Luna Park – West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:19:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 FOLLOWUP: 2 Neighborhood Street Fund projects going out to bid http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/followup-2-neighborhood-street-fund-projects-going-out-to-bid/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/followup-2-neighborhood-street-fund-projects-going-out-to-bid/#comments Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:02:44 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908726 Almost a year and a half after they were chosen for funding, two Neighborhood Street Fund projects proposed by West Seattleites are going out to bid. A notice in today’s Daily Journal of Commerce announces that the city is seeking bids on a package of five NSF projects meant to improve walking and biking safety, two of which are in West Seattle – the Chief Sealth Walkway Improvements and the Harbor Ave. SW/SW Spokane St. Intersection Improvements Project. The notice says bids will be opened March 7th; we’ll be checking with SDOT on the anticipated construction schedule.

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FOLLOWUP: Nucor working ‘to mitigate the problem’ that’s caused recent booms http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/followup-nucor-working-to-mitigate-the-problem-thats-caused-recent-booms/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/followup-nucor-working-to-mitigate-the-problem-thats-caused-recent-booms/#comments Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:06:10 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=906080 Management at the Nucor steel mill in northeast West Seattle says they’re “working … to mitigate the problem” that’s caused startling booms in recent days. The one reported here on Saturday evening, after hearing from readers, was such a jolt, some said, they didn’t think it was from the plant because they’d never felt anything like it. We talked this afternoon with Nucor’s environmental manager Patrick Jablonski. He explained that this can happen “when we add wet scrap metal into our furnace … I think we are particularly vulnerable to it because of our climate; it happens more often in the wintertime.” He said Nucor is “certainly not happy” about this, and is trying to find out why it’s happened repeatedly in recent days, so they can work “to mitigate the problem.” Jablonski also told WSB, “We’ve worked over the years to minimize it … As far as I know, we are the only mill that built a large canopy to keep the rain off the scrap in our scrapyard … We’ve developed additional procedures over the years.” But that doesn’t get all the rain – or snow, if the scrap was brought over the mountain passes – off the steel, and when the wet scrap metal goes into the furnace (which is on the north side of the main building), the evaporation happens quickly and loudly. No one was hurt, he added. Some commenters asked about contacting the plant in case of an incident; you can call the general number, 206-933-2222, around the clock – if it’s after-hours, security can get in touch with someone to check into it, Jablonski said.

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DEVELOPMENT: Next chance to comment on 32-townhouse project at 3257, 3303, 3315 Harbor SW and 3252 30th SW http://westseattleblog.com/2017/12/development-next-chance-to-comment-on-32-townhouse-project-at-3257-3303-3315-harbor-sw-and-3252-30th-sw/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/12/development-next-chance-to-comment-on-32-townhouse-project-at-3257-3303-3315-harbor-sw-and-3252-30th-sw/#comments Wed, 27 Dec 2017 04:21:09 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=904712
(‘Conceptual’ rendering by Lemons Architecture, from April 2017 Design Review presentation)

Just one West Seattle project on the city-circulated Land Use Information Bulletin published today – but it’s a four-parter. The project [map] has four addresses:

3257 Harbor SW (7 units, 7 parking spaces)
3303 Harbor SW (9 units, 9 parking spaces)
3315 Harbor SW (8 units, 8 parking spaces)
3252 30th SW (8 units, 8 parking spaces)

The project passed the first phase of Design Review back in April (WSB coverage here), which meant the developer was cleared to go ahead and apply for land-use permits. They have now just done so, which is the reason for the notices published today, opening a new public-comment period until January 8th (each address above is linked to the notice that in turn includes a “how to comment” link).

NEXT STEP: The second round of Design Review – no meeting date yet.

BACKSTORY: In 2014, a different proposal for the site – 80+ apartments – passed the first round of Design Review, but went idle, and in November 2016, we found this then-newly filed townhouse plan.

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WEST SEATTLE HISTORY: Luna Park documentarian’s request http://westseattleblog.com/2017/07/west-seattle-history-luna-park-documentarians-request/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/07/west-seattle-history-luna-park-documentarians-request/#comments Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:22:37 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=888411

That’s West Seattle’s legendary, short-lived and long-gone Luna Park, circa 1910, from the Seattle Municipal Archives. If you have any Luna Park memorabilia/photos, Michael Falcone is hoping you’ll help:

I’m working on a documentary on Luna Park (amusement park 1907-1913) and would like to put out a call for any photographs/materials relating to the park and/or early West Seattle. I will be at the High Point Library Sunday, July 16th from 1-3 pm in the High Point Meeting Room for people to come by with any materials they would like to see included in the documentary.

I will have a laptop, scanner and camera present in case people allow me to copy images at that time. I am working with SW Historical Society in part on this project and seeking a Seattle CityArtists grant with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

If you have questions, you can reach Falcone through his website.

