The Finding Freeway Park Project Continues!

About the project: Seattle Parks and Recreation has $10 million for capital improvements and activation at Freeway Park. Of the total, $750,000 is focused on activation of Freeway Park to be managed by the Freeway Park Association, and the remaining $9,250,000 will provide funding for capital improvements to repair, restore and possibly enhance the park. This $10 million is part of the public benefit package associated with the Convention Center expansion.

The scope of the capital project work builds on the Finding Freeway Park concept plan, produced by the Freeway Park Association, and includes infrastructure upgrades, lighting, wayfinding, and possibly a new restroom. The design phase is expected to be complete with all necessary permits/approvals and construction bid documents in hand by June 2021.

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Phase I Timeline                                Phase II Timeline (estimate)

January 2017

-FPA begins work on a two grant funded projects

1. SDOT Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF):        $525k for ROW Improvements surrounding Park

2. DON Matching Fund $25k for Community Planning process of Finding Freeway Park

May 2017

-Site Workshop hired to lead FFP Project         and produce ROW designs with NSF

Summer 2017

– FFP Community Outreach/Planning                 Process

October 2017

-Community Package Coalition reaches agreement with WSCC for $82 million in         Public Benefit Funds

-$10 million of Public Benefits secured for Freeway Park Improvements

May 2018

-Seattle City Council approves WSCC                project and associated Public Benefit funds

December 2018

-ROW designs finalized for construction            Q2 2019

December 2018

-Project Budget Appropriated to City

-SPR begins Planning/Development of Project

-David Graves, SPR Senior Planer, designated CIP Project Manager

January 2019

-RFQ is published along with project website with relevant documents

April 2019

-Landscape Architecture firm selected to lead project

-Advisory Committee selected to oversee project

May 2019

-Site Analysis and Background Research

June 2019

-First Community Meeting (not in Park)

July-August 2019

-Ongoing Community Outreach

-Pop-up’s in Park

September 2019

-Second Community meeting (in the Park)

 

 

 

Finding Freeway Park Project Final Concept Report

Contact FPA Director, Riisa Conklin at riisa@freewayparkassociation.org with questions and media inquiries.

For more information please contact
David Graves at david.graves@seattle.gov or 206-684-7048
www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/freeway-park-improvements