Projects in the neighborhood
It seems there is always something in the works in South Park. From bridge replacement, river clean-up efforts to pump houses or repaving. Here we keep you up to date on the latest connections to projects happening in our community.
If you would like to list a new project in the neighborhood or update an existing one, please Contact Us.
The Terminal 117 cleanup site (T-117), located on the west bank of the Lower Duwamish Waterway in South Park, is a joint cleanup project by the Port of Seattle and City of Seattle, with EPA as the lead agency. This site was identified for early cleanup (before the larger river cleanup) because the upland property, river bank and sediments in the waterway have high concentrations of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), dioxin/furans and other contaminants. The upland and in-water portion of the cleanup is now complete. The City is planning to perform their Streets portion of the cleanup and restoration starting around May 2015. And the Port will construct a new habitat restoration project on the T-117 property starting in the summer of 2015.
Up to date information can be found here T117 Clean Up website
South Park Green Spaces Vision Plan
The South Park Green Spaces Vision Plan is a project of Seattle Parks Foundation in partnership with the South Park Area Redevelopment Committee (SPARC) and Sea-Mar Community Health Center. The goal of the project is to engage South Park residents and businesses to identify needs, opportunities and priorities for improved parklands, open spaces and recreational facilities in South Park. Based on this information, a vision plan for a network of connected green space will be developed for the neighborhood. The plan will be used by South Park community groups, civic leaders, agencies and Seattle Parks Foundation to guide actions and investments over the next five years. The planning will get underway in summer 2013, and we hope you will be part of it.
If you would like to get more information about this project, or even more importantly become involved, you may contact Becca Aue the Capital Projects Director with the information provided below.
Seattle Parks Foundation
105 S. Main #235 Seattle, WA 98104
South Park Bridge Replacement
The construction of a new moveable bridge over the Duwamish River downriver of the existing bridge is under way. The bridge replacement also includes intersection improvements, rain garden construction, roadway and drainage construction, utilities removal and relocation, riverbank mitigation, and incorporation of historic / art elements.
Helping a community survive
In anticipation of the demolition of the old South Park Bridge, the City of Seattle created a Bridge Closure Response Plan for the neighborhood. For more information about the plan which focuses on community activation, business assistance, public safety, transportation and physical improvement strategies, visit their website at Seattle Lives!
Boeing Plant 2 Clean Up
When the Lower Duwamish Waterway became a Superfund site, several “hot spot” areas of sediment contamination were targeted for cleanup before the larger Superfund cleanup. Boeing Plant 2 is one of these hot spot cleanups. Three other hot spot cleanups are nearby: Slip 4 to the north, Jorgensen Forge to the south and Terminal 117 across the waterway.
For more information Click on any of the following links:
South Park Plaza
S Riverside Street End Shoreline Improvement
S. Riverside Street End and Shoreline Improvement project includes opening the street end for public use by removing trash, restoring the shoreline along the Duwamish River, installing a pathway, benches, native landscaping, signage and possibly other access improvements.
The new $50 million state-of-the-art South Transfer Station will replace the current South Recycling and Disposal Station located across the street and serve customers for the next 50 years.
Opening of the new South Transfer Station has been delayed until Spring of 2013. To learn more, read this article by the West Seattle Herald.
East of West: Seattle new transfer station
West Seattle Blog
Pump Station and Water Quality Facility
This project is designed to reduce flooding in the industrial and residential area in the northeastern part of South Park. The project is located along the Duwamish Waterway near 7th Avenue. The pump station will pump stormwater to the Lower Duwamish Waterway to prevent it from backing up in the pipes and causing flooding. This project also includes construction of a facility to cleanse the stormwater before it flows into the Duwamish. This project is the backbone of future drainage improvements in this area of South Park. Construction of the pump station and water quality facility is expected in 2014.
14th and Concord Sewage Backup Prevention (SPU)
The project is being designed to address sewage backups and street flooding that have happened in the area around 14th Avenue South and South Concord Street after heavy rain. Construction is expected in 2014. Funding is provided by drainage and wastewater rates.