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TLC for LP: Dozens of volunteers @ Luna Park work party http://westseattleblog.com/2017/05/tlc-for-lp-dozens-of-volunteers-luna-park-work-party/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/05/tlc-for-lp-dozens-of-volunteers-luna-park-work-party/#comments Sat, 27 May 2017 22:29:26 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=884091
(First two photos by David Whiting)

More than three dozen volunteers weeded, cleaned, and mulched in the Luna Park area this morning. Toward the right side of the top photo is Roxane Rusch, who organized the work party as part of the preparations for a Neighborhood Park and Street Fund project on its way to the area. SDOT-provided river rock is part of the landscaping preps, too:

At right, above, Luna Park Café owner John Bennett was among the volunteers, and he shared the next two photos, starting with City Councilmember Lisa Herbold pulling weeds:

So when you next ride, walk, or run through the area, you can appreciate the volunteer work – and if you would like to help, watch for word of the next work party.


(WSB photo by Patrick Sand)

The original vision for the future city-grant-funded work … with the way paved by volunteer help … is in this WSB story.

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TOMORROW: Start your holiday weekend @ Luna Park work party http://westseattleblog.com/2017/05/tomorrow-start-your-holiday-weekend-luna-park-work-party/ Fri, 26 May 2017 20:40:51 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=883970 Reminder if you haven’t seen it in the calendar yet – you’re invited to start your weekend by helping clean up the Luna Park area tomorrow with neighbors, businesses, and city Tree Ambassadors. Organizer Roxane Rusch says it’s “another in a series of work parties to ready the site for the receipt of a Neighborhood Street and Park fund grant that your neighborhood councils, associations, and groups have generously endorsed. We are working with SDOT on final plans.” As the flyer says, meet at Luna Park Café (2918 SW Avalon Way) at 9 am Saturday. The work party is scheduled until noon, but even if you can just give an hour or two, your help will be welcomed.

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YOU CAN HELP: Local stylist going to Cambodia to help fight trafficking http://westseattleblog.com/2017/01/you-can-help-local-stylist-going-to-cambodia-to-help-fight-trafficking/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/01/you-can-help-local-stylist-going-to-cambodia-to-help-fight-trafficking/#comments Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:24:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=870687 This isn’t a request for much – $10 each from 400 people will make it happen.

Ola Salon in Luna Park “is in the midst of a campaign to send one of our stylists to Cambodia to have a direct impact on changing the life of formerly sex-trafficked youth. Over the next 2 months, we need to raise $4000 to make this happen,” says Ola proprietor Rachel Karlin. They’re working with the organization Justice and Soul. Stylist Julia Durfee has been accepted into the J&S program to provide training to people at risk of trafficking and is planning to go to Cambodia in April. If you are interested in helping, you can do it through this GoFundMe page.

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FOLLOWUP: Luna Park water-break repairs under way http://westseattleblog.com/2016/11/followup-luna-park-water-break-repairs-under-way/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:50:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=866677 20161130_110526_hdr

Following up on the Luna Park-area water break reported here last night – here’s how Seattle Public Utilities spokesperson Ingrid Goodwin replied to our inquiry this morning:

Water crews are back out this morning repairing the 8-inch water main. Last night crews responded to the break and throttled the main until they could return today. Customers may have noticed a diminished volume in their water service last night.

Currently water is shut down and crews are fixing the pipe. We expect to have the repair complete and water back on by 3 pm today. About 9 water services are impacted by the shutdown.

We just checked with Luna Park Café and they are open, no water trouble, so it’s apparently NOT affecting the mini-business district there.

P.S. Thanks to original tipster Stephanie for the photo above.

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UPDATE: Water break in Luna Park area http://westseattleblog.com/2016/11/water-break-in-luna-park-area/ http://westseattleblog.com/2016/11/water-break-in-luna-park-area/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:22:14 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=866637 img_7686

9:22 PM: Though it’s a rainless night, water is rushing downhill in the Luna Park area under the West Seattle Bridge. We checked it out after a tip from Stephanie. A Seattle Public Utilities worker was checking it out along 30th SW, uphill and west of Avalon Way; he told us an SPU crew would be on the way over after fixing an unrelated break downtown. We have a message out to SPU to find out more, including whether anyone is without water service because of the break.

10:37 PM: Haven’t heard back from SPU, so we might not get any followup info until tomorrow.

1:52 AM: Thanks to commenter SEW for an update – not fixed yet.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash in Luna Park area http://westseattleblog.com/2016/11/traffic-alert-crash-in-luna-park-area/ http://westseattleblog.com/2016/11/traffic-alert-crash-in-luna-park-area/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:26:36 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=864312 4:26 PM: Thanks for the text – police/fire response at Avalon Way and Orleans (map) because of a crash, and at this time of day, that could be trouble. We’re en route to look.

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4:39 PM UPDATE: Just went by. Crashed car and police car are in eastbound lane of Manning by the Luna Park commercial building. A tow truck is on the southbound Avalon shoulder.

4:46 PM: The scene has just cleared. Police tell us the driver of the car that had to be towed is being checked for a possible broken ankle; the other driver was not hurt.

