Missed midday open house for West Seattle Junction park design? Here’s why you’ll want to go tonight

That’s Karimah Edwards from Seattle Parks, holding a tablet to show us the “fly-through” renderings of the three design concepts for the future West Seattle Junction park in the 4700 block of 40th SW [map]. We checked them out at the first of today/tonight’s two “open house” sessions, to show you what you’ll find if you stop by the site tonight for the second drop-in event, 5:30-7 pm. You’ll see the three concepts on easels, too:

GGLO worked with Seattle Parks to create the concepts, using the 10 features that were most popular in last year’s feedback (hundreds of people took the online survey and/or visited the drop-in Farmers’ Market meeting). All three concepts have some things in common – like lots of seating, and garden-style plantings – but otherwise, some dramatically different central features, like a boardwalk in Option 2 and a 6-foot climbing wall in Option 3. The open-house location, by the way, is at the site but fully covered, inside the big tent that was used as a temporary fire station there for more than a year, so don’t worry about the weather:

Refreshments are from the indie coffee and wine bar that’s literally next door to the park, Sound and Fog:

If you just can’t stop by tonight either, a survey will be available online soon – watch the official project website for that. The city bought the 2/3-acre park site five years ago for $1.4 million and has had it “landbanked” until money ($1.9 million) was available for developing it; that’s coming from the Seattle Park District levy.

3 Replies to "Missed midday open house for West Seattle Junction park design? Here's why you'll want to go tonight"

  • HappyOnAlki February 1, 2018 (4:09 pm)

    Do we know the 10 features that were most popular in last year’s feedback? (The SurveyMonkey link is messed up.)

  • Ursula February 4, 2018 (12:21 pm)

     Poor planning scheduling as it conflicts with SDOT, JUNO, Fauntleroy Blvd Project.  Impossible to be 2 places at once.    PLEASE hold another public meeting for unveiling with questions and answers so that informed voting can take place!!!  I cannot decipher the online designs.  The video pan looks like a totally different location than the temporary firehouse…what happened to the tall buildings?

    For real community voting another informational meeting is required,  not in conflict with other important urban village meetings.  Thank you

    • WSB February 4, 2018 (12:31 pm)

      Hi there – I noted this in response to your comment on a related story but for the record, this was NOT in conflict with any other meeting. JuNO met on Wednesday night, January 31st (here’s our report, published the following night). The park meetings were on Thursday, February 1st (we published this story after going to the first one). – TR

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