This is fun! All sorts of ways to get information about what the city is proposing. In this case, it's a preview of supposedly leaked documents of the "almost complete" Bicycle Master Plan. For Morgan Junction, it looks like they are proposing a bike lane on 48th Ave SW up to Erskine, Fauntleroy Way up to the Junction, and on 35th Ave SW - which also has been flagged for more intensive study. California Ave SW has a proposed "sharrow" a way of marking to share the road. Sylvan Way has both a sharrow and then a bike lane on the steep downhill portion. Here's the leaked version, http://www.thestranger.com/blog/2006/11/leaked_bicycle_maste.php, and when the real version is released by the city, I'll send that out as well. If you want to attend the two public meetings which will roll out the official versions, they are at:
Tuesday, 12-5-06 Odd Fellows' Temple in downtown Ballard 1706 NW Market St 6:30-9:00 pm
Thursday, 12-7-06 Rainier Community Center 4600 38th Ave S 6:30-9:00 pm
I have to admit, I haven’t been surfing the web for local blogs, but this one was recently brought to my attention. WestSeattleBlog.com WestSeattleBlog.com has a frightening amount of local scoop – check it out.
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.