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West Seattle weekend scene: Harbor/ Avalon/ Manning volunteers, cleaning & planting http://westseattleblog.com/2016/11/west-seattle-weekend-scene-harbor-avalon-manning-volunteers-cleaning-planting/ http://westseattleblog.com/2016/11/west-seattle-weekend-scene-harbor-avalon-manning-volunteers-cleaning-planting/#comments Sat, 05 Nov 2016 20:12:48 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=863651 avalonclean3
(1st two photos by WSB’s Patrick Sand)

The organizers of this morning’s Harbor/Avalon/Manning work party said “rain or shine,” and they meant it! In the final hour, we found hardy volunteers under and around the bridge, cleaning up the area as well as planting trees and ferns.

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Don Brubeck from West Seattle Bike Connections sent the next photo – reporting that WSBC had three volunteers joining in, as the group planted five 5 Hogan’s Cedars:

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As mentioned in the announcements of this work party and one earlier in the year, this work is part of the preparation for a beautification project next year funded by a city matching-fund grant (volunteer work counts toward the “match”).

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YOU CAN HELP: Luna Park-area community cleanup Saturday http://westseattleblog.com/2016/11/you-can-help-luna-park-area-community-cleanup-saturday/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:58:36 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=863418 Reminder from Roxane in the Luna Park area:

Our neighborhood, along with Luna Park Merchants and the Seattle reLeaf Tree Ambassador team, will be holding a work party to continue the clean up of the Avalon/ Harbor at Manning area on Saturday, November 5th, from 9 am until noon.

This is the second in a series of work parties to ready the site for the Neighborhood Street and Park fund grant work that will commence in February 2017 AND provide a green buffer for neighboring homes and businesses. Meet at the parking area of Luna Park Café. Help us remove aggressive weeds, care for the mature trees, and improve sightlines for pedestrians and traffic. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and instruction. No experience necessary.

WE WILL BE PLANTING SOME NEEDED TREES TOO! Here is the link for RSVPs.

Rain or shine!

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Pedestrian hurt near Avalon ramp to West Seattle Bridge http://westseattleblog.com/2016/09/pedestrian-hurt-near-avalon-ramp-to-west-seattle-bridge/ http://westseattleblog.com/2016/09/pedestrian-hurt-near-avalon-ramp-to-west-seattle-bridge/#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:51:49 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=857886 Thanks for the tips – police and fire are in the Luna Park area investigating an incident that left a man unconscious and being rushed to the hospital. According to what we’re hearing via scanner, he’s about 50 years old and was on foot when hit by a car near the Avalon ramp to the bridge. If you’re heading out any time soon, avoid the area.

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West Seattle Crime Watch: Another storage-unit break-in http://westseattleblog.com/2016/09/west-seattle-crime-watch-another-storage-unit-break-in/ http://westseattleblog.com/2016/09/west-seattle-crime-watch-another-storage-unit-break-in/#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2016 20:38:55 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=856796 1:38 PM: Burglars are still targeting local storage units in the Luna Park area. Most recently, we’ve had multiple reports of break-ins at Public Storage on SW Avalon Way; today, we have word of a break-in at nearby Stor-More (WSB sponsor) on SW Yancy. The victim says it happened late Friday night:

They broke into only our unit, apparently. We had a really good lock on the door but they cut the hasp — so essentially, they cut *around* the lock. They went through almost every box and threw stuff around and took jewelry and a few antique silver ornate serving platters. Mostly stuff they could sell easily.

Searching Tweets by Beat for the incident number (2016-320931), we noticed another burglary report this weekend (different incident #) for an “unoccupied structure on residential property” in the same block.

6:08 PM: As noted in comments, there are reports now of multiple break-ins at Stor-More this weekend. We’ll be following up on these and the PS break-ins, with police and with company reps, to see if we can find out about plans for increased security.

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West Seattle Crime Watch: Home, storage burglaries http://westseattleblog.com/2016/08/west-seattle-crime-watch-home-storage-burglaries/ http://westseattleblog.com/2016/08/west-seattle-crime-watch-home-storage-burglaries/#comments Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:25:24 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=855781 Reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

STORAGE FACILITY HIT AGAIN: Two customers of the Public Storage facility in the 2900 block of SW Avalon Way have e-mailed to let us know burglar(s) have struck there again. One reports, “My unit along with about 15 others were hit overnight or sometime this morning.” She’s on a floor with “secure elevators” but was told that entry was made via emergency-exit stairwells. She says she’s moving her belongings somewhere else. The other victim who contacted us also reported being told that multiple units were broken into. We also reported last Sunday on multiple break-ins at the same facility.

MARINE VIEW DRIVE BURGLARY: Also via e-mail: “Today, around 12:30, my parent’s house in the area of 112th & Marine View Dr SW was broken into. The (burglars), possibly two of them, neighbors think were white males wearing construction vests & driving a dark SUV. Made entry through window & took the stolen items out the garage. Of the stolen items, the biggie was a safe. About 2×2.”

Thanks again for the Crime Watch reports – 206-293-6302 text or voice if it’s urgent (after you’ve called 911), editor@westseattleblog.com if it’s not.

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