Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Please stop by anytime!) The Hall at Fauntleroy 9131 California Avenue S.W., Seattle, WA 98136
Drop by the Open House to:
If you can’t make the open house, the meeting materials will be posted on the project website following the event. In addition, we will continue to engage you and your neighbors throughout project planning and design.
SPU is evaluating options for replacing the Fauntleroy Creek culverts under 45th Avenue S.W. and California Avenue S.W., which are in poor structural condition and in need of replacement. You can learn more about the project online at https://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/Projects/FauntleroyCreekCulvertsReplacement/.
A very important opportunity exists that needs everyone’s input. Sound Transit has extended the comment period for which route the light rail should take into West Seattle until April 2. The best for the community is the underground tunnel as it would displace fewer people and not destroy the viewscape. Other areas of Seattle will be tunneled including downtown. While the tunnel option appears more expensive the above ground options do not include the cost of imminent domain and the cost of displacement of all the residences from an above ground rail. We believe that without your input the decision will be to go above ground so your input is needed now. We encourage you to look at the options and express your desires. We encourage you to support the underground tunnel option. See attached link for the description of the light rail options and the link to express your opinion. Your opinion is important. http://wsblink.participate.online/
The West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions are part of the ST3 transit system expansion plan that voters approved funding for in November 2016. These two light rail extensions will provide fast, reliable connections to dense residential and job centers throughout the region.
The City has analyzed the impact of rezoning single family lots into parcels supporting three dwelling units and believes their findings support going ahead with rezoning. The Queen Anne Community Council is challenging the City’s conclusion and invites interested neighbors to learn more. Meeting details below.Read More...
Have a hand in restoring Seattle’s forests during our biggest party of the year, Green Seattle Day! We want you to dig in, and to get out into your local neighborhood to help us kick off our planting season. Join the fun at 15 parks across the city, and be one of hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout the Emerald City! All community members are welcome, and no experience is necessary! The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Volunteers will plant trees and other plants that will become the future forests of Seattle. We hope you will all lend a hand in the neighborhoods you live in, and volunteer at the closest park near you!
Spots do fill up quickly, so please sign up in advance to help us plan a great event. Information and registration links can be found at: https://www.greenseattle.org/get-involved/green-seattle-day/ For any additional questions, please feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com, and by phone at (206) 905-6924.
Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity (“SCALE”) finished its appeal of the MHA EIS in front of the City’s Hearing Examiner on September 10, 2018 after 18 days of testimony. SCALE’s attorneys, Bricklin and Newman, in addition to six volunteer attorneys from SCALE presented SCALE’s appeal representing the 29 community and neighborhood objections to the MHA EIS. The Hearing Examiner will make his ruling on the appeal by mid November 2018.
Fauntleroy Community Association sent a letter to the mayor in August 2017, challenging the MHA EIS, joined SCALE in February, made two contributions to the SCALE appeal and had an FCA representative at most SCALE meetings. FCA believes that it is in the best interests of the Fauntleroy Community to continue to work with SCALE on the appeal and fundraising efforts to satisfy any outstanding expenses related to the appeal.Read More...
On Monday, September 17th from 5-7 pm at the Fauntleroy Church (9140 California Avenue SW) Washington State Ferries will hold an open house to introduce a draft of the Long Range Plan.
Washington State Ferries (WSF) will release the Draft Long Range Plan for a 45-day public comment period and hold a second round of community meetings in Fall 2018. Come to an open house (pdf 718.04 kb) to review and comment on the Draft Plan
This plan projects a 37% increase in Fauntleroy/Southwroth riders by 2040, and a 19% increase in Vashon/Fauntleroy riders. The plan also appears to include enhancements to the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock and Terminal, and vessel replacement among other things.
Read more about the Long Range Plan at the links below:
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.