Parks and Recreation Commission Approves Concept Design

At its April 1 meeting, the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Commission approved a concept design for the Luther Burbank docks and adjacent waterfront. The Commission will forward its recommendation to Mercer Island City Council which is schedule to consider it at its May 18, 2021 meeting.

The main work product is a graphic plan which is accompanied by a list of the design elements giving more explanation.

This work product was the result of six meetings of the Commission and four meetings of its dock subcommittee. It calls for new floating docks that will serve small powerboats and non-motorized watercraft, an expanded beach area to the north of the plaza with ADA access to the shoreline, and plaza renovations that update the 47 year-old facility. Construction of these improvements is still several years away. Design will be completed in 2022 which enables the City to apply for state and local grants to support the construction. Even so, this comprehensive scope of work will likely be completed in phases as funding becomes available.

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