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Letter from Mike Dey

date posted: 22 Apr 2024 by: Mike Dey

Dear Neighbors,

Council member Rob Saka has scheduled a special meeting with the Fauntleroy, Admiral, and Alki Communities to discuss the upcoming rezoning and development of Fauntleroy and other parts of West Seattle/Seattle.

The meeting is scheduled for April 29 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill Street.  There will be on-site parking.  (See the email below).  Mike Hubner of the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) and project manager for the One Seattle Plan will present the overall plan.  A copy of the draft plan can be viewed by clicking on the link provided in the email below.  I encourage you to take a look at the plan to get a general sense of what will be discussed.

This meeting is critically important, as the new city planning design calls for rezoning the city to get people out of their cars and to increase available housing. The plan calls for the Fauntleroy business area, ¼ mile around 45th SW and SW Wildwood to become a Neighborhood Center  with zoning for multiplex units up to 4 floors.  Along with that change in the business area, all residential areas, especially those within a quarter mile of the rapid ride bus line, will be rezoned to allow for increased housing. This meeting will allow a focused discussion on our three West Seattle Communities and local effects of the proposed changes.

While the motives are good, the devil is, as always, in the details.  What happens to trees/ tree canopy, or backyards for kids to play in.  What happens to neighborhood parking, how high should these residential units be, should the setbacks stay the same?  There is an endless list of questions, and the ability to affect the current plans is time-limited.  The expectation is that there will be little chance to have any significant impact on the plans after May 6.

Thus, now is the time to learn about the plans, ask questions and offer your thoughts or concerns.  Please attend. Your comments and guidance will help determine what Fauntleroy looks and feels like for your children and grandchildren.

Best, Mike

Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development Outreach Session for Draft Comprehensive Plan

date posted: 15 Apr 2024

Dear Neighbors, 

Councilmember Rob Saka’s office, District 1, is coordinating with the draft Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD), to sponsor an outreach session for the draft Comprehensive Plan.

The date is Monday, April 29th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm, at Admiral Church, 4320 SW Hill Street; there is church parking.   

This session is primarily intended for the members of three groups – Admiral Neighborhood Association, Alki Community Council, and Fauntleroy Neighborhood Association – because we have heard that members would like to better understand the Plan and in particular the growth strategy/zoning part of the Plan and how it will impact your neighborhoods. This is an information session and it is primarily for those who were not able to attend the Open House recently held at Chief Sealth International HS.  Community input is due by May 6. 

OPCD staff Michael Hubner has offered to present and will bring materials. 

You are encouraged to review the Plan documents here, and should you be unable to attend, there will be a virtual meeting (city-wide) to be held on May 2nd.  You can email all comments (now or later) to: OneSeattleCompPlan@seattle.gov.

Thank you!

Elaine Ikoma Ko (she/her)

Chief of Staff

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka, District 1

Washington State Ferries, Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting

date posted: 20 Feb 2024

Washington State Ferries will hold a Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 6-8 pm. Members of the public can register to observe here.

Learn more about the project here:https://wsdot.wa.gov/construction-planning/major-projects/sr-160-fauntleroy-terminal-trestle-transfer-span-replacement

Support the Fauntleroy YMCA

date posted: 14 Feb 2024

The Fauntleroy YMCA needs your support.

Annual Fund Drive Kick-off

2024 if going to be a year of reconnection and growth for us at your West Seattle and Fauntleroy YMCA. We believe that with the combined efforts of our dedicated members, volunteers, staff, and supporters, we can achieve great things. That’s why we are excited to announce our 2024 Annual Fund Drive witha goal of $50,000.

Join us for our kick-off and learn how you can help make programs and services available to all.

Date: February 29, 2024

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall

We invite you to join us at our kickoff event on Thursday, February 29th, 2024, from 6:30-8:00 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our rich history in the West Seattle and Fauntleroy communities and our expansion of Fauntleroy offerings. You’ll also learn about some of our outstanding programs focused on Whole Person Health, water safety, youth sports, and our active older adult community.

If you plan to attend the event, please RSVP by clicking REGISTER HERE. If you’re unable to attend or would prefer to give a gift today, please use one of these Location-specific links: West Seattle or Fauntleroy.

We consider you a part of our Y family and would like to invite you to play a crucial role in serving our community by getting involved this year. Whether you want to support events, volunteer as a campaigner, or donate today, your support is essential to the success of West Seattle and Fauntleroy.

Thank you for partnerting with us. We look forward to seeing you around the Y!


Contact Cleveland King at cking@seattleymca.org

Fauntleroy YMCA Community Survey

date posted: 06 Feb 2024

The attached letter recently sent from the YMCA talks about the results of last month’s community meeting, which includes the creation of this survey.

The partnership between the Y and the Fauntleroy Church has existed for over 100 years. The Y is requesting community input into the discussion about the future of the Y in the Fauntleroy community. We encourage people to read the attached letter and provide input to the Y through the survey.

Dear Fauntleroy YMCA Community,

We want to express our gratitude for your participation in the recent town hall event, where we discussed the future plans for our beloved Fauntleroy YMCA. The passion in the room was palpable — we thank you for your honesty and your vulnerability. We are committed to the Fauntleroy YMCA and look forward to working with the community to determine the best use for the space. We heard a lot of great ideas, and your thoughtful feedback is crucial as we navigate to ensure the continued success of the Fauntleroy YMCA.



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PO Box 46343
Seattle WA 98146-6343
email: contact@fauntleroy.net