June meeting Cancelled + Updates from your eBoard

A joyous Juneteenth to all – the HPAC eBoard is proud to join in marking this momentous day in U.S. History with friends and neighbors!

While standing meetings are not held over the summer, we will continue to monitor neighborhood 4th of July safety issues and keep you up to date on the Greenway Public Art Interruptions and the Highland/Holden Public Art project.

Please look for us at the Highland Park Improvement Club Reset Fest from 2-7pm on Saturday June 25 – marking one year since fire damaged our beloved gathering place. Join in for music, games and updates on the rebuilding planning at Riverview Playfields, field #1.

Since we are cancelling our June meeting we asked SDOT partners to share updates on projects of interest to the neighborhood. We have been tracking the proposal to keep SW Trenton as a Stay Healthy Street and know that this is a high impact on our neighborhood mobility and have asked in multiple venues for a reconsideration of the closure between 16th SW and Delridge Ave SW. The current SDOT response:

“The permanent route selection for the Delridge-Highland Park Stay Healthy Street will happen after the West Seattle Bridge reopens later this year. The current route will stay in its current, temporary form until then.

This is so we can get additional traffic data and have further conversations with the community about the Stay Healthy Street and the existing Neighborhood Greenway, which first opened in 2017.

We know the Delridge and Highland Park communities are passionate about this Stay Healthy Street. This summer, we’ll continue to attend events in the area to take input on the Delridge-Highland Park Stay Healthy Street.”

Regarding other projects still in the works SDOT has these updates:

West Seattle Bridge update

The bridge is expected to reopen the week of September 12, but the timeframe could be impacted by weather, COVID-19 workforce impacts, supply chain issues for materials, and testing and inspectionresults. Consequently, a firm reopening date will be announced 30 days in advance.

Highland Park Home Zone update

We have completed 21 out of 29 Home Zone project elements. Below are updates on the remaining eight projects. For updates on Reconnect West Seattle, please visit WestSeattleBridge@seattle.gov.

Projects that are or will be in construction soon include:

  • Median islands on 16th Ave SW at SW Elmgrove St and at SW Cloverdale St
  • A Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at Dumar Way SW and SW Orchard St
  • Sidewalk repair on 8th Ave SW

Projects to be constructed in the fall (due to crew availability and weather):

  • SW Webster St between 11th Ave SW and 12th Ave SW
  • 9th Ave SW between SW Roxbury St and SW Cambridge St
  • 14th Ave SW between SW Elmgrove St and SW Kenyon St

Projects to be constructed after the bridge reopens:

  • Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway with new traffic signal at 12th Ave S and SW Holden St
  • Removal of existing flashing beacon and crosswalk at 11th Ave SW and SW Holden St

Questions or comments? Contact WestSeattleBridge@seattle.gov or call (206) 400-7511.

Have a great Summer and see everyone at the park!

Published by HPAC

Neighbors Building Community: Advocating for Highland Park, Riverview and South Delridge. An all volunteer group made up of neighbors, local business, and community organizations advocating for neighborhood infrastructure, community resources, and livability.

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