City Council committee to review ‘green stormwater infrastructure’ plan

April 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm | In Environment, West Seattle news, West Seattle politics | 1 Comment

That projection of a future bioswale/raingarden-added Westwood/Sunrise Heights block comes from a slide deck that will be shown to the Seattle City Council‘s Transportation Committee next Tuesday morning (April 9). This “green stormwater infrastructure” plan to reduce combined-sewer overflows at the Barton Pump Station is a county project, but it’s happening in city-owned right-of-way, such as the planting strip in the rendering, so the committee will be asked to give “conceptual approval” to the project. Public comment is on the agenda before the meeting’s business/action items including this one; the meeting is at 9:30 am Tuesday (April 9) in City Council chambers at City Hall downtown.

P.S. The latest project update on the county website identifies 15 blocks for construction of 93 bioswales and 15 underground drains, with four more to be monitored for possible later addition. Most are in the north part of the project area:

Construction is scheduled to start next year.

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  1. Are you planning to apply any permeable paving to this project? I have read that it reduces the need and overall expense of underground piping and drainage distribution.

    Comment by Kevin Kunz — 1:23 pm April 16, 2013 #

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