This project is complete.
The project was completed during the first quarter of 2009. Approximately 600 cubic yards of concrete, asphalt and other hard surfaces were removed.
Construction begins: Second Quarter 2008
Project complete: First Quarter 2009
This project removes the North Forest Road in Discovery Park, and restores the area to natural conditions. Illinois Avenue in the North Bluff area is removed and replaced with a non-paved path or service road where necessary. Kansas Avenue is closed and portions of the road removed, while still allowing for service vehicle access to utilities. Idaho Avenue is completely removed and closed. These roads and the old theater site adjacent to Idaho Avenue are restored with native plants. This project was recommended by the West Point Citizens Advisory Committee (WPCAC) as part of the 2004 Memorandum of Agreement between King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks and the City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation for use of mitigation funds pursuant to Section 1. (d) of the West Point Settlement Agreement (Ordinance 121488). In 2005, with agreement from the WPCAC, the list of projects was revised to allow for funding of the Capehart property acquisition and restoration, and $50,000 of the budget for the North Forest Road Removal Project was transferred to the Discovery Park Capehart Acquisition project (K731231). Operations and maintenance costs resulting from this project are paid by the General Fund, per Ordinance 121488.
May 8, 2007 Public Meeting
June 24, 2008 Public Meeting
Feb 19, 2009 Public Meeting