The preferred alternative for the Montlake Lid includes a 40-foot high concrete wall facing the stormwater facility at East Montlake Park. This long blank wall will cast dark shadows and loom over the landscape. It is grossly out of character with the neighborhood and natural surroundings. The lid’s abrupt northeast edge should be redesigned with greater sensitivity to the size and scale of the neighborhood.
WSDOT’s public comment period for the Seattle 520 Community Design Process ends Friday, October 5th. Submit comments to: SeattleCommunityDesign@wsdot.wa.gov. Feel free to copy and paste the above text into an email with “Dear WSDOT, Please redesign the 40-foot wall towering over East Montlake Park” in the subject line.