West Seattle, Washington
We’ve already reported that 8854 Delridge Way SW is returning to the Southwest Design Review Board next month, two years after its first review. Now that SWDRB meeting has a second project, and the board will be convened two weeks later for yet another review.
First: On September 5th, when the SWDRB will see the South Delridge project at 6:30, that will be followed at 8 pm by their first look at 4401 42nd SW, proposed as “a 5-story apartment building with 72 small efficiency dwelling units and 6 live-work units (with parking) for 36 vehicles …”
Then at 6:30 pm September 19th, the board is now scheduled to consider the latest version of a project between 30th SW and Harbor SW, with the addresses 3252 30th Ave SW, 3315/ 3303/ 3257 Harbor Ave SW. This was reviewed by the board in April 2017 (WSB coverage here) and has site plans for 32 three-story rowhouse-style units. All meetings will be at the Senior Center/Sisson Building (4217 SW Oregon) and will include public-comment periods.
At right in the photo above is the new passenger-ferry facility at Pier 50 downtown, a few weeks before its completion. It’s ready to go now, and King County Water Taxi and Kitsap Fast Ferry passengers will be first to use it Monday morning. As we reported Friday, West Seattle service will resume with the route’s regular full-size vessel, Doc Maynard. It’s been exactly two years since the passenger ferries’ Seattle dock moved to a temporary spot at Pier 52 so the new facility could be built as part of the Colman Dock overhaul (longer than the year and a half estimated in 2017, and the “little more than a year” mentioned on the WT website). We’ll get a close-up look at the new facility during a media tour tomorrow morning.
Looking for half-day preschool? The West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) is opening a new program location and invites interested families to an open house this Thursday (August 15th). The open house is at the new location, Hallows Church, 3420 SW Cloverdale, 4-6 pm Thursday. Meantime, the Y is continuing to work on additional elsewhere “to increase our capacity to serve families in the area,” executive director Shalimar Gonzales tells WSB, with news on that likely “later in the year.” (Photo: King County Assessor’s website)
The end of summer and start of school aren’t that far off. For many families, it’s also time to think about enrichment programs, like the ones offered by the nonprofit wing of WSB sponsor Mode Music Studios. Here’s the announcement:
As school is fast approaching, Mode Music and Performing Arts is ready to get into our local schools and make a difference. Mode’s enrichment programs are thriving in several Seattle Public Schools. Registration just opened for Fall 2019 classes available at their event space located at 3801 Delridge Way SW.
Check out the story below!
Fall classes can be found here.
As you’ll see at that link, Mode offers classes for kids/youth of all ages, babies through teens.
Wondering what to do with the rest of your Sunday afternoon? You’re invited to bring your dog(s) to the lot outside Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW) in Morgan Junction for Furry Faces Foundation‘s “Paw-Tee”! Activities include people-assisted paw painting:
Until 4 pm, Hands to Paws Animal Massage is there:
You can browse and bid at the silent auction until 5 pm:
And you can sing! Renowned karaoke host Christopher Mychael is there until 5:30 pm. Full Paw-Tee details are in our calendar listing.
Kayaking will again be part of the Duwamish River Festival this year. It’s happening next Saturday (August 17th) at Duwamish Waterway Park on the river in South Park (7900 10th Ave. S.), noon-5 pm. This will be the 13th annual festival, and it’s always educational as well as entertainment, with information about the river’s history and the ongoing cleanups. Live music and cultural presentations are planned too, according to the festival coordinators at the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition – with performers/presenters including Hurati Mana, NW Tap Connection, Amigos de Seattle, Kalpulli Tlaloktekhuhtli, Angeles de MX, Thai Classical Music and Dance, among others. A free boat tour of the river is scheduled post-festival, 6 pm from Harbor Island Marina; preregistration has already maxed out but the boat-tour ticket page says, “A limited number of additional tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis” at the festival – check at the City of Seattle booth.
Once upon a time, more than a century ago, West Seattle was NOT part of the City of Seattle. Why and how did that change? One week from today, on Sunday, August 18th, a new exhibit exploring that will open at the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Log House Museum. Here’s the SWSHS announcement:
Visitors will see the reveal of the Log House Museum’s newest exhibit, “Between the Lines: The Power and Parallels of the West Seattle Annexation.” During the fight for annexation, many groups struggled to exert their power and influence on the fate of the Duwamish Peninsula. Citizens’ concerns in 1907 – saloons, taxation, voters; rights, and others – mirror similar issues Seattle is dealing with today.
Guest curators Phil Hoffman and Greg Lange searched through city archives and uncovered the untold story of West Seattle Annexation. At the Log House Museum, people can learn about the “Greater Seattle” of the past, and how that past reflects the present and informs the future.
On display, there will be maps of West Seattle and surrounding areas that were annexed during the early 1900s as a way to create a “Greater Seattle.” In the exhibit, there will also be documents showcasing the debate around saloons, transportation, and much more. Visitors will also have a chance to write a postcard to their local government. Funded partially through a grant generously provided by 4Culture, this thought-provoking exhibit shows visitors that history can and will repeat itself.
Admission: Admission is ‘pay what you can’, and suggested donation is $5.00 for adults. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
The Log House Museum is at 61st/Stevens and regularly open Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 pm.
(Photographer David Hutchinson says harbor seals Pearl & Minnie Pearl are “still using the WS shoreline”)
Options for your Sunday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street, in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
TOUR ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: 1-4 pm tours of the historic lighthouse on Alki Point – get there by 3:45 pm. No admission charge. (3201 Alki SW)
PAWS & PAINT KARAOKE BEER GARDEN PARTY: You and your pup are invited to Furry Faces Foundation‘s party outside Beveridge Place Pub, 2-6 pm. So much going on, you have to go here for all the details. (6413 California SW)
‘BACKYARD BARD’ DOUBLE BILL: GreenStage‘s short Shakespeare productions – “Merry Wives of Windsor” at 3 pm, “Measure for Measure” at 4:15 pm, both at Delridge Community Center Park, both free. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
EVEN MORE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: GreenStage is also in Lincoln Park this afternoon with a free 3 pm performance of “Taming of the Shrew.” (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
CORREO AEREO: Latin American music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)
MONTY BANKS VARIETY SHOW: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING … via our full calendar.
ORIGINAL REPORT, 2:48 AM SUNDAY: An SDOT crew is being summoned for a cleanup on westbound Admiral Way near 37th SW for debris from a crash. Radio communication indicated a driver went into a yard and then left the scene on foot; police reportedly caught up with a suspect nearby, at 39th and Admiral.
UPDATE, MONDAY NIGHT: According to online records, the 20-year-old driver is under investigation for DUI and criminal hit-run.