Project Background

Site Selection Process

The Citywide Integrated Plan prioritized watersheds to improve water quality in local creeks and the Puget Sound by cleaning the stormwater flowing into them. Each Longfellow Creek NDS project site was selected for design through a local community action process that included:

Technical Assessment: Identified blocks that could include natural drainage systems

Partnering: Determined opportunities to provide extra community benefits by partnering with other City departments or community groups

Equity Lens: Prioritized outreach in the southern portion of the Longfellow Creek Watershed

Resident Survey: Asked a large pool of residents about interest in these projects

Site Selection Criteria: Selected project sites based on ability to clean water, additional benefits and partnerships, and support from the community.