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Update: Sept. 28, 2017

Several projects were completed this summer to make repairs near Northwest Talus Drive and Shangri-La Way Northwest.

The work included:
  • Three connections to a new gas main were installed.
  • The owner of Parcel 9 relocated the temporary buttress in advance of City repairs to the intersection.
  • Soil testing.

City crews expect to finish the work on Shangri-La Way Northwest by mid-October, with the exception of the westerly sidewalk adjacent to Parcel 9 and the landscaping, which may be delayed until the spring. 

The work may require one-way alternating traffic at times from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays (some Saturday work is also possible). Drivers should expect delays in the area. 

Crews working for the Talus Master Developer will be completing the water system connection of the new dark green water reservoirs located at the top of Talus by mid-to-late October. This work will include revegetation on the hill, and removal of the fencing around the new booster pump station next to the park.

What's Next
Meanwhile, the City recently issued a permit to the Parcel 9 property owner for their first phase of work to install permanent, onsite soil stabilization. This work also includes ensuring the property is ready for the upcoming wet season. The City continues to work with the property owner to review plans for the remainder of the site stabilization.

The property owner is hopeful that these stabilization efforts will lead to their ability to move forward with a future development review process.

Starting in late November 2015, movement was detected in the Parcel 9 hillside (see map of the approximate location).

With safety as the top priority, immediate mitigation measures were taken to address the movement, including removing dirt from the site and installing dewatering wells. 
All construction activities have stopped, except for work to monitor the site regularly, ensure safety, manage stormwater, make repairs and collect data to determine next steps.


Frequently Asked Questions
Our FAQs include some of the most common questions that we have received from Talus residents. 

If you have further questions, please 
email us.

Where can I find some of the most-requested documents related to Parcels 7, 8 and 9?
View the City's Active Projects webpage

Could stormwater undermine the road in this current "temporary" condition? 
Stormwater facilities — both permanent and temporary — have been constructed, and inspectors are examining these facilities to ensure they are performing as planned and permitted.

Was the City monitoring the site work before this happened? 
Like all private development projects, regular inspection occurred on Parcel 9.

How do I share information and concerns with the City?
  • If you see something that you believe needs urgent attention, call 911. Dispatchers will work with you to determine the appropriate response (For example: public works, Eastside Fire & Rescue or the contractor).
  • If you see something that you believe needs to be repaired or evaluated — but it does not appear to need immediate attention — please Report a Concern. Each request is routed to the appropriate department and staff member for a response.
  • If you have a question, please email us.