The City completed installation of rain gardens in the existing right-of-way of 152nd Ave NE in 2013. The rain gardens provide stormwater treatment to protect creeks downstream from urban runoff while making the streetscape more attractive. The City also made pedestrian and bicycle safety Improvements as part of this project.
The rain gardens project was possible because 152nd Ave NE had more pavement than is needed for transportation demands. For that reason there was no need to acquire private property.
The rain gardens may be removed as redevelopment occurs in this neighborhood and streets are redesigned in the future. The environmental benefits provided by the rain gardens will be provided by regional stormwater vaults that will be constructed over the next 20 years. The first of three regional vaults, the South Detention Vault (link), is currently under construction and will be complete in 2015. The second, the Station Infiltration Vault, is expected to be complete by 2017.
Project Specific Information
June 24, 2013 Postcard Mailing
August 31, 2012 Postcard Mailing
March 27, 2012 Map of Rain Garden Locations
November 4, 2011 Coffee Chat Announcement
November 4, 2011 Project Newsletter
November 3, 2011 2100 - 152nd Rain Garden Concept Image
November 3, 2011 2850 - 152nd Rain Garden Concept Image
November 3, 2011 151st Rain Garden Concept Image
June 14, 2011 Overlake Facilities Map
Overlake Village South Detention Vault
Overlake Neighborhood Plan
Overlake Village Stormwater / Parks Implementation Plan
Overlake Village Street Design Guidelines
Bellevue Redmond Overlake Transportation Study
City of Bellevue Bel-Red Corridor Plan
Sound Transit East Link
Contact: Patty Criddle, Construction Project Manager, 425-556-2736
Steve Hitch, Senior Stormwater Engineer, 425-556-2891