June 25, 2018
To: City of Seattle (ADUEIS@seattle.gov)
Subject: Letter of Comment regarding ADU DEIS issued May 10, 2018
The Fauntleroy Community Association (FCA) supports land use policies that:
Founded in 1980, the Fauntleroy Community Association has historically dealt with traffic, parking, pollution, and other topics related to the existence of the ferry dock in our community. Over the years, our activities have expanded to include restoration of salmon habitat in Fauntleroy Creek and Cove, local parks and playgrounds, crime and public safety, and traffic issues as they affect all of West Seattle, including involvement in transportation-related committees and meetings, and providing flags for the crosswalks. We support Fauntleroy small businesses, and have purchased and planted containers for the business district. We sponsor two local festivals — the spring Food Fest draws hundreds of attendees, the Fall Festival draws nearly 3,000 — and we issue quarterly newsletters for 400 member households, businesses and supporters. The community finds enough value in the FCA that they are willing to pay annual dues to maintain and further these activities.Read More...
On May 10, the city of Seattle released its draft environmental impact statement for attached dwelling units (ADUs). ADUs were formerly known as backyard cottages and detached ADUs (DADUs) were formerly known as backyard houses.
Here is an overview of the three alternatives that the city is proposing for changing land-use codes that apply to these units. To see the full document, including a table comparing components of the alternatives. go to www.seattle.gov/council/adu-eis and click on “Read the Draft EIS.”Read More...
June 5 is a Public Hearing for District 1. This meeting is at Chief Sealth High School, 2600 SW Thistle, beginning at 6. The hearing begins at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until all in-person comments have been received. Members of groups, organizations, or coalitions with similar interests are encouraged to combine their presentations. Group presentations with four or more people will be limited to up to five (5) minutes. Individual comments will be limited to up to two (2) minutes.
May 9 from 6 - 8 is the Final Open House for the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) District 1 is at Louisa Boren K - 8, 5950 Delridge Avenue SW. District 1 includes Fauntleroy and the urban villages: Admiral, Morgan Junction, South Park, West Seattle Junction, Westwood-Highland Park. This is the last chance to ask questions about the proposed upzones from representatives from multiple city departments directly working on the MHA Proposal. The City has sent out emails that the following City departments planning to attend are: Office of Community Planning and Development (OPCD), Office of Housing (OH), Department of Neighborhoods (DON), Seattle Parks, Seattle City Light (SCL), Seattle Public Utilities with Rainwise (SPU), Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections with RRIO and code compliance (SDCI), Office of Sustainability and the Environment (OSE), Office of Economic Development (OED), King County Metro Transit (METRO), and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).
Washington State Ferries continues its WSF 2040 Long Range Plan outreach meetings. The final meeting for the Triangle route is in Fauntleroy on May 17th. The details are below:
Thursday, May 17, 6 – 8 p.m.Fauntleroy Church
If you are unable to make it to the meeting, or if you have additional thoughts, the online open house will be live through May 24: https://wsflongrangeplan.com/
There is a nice poster here