Admiral Safeway ‘alley vacation’ hearing officially announced

As reported here last month, the project team for the Admiral Safeway redevelopment has announced that construction won’t start till September, because the city didn’t schedule the public hearing on the necessary back-of-the-lot “alley vacation” till late July. This morning, the official announcement of that hearing is out – it’ll be before the City Council’s Transportation Committee (chaired by West Seattle-residing Councilmember Tom Rasmussen) at 9:30 am July 27. This city webpage has details on how to comment before, and at, the hearing. While the “alley” isn’t recognizable as one, the way it’s used on the site now, it remains city right-of-way, and that’s why approval is required before it is given over to the project (that area will be under the future expanded store.)

3 Replies to "Admiral Safeway 'alley vacation' hearing officially announced"

  • Alvis July 1, 2010 (1:15 pm)

    I sent in a substantive public comment last October 23rd (which was the City’s original deadline for community input about the proposed alley vacation). Because my comment wasn’t acknowledged, I’d like to know whether I must resubmit it for the new July 27th public comment deadline. Is there a way to confirm whether or not a comment made it into the project file?

    • WSB July 1, 2010 (1:33 pm)

      That would be a question for the SDOT’s point person on alley/street vacations, Beverly Barnett:

  • PH July 1, 2010 (2:29 pm)

    What Alley? Gosh the sooner we get on with this the sooner we get our store back! Get it over with please!

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