FOLLOWUP: Council committee unanimously OKs Orchard Street Ravine expansion purchase

(Slide from presentation to committee)

The vote was 4-0 minutes ago as the City Council’s Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee gave their approval to buying a 5,600-square-foot parcel for expansion of the Orchard Street Ravine. We previewed the proposal in this story; if the full Council gives final approval next Monday, the site at 7137 38th SW (shown on this map)will be bought with $235,000 in Park District levy money. The presentation at today’s meeting was relatively short; earlier, as expected, several neighbors and community advocates spoke in favor of the purchase. (4:59 PM UPDATE: Here’s the Seattle Channel video – this is the last item, 46 minutes in.) The councilmembers present and voting yes today were committee chair Debora Juarez, Lorena González, Sally Bagshaw, and Lisa Herbold, who said as the meeting wrapped up that she’d heard another OSR neighbor is interested in donating/selling land, and Seattle Parks reps confirmed they’re looking into that.

3 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Council committee unanimously OKs Orchard Street Ravine expansion purchase"

  • Ice August 2, 2018 (4:24 pm)

    that’s great. I hope this park continues to slowly expand over the years. I live right near it and it took me years to discover, but it’s now one of my favorite parks!

  • Jeremiah Holt August 3, 2018 (8:12 am)

    My understanding is that there is one more hurdle to clear.   My buddy tells me:There is one more action required by the City and that happens this Monday August 6th at 2:00 in City Council Chambers (600 – 4th Avenue). Anyone who wishes to make a presence and show support is most welcome, that will help cement the deal.  You need not make a statement, but if you’re so inclined a simple, “We support this acquisition” will do wonders to help.

    • WSB August 3, 2018 (8:23 am)

      That is mentioned in the story.

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