Work has started at the former Navy Capehart Housing complex in Discovery Park. The first step is to remove hazardous materials, including asbestos, from the homes. They also plan to use the homes for fire and police department training exercises before they are demolished. The work is expected to continue through this summer.
After demolition, the 22 acres currently used for housing by the Navy will be returned to the park. The plan is to create habitat that is typical of Discovery Park, with a variety of meadows, forest thickets, and vegetation.
The budget for the project is $1.5 million. More details from Seattle Parks and Recreation here.