Pre-construction meetings, survey for Westwood, Sunrise Heights ‘roadside raingardens’ sewer-overflow-control project

King County’s next major combined-sewer-overflow-control project, the Barton basin “green stormwater infrastructure” roadside raingardens on 15 streets in Westwood and Sunrise Heights, is close to starting construction. So the county has just announced two pre-construction community meetings:

Join King County at one of two community meetings to prepare the neighborhood for upcoming construction activities. At the meeting, you can:

· Learn more about the construction schedule and sequence of activities
· Meet representatives from the construction contractor, Goodfellow Brothers
· Hear how King County works with neighbors during construction
· Learn about anticipated construction impacts
· Bring the kids! A kids activity table will be set up in the main room both days

Thursday, January 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Westside School, 7740 34th Ave SW
Saturday, January 25, 10:00 – 11:30 am, High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW

Checking the project website, we also found this online survey for those in the neighborhoods affected.

2 Replies to "Pre-construction meetings, survey for Westwood, Sunrise Heights 'roadside raingardens' sewer-overflow-control project"

  • AG January 8, 2014 (9:31 am)

    As much as I hated this at the beginning (we put a ton of time and energy and $$ into our own sidewalk rain garden and I hate to see it ripped up and replaced with similar) I’m starting to look forward to the slow-down the bio swales will force. Between the burglary increase in our neighborhood this summer; the increase of speeding through-traffic trying to cut behind 35th at 50MPH through the neighborhood to get the kids to school; plus the fact that one of the local driving schools and the DOL like to use our block as the practice and test area, I’m really now looking forward to the general slow down and decrease in traffic for us.

  • Losing parking January 9, 2014 (3:38 pm)

    Unfortunately, we have been fighting with the county and the city, and they keep playing ping pong with us! We attended committee meetings and council meetings, and just got nowhere. We are one of 14 homes losing all the parking in front of our house, that we have owned since 1987. This is due to a “curb bulb” and filter being installed in front of our house. Please look at the detailed map and drawings if you live on 31st, 32nd, 34th in the 77xx, 73xx, 84xx, 86xx, 75xx, 81xx and 86xx blocks. We have done our research on this, and we know the city code puts parking and vehicular use as a priority. This project is not compliant and would require a street vacation (partial) and a hearing. We would like to have company at that hearing.

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