalk, curb and gutter along the south side of SW Cloverdale St from 8th Ave SW to the new park entry east of 7th Ave SW and a sidewalk along the east side of 8th Ave SW between SW Cloverdale St and SW Trenton St.

Design Development drawings were reviewed by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) in February 2012, and Parks and Site Workshop set direction for addressing their specific concerns.

The revised project schedule is to complete construction documents in September 2012, and to start construction in March 2013. In the meantime, SPU has opened the site for public access. The public is welcome to enjoy the site for passive recreation, subject to park rules.

Park improvements funded by this project include pathways, parking lot, restrooms, a relocated play area, and landscaping. In addition, Department of Neighborhoods will be constructing the P-Patch in Westcrest Park featured in our schematic design. This feature is funded by the community garden funding included in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.


LOCATION
9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106
BUDGET
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy adjusted budget (Nov 2011) provides $3,455,00 million for planning, design, and construction.
SCHEDULE
Planning: November 2009 - October 2010
Design: November 2010 - September 2013
Construction: Winter 2014 - Summer 2014
Completion: Summer 2014

Project Description

This project develops an overall site plan and implements improvements to transform the 20 acres of open space on the reservoir lid into a new neighborhood park and gathering space for southwest Seattle. The project will include artwork commissioned with 2008 Parks & Green Spaces Levy and SPU 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Seattle Public Utilities(SPU) is replacing its open reservoirs with underground structures that will improve the quality and security of our water supply and provide new public open spaces on reservoir lids throughout Seattle.

Lid construction was completed in 2011 by Seattle Public Utilities with park construction anticipated to start in 2012.

View photos of the reservoir construction by Vantage Point Photography.


Community Participation


Public Meeting #1 12/03/09

Public Meeting #2 02/06/10

Public Meeting #3 04/24/10

Public Meeting #4 06/26/10


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Updated April 9, 2014

Events

Currently no events are scheduled.

For More Information

Kim Baldwin
800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
206-615-0810
kim.baldwin@seattle.gov

Kinetic sculptures created by artist David Boyer

Kinetic sculptures created by artist David Boyer
Kinetic sculptures created by artist David Boyer will be installed in three locations on the site. They are funded by the 1% for Arts program.


Design Development Plan showing improvements included in the project budget.
Design Development
Plan
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Approved Schematic Design
Approved Schematic Design



2nd Meeting Panorama
2nd Meeting Panorama


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