North Parking Lot Renovations and Water Line Replacement at Discovery Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to learn about proposed modifications to the north parking lot and the waterline replacement at Discovery Park on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Discovery Park Visitor Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. in Seattle. Andy Sheffer of Parks and John Rundle of WR Consulting will present project details and gather community comments.

North Parking Lot: This project includes modifications to the westbound lane of the access roadway along the north side of the parking area to eliminate erosion to the ravine below, including minor regarding for drainage and stormwater treatment improvements, repair and removal of some paving, and a mulch or gravel walkway.

Water Line Replacement: Approximately 800 feet of the 8” water main along Kansas Ave that connects to the existing main in the intersection at the south and north ends of the road is being replaced. The existing east-west main will serve as a carrier pipe for a new 2” service line to the Theater site area. The proposal includes removal of the remaining service drive paving to this area and restoration work consisting of the removal of existing utilities and surface features, minor grading, relocation of bollards, and plantings.

For additional information about the project, please visit
or contact Andy Sheffer, Parks Senior Capital Improvement Coordinator, at 800 S Maynard St., Suite 3000, Seattle, WA 98134, 206-684-7041, or


Marination opening at Seacrest Boathouse delayed

Facility needs restaurant permit, more review by DPD

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Marination, the new Seacrest Boathouse concessionaire, announce a delay in the transition of the boathouse to a Marination facility.

Since early March, Marination has been working with Parks to prepare and submit architectural and design plans for remodeling and tenant improvements of the boathouse. Most of these proposed improvements are for the interior of the building. As Marination was preparing to submit its building permit application to the City’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) on March 8, DPD staff informed Marination that additional review would be necessary for a conditional use permit needed for the restaurant use.

The space in question is the kitchen area that was formerly a boat repair space. The need for a restaurant permit was not anticipated, since the boathouse has been used primarily as a restaurant/food service facility since the late 1990s. A conditional use permit typically takes two to four months for review and approval. This timeline will likely delay Marination’s anticipated opening of June 2012.

Seattle Parks and DPD are working closely with Marination to complete this process and continue to work toward an early summer 2012 Opening. There will still be an Open House at the Boathouse in late spring to introduce Marination to the public and to provide the public with an update.

For more information, please call Charles Ng at 206-684-8001 or email him at