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Project Background

Site Selection Process

The Citywide Integrated Plan prioritized watersheds to improve water quality in local creeks and the Puget Sound by cleaning the stormwater flowing into them. Each South Thornton Natural Drainage System Project site was selected for design through a local community action process that included:


Technical Assessment: Identified blocks that could include natural drainage systems

Community Input: Asked a large pool of residents about interest in these projects

Site Selection Criteria: Selected project sites based on ability to clean water, additional benefits and partnerships, and support from the community

The Thornton Creek community is interested in...

  • Addressing drainage and flooding issues in Northeast Seattle

  • Improving water quality in the neighborhood

  • Reinforcing the public right-of-way in the project area

  • Roadway parking changes

  • Pedestrian safety

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