Morgan Community Association Quarterly Meeting
July 15, 2009 – The Kenney
Deb Barker, Presiding
4 Executive Bd. Members, 21neighborhood residents, representatives from W Seattle Blog, King County , WSDOT, SDOT, Council candidates, Admiral Neighborhood Association reps.
Announcements – Deb Barker
- Fauntleroy Paving Project: An overview of the project status as provided by Jessica Murphy, SDOT.
- Morgan Junction Festival – Held June 13; Over, 1,000 bite coupons given out. 15 persons signed up for the Friends of Morgan Junction Park.
- Solstice Park – Improvements are mostly complete, including the new trail and furniture. Trees are to be planted in the fall.
- Myrtle Reservoir – Leaks were discovered inn the membrane. SPU is investigating. Damage is not hazardous to water quality. May need to go back to design commission for more direction.
- Skate Park – Will be built at the NE corner of Delridge Community Center. Funds were redistributed from other projects that had cost savings, and levy funds.
- Kenney Home – Project was given direction to move forward; will retain Seaview building. The Kenney presented to the Seaview Bldg. and Sunrise Bldg. to the Landmarks Board. They accepted the nomination for Seaview. Next step is designation.
- Night Out – To be held on Tuesday, August 4.
- Rusty Williams – Running for position 8. Growth will happen in White Center and North Highline. Major issues include traffic, need for improved east – west connections; want a cap on the housing levy. Neighborhood plans have been neglected. Neighborhoods should determine their own future.
- Dorsal Plants – Running for position 4. Endorsed by 34th District Democrats. Only candidate that is a renter, and a veteran of Iraq war. Want improved communication with city, and restored trust. Ned to reformulate neighborhood planning process, and make legal agreement between city and neighborhood leaders. Protection of neighborhood character is important.
- David Ginsberg – running for position 2. Endorsed by 34th District Democrats. 140,000 people to move to Seattle in next two decades. Need to determine how to accommodate growth while preserving neighborhood character Neighborhood plans provide opportunity to allow zoning to accept density without negatively affecting character. Other important issues include sustainability, including climate change.
Alaskan Way Viaduct – Bob Chandler (SDOT); Matt Preedy (WSDOT)
- Project includes 5 partner agencies, and includes many components. Started construction on the Holgate area including surface improvements. Reroutings will occur through 2010. Mainline improvements to start in 2011.Spokane Street project started construction on the south side for the ramp to fourth Avenue. Will open in 2010. Have vides to build parallel structure on the north side. Construction on north side to start in fall and continue through 2011. Impacts to transit routing during construction were discussed.
Rapid Ride Project - Jack Latteman, King County Metro
- Staff are recommending that the Rapid Ride move forward with the C Line (West Seattle route). Design has begun by King County Metro and SDOT. The transit stops are at 30% design, and will be at 60% by the end of 2009. Will construct the capital facilities in 2010. On track to get stops completed by Sept. 2011 service change. KC is proposing to start the C line in 2012, but have SR 99 mitigation dollars to provide additional peak service on existing high ridership routes, such as the route 54.
Lowman Beach / Murray Pump Station Project – Martha Tuttle, King Co.
- The project is on hold because the County wants to have the project coincide with the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) project. Don’t want to impact neighborhood twice. In addition, the county’s budget issues have stalled the removal of the old murray pump station, emergency generator, and odor control. Will be coming to the neighborhood later this year for a public meeting.
Orchard Street Ravine Pedestrian Safety – Cindi Barker
- Moca received $10,000 in CRF funding for ped safety project. The neighborhood has been working with SDOT. A meeting was held June 30. Proposal is to provide a sign indicating dead end, a hiker pedestrian sign, and a kiosk at the ravine with pedestrian safety information.
Neighborhood Plan Update – Cindi Barker
- Three neighborhoods along the LINK Light rail line are moving forward with their planning efforts. The City is starting to talk about the planning process for other neighborhoods. First set of public meetings to be on July 28 at Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW, (6-8pm). Will provide status on land use. AN online survey is also available.
West Seattle Trails – Chas Redmond
- Provided an update on the trails project. Work is beginning on signage and kiosks in Fauntleroy neighborhood. Facilities will be built by October. The planning for facilities in Morgan will start in fall 2009.
New Park Opportunity – Frank Taylor
- An opportunity for the use of a 27,000 s.f. lot within a wooded ravine for a future park. Owner is willing to sell to parks dept. The site meets criteria for use of opportunity funds, and meets the Morgan Nhood Plan goals. Currently assessing neighborhood interest. Next step is to get an appraisal, then come back to the MOCA board in October.
Historic Enhancements on California Ave. – Jim Del Ciello, Catherine Barker, Admiral Neighborhood Association
- Want to create a comprehensive plan for historic preservation along California Ave. Plan is to identify cohesive elements, preserve historic buildings, and market development. Working with residents and businesses. Looking at opportunities where old buildings can have adaptive reuse, rather than being torn down.