Community invited to kick-off meeting for development of new waterfront park on Portage Bay

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the Bryant marina site on Portage Bay at 1101-1137 NE Boat Street from the University of Washington in 2014 and now Parks is moving forward to develop a waterfront park. The community is invited to participate in the first of a series of public meetings for the development of this site on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bryant Building, 1117 NE Boat St.

This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project and offer their initial input on the park development.  The goal for the project is to provide upland and shoreline/water-related recreational experiences for all ages and abilities. The development will include remediation of site contamination, building demolition and potential partial re-use of building elements and shoreline enhancement.

Seattle Parks will gather community feedback and present design concepts developed from the input at a second meeting in fall 2015 with the goal of a creating a final design to be presented to the community in early 2016.  Construction is anticipated to begin in 2017 and completed in 2018.

For more information about the Portage Bay park project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/portage_bay/ or contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov.