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SR 520 Bridge Program: Seattle Community Design Process

What is the Seattle Community Design Process?
Final design report published
Design report public comment summary
Key reports
Meeting materials
Who is involved?
What is the outcome of this process?
Contact us

What is the Seattle Community Design Process?

We launched a public engagement process to further refine the basic features of the I-5 to Medina project through a collaborative urban and sustainable design process. We are gathering agency and broader community feedback on comprehensive, livable and sustainable design methods to be applied to the Seattle side of the SR 520 corridor.

Dec. 20, 2012 -- Final design report posted

We posted the final design report  that represents the culmination of work completed from August 2011 through December 2012 on the vision and design of the Seattle side of the corridor.

The final report includes topics such as the project vision of "Nature Meets City," design preferences that will guide design work moving forward, and the addition of a summary of the SR 520 stakeholder and public comments. The draft report that was released in September 2012 received over 1,600 public comments.

WSDOT will continue to work with the Legislature, the City of Seattle, and the community about next steps for the design of the Seattle side of the SR 520 corridor.


Participants at the May 19, 2012 Seattle Community Design Process public session


Key reports

Dec. 20 final design report

Cover letter (pdf 50 kb)

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Executive summary (pdf 673 kb)

Full final report

One file (pdf 24.3 mb)

Cover page and table of contents (pdf 265 kb)
Chapter 1 - Executive summary (pdf 672 kb)
Chapter 2 - Process overview (pdf 315 kb)
Chapter 3 - Vision statement and design framework (pdf 574 kb)
Chapter 4 - Nonmotorized and transit connectivity (pdf 19.4 mb)
Chapter 5 - Geographical subareas (pdf 9.7 mb)
Chapter 6 - Next steps (pdf 292 kb)
Chapter 7 - Glossary of terms (pdf 131 kb)
Chapter 8 - Appendix, links and credits (pdf 427 kb)

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Executive summary (pdf 542 mb)

Full final report

One file (pdf 17.3 mb)

Cover page and table of contents (pdf 159 kb)
Chapter 1 - Executive summary (pdf 542 kb)
Chapter 2 - Process overview (pdf 239 kb)
Chapter 3 - Vision statement and design framework (pdf 364 kb)
Chapter 4 - Nonmotorized and transit connectivity (pdf 17.1 mb)
Chapter 5 - Geographical subareas (pdf 5.42 mb)
Chapter 6 - Next steps (pdf 285 kb)
Chapter 7 - Glossary of terms (pdf 166 kb)
Chapter 8 - Appendix, links and credits (pdf 282 kb)

Public comment summary

Public comment summary (pdf 2.47 mb)

Individual emails (pdf 3.61 mb)
Organization letters (pdf 2.47 mb)
Survey responses (pdf 2.50 mb)

Reference: Online survey (pdf 784 kb)

Sept. 14 draft design report

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Executive summary (pdf 1.7 mb)

Full draft report

One file (pdf 15.14 mb)

Cover page and table of contents (pdf 455 kb)
Chapter 1 - Executive summary (pdf 987 kb)
Chapter 2 - Process overview (pdf 527 kb)
Chapter 3 - Vision statement and design framework (pdf 777 kb)
Chapter 4 - Nonmotorized and transit connectivity (pdf 5.8 mb)
Chapter 5 - Geographical subareas (pdf 6.6 mb)
Chapter 6 - Next steps (pdf 437 kb)
Chapter 7 - Glossary of terms (pdf 243 kb)
Chapter 8 - Appendix, links and credits (pdf 700 kb)

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Executive summary (pdf 1.0 mb)

Full draft report

One file (pdf 15.69 mb)

Cover page and table of contents (pdf  kb)
Chapter 1 - Executive summary (pdf 947 kb)
Chapter 2 - Process overview (pdf 437 kb)
Chapter 3 - Vision statement and design framework (pdf 716 kb)
Chapter 4 - Nonmotorized and transit connectivity (pdf 6.1 mb)
Chapter 5 - Geographical subareas (pdf 6.7 mb)
Chapter 6 - Next steps (pdf 338 kb)
Chapter 7 - Glossary of terms (pdf 191 kb)
Chapter 8 - Appendix, links and credits (pdf 658 kb)


December 2011 progress update


Seattle Community Design Process - 2011 Progress Update
(pdf 1.32 mb)

Public comment summaries


Meeting materials

July 16, 2012 Public Session

Boards


June 14, 2012 Public Session

Boards


May 19, 2012 Public Session

Presentation (pdf 917 kb)

Boards


April 12, 2012 Public Session

Boards

Dec. 7, 2011 Public Session

Boards

Nov. 9, 2011 Public Session

Presentation (pdf 1.03 mb)

Boards

Oct. 1, 2011 Public Session

Presentation (pdf 870 kb)

Boards

Who's involved in the Seattle Community Design Process?

We will to continue to provide opportunities for local and regional community members to see our progress and share their ideas at regular public sessions.

We are also working with a design advisory group, comprised of members of the general public and representatives from our partner agencies. This advisory group includes:
 
Public members

  • Jorgen Bader, University District resident
  • Lisa Ciecko, Forterra
  • Jon Decker, Montlake resident
  • John Gaines, Roanoke Park / Portage Bay resident
  • Tessa Greegor, Cascade Bicycle Club
  • Virginia Gunby, Ravenna-Bryant resident
  • Bill Kreager, Madison Park resident
  • Alice Lanczos, Madison Park resident
  • Andria Orejuela, Montlake resident
  • Bill Shafer, Seattle Yacht Club
  • Stan Sorscher, Laurelhurst resident
  • Mike Upston, City of Bellevue planner
  • Mark Weed, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Agency members

  • Sara Belz, Seattle City Council staff
  • Eric Chipps, Sound Transit
  • Theresa Doherty, University of Washington
  • Mike Fong, Seattle City Council staff
  • Max Hepp-Buchanan, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board
  • Candida Lorenzana, King County Metro
  • Tom Nelson, Seattle Design Commission
  • Seth Schromen-Wawrin, Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board
  • Michael Shiosaki, Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Jennifer Wieland, Seattle Department of Transportation

We are also collaborating with the Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee, Seattle Parks and Recreation and the University of Washington to implement improvements included in the 2010 Arboretum Mitigation Plan . This plan will also be used to inform the Seattle Community Design Process.


What is the outcome of this process?

A public comment period on the draft design report ended on Oct. 5, 2012. This fall, WSDOT will review public comments, finalize the report, and continue to work with the City of Seattle to outline next steps for the project design. Stay tuned for more details on the final design report and upcoming City Council meetings.


Questions or comments?

Please email us at SR520CommunityDesign@wsdot.wa.gov .