Patrick Robinson
Steel I-Beam posts are installed for the retaining wall being built along Beach Drive in the slide prone area below Atlas Place SW.

Lawsuit settlement wall going up along Beach Drive

SLIDE NO MORE. Construction of deep retaining walls and a drainage system to stabilize a hillside along Beach Drive was well under way on June 21.

The story reaches back to 2007 when a resident near Atlas Place S.W. built a retaining wall with improper drainage in a non-compliance area that led to landslides. Residents along the 5000 and 6000 blocks of Beach Dr. filed a lawsuit against the homeowner and city of Seattle over the problem and a resolution finally came in August of 2012.

The City Attorney’s Office ordered the homeowner, Peter Saladino, and his insurance company to cover the cost of the new features, which they said should stabilize the hillside into the future.

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