Taylor Creek Restoration Project

Review Status

On August 1, 2019, we reviewed the schematic design phase for the Taylor Creek Culvert Replacement project. At this meeting we approved the schematic design with several recommendations. We will review the project again at a future date.

Project Description

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has acquired several properties near the lower portions of Taylor Creek, between Lakeridge Park and Lake Washington.  The purpose of the project is to restore creek habitat and to reduce soil erosion within portions of the Taylor Creek watershed near Lake Washington.  The project proposal includes providing a sediment retention facility, accessible nature area, and corridor safety improvements along Rainier Ave S as well as replacing the existing culvert located beneath Rainier Ave S.  SPU is partnering with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to address corridor improvements and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) for the long-term ownership and maintenance of the nature area. We previously reviewed the project under the title "Lower Taylor Creek Culvert Replacement Project"

August 1, 2019

September 21, 2017

Seattle Design Commission

Address: 600 4th Avenue, 5th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94788, Seattle, WA, 98124-7088
Phone: (206) 684-0435

The Seattle Design Commission advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on the design of capital improvements and other projects and policies that shape Seattle's public realm.