Luther Burbank Dock Reconfiguration and Repairs

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The City's Public Works Department has begun planning for the future of the docks at the Luther Burbank waterfront. Built in 1974, the docks have less than 5 years of useful service remaining. In addition, the fixed height piers are not useful for smaller boats and don't serve the needs of most current boaters or the City's boating programs.

The City is developing a design to replace the south pier with floating docks while repairing the remaining pier, pending possible state and federal grant funding. This work will use the Luther Burbank Park Master Plan to guide the design process. The plan provides a vision of a waterfront activity center centered around small boats including power, sail and paddlecraft. The design will also consider how to make the waterfront more accessible and attractive for the general public.

The City's Public Works Department has begun planning for the future of the docks at the Luther Burbank waterfront. Built in 1974, the docks have less than 5 years of useful service remaining. In addition, the fixed height piers are not useful for smaller boats and don't serve the needs of most current boaters or the City's boating programs.

The City is developing a design to replace the south pier with floating docks while repairing the remaining pier, pending possible state and federal grant funding. This work will use the Luther Burbank Park Master Plan to guide the design process. The plan provides a vision of a waterfront activity center centered around small boats including power, sail and paddlecraft. The design will also consider how to make the waterfront more accessible and attractive for the general public.

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  • KPFF Inc. Selected to Design New Docks at Luther Burbank Park

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    20 May 2020
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    The City of Mercer Island has selected KPFF Inc. to lead the design work for Luther Burbank Park docks. KPFF was one of three firms interviewed. Their long-standing experience in marine facilities and stellar team made their proposal successful. Andy Bennett, PE will be the Principal in charge of the project. Relevant project experience includes work on Meydenbauer Marina, Portage Bay Park, and the Arboretum Waterfront Trail. Work is expected to get underway in June 2020 with site inspection. Look for opportunities to give your opinion on choices for the project later in the summer.