West Duwamish Greenbelt Community Vision/Concept Plan

Ridge to River Coalition will engage the Duwamish Valley and West Seattle communities to articulate a vision for the West Duwamish Greenbelt as a natural and cultural resource. The Coalition will produce analyses and graphic-rich media of the vision, which will spark enthusiasm, create buy-in, and lead and motivate subsequent work to realize the vision.


The West Duwamish Greenbelt Vision/Concept Plan will be accomplished by a team of professionals led by the Ridge to River (R2R) Executive Steering Committee (ESC), and is expected to unfold in stages over a three-year time period. Pacing will be a critical part of the planning process. The careful building of the first stage lays the foundation and will take time. The ESC envisions a five-part project:

1. Participant Engagement – multiple stages including: pre-planning strategy, landowner outreach, listening stage, concept stage and final rollout events and evaluation.

2. Environmental Site Analysis – high level assessment of subject properties guided by LiDAR topographic analysis.

3. Subproject development – Water quality testing and trail design/construction as engagement and protocol development tools.

4. Graphic media communication – representations of technical background information, data analyses, design concepts, etc. made accessible for non-technical audiences.

5. Leadership and Administration – solid background support of these activities to keep the project moving and productive.

Project News

West Duwamish Greenbelt Vision/Concept Plan Recommended for Funding!

The King County Executive approved the Open Space – River Corridors Advisory Committee’s recommendation to award $770,000.00 to the West Duwamish Greenbelt Vision/Concept Plan. Stay tuned!


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