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One of the items I found on WSBlog was the information that Gatewood Baptist Church has been sold to developers, who have filed permits to build townhomes.
WestSeattleBlogger writes “News on two churches entirely unrelated to MH (so far as I know): Gatewood Baptist Church is moving from Cali & Othello to 35th & Cloverdale. GB has sold its land on both sides of Cali; the land on the east side (sold for $3.2M) will turn into “townhomes” (here’s a story about the company that bought it) — the west side is up for “re-sale” in two chunks, the school/office building along Othello ($800K) and the church itself ($1.8M). Meantime, with at least part of the proceeds, Gatewood is taking over the former Calvary Lutheran Church. Calvary’s signboard already reads “Welcome, Gatewood Baptist” but the person who answered the phone at Gatewood told us they’re not moving till renovation work is complete after the first of the year. As for Calvary’s future, its phone recording says that as of last weekend, it’s holding services at The Kenney.” (my aplogies if the Blog links don’t work, but go to his site for the live links)
The MoCA board has been informed that a new development has been proposed on the 5 lots behind the Starbucks parking lot (on 44th Ave. SW). The owner, Ken Olsen, will be presenting more information at the next MoCA meeting on Jan. 17th. Preliminary information shared is that he will be applying for a rezone from SF5000 to Multi-family L3. The project is proposed to have 3 buildings of 3 story condominimums, 40 units total and 62 parking spaces. The project will go through the Design Guidelines process. Ken provided a few copies of drawings, if you would like to see them before the Jan 17 meeting, contact Cindi at 933-6968.
The Pelly Place Action Committee has been awarded $15,000 for restoration in the Pelly Place Ravine and for youth involvement and education. Details from their application say that this project will return Pelly Place Ravine to its natural state by removing invasive vegetation and restoring the original creek banks. This revitalization would provide a unique natural area for the community and be a key step in providing a series of interconnecting trails between adjacent green spaces in the Morgan Junction neighborhood.
Community building element: Youth from 4 age groups and adults from many ethnic backgrounds will participate together to revitalize the ravine and production of the living history documentary will build intergenerational respect and stronger bonds.
OUTCOMES: Removal of invasives and trash, restoration of native plants, signage, creation of multimedia presentation with photos, audio tapes, slides, video tapes, and promotional materials to be viewed at 2 schools.
Match pledged against the $15,000 award is for $31,145.