Greetings friends and neighbors! Fall is in the air, and with it a return to our monthly meeting times which will continue to be on Zoom – find the link below.
Of course, our biggest news is the reopening of the West Seattle Bridge to vehicle traffic! As you can see by this shot of the morning “traffic backup” at the Highland/ Holden intersection, this is the most impactful event of the past 2-1/2 years for our area. Our thanks to SDOT, in particular to the Reconnect West Seattle/Home Zone team for all the work they did to try and mitigate the horrific impacts this detour route had on our neighborhoods. HPAC will continue to monitor any lingering problems folks may notice, feel free to email us if you are not able to attend a meeting. So far it’s been a collective sigh of relief!
This meeting we will have a guest presentation regarding the future King County West Duwamish Wet Weather Storage Facility being built near the 1st Ave Bridge. Right now, the tank site is in 30-60% design phase, which means they are looking for public input on the site itself, and also for community benefit ideas that support clean water goals in the communities around the site.
If you are unable to attend the online open house and community survey for the West Duwamish Wet Weather Storage Facility is open for your comments. Let us know if you have any questions or comments! www.kingcounty.gov/westduwamish-cso
We expect an SPD representative will be at the meeting as well to listen to any public safety issues folks have, as well as our LEAD intervention program representative Sean Blackwell who can bring us up to date on work they are doing. We have heard concerns about the impacts of the City interventions at North Delridge RV encampments just leading to campers moving to other streets in the area. Please let us know more about what you are experiencing!
On the horizon for HP/Riverview/So. Delridge:
- HPAC is working to meet with the new SDOT director Greg Spotts – let us know what kind of concerns you might want relayed to him.
- Watch for work to begin this winter at the Highland Holden Intersection project – basically SDOT will be making permanent all the temporary bump outs and lights that were installed for the detour traffic. We will also have a public art piece going in on the corner – more on that to come.
- Art Interruptions will be appearing on the Delridge-Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway this fall. More information on this can be found here. https://artbeat.seattle.gov/2022/05/03/artists-selected-for-art-interruptions-2022-along-delridge-highland-park-neighborhood-greenway/
- SDOT will also be completing the northward extension of the 12th Ave SW Greenway from Highland Park Elementary School to Riverview Playfield by installing a pedestrian activated stop light at the corner of SW Holden and 12th Ave. SW. right in front of the Highland Park Improvement Club property.
- Swales are being planned by SPU along the section of 16th SW to the west of SW Holden. These will capture street runoff and make the road feel less like an arterial. The SPU planning team will be presenting on this at our October meeting.
- Finally SAVE the DATE!! Oct. 29 from 12-4 join HPAC/ HPIC/ Dirt Corps/ HP Corner Store & King County WTD are thrilled to be co-sponsoring “Trick or Trees” – a Saturday extravaganza featuring live music, a costume contest for pets, trick or treating for kids, AND up to 4 free trees available per household to plant in your own backyard. Join us at the HP Corner Store and SW Kenyon St. for the fun. More info to follow!
Hope to see you on Zoom or around the neighborhood. HPAC is an all-volunteer, neighborhood advocacy group – your ideas and volunteer energy are always welcome and needed.
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