PARK PLANNING: City sets April 30 meeting for 48th/Charlestown

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

Two months ago, the city held a drop-in event to talk about the southwest corner of 48th/Charlestown, which is now in the planning process as a future park, after years as a “landbanked” site. And today, the next step has been announced – an April 30th meeting (6:30 pm at Dakota Place Park, 4304 SW Dakota). Three design concepts for the site will be presented, developed with feedback from the February event and an online survey. After that, Parks says: “Following community input at the April 30th meeting, we will develop a preferred design concept. The preferred design will be presented at the third and final community meeting in early summer 2019.” Planning, design, and construction are budgeted at $1.2 million from the Seattle Parks District levy; construction is planned next year.

4 Replies to "PARK PLANNING: City sets April 30 meeting for 48th/Charlestown"

  • OnGraham April 13, 2019 (12:43 am)

    This post reminded me to check in on the status of the Morgan Junction Park addition. The Park’s page for the project notes that the next community meeting for the Morgan Junction Park will also be on April 30 at Dakota Place. I plan to attend and hope other neighbors do, too!

    • WSB April 13, 2019 (1:11 am)

      Interesting. Seems unlikely but I’ll check with Parks first thing Monday. In addition to notification having been sent describing this only as a meeting about 48th/Charlestown, that’s how the Parks event calendar labels it too. Meantime, I do know that Ed from Parks is scheduled to update the Morgan Community Association at its meeting next Wed. (4/17, 7 pm, downstairs at The Kenney) …

      • OnGraham April 13, 2019 (10:38 am)

        Thanks for checking in on accuracy of that Park’s info. Feels like Morgan Park project is really lagging, especially notable given what a blight that fenced in lot is, and will be for almost two more years. :(

        • WSB April 15, 2019 (3:20 pm)

          The Morgan website mention was an error, Parks tells me, and is fixing. The April 30th meeting is just about 48th/Charlestown. But do come to the Morgan Community Association meeting on Wednesday for info on where the Morgan Junction project stands!

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