(Recent aerial of Lowman Beach Park and future overflow-control tank site, by Long Bach Nguyen)
From today’s city Land Use Information Bulletin – the land-use permit decision for the million-gallon underground storage tank and other components comprising the county Wastewater Treatment Division’s Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project. (You can read the decision here.) This is the county’s plan to reduce overflows from the Murray Pump Station that’s underground at Lowman Beach Park; it will be built across the street from the park, where six residential buildings are fenced off and awaiting demolition. There are two dates of note coming up: December 20th is the date set for this decision to be appealed (here’s the process for that); December 27th is the date for appealing a separate related decision involving underground piping (find that decision here).
One other note regarding the project: The community Design Advisory Group meets again next Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30 pm at Fauntleroy Church (9140 California SW). While the agenda is not yet online, PDFs with renderings that will be shown – Beach Drive views around the project – can be previewed here, along with the plan for where interpretive signs will be placed.
ADDED 4:52 PM: We asked KCWTD about timetable for demolishing the structures on the future storage-tank site, now that this decision is in. The reply from spokesperson Annie Kolb-Nelson:
The City of Seattle today conditionally approved King County’s Master Use Permit (MUP) and Shoreline Development Permit for the Murray CSO Control Facility. The County needs a MUP before it can file for a construction permit to cover activities related to deconstruction of the buildings on site. Now that the County has that permit, it will file for a construction permit, and when that permit is obtained – typically a much shorter process than the MUP process- the County will bid a contract for deconstruction of the buildings. If all proceeds smoothly, that means deconstruction could occur in early 2013.