Seattle Parks and Recreation makes recommendation on Cove Park expansion

After considering public comments, input from a public meeting, and City policy, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has recommended that King County Wastewater Treatment Division move forward with the street vacation request which would involve the transferring of the King County owned property located at 8923 Fauntleroy Way SW to the City of Seattle. Having made this recommendation, the next step in the process involves King County Wastewater Treatment Division applying for a street vacation. This is one of many steps in the process prior to the Seattle City Council making a final decision on the street vacation and taking ownership of the property.fauntleroy ferry terminal (L)-page-001

In 2015, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division finished an upgrade to the Barton Pump Station by the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal to accommodate West Seattle’s growing population. To build the new pump station, King County acquired the property just to the north of SW Barton Street for use during construction. Once the project was finished, King County began the process to surplus the property. With the City expressing an interest in the property this raised the possibility of trading the Fauntleroy Way SW property to the City for a partial vacation of SW Barton St. (under the county’s pump station) which the County is interested in obtaining.

This potential trade is not solely an SPR issue, but rather a City issue that needs the input of multiple departments for an adequate review. The comprehensive City review required by a street vacation application will help provide the information necessary to fully inform the public, address unanswered questions, and lead to an informed decision by City Council.

The street vacation process will be run by Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and will include plenty of opportunities for further public input and dialogue.

For more information on this proposal, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/cove_park/addition.htm or contact Chip Nevins, SPR, at chip.nevins@seattle.gov or 206-233-3879.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to provide input on proposed acquisition and expansion of Cove Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to learn about the opportunity to expand Cove Park through a land swap with King County. SPR is hosting a public meeting on Tues., May 24, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Emerald Room in Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. SW. This is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project and provide input.

Seattle Parks and Recreation planner Chip Nevins will present the proposal, answer questions and gather community input about the proposed trade. The property, 8923 Fauntleroy Way SW with 35 feet of beach front, is immediately to the north of Cove Park in West Seattle. It lies just to the north of the Fauntleroy Ferry dock.

In 2015, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division finished the upgrade to the Barton Pump Station, next to the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal, to accommodate West Seattle’s growing population. As part of the construction of the new pump station, King County acquired the property just to the north of SW Barton Street, which was used as their temporary construction offices. Now that the project is finished, King County no longer needs the property and is proposing to trade it to the City in exchange for the vacation of the portion of the SW Barton Street right-of-way where the pump station is constructed.

Chip Nevins presented this idea to the Fauntleroy Community Association in April. SPR encourages the community to come to the May 24 meeting and learn about proposal. If you have questions please contact Chip Nevins at chip.nevins@seattle.gov or 206-233-3879