Denny Substation Project Earns Praise from American Institute of Architects

The proposed design for Seattle City Light's Denny Substation won an honorable mention from the American Institute of Architects - Seattle, during their awards ceremony at Benaroya Hall on Nov. 3.
Image of proposed Denny Substation design.

The proposed Denny Substation design.

Seattle City Light’s Denny Substation isn’t built yet, but it’s already getting its share of attention. On Nov. 3, the proposed design for the site won an honorable mention from the American Institute of Architects – Seattle, during their awards ceremony at Benaroya Hall.

The project was recognized in the “Conceptual Unbuilt” category. Jurors specifically praised the elevated interpretive walkways planned for the site, which will allow pedestrians to look inside the substation.

The substation is scheduled to be energized in 2017.

For a detailed look at the design, click here.

Seattle City Light will be hosting an open house to share progress and gather public comments on the design of its Denny Substation Project. The project will construct a new electrical substation in North Downtown and will include a number of public benefits required by the proposed vacation of one block of Pontius Ave. N. This public open house is part of City Light’s ongoing work with the community and City Light ratepayers to design a substation that meets the utility’s mission and also reflects the neighborhood’s character.

The open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2014, at the following location:

Cascade People’s Center
309 Pontius Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

The open house format will allow attendees to drop in any time to talk with project staff and comment on the design and proposed public benefits. There will be no formal presentation.

The Denny Substation project is Located near Denny Way and Stewart Street. The substation will ensure reliable power for some of the city’s fastest growing areas, including the South Lake Union, Cascade, Denny Triangle, Uptown, Belltown and First Hill neighborhoods, as well as other customers throughout City Light’s service area.

More information on the Denny Substation Project, including its substation, distribution network, and transmission line, can be found at: Denny Substation.

About Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.