Seattle City Light - Diagonal Ave S Street Vacation

Review Status

On September 3, 2020, we reviewed the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) schematic design (60% design) phase and the public benefit proposal for the Diagonal Ave S Street Vacation.  At this meeting we voted, 6-0, to approve the CIP schematic design phase.  We then voted, 6-0, to approve the public benefit proposal with several recommendations.  We will not review the CIP portion of this project again. We will review the public benefit proposal again during a subcommittee review to be held at a future date.

Project Description

Seattle City Light (SCL) is petitioning to vacate a segment of Diagonal Ave S between 4th Ave S and the BNSF railroad tracks in the SODO neighborhood.  This segment is adjacent to SCL's South Service center and is currently used for storage under a previously approved street use permit.  The project team is proposing to use the vacated ROW to make improvements to the existing South Service Center.  The public benefit proposal includes providing additional open space within the Georgetown neighborhood that will integrate with the Georgetown to South Park Trail. 

September 3, 2020 Meeting

July 2, 2020 Meeting

October 3, 2019 Meeting

Seattle Design Commission

Address: 600 4th Avenue, 5th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94788, Seattle, WA, 98124-7088
Phone: (206) 684-0435

The Seattle Design Commission advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on the design of capital improvements and other projects and policies that shape Seattle's public realm.