Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has announced that it plans to build underground storage at two Lake Washington Blvd. parking lots to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) into Lake Washington.
The lots are located at the intersection of Lake Washington Blvd. and 49th Avenue South and at the intersection of Lake Washington Blvd. and 53rd Avenue South. Both parking lots are within Lake Washington Boulevard Park.
The design process will last from summer 2011 through 2012, with the goal to begin construction on both sites during the summer of 2013.
According to SPU, both sites have passed the environmental review process with no appeals received during the public comment period.
The agency says it will host public meetings in 2012 with the city’s Parks Department to discuss the plans for restoring the parking lots after construction is completed.
Andrews Bay, Seward Park, Lake Washington. Photo/hishma