Wedgwood

Planned NDS Improvements (90% Design)

Street Right Of Way Utilization Key

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NE 88th St: 27th Ave NE to 30th Ave NE

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30th Ave NE: NE 88th St to 29th Ave NE

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NE 87th St: 30th Ave NE to 32nd Ave NE

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NE 87th St & 29th Ave NE: 26th Ave NE to 30th Ave NE

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Existing Street Section: NE 88th St Between 27th Ave NE and 30th Ave NE

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Typical Street Section: New Curbing and Natural Drainage System on South Side
NE 88th St Between 27th Ave NE and 30th Ave NE

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Existing Street Section: NE 87th St Between 30th Ave NE and 32nd Ave NE

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Typical Street Section: Asphalt-Thickened Edge and Natural Drainage System on South Side
NE 87th St Between 30th Ave NE and 32nd Ave NE

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Existing Street Section: NE 87th St at intersection with 29th Ave NE

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Typical Street Section: Natural Drainage System and Curb Bulb
NE 87th St at Intersection with 29th Ave NE

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Existing Street Section: 29th Ave NE at Intersection With 30th Ave NE

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Typical Street Section: Natural Drainage System and Curb Bulb
29th Ave NE at Intersection With 30th Ave NE

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Looking East: NE 88th between 27th Ave NE and 30th Ave NE

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Looking West: 29th Ave NE at 30th Ave NE

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Art Installation

Seattle Public Utilities, in coordination with the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), is working to create an art installation for this project.  

 

Seattle artist Leo Berk developed artwork to bring awareness to the ecological benefits of the natural drainage system that SPU is installing in Wedgwood. His design uses the visual metaphor of an oversized kitchen strainer perforated with a pattern that illustrates the treatment mechanism of this bioretention system. The pattern specifically highlights how these systems reduce the roadway pollutants that enter Thornton Creek and Lake Washington.  

 

Berk has installed numerous public art projects and exhibited in galleries and museums around the Pacific Northwest. His artworks are fabricated in a wide range of materials with his preferred material being the one he hasn’t used yet.

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Rendering of art installation at Wedgwood site