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Public Access Analysis

SPU and Parks worked with the community and other City departments to evaluate possible public access opportunities for the lower Taylor Creek Restoration Project site in 2013. This process provided those who live, work and play near lower Taylor Creek an opportunity to share their thoughts on the public access options.

Access Options

  • No Access
  • Viewpoint
  • Scheduled Access
  • Limited Access
  • Open Access

Evaluation Criteria

  • Habitat Improvements
  • City Cost, Operations and Maintenance
  • City Safety and Liability
  • Community and Neighborhood Amenities
  • Potential Neighborhood Impacts
  • Traffic Safety and Mobility

Public Access Recommendation

Feedback collected from the community during the initial analysis process provided valuable information about how the community would like to see the site used in the future and key areas for SPU to consider during project design.

Consistent with city goals and policies, City of Seattle staff recommended Open Access (pdf) due to the larger community benefits provided by an accessible site.

The following report documents the analysis process that led to the recommendation for an open access option and details the collaboration between SPU, Parks, an Interdepartmental Team, and the broader community.

Public Access Options Analysis Report (pdf)

Supporting materials referenced in the report are provided below: