Check out the King 5 news report on HPAC’s response to the City’s recommendations of Myers Way Parcel
June 30, 2016 – Community Meeting Regarding the City of Seattle Myers Way Properties
This community meeting is to solicit community input regarding the vacant City of Seattle property located at 9401, 9501, 9600 and 9701 Myers Way, as shown on the attached map. Comments will be collected on the Preliminary Recommendations Report and the Public Involvement Plan. A summary has been attached to this letter.
When: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Program starts at 6:30 p.m. Program ends at 8:00 p.m.
Where: City of Seattle Joint Training Facility Meeting Room 9401 Myers Way South Seattle, WA 98108
Not able to attend, or have further questions? Please send comments or questions to: Daniel Bretzke at 206 733- 9882, Daniel.email@example.com Department Finance and Administrative Services’ Real Estate Services Section Special Needs or Language Requirements? This location is barrier free. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Daniel Bretzke as soon as possible.
Property Background – In 2003, the City purchased a larger property than what was needed for the development of the Joint Training Facility (JTF). A portion of the property was planned be sold to help pay for the land purchase.
In 2006, Council directed that the sale of the extra land should help stimulate economic development in the Highpoint neighborhood. An agreement was made to sell the property to Lowes for a retail center, although the transaction was not completed.
The property is a former gravel mine. It has areas of vegetated steep slopes, wetlands and level developable land. One level area contains subsurface soils with high levels of lead and arsenic contamination, which needs to be cleaned up. The property is zoned Commercial 2-65. This zoning allows uses such as warehouses, wholesale, research and development, and manufacturing.
HPAC Meeting Minutes – June 23, 2016
A nice bonus would be to have a Food Worker card. To get a Food Worker card: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/foodsafety/FoodWorker.aspx If you are interested or have questions, please email us Email: firstname.lastname@example.org See website for other upcoming activities.
Lt. Smith advises that on the 4th of July or at anytime to not hesitate to report incidents of shots fired. Even if you are not sure if it is gunfire or fireworks.
Still looking into Highland Park Way roundabout. He talked about WASDOT grant program (Innovative Grant) that possibly could be applied to the cost of the roundabout. No concrete information if this project will happen and when.
- Members once again stressed the need for traffic flow solutions at 16th and Holden. (left turn signal etc.)
- Members voiced concerns that we need traffic flow solutions and bike lanes that will not make traffic flow worse.
- Gunner talked about the members desire to have a more coordinated response from SDOT about all our traffic concerns. Members intend to put together a plan for Highland Park.
1) Myers Way Parcels
“…we are strongly urging Mayor Murray, Seattle City Council, and Department of Finance and Administrative Services to
- 1) Hold off on any further plans to develop and/or sell any or all parts of Myers Way Parcels PMA #4539-4542 until there is final determination of annexation of North Highline into the City of Seattle and if North Highline is annexed that those community members are given the same opportunity to provide input into the final recommendations;
- 2) Until an outside agency with experience, knowledge, and connection with the clean-up of the Duwamish River has evaluated the environmental impact of the each of the “Range of Options,” as outlined on page 6 of the Preliminary Recommendation Report On Reuse and Disposal of the Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services PMA 4601 JTF Expansion Property PMA 4540-Undeveloped lot at 9501 Myers Way S. PMA 4541-Undeveloped lot at 9701 Myers Way S. PMA 4542-Undeveloped lot at 9600 Myers Way S. PMA 4601 JTF Expansion property from June 15, 2016, has been fully explored and vetted that there will be no additional negative environmental impact on the Duwamish River, the cleanup efforts or in any violation of the Clean Water Act.”
See the full Myers Way letter that was sent to Mayor, City Council, and FAS along with a number of stakeholders.
2) Posters handed out for distribution for Waste Management Think Green Challenge.
- Send us photos, videos, or blog posts about what you do to reduce/reuse/recycle. Email email@example.com with your projects.Here are two entries from Michele!
- Tweet at us @HPACWS or on our Facebook page your techniques for reducing waste add the hashtag #HPACRecycle
What does it take to win?
It’s simple: Shop smart. Waste less. Recycle more.
3) Delridge District Council updates: discussion about how to voice our position on the reduction of the Neighborhood District Councils. (such as draft a letter and/or meeting with Lisa Herbold).
JULY HPAC Meeting – We are meeting on July 27th
The Seattle Design Guidelines are the cornerstone of the City’s Design Review Program and the primary tool used by the Design Review Boards for evaluating proposed new development.
What are Neighborhood Specific Design Guidelines?
Design Review uses both the Citywide Guidelines and guidelines that are specific to individual neighborhoods. Once adopted by the City Council, neighborhood-specific design guidelines augment the Citywide Guidelines. Together they are the basis for project review within the neighborhood. Currently, neighborhoods such as Morgan Junction, Greenwood, Ballard, Uptown, Downtown, and Wallingford have neighborhood specific design guidelines.