June 2017

New "fire truck" for Station 32

A decorative "fire truck" was installed on Thursday on the "essentially complete" fire station 32 at 38th SW and SW Alaska Street. Created by artist Sean Orlando from San Fracisco the art is suspended on the southwest exterior wall. The station is still weeks away from opening pending inspections.
The artwork once the station opens will be tied into the station alert system and will flash its lights when units leave.

Fire Station 32 is one of 32 neighborhood fire stations being upgraded, renovated or replaced through the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2003. Located in the center of West Seattle, Fire Station 32 currently houses an engine company (E32), a ladder unit (L11), a medic unit (M32).


Seven story, 233 unit bldg and four story 49 unit building proposed for Fauntleroy Way SW

Design Review meeting set for July 20

The CVS pharmacy that was heading for 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW was pulled last year and since then the site has sat in relative limbo as the Whittaker project went through its own changes with the pullout of Whole Foods.

Now a Design Review Early Design Guidance application has finally been filed proposing a 7-story building containing 233 residential units, 17 live-work units, and 10,000 sq. ft. of commercial space for 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW and a 14,500 sq. foot building next door at 4712 Fauntleroy Way SW. That one is a four-story building containing one live-work unit and 49 residential units.

Parking to be provided for 250 vehicles within the structure. Existing structure would be demolished.

A design review meeting to discuss them both is coming up.

Review Meeting
July 20, 2017 6:30 p.m.
West Seattle Senior Center
4217 SW Oregon St
Hatten Hall

All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. Translators or interpreters provided upon request. Please contact the Public Resource Center at prc@seattle.gov or (206) 684-8467 at least five business days prior to the meeting to request this service.


Barton Street CSO wins Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award

information from King County

King County’s inventive use of green infrastructure to keep polluted runoff out of Puget Sound earned honors from the Seattle chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The organization recognized King County’s Barton Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Project as a 2017 Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement in the water resources category.

The project entailed construction of 91 roadside rain gardens within a 15-block span of West Seattle’s Sunrise Heights and Westwood neighborhoods. The engineered rain gardens combine natural vegetation and technical design to control stormwater that used to enter the combined sewer system and cause overflows into Puget Sound near the Barton Pump Station during heavy rains.

Seattle-based firm SvR Design Company led the project design and engineering. Goodfellow Bros. Inc., led the construction. The project was successfully completed in 2015.