Seattle City Light is holding an open house on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Cascade People's Center to discuss designs for their $174M electrical substation at Denny Way and Stewart Street. According to renderings, the station will feature sloped walls and glass panels that give off a faint glow in the evening. Pedestrian thoroughfare is a key factor in the design, which showcases an "elevated interpretative pedestrian walkway," small park and quarter-mile exercise loop. The substation, which would supply power to South Lake Union and other SCL substations, is slated to begin construction in 2016 with an eye on a late 2017 finish. NBBJ is the architect on the project while KPFF is the structural and civil engineer.
· $174M substation designed to be a good neighbor in SLU [DJC]