Little Saigon Park Development

Updated: May 12, 2022

Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is proposing to develop an existing gravel parking lot into a public park with space for passive recreation, play, and community events. SPR has determined that it does not have probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with SPR. This information is available to the public on request.

This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); SPR will not act on this proposal for 14 days from date of publication (5/12/2022).
Written comments must be submitted by Thursday, May 26, 2022. The appeal period ends June 3, 2022.
Download the DNS document for additional information
Download the Analysis and Decision of SPR
Download the 90% Layout Plan for SEPA
View the SEPA Environmental Checklist here

Spring 2022

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), selected Kalina Chung as the artist for the project. She is very excited to join the team and has been working with the community on her conceptual design. To learn more visit http://www.kalinachung.com/

The design team has completed the Design Development phase and is working on permitting and construction documents. View the current (August 2021) concept plan here.

A customer survey was completed in the winter of 2019 to receive additional input and an understanding on how the neighborhood accesses Lam's Seafood because some of their parking will be impacted. A new park is being built where the parking lot is located across the street on King Street. Lam's customers and the neighborhood will be able to enjoy the new park but will no longer have parking in that area. We heard from our customers how the parking changes may impact them and what we can do to help. SPR is partnering with SDOT and OED on a neighborhood wide assessment of available on and off-street parking and the correlation between parking availability and the economic impact to businesses. Eco Northwest was contracted to complete the study. The parking study public outreach in collaboration with Friends of Little Saigon included local businesses and community members. We received feedback through stakeholder meetings, outreach materials at the Friends of Little Saigon office, and attended the Celebrate Little Saigon Event this past August.
Find the results and the next steps here:
   •   Little Saigon Parking Study
   •   Little Saigon Project Summary (English and Vietnamese)

Location

1224 South King Street

Budget

Seattle Park District provides $1,736,438 for planning, design and construction of this site into a park.

Schedule

Planning: 2018
Design: 2019 - 2022
Construction: 2022 - 2023

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased this .27 acre site in 2013 to provide the community access to open space within high density urban areas across the city. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the community to develop a design for the park.

Community Participation

Please participate in the public process as we work together to design your new park space.

Public Meeting and Input Opportunity 8/26/2018

Public Meeting and Open House 11/1/2018

Open House/Design Review 7/14 2019