WSDOT is building a new Roanoke lid over SR 520 between 10th Avenue East on the west and Delmar Drive East to the east. The lid will reconnect the neighborhoods to the north and south of SR 520 with neighborhood open space and connections to the city of Seattle’s bicycle and pedestrian network. WSDOT developed the concept for the lid during the 2011-2012 Seattle Community Design Process.
The SR 520 design team has refined the previous design concept to provide new viewpoints and outlooks, improve trail connections, and create a safer north-south connection over SR 520.
Current design concept (2019)
Current design concept
Roanoke lid “look and feel”
- General size and footprint of the lid (approximately 3 acres of open space area)
- The lid is planned to be a passive space for unprogrammed recreational activities, such as walking, biking and taking in scenic views. The lid is not desired as a space for facilities like playgrounds and tennis courts.
- How would you use the Roanoke lid?
- Which of the park character example resonates most with you and why?
- What is the importance of vegetation screening compared with a more open feel?
- The Roanoke lid provides opportunities for
excellent views outside (outlooks), as well as views looking into the lid
- Which would you emphasize/prioritize? How would you use the viewpoints?
- Would you prefer larger, hardscaped, structured viewpoints or smaller, unstructured, landscaped areas as viewpoints?
Roanoke lid viewpoints
Roanoke lid proposed planting area
Note: concepts and materials shown are draft ideas for discussion purposes only, and are subject to change.
Please share your feedback regarding the Roanoke Lid (e.g. urban design elements to support safe and usable neighborhood green spaces).