Reminder: Highland Park/South Delridge greenway meeting tomorrow night

November 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm | In Environment, Safety, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

The next greenway projects in West Seattle are set to include a stretch through Highland Park/South Delridge, and tomorrow night is the chance for residents and businesses in the area to find out what’s proposed and share their thoughts. For this greenway, SDOT is working with Seattle Public Utilities to make this a project that improves area drainage – with raingardens in spots – as well as walking/biking safety. See the map here, along with details on tomorrow’s open house (and other background on the project), 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Salvation Army building (9050 16th SW).

5 Comments

  1. I know the greenway and drainage projects were proposed for Delridge (and 26th Ave SW), but that map shows little to do with the actual road of Delridge. Can there be a follow-up after this meeting for those of us that can’t be there?

    Comment by Thomas — 7:17 am November 19, 2013 #

  2. Thomas, this project is separate from the 26th greenway – this is one for South Delridge/Highland Park.

    Comment by WSB — 8:04 am November 19, 2013 #

  3. I am glad that there is a plan in place for the greenway to pass through the 16th and Holden Intersection. I like the continuity of the current route and the tie-in with the Rainwise efforts.

    What I find a little distressing about the public input process is a lack of response to the needs of Highland Park which were expressed at the first meeting and beyond. There was a large neighborhood contingent in favor of developing the greenway on 12th ave SW connecting schools and parks on a flat grade. The agenda for tonight’s meeting includes exploring east to west options. I would be in favor of exploring the cost/benefits of spending any extra greenway funding on a partial neigborhood version on 12th.

    Comment by Craig — 8:44 am November 19, 2013 #

  4. Craig-

    It looks to me like the greenway completely bypasses 16th and Holden via 15th.

    And it also appears a new light is for 15/Holden?? I might be misinterpreting that diagram…

    Getting the east/west corridor inked into the plan is also essential My suggestion at the first meeting was along Trenton from West Crest, passing the school on the south side – at a minimum – and onward right to Westwood Village. One of the city guys (who said he was a biker who lived on Puget Ridge) said they had not thought of east west paths, so we need more voices to strongly support the obvious benefit to Highland Park.

    Hope folks show up tonight or comment online.

    Comment by westseattledood — 10:00 am November 19, 2013 #

  5. WSdude, I agree that east west routes are important but if there are limited dollars to be spend wouldnt it make sense to spend it were it would get the most use? Maybe a route on Trenton or Cloverdale is equally or more usefull but for those of us that live east of 16th, we might make more use of a neighborhood greenway that connected the multiple destinations on 12th- SSCC, Riverview Playfeild, Highland Park Elementary/ballfeilds/spraypark,Westcrest, White Center…

    I read the map as you have. New light at 15th and Holden. This seems like the best solution for this route but I still find it ironic given the multiple neighborhood efforts to have a signal put in on 12th and Holden. Still a good solution for the greenway though.

    Comment by craig — 12:52 pm November 19, 2013 #

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