2 Junction notes: Shadowland sidewalk café; park-planting signups

May 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm | In Junction Plaza Park, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

First Junction note – as the weather warms up even more, another sidewalk café is in progress – driving by Shadowland this afternoon, we noticed work proceeding on its outdoor area. We mentioned the application here in early April. Now, another outdoor project:

(Photo by Donna Ryan Photography)
Second note: Construction work at Junction Plaza Park (northwest corner of 42nd/Alaska) is proceeding full speed ahead – and it’s time to sign up to join the community planting party right after it’s done. According to Friends of Junction Plaza Park, volunteers are needed to plant almost 800 native plants on June 5th – 20 for each of two 4-hour shifts. “Training, materials and refreshments are provided,” says the FoJPP announcement – just bring yourself (and family/friends if available!). RSVP now to susan@wsjunction.org or 206-935-0904 – then after helping with the planting party on June 5, beam with pride at your handiwork as the park is dedicated at 5:30 pm June 29th.


  1. Nice to see another sidewalk patio seating area… never understood why more places don’t have them. B/c clearly, when the weather is beautiful here I can’t think of ANY place else I’d rather be than sitting in the sunshine w/ a drink in hand. :-)

    Comment by Cheryl — 7:41 pm May 12, 2010 #

  2. Cheryl – the city recently loosened the rules, reducing the amount of hoops businesses have to jump through, and that’s why now more permits are being applied for.

    Comment by WSB — 7:53 pm May 12, 2010 #

  3. While I agree with Cheryl about how nice it can be to sit on a sunny sidewalk with drink in hand, I can’t understand how Shadowland thinks that location is going to be a successfull implementation of the concept. Noisy traffic intersection, small space, wierd and obnoxious traffic pattern, turning buses. I’ve never understood why the city doesn’t somehow make the lane designations and turning there more clear. Westbound traffic on Oregon somehow get the idea that there are two lanes there that can be used for right turns or shredding around left turning vehicles. There’s not enough space and Oregon street doesn’t meet up straight enough through the Cali intersection to safely allow all the slip-sliding turning that impatient drivers want to do there.

    And don’t get me started on the buses turning north on Cali from eastbound Oregon…..

    Comment by Eddie — 7:34 am May 13, 2010 #

  4. ISnt the Brickyard BBQ place expanding their outdoor seating area to include the space of the empty house east of their lot? With this weather that would be great away from the traffic!

    Comment by Seriously? — 2:33 pm May 13, 2010 #

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