September 2023

Open house: Help shape a new building in downtown Burien

Information from King County

King County Metro is seeking community priorities for a future mixed-use building planned next door to the Burien Transit Center and invites input at an upcoming open house Oct. 5 at the Burien Library.

Metro plans to redevelop the underused 0.75-acre parking lot into a 5-story building that provides affordable housing, activates the space, and provides value to the Burien community.

Open House


AI generated art to be projected on Junction Bldg. this holiday season

You can be part of it by submitting an AI artwork

The West Seattle Junction Association will soon be seeking art submissions, generated by Artificial Intelligence staring Oct. 15 through the 31st. 

Those submissions will be projected on the large south facing wall of the Alaska House next to Junction Plaza Park starting the evening of the Junction Tree Lighting. 

It's all part of GLOW (Glorious Lights of West Seattle) that involves light displays and costumes with light and more. The details are still being firmed up and will be shared on the Junction website soon.



Taste of Mumbai Indian Kitchen to take over former Yen Wor Village location; Aims to be open 24 hours

When the Yen Wor Village closed last March after 60 years in the Admiral District it left a big gap in people's hearts and appetites. Now Taste of Mumbai Indian Kitchen is moving into the space at 2300 Calfornia Avenue and aims to be open 24 hours a day.

Owner Prasad Davi already operates as a takeout and delivery food provider at Distinguished Foods commissary kitchens on 34th SW.


UPDATE: Power outage affects more than 2500 in West Seattle; Now restored

Update 11:15am

Power has been restored. Worth noting is that an incoming weather system bearing some high wind gusts may affect power today.

Original Post

A power outage for 2583 City Light customers in West Seattle started around 6:43am. The cause is under investigation.

It reaches from Hinds Street SW on the north and extends in patches to the east and then runs along the east side of the West Seattle Golf Course.

Restoration is expected by 1pm.

Check on the status here


Target closing Ballard and U District stores citing safety and theft issues

Target stores announced today that they will be closing two Seattle area stores. The Ballard store at 1448 NW Market St, Ste 100  and the U District store at 4535 University Way NE will close on Oct.21. 9 stores across the nation will close in total.22 stores in the Seattle area will remain open.

In a statement  Target said, "we cannot continue operating these stores because theft and organized retail crime are threatening the safety of our team and guests, and contributing to unsustainable business performance."

Their complete statement:

At Target, we take the decision to close stores very seriously, and only do so after taking meaningful steps to invest in the guest experience and improve business performance. With that said, we have made the difficult decision to close nine Target stores across four states, effective Oct. 21.


REMINDER: Taste of West Seattle is Thursday; 27 food stations will highlight their best

Event benefits West Seattle Foodbank

Taste of West Seattle 2023

September 28th, 2023 at The Hall at Fauntleroy

Food & Drinks ~ Raffle ~ Games ~ Photobooth ~ Music


This local food festival will feature samples from local restaurants, breweries, wineries, cafes, and more. This event has been a community favorite for many years and we are excited to bring it back in person this year!

A taste for you today, nourishing neighbors tomorrow!

Thursday, September 28th 2023

VIP admission at 5:30pm, General admission at 6:00pm

Winners of Best Taste will be announced at 7:45pm

All guests must be 21+ to attend.

General Admission: $75

General admission gives you the opportunity to try samples from dozens of West Seattle's favorite local eateries!

VIP Admission: $125


UPDATE: Burien City Council votes to ban camping in city limits


In a close four to three vote on Monday Sept. 25, the Burien City Council passed Ordinance 818 that makes it illegal to camp or sleep outdoors in a non-residential public area in the city.

The measure takes effect November 1. 

Original post Sept 19

The City of Burien City Council voted four to three on Monday night to move a proposed camping ban to next week's consent agenda, which means no debate will follow and the ordinance will be passed.

The ordinance once passed will make it a misdemeanor to camp or sleep in a non-residential public area.such as a street, sidewalk or public park. It will only be enforced when there is available shelter for someone experiencing homelessness.


West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting Sept. 28 will cover SDOT outreach and RethinkTheLink

The West Seattle Transportation Council  September meeting is set for Sept. 28 in hybrid format. 

Here's the tentative agenda

1) Jonathan Lewis, SDOT will be presenting on the Seattle Transportation Plan, which SDOT is currently conducting outreach for and seeking public comment.on.

2) Both of the D1 City Council candidates have been invited to attend to learn more about the city's transportation planning, and what their future constituents top concerns are. We will have a casual conversation with each of them about their priorities for transportation in our district.

3) We will also discuss Sound Transit's plans for outreach to our community about light rail probably next month and thoughts about the local group pushing to "Rethink the Link."