FOLLOWUP: After open houses for new West Seattle Junction park, you can now vote online for your favorite design

Whether or not you made it to one of Thursday’s open houses for the new West Seattle Junction park (4700 block of 40th SW), you might be interested in the next step – the online survey you can use to see and choose which of the three designs you like best. Just got word from Seattle Parks‘ Karimah Edwards that the survey is now available online. The survey page also gives you a closeup of each design option, and has links to the “virtual tours” – Option 1 is here, Option 2 is here, Option 3 is here. The park will be on two-thirds of an acre that the city bought five years ago and “landbanked” until now; $1.9 million from Park District levy proceeds is budgeted to develop it, with construction expected next year.

12 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: After open houses for new West Seattle Junction park, you can now vote online for your favorite design"

  • ACG February 3, 2018 (12:55 pm)

    I’m late to the party here… could someone please describe where this is located?  I googled the 4700 block of 40th SW, but still am unsure exactly where this park is going. Thanks!

    • WSB February 3, 2018 (1:40 pm)

      North of Broadstone Sky. Across from the west side of the Masonic Hall. Where the tents used for temp Fire Station 32 are. Does that help?

    • Pip February 3, 2018 (1:46 pm)

      It’s going where the temporary fire station used to be (the big white tents), between Edmonds and Alaska; right next door to the Sound and Fog coffee shop.

      • ACG February 3, 2018 (9:32 pm)

        WSB and PIP-

        Yes, that helps a lot. Thank you!!

  • mikekey February 3, 2018 (4:26 pm)

    What kind of plans are in place to patrol this park, which is kind of off the beaten path, to keep people from camping out or doing illegal drugs, etc.  Will there be restroom facilities?  If these concerns have been covered, please direct me to the proper site.  Thanks.

    • WSB February 3, 2018 (4:50 pm)

      No, there is not a restroom in the plan. No, it’s not off the beaten path, really – it’s surrounded by buildings with many hundreds of residents (Broadstone Sky, The Whittaker, and I don’t know the name of the building immediately west) and close to ever-busier SW Alaska and SW Edmunds. Even Junction Plaza Park doesn’t have that many potential eyes on it.

  • Jeannie February 3, 2018 (5:02 pm)

    I’m almost ready to vote “None of the above.” Option1 is boring, with ugly and useless “sculpture,” and are people really going to sprawl or slouch on that wooden platform thing? Option 3 has a lot of uncomfortable-looking backless “benches” – not good for people’s backs or postures. though I guess it’s okay if you spend all your leisure time hunched over a tablet. I guess 2 is the best of the lot, because it has that boardwalk-looking feature and seems the most natural. Which of these options has plantings most likely to attract birds as well as people? 

    • WSB February 3, 2018 (6:08 pm)

      All of them, according to our discussions at the open house. Butterflies, birds…

  • Ursula February 4, 2018 (12:13 pm)

    We need another meeting as this one was in conflict with the SDOT meeting about ST3 coming to WS as well as HALA and Fauntleroy Blvd Project, (which was canceled during the meeting time).

    I cannot decipher the landscape archetect plans without questions and answers.  Need far better community outreach for such an enduring project!

    • WSB February 4, 2018 (12:23 pm)

      Sorry you couldn’t make it but no, it wasn’t in conflict with any meeting. (Trust me, since we cover almost every public meeting held in West Seattle, year round, we keep a master calendar of everything that’s going on as well as publishing daily previews!) SDOT hasn’t had a meeting about ST3 (ST3’s open house is coming up February 13th) and JuNO’s discussion of HALA was the night before, January 31st. (The Fauntleroy Boulevard project hasn’t been canceled but it was put on hold, and not during the JuNO meeting – SDOT’s announcement was earlier in the afternoon; we published our story before 4 pm.) The park meetings were 11:30 am-1 pm and 5:30-7 pm on Thursday, February 1st. If you have questions you can also directly contact the project team, whose e-mail/phone info is on the project page linked in our story – TR

  • Matt February 8, 2018 (8:22 pm)

    Thanks Tracy for posting!  Excited to have another park, especially for those apartment dwellers right around there.  It will be well loved, and can’t happen soon enough! 

  • chemist February 12, 2018 (6:00 pm)

    and the survey is now closed.  Business day, not midnight shutoff.

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