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Gas Works Park Improvements
Pro Parks Project Information

 
Gas Works Park - 2101 Northlake Way

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PROJECT STATUS

EVENTS:

On Wednesday, June 29, 2005, the community gathered to celebrate the completion of this section of the park, which had never before been open to the public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Tim Motzer
800 Maynard Ave. S, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
206-684-7060
Thank you, Seattle.
This Pro Parks project is complete!





Seattle Parks and Recreation held the final design review meeting in December 2003 regarding improvements to the northwest corner of Gas Works Park. Consultants made refinements to the approved schematic plan that further define the changes to the concrete wall and interior pathway in the plan area.

The approved plan creates a separated park space with its own identity that becomes a refuge/sanctuary from the more intensive uses of the rest of the park. While minimizing the loss of mature trees, it calls for adding 30 new trees to be grouped in the containment area to define the spaces around the tank remnant ring and the mound to the west.

Approved Plan
Approved Plan The approved plan does not provide a physical-visual connection/extension between the NW corner and the rest of the park. As a result no major trees need to be removed. The 1 poplar and 1 arbutus that are in the containment area will be removed and replaced by new trees. This alternative creates a separated park space with its own identity and becomes a refuge/sanctuary from the more intensive uses of the rest of the park. This alternative connects the new entry path into the parking lot path so that there is still one path entering the park. The entry plaza is down scaled since it is no longer the main path entering the park. The 30 new trees to be planted in the containment area will be regrouped to define the spaces around the tank remnant ring and the mound to the west.


Copies of public meeting summaries are available below in the community participation section of this web page.

Community Celebration!
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LOCATION
Gas Works Park - 2101 Northlake Way
BUDGET
The Pro Parks Levy provides $979,450 project costs of planning, design and construction.
SCHEDULE
Planning: Complete
Design: Complete
Construction: Complete
Completion: Complete

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Gas Works Improvement Project provided park improvements with primary emphasis on the undeveloped northwest portion of the park in conjunction with creating a connection to the Wallingford Steps.

The project addressed a wide range of issues including contamination, site programming, amenities, security, and aesthetics.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION


IMPORTANT LINKS


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