WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Extra time for comments, plus two upcoming meetings

(WSB photo from last week’s open house)

Sound Transit is extending its “scoping period” for commenting on the West Seattle to Ballard light-rail project. That’s according to an email announcement sent today to the project’s Stakeholder Advisory Group. The timeline for decisionmaking is NOT going to be extended, the SAG was told, but the current “scoping period” for comments is now going to remain open until April 2nd. As noted in our daily highlight list, one more “open house” (third and final in the series that started last week in West Seattle) is planned, downtown tonight; you also can get your commnts into the official record:

*Via the online open house
*Email: wsbscopingcomments@soundtransit.org
*Voicemail: 833-972-2666
*Postal Mail: West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions, c/o Lauren Swift, Sound Transit, 401 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104

Two meetings in West Seattle next week will feature ST reps and are open to all:

*Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council, 7 pm Monday (March 11th), Pathfinder K-8 (1901 SW Genesee)
*Delridge Station Community Workshop, 6:30 pm Tuesday (March 12th), Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW)

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Extra time for comments, plus two upcoming meetings"

  • BettytheYeti March 8, 2019 (3:02 pm)

    Tracy, I have spent 30 minutes trying to make heads or tails of the Level 3 Alternative.  May I have please have the “Cliff Notes” from you as to how this different than the other tunnel recommendations.  Is it the N/S alignment?  1 is the total elevation to the Junction, 2 is a tunnel, and 3 ends at 41st Cut and cover (which I am in favor) 42 & 44th design options.  Thanks.

    • Brian Hughes March 8, 2019 (6:10 pm)

      Many of us who live on 41st, 42nd, and 44th are very concerned that future expansion south to Burien will decimate our neighborhoods and negatively impact our property values and our ability to sell/move if we need to. A tunnel is the only way that our existing neighborhood. Just between Edmunds and Morgan, we’re talking about the loss of potentially 192 homes if a surface-Level southbound expansion were to occur. We have one chance to get this right, and getting it right means going underground. Capitol Hill, the U District, and Beacon Hill got tunnels. West Seattle should be treated the same. We’ve created a Facebook page to share information and to collaborate. https://www.facebook.com/groups/427475308062917/?ref=shareThis impacts all of us, even if you don’t live on one of the targeted streets. Please register your support for a tunnel with Sound Transit. 

      • EAJ Neighborhood Coalition March 10, 2019 (10:07 am)

        Hi Brian,Residents of the Junction area have formed a neighborhood coalition to oppose these newly proposed options that would tear through communities, leaving a scar on West Seattle for generations.  If you are interested in joining our group, please visit our website [LINK] and consider joining the on-line forum to participate in discussions and participate in collective action with your fellow West Seattle neighbors.  We hope to hear from you soon!The East Alaska Junction Neighborhood Coalition

  • Ivar March 9, 2019 (6:55 am)

    We should vote in smarter, and more frugal, representatives to that local government’s board.  The political appointees making the policy decisions for Sound Transit look out for developers, but not people impacted by the decisions.  Too bad we don’t have a proper voting right to control the board’s membership:  https://www.scribd.com/document/376834294/Sound-Transit-Claims-Outline

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