Terry Pettus Park Renovation

Review Status

On November 19, 2020, we reviewed the schematic design (60% design phase) for the Terry Pettus Park Renovation project. During this meeting we voted to approve the schematic design phase of the project with one condition and several recommendations.  We will review the project again during a subcommittee meeting.

Project Description

Originally constructed in 1971, Terry Pettus Park is a street-end pocket park located along the eastern shore of Lake Union in the Eastlake Neighborhood.  The purpose of the project is to renovate the existing park as well as to increase the park size through the acquisition and development of an adjacent property located southwest of the existing park.  The goals of the renovation are to maintain waterfront recreational access, increase durability of park materials, improve accessibility, improve access from adjacent trails and pathways, and incorporate shoreline restoration. The project is funded through the Seattle Parks District and currently includes $1,576,000 for the planning, development, and construction of the park.

November 19, 2020 Meeting

September 17, 2020 Meeting

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Do you want to submit a written comment? Submit your written comments by emailing:  SDC_Administration@seattle.gov; Please be sure to include the name of the project in the subject line. Please submit your comments prior to the day of the project review.  This will allow more time for the commission to consider your comment.

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.