Parks and Recreation Commission discusses the Draft Dock Plan
On March 4, the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Commission will take up the Luther Burbank Docks Draft Preferred Concept Plan developed by its three-member subcommittee. This draft plan includes schematic design of the new docks, proposed improvements to the cobble beach to the north of the docks, and proposed renovation of the plaza between the docks and the Boiler Building. The subcommittee considered environmental quality, intensity of use, congruence with the Luther Burbank Master Plan and the unique character of the site in developing this initial product. At the March 4 meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commission will review this product and provide the subcommittee input towards finalizing the plan.
In January 2021, the Commission appointed three members to form the Luther Burbank Docks Subcommittee. Commissioner Peter Struck was appointed as chair, with Commissioners Lyn Gualtieri and Rory Westberg as members. They have worked diligently at three meetings over the course of four weeks to develop this draft work product. Those interested in the project will want to take a look at the Draft Preferred Concept Plan and the Elements of the Draft Concept Plan documents, also available on the meetings webpage. An analysis of the preferred concept plan in comparison to the initial concept alternatives is also available. Comment on these products can be offered to the Commission by participating in the Publlic Appearances portion of the meeting agenda, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by leaving a comment on this project page.