FOLLOWUP: New timeline for future park site at 48th/Charlestown

(WSB file photo, future park site at 48th/Charlestown)

Thanks to the texter who noted that an informational sign is finally up at the “landbanked” future park site at 48th SW and SW Charlestown. When last we checked in, earlier this year, the timeline was for planning to happen in the first half of this year, but now it’s expected to last into next year, and construction is still two years away, according to the newest update. Since the website doesn’t mention what kind of public process – meeting, survey, etc. – will be part of the design phase, we checked today with Seattle Parks. We’re told the project is in the middle of a change in planners so it’ll be a few weeks before that info is available. The park-development budget remains listed at $1.2 million.

15 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: New timeline for future park site at 48th/Charlestown"

  • Ron Swanson November 8, 2018 (2:56 pm)

    Two words: dog park. 

    • woof November 8, 2018 (3:37 pm)

      Why?  Dogs already have free roam at Madison…

      • Bark November 8, 2018 (10:46 pm)

        Though technically they aren’t allowed to be. Not saying I care, but they aren’t legally allowed on school grounds.

    • Jeff Gilfoy November 8, 2018 (4:27 pm)

      Too small for a dog park, it would end up nothing but a mud hole 9 months of the year.  

  • Tony S November 8, 2018 (3:01 pm)

    Is this where the “Grocery Cart” store was when I was a kid in the ’70’s?

  • WS Guy November 8, 2018 (3:17 pm)

    Dear SPARC,Please clear the trash in the corner and mow the grass a few times a year. I’ll just charge you $10k for the consulting.  Feel free to squander the rest.

  • Lola November 8, 2018 (3:43 pm)

    Tony S, yes it used to be Grocery Cart in the 70’s my dad used to work there.  It was also a few other names but do not remember them all. 

  • Bonnie November 8, 2018 (4:17 pm)

    Was it Pay n’ Pak?No.  Not that but a store where you wrote your own pricing on it.  I can’t think of the name.

    • miws November 8, 2018 (4:53 pm)

      Bonnie, that was Prairie Market where PCC used to be. Before Prairie Market, it was a QFC. As far as what the 48th/Charlestown place was before the Grocery Cart, my mind is currently blanking. —Mike

      • Bonnie November 8, 2018 (6:24 pm)

        Thanks Mike.  I wasn’t around in the 70’s (didn’t come to WS until the 80’s) but I somehow remember there used to be a grocery store there.

        • psps November 8, 2018 (9:33 pm)

          The grocery store was shuttered and boarded up around 1980 and stood that way for a few years before razing and becoming what it is now. That’s when they built the houses to the west too.

    • Michelle WS Native November 10, 2018 (4:15 pm)

      Was it Lo-mart? I remember walking there a few times. The store that I know for sure used black pens to mark prices was Prairie Market where PCC is currently being remodeled.

  • Mom November 9, 2018 (8:21 am)

    No the store was on the next block west between 48th and 49th 

  • Loved and left WS November 9, 2018 (11:55 am)

    This is the block between 48th and 49th. Lived there for 25 years. 

  • Gina November 9, 2018 (12:07 pm)

    The park was the parking lot for the store, Thrifty? Before name change to Grocery Cart. Store building was across the alley.

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