Landsburg Improvements Project
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is currently planning to upgrade the Landsburg Facility in 2014. These upgrades will improve how SPU operates onsite water systems and how the public accesses and uses the onsite recreational area.
Improvements and Benefits
The project consists of the two major improvements:
More Efficient Water System Operations – Currently, onsite water system operations occur in separate, outdated buildings. After this project, a new Operations Center will house all onsite operations in one efficient location.
More Accessible and User-Friendly Recreational Area – During the project, SPU will improve how patrons access and use the publicly-accessible recreational area near the facility entrance, specifically adding the following features:
- Paved parking area with ADA accommodations
- New walkway from parking to recreational area
- Circular pathway surrounding recreational area
- Artwork that will be integrated with the surrounding
- Permanent toilet facilities
- Native plant life additions
Status and Schedule
As of February 2013, the project is nearing 30% design completion. After design is complete, construction on the recreational area will begin and last approximately three months. SPU is working with design consultant KPG, Inc., and contractor Lydig Construction, Inc. Below is the estimated project schedule:
60% Design Completion
Second Quarter, 2013
90% Design Completion
Third Quarter, 2013
100% Design Completion
Fourth Quarter, 2013
First Quarter, 2014
SPU has completed an environmental review of the project and issued a Determination of Non-Significance (pdf) as required under Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
Temporary Construction Impacts
During construction, recreational area patrons should expect the following temporary impacts:
- Limited access to parking and recreational areas via roadway or waterway ( Cedar River)
- Reduced open hours or temporary closure of the recreational area
- Minimal dust, noise, and traffic related to construction activity
If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact the project manager:
Kay Yesuwan, P.E.
Senior Civil Engineer
Seattle Public Utilities