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Improvements Coming to the 6th Ave W Shoreline Street End

Seattle has 149 streets that end at the water’s edge. And while cars must stop when the road does, the areas between the end of the pavement and the water are often valuable spaces for community to gather and for wildlife to thrive. They are places where neighbors can meet, access the water, launch a kayak, or just sit and enjoy the view. One by one, SDOT’s Shoreline Street End Program is working to preserve and improve these unique community assets.

The next shoreline street end improvement project is planned for the north end of 6th Ave W in Queen Anne. Just steps from the Ship Canal Trail, this street end is easily accessible by foot, bike, or car (or kayak!).

The yet-to-be-improved 6th Ave street end.

The yet-to-be-improved 6th Ave street end.

Proposed improvements for the street end include enhanced native habitat plantings, rain gardens, improved kayak access, and new informal seating. Construction and planting are expected to begin sometime late this fall, and below is a sketch of what is planned for the site.

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Are you interested in hearing more about this project? Would you like to provide feedback on the proposed design? SDOT will be providing a brief overview of the project proposal at the Queen Anne Community Council meeting on July 6th at 7:30pm at the Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).  Please join us to learn more and share your thoughts. In the meantime, feel free to contact our Shoreline Street Ends Program Coordinator, Diane Walsh, at with any questions you may have.