Don Armeni Boat Ramp Improvement

Updated: July 21, 2022

Summer 2022

We have completed 100% design for the project, however, we are still waiting for approval on the required federal permits. We are prepared to put the project out to bid as soon as the federal permits come through. We are striving to achieve installation of the new boat ramps within the in-water work window which ends in the winter (February 2023), however, we need the permits and new concrete floats (floats may require a long lead time).

The Army Corps of Engineers and National Marine Fisheries Service were confronted with several emergent priority projects (West Seattle Bridge) and regulatory changes which has slowed the permitting process. These agencies are now working through a large backlog of permit applications.

Some of the new federal rule changes are outlined here.

The permit, NWS-2018-1191-WRD - Don Armeni, has been under review since early June 2021 and has been moved forward for Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation.
See permit drawings here.

The in-water work windows for Elliott Bay (July through December) will dictate the timing for in-water work. We will not shut the facility down during construction, we will replace the floats one side at a time. One Float will remain open during construction for launching and retrieval.

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Boating Facilities Grant and Seattle Parks and Recreation fund this project.

Location

Don Armeni Boat Ramp, 1222 Harbor Ave SW, 98116

Budget

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Boating Facilities Grant and Seattle Parks and Recreation fund this project.

Schedule

Design: Current
Bidding: Fall 2022
Construction: Winter 2023

Project Description

Renovate existing failing two boat ramps. Scope of work includes, demolition of existing concrete abutment, pile driving and installation of steel piles, installation of new concrete abutment, procuring and installation of concrete floating docks and hardware.