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.