Eastlake Bus Layover Facility

King County Metro

Seattle, WA

This project is developing the first off-street bus layover area in downtown Seattle, located between I-5 and Eastlake Ave E in the Cascade neighborhood of Seattle. HBB’s work included development of planting, irrigation and urban design of multiple design alternatives through preferred alternative selection and final construction documents. Input through the public outreach process informed the design, including a unique colored paving pattern in the bus layover paving and custom vine panels to help screen a new retaining wall. A new multi-use path and upgrades to bicycle facilities will be developed along Eastlake Avenue E. Planting design was focused highlighting the major intersection at Roy Street, Eastlake Ave E and Lakeview Blvd East as a significant pedestrian node connecting three neighborhoods at this location.