Seattle Children’s Hospital is preparing to build a connection between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Sand Point Way NE near the intersection with 40th Avenue NE, behind the Hartmann Building.
Here are the two design options:
In a letter to the community, Seattle Children’s Director of Transportation and Sustainability provides information about the options.
Seattle Children’s has been required to build a connection to the Burke-Gilman Trail through our Hartman property. This project will provide a valuable connection to the trail. We expect that our neighborhood will benefit greatly by this improvement. Below you will find some information about the project.
- Suggested by Citizen’s Advisory Group during the Major Institution CAC process for Children’s proposed Master Plan
- City Council included the connection as a requirement to Seattle Children’s Master Plan adopted in April 2010
- The Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) also weighed in at this time and recommended that this connection to the Trail be built as part of Phase 1 of hospital construction
- The location of this connection has always been targeted within the setback along the northern boundary of Children’s Hartmann property.
- It has always contemplated a slope that would allow easy pedestrian and bicycle access between Sand Point Way NE and the Trail.
- Reviewed by Seattle City Council Transportation Committee, the Seattle Design Commission, and our Citizens Advisory Committee
- The design of the Connection has been subjected to extensive public review and comment, which is still ongoing.