Fauntleroy Creek Culverts Replacement Project | Update on 45th Ave SW Culvert
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) would like to provide an update regarding theactivities near the 45th Ave SW culvert on Fauntleroy Creek. You may have noticed increased activity in this area, including the development of ponded waterin the ravine upstream of the culvert. SPU is closely monitoring this culvert and is prepared to manage the water if it ponds too deep.
Three weeks ago, when water started to pond upstream, SPU investigated anddetermined that the culvert was mostly blocked with debris. During this time, SPUhas been assessing repair options and actively monitoring and evaluating the culvert and upstream conditions. As soon as Wednesday, April 12, SPU will use a pump and bypass system to attempt to lower the water level upstream of the culvert to better assess conditions in the culvert. During this temporary work, you can expect periodic noise from the pumping equipment and slower traffic in the work area. This work would occur during daytime hours.
SPU will continue to perform work at the culvert to eliminate the blockage and may change strategies depending on the culvert and weather conditions. SPU will continue to keep the community updated on the progress of this evaluation and condition of the culvert as the situation develops. For questions about this work, please contact Josh Meidav at email@example.com or (206) 437-7528.
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As part of the Fauntleroy Creek Culverts Replacement Project, we previously shared that this culvert is nearing the end of its life and needs to be replaced. SPU is in the process of developing a design for this culvert (you can view early design concepts on our project website). Since Fauntleroy Creek is a salmon-bearing creek, there are requirements from State and Federal agencies that must be met and reviewed during the culvert’s design process. As a result, the design will not be completed for several years, with construction anticipated to start in summer 2026. For more information on this future work, please visit the project website.
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Details about the Annual Egg Hunt have been annouced. They can be found here
Read the Newsletter! The December edition of NEIGHBORS - the newsletter of the Fauntleroy Community Association is now available! Inside you will find plenty of ferry dock related information!
After a few years of Pandemic, we are pleased to welcome the Fauntleroy Fall Festival back to our neighborhood. We are excited to offer this long-standing event back to our community. While the pandemic has had some collateral damage on our historical Festival partners, we are still going to help our neighborhood kids paint pumpkins, build bird houses, and make salmon hats. This event has been a stalwart in the community for over 20 years proudly offering free attendance and a number of free activities for kids. Many of our local neighborhood eateries will be present offering delicious Fall-themed food for a fee.
For families and neighbors, please plan to attend the festival. For local organizations and businesses, please consider contributing to the festival to support our commitment to community.
Fall is coming sooner than we think. And with it comes all sorts of activities and fun things to do. The Fauntleroy Community Association is sponsoring “The Great Pumpkin Search” on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 2 to 5 pm. The Association will have a booth set up in the square across from Endolyne Joe’s. The actual search will take place on the streets that spoke out from that square. There will be little pumpkins, easy to find for the little ones and larger pumpkins for the grown-ups who come. As a bonus, there will be special pumpkins to find in various locations. This is a first come, first serve event so don’t wait too long. This will be a fun way to spend the afternoon. Also just as we needed volunteers for the Spring Egg Hunt, we need to ask you again if you would like to come and help hide the pumpkins. If interested, please contact Candace Blue, 209-401-8406, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us on Tuesday June 7th at Endolyne Joe’s for our annual Fall Festival fundraiser! Joe’s will be donating a portion of their sales from the day to the festival, and we will have baskets for a raffle available starting at 5pm. Names will be drawn at 8pm, and you do not need to be present to win!
We are looking forward to bringing the festival back to all of its glory for 2022!
See you Tuesday at Joe’s!
Read the Newsletter! The June edition of NEIGHBORS - the newsletter of the Fauntleroy Community Association is now available! Inside you will find plenty of ferry dock related information!
Join us at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse on Tuesday May 3 from 6-8 pm when the FCA Food Fest and Annual Meeting returns after a two-year pause. Enjoy free tastings from local eateries and learn about the efforts of Fauntleroy volunteers and local organizations. The FCA Annual Meeting at 7 pm will be brief and will include the election of board members.
We’ll be observing current King County recommendations for masking and distancing including meeting in a larger room to allow for plenty of flow between tables.
Bring your friends and family to experience the best of Fauntleroy!
This is a late moment reminder to send comments from Fauntleroy to Sound Transit for its DEIS public comment period. Though Fauntleroy may be distant from the construction zones between West Marginal and Alaska Junction, these issues are relevant to FCA.
DEIS comments are due to Sound Transit by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28. You can email your comments to WSBLEDEIScomments@soundtransit.org, post them online through https://wsblink.participate.online/, or call them in to voicemail at 1-800-471-0879.
Many issues may be important to Fauntleroy residents. For example, if you are employed in the Harbor Island-West Marginal area, or in North Delridge (from the Skylark to the Frye Business Center), those areas are slated for business displacement or teardown. It’s similar for other businesses through Avalon to the Junction, and the newly-built Spruce or Maris apartment buildings are slated for teardown, along with Trader Joe’s and L.A. Fitness, to make way for the three, two block-long light rail stations that Sound Transit proposes.Read More...
The Fauntleroy Community Association is returning to in-person business meetings. On April 12th the FCA board will meet in the Emerald Room at the Hall at Fauntleroy (South end of the School House building) instead of our usual meeting place in the boardroom. Out of caution we have selected a larger space in which to meet. Alternatively we will still be operating our meeting in a hybrid fashion, allowing folks to connect via Zoom. Details for registering for the Zoom meeting can be found at fauntleroy.net/meetings