Steve Sindiong, Presiding. Cindi Barker, Chas Redmond, Eldon Olson – officers
4 guests: Veronica Abraham, Stan Locke, Tracy, Fauntleroy NA,
5 persons from neighborhood
Introductions, Announcements, Updates
· A letter has been sent on behalf of both SW District Council and Delridge Neighborhood District Council to Gov. Gregoire, Sims, and Nickel in support of the “surface plus subsurface” (surface plus transit plus deep-bored tunnel) option for the replacement of the Alaska Way Viaduct. (complete letter available from Chas Redmond or the West Seattle Blog westseattleblog.com ). There will be a public meeting Feb. 4 with Cheryl Chou of the Dept. of Neighborhoods, and a joint meeting with the Delridge Council in April .
· The so-called “Density Bill” will soon be coming before the Legislature to increase allowable density for housing zoning in areas near Sound Transit lines (except several Duwamish area stations). This will increase density regulations to 50 occupants per acre (current MoCA area density allowance is 11 occupants per acre). Our understanding from Futurewise staff is that this is not intended to apply to the the future BRT route in West Seattle.
· At a recent open house for Long-Range planning of the WA State Ferry system, the plan was presented to increase the holding capacity at the Fauntleroy dock and to add a second level pedestrian entry facility. Question has been raised about whether this proposal is counter to City and County regulations. www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.
· Emergency Preparedness – Radio audibility tests were recently held throughout MoCA: Hiawatha neighborhood area has spotty reception; Fauntleroy area has limited audibility. Thriftway is creating of Board for coordination of community response efforts. The Emergency Medical Reserve Corp is also in process of coordinating response resources.
· Solstice Park – Trail development has been approved, now in process of planning. The project manager is Suzanne Friedman from the Parks Dept. Question raised about continuing control of invasive plants.
· Morgan Junction Park – to be completed by April. The sidewalk repairs (complete with public art project with 10 frames of sidewalk art) will be done after the park is completed. MoCA approves the Parks Dept kiosk suggestion. The Pedestrian/Wayfinding kiosk will also be located in the Morgan junction area. The Park will not be named until after it is completed Previous requests to name the park in honor of Tim St. Clair may be hampered due to the most recent naming policy from the Parks Department.
· West Seattle Trails – Wayfinding – Chas Redmond
206 763-9060, x228 (www.bbbsps.org) Community Recruitment Coordinator.
Two programs are offered in our area: one-on-one community-based activity mentoring for 2-3 hrs per week, and school-based mentoring for 1 hr per week. There are now over 2,500 matches in our area, targeting youth at risk, but over 100 youth are still awaiting mentors.
Kenney Redevelopment – recent meetings have revealed that there is a lot of confusion
regarding the process of planning and construction for expanded facilities at The Kenney. It was suggested that MoCA might sponsor a local neighborhood charette including neighbors, architect, Kenney administrators, etc. – perhaps a joint proposal of both MoCA and the Fauntleroy Neighborhood Assn.
Neighborhood Project Fund – 2009 requests
Two fund sources are available: the Cumulative Reserve Fund (CRF) for
maintenance or repair of existing structures implementing the neighborhood plan and the Neighborhood Street Fund for transportation-related projects. In 2008 applications, the sidewalk improvements adjacent the future Morgan Junction Park and the pedestrian improvements along Orchard Street leading to the Orchard Street Ravine Park were approved. The 2008 application project that was not funded will be our 2009 priority:
Pedestrian facility along west side of 44th Ave between Austin or Webster and
stairwell to Solstice Park.
Additional projects from the Neighborhood Plan that should be added to the CRF applications will be:
1. Reconfigure and channel Fauntleroy Way intersections, landscape unused street ROW and islands at 40th and Juneau/39th Ave SW, 45th /Holly Pl., Lincoln Park Dr.
2. Develop landscaped entryway in existing triangles on either side of Fauntleroy
Wy SW at Juneau.
3. Develop green spaces at SW Holly intersection with Fauntleroy and 45th
4. Improve California Ave SW streetscape with installation of landscaping and street trees.
5. Improve pedestrian crossing at intersections in business district along California Ave.
6. Improve pedestrian crossing at signalized cross-streets and bus stops along 35th Ave sw.
7. Pedestrian improvements to East-west streets including SW Graham, SW Morgan, and SW Holden.
8. Install traffic calming/control devices on SW Holly, 48th Ave, Frontenac & Myrtle, 38th Ave SW, Juneau, or 42nd Ave SW.
Next Meeting: April 15, 2009 The Kenney – 7:00 pm
Election of Officers