Morgan Community Association: Lowman project, bike lane, festival updates

January 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm | In Neighborhoods, Utilities, West Seattle news | Comments Off

Live and/or work in the Morgan Junction area? Here’s what your community council – the Morgan Community Association – is up to, as discussed at MoCA’s quarterly meeting last night at The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

SEWER-OVERFLOW-CONTROL FACILITY AT LOWMAN BEACH: Doug Marsano from the King County Wastewater Treatment Division brought an update on the Murray (Lowman Beach) combined-sewer-overflow-control storage-tank facility planned across the street from Lowman Beach Park. As shown in our photo above, he brought renderings from the final design – which made the deadline to be submitted to the state by the end of 2012 – which includes some additional view spots for the public related to the wall (as shown in the materials from the December 11th community advisory group meeting). Regarding the timetable – by the time MoCA meets again in April, Marsano said, the buildings on the site will be gone. In the meantime, the county will go to bid soon for the major work on the project, which is expected to be completed by mid-to-late 2016.

SW MORGAN BIKE LANE? The shelved plan (WSB coverage here) came up during a presentation on the city’s Bicycle Master Plan Update (part of which we missed because of breaking news, but our other crew caught it later at the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council, so the overview update will be in that report). Comments are being taken now, MoCA was told, and then work will likely start in the spring. MoCA’s focus now is to participate in the process to get concerns addressed – one big concern when the plan previously was proceeding without public comment, was how parking removal would affect businesses in the heart of Morgan Junction.

MORGAN JUNCTION COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: June 22 is the date for this year’s festival, and a city grant for $1,200 will help pay for performers. Got suggestions about musicians? Contact MoCA through its website (morganjunction.org). Organizers are already meeting monthly, and would like to line up some volunteer help early, for helping with setup and takedown. MoCA board members think this would be a great idea for a Scout troop or another sizable group seeking a volunteer opportunity.

TREE AMBASSADORS: Two cleanups have ben held in the area, including one near Fauntleroy/Juneau, where president Barker said lots of junk and trash was removed, and flowering cherry trees were planted, possibly in time for blooming this spring. (The Tree Ambassador program was discussed during last July’s MoCA meeting.)

The Morgan Community Association usually meets the third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October, at 7 pm in The Kenney’s lower-level meeting room; inbetween meetings, watch morganjunction.org for updates on community issues and opportunities.

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