City of Seattle, King County and Port of Seattle buy land in Smith Cove

The City of Seattle, King County and the Port of Seattle recently completed land deals that will result in improved water quality in Elliot Bay and an expanded park at Smith Cove. 

It cost the City of Seattle $5.2 million to buy the four acres from the Port. The land will expand Smith Cove Park and will allow for better waterfront across in Queen Anne via Pier 91. 

King County's Wastewater Treatment Division spent $3.24 million to buy a piece of property that it needs for a 1.5 million-gallon Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) storage tank. 

The funding came from the 2000 Parks Levy, 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, Conservation Futures funding and the sale of easements to King County for the CSO project in Magnolia. 

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