West Seattle, Washington
Thanks to City Councilmember Lisa Herbold‘s staff for letting us know that the much-awaited Columbia Street 2-Way Transit Pathway got a brief mention in a council committee meeting today. It happened during a briefing by staffers from the Office of the Waterfront. Its director Marshall Foster noted that as a bus-riding West Seattleite he’s looking forward to it opening “very shortly.” How soon is that? pressed Councilmember Herbold. “Within the month,” Foster said, adding that the date would be announced – also – “very shortly.” You can see this part of the discussion about 46 minutes into the Seattle Channel video above. This SDOT post from last fall explains how the pathway will work.
After passing their health inspection today, The Good Society Brewery and Public House in The Admiral District has finalized an opening date: Valentine’s Day. That’s the word from co-proprietor Nick Berger, when we asked after reader tips and questions (thank you!). For the backstory, here’s our report from last July, when they explained their plan “to marry good beer with good deeds” at 2701 California SW.
Two notices today from Seattle Parks, with upcoming West Seattle meetings that might interest you:
HIAWATHA PLAY AREA RELOCATION/RENOVATION: The next steps of this project‘s planning process are two meetings on Thursday, February 27th, both at Hiawatha Community Center (2700 California SW) – 11 am-12:30 pm (during tot gym) or 6:30-8 pm. Both will include the opportunity to review and comment on design options.
PARK DISTRICT LEVY PLANNING: The Parks Department Strategic Plan presentation during last month’s Morgan Community Association meeting (WSB coverage here) included a mention of a West Seattle meeting about the next six-year Park District levy – and now it’s official. As part of this online update from Parks Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, the meeting was announced for 6 pm March 2nd at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW). You can also offer input about the next levy via email – PDplanning@seattle.gov.
3:31 PM: Seattle Fire has a “full response” headed to the 7500 block of 24th SW [map] for what’s described as a car fire inside a multifamily building’s garage. Updates to come.
3:37 PM: Per radio exchange, SPD is closing Holden just east of Delridge because of the fire response. The fire so far is reported to be confined to the garage.
3:44 PM: Adding photos. The response is being downsized.
3:50 PM: Firefighters told us at the scene that the fire was largely confined to the car – it didn’t spread to the building. No injuries reported. Right now they’re working on ventilation.
4:21 PM: Holden is open again.
The West Seattle beer scene keeps brewing up new entries – like Cold Crash Brewing Co., about to arrive west of The Junction. From proprietors Erin Treankler and Robyn Campbell:
We, Cold Crash Brewing Co., are a women-owned, gluten-free brewery located at 4507 48th Ave SW. The area is residential. We converted our 600-square-foot detached building into a brewery and tasting room. We are a licensed home-based commercial brewery – this includes city, state, federal permits.
The Cold Crash Brewing tasting room’s public grand opening is noon-5 pm Sunday, February 16th; all ages welcome, details here. Their regular winter hours after that will be Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 pm.
(Duwamish River, photographed by Don Brubeck)
Before we get on with the rest of today’s news – a quick preview of tonight’s highlights:
SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE: As previewed here Wednesday, students from 10 local schools are showing their work in the first of three regional arts festivals, 5-8 pm at Chief Sealth International High School – starting with free dinner 5-6 pm, continuing with performances at 6 pm. (2600 SW Thistle)
PARENT EDUCATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION: 6 pm at West Seattle High School – details in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)
STORIES AND SONGS: Sue Quigley, Julia Francis, and Friends, 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)
LAST WEEK FOR ‘THE REVOLUTIONISTS’: ArtsWest‘s comedy closes after Sunday. Tonight’s curtain is at 7:30 pm. Check here for tickets. (4711 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE SOUL: Hot ticket at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $10 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
10:30 AM: Seattle Police have arrested a suspect in last Sunday morning’s Alki Beach shooting. Gang Unit detectives arrested the 21-year-old suspect in Snohomish County on Wednesday, according to this morning’s announcement, which says he was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault. The shooting early Sunday sent a 21-year-old man to the hospital with a gunshot wound. Another man, who tried to help the victim after what was described as a robbery attempt, also was taken to the hospital with other injuries. We’ll update when we find out more about the suspect.
12:14 PM: Looks like the suspect’s bail hearing won’t be until tomorrow. He does not appear to have a felony record, at least according to what public records are showing so far.
Watch that video to learn about Mode Music and Performing Arts – the nonprofit operated by Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor) – as MMPA and MMS invite you to sign up early for music/theater summer camps at a discounted price!
Join us this summer for week-long day camps. Our summer camps that serve ages 6-11.
Before Care* 8:00-9:00
AM Camp 9:00 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00 – 12:30
PM Camp 12:30 – 3:30 pm
10 percent off if you enroll by March 1st. After-care is available for an extra charge, too. For registration and more details, go here.
(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)
6:43 AM: Good morning. No incidents or alerts in our area so far.
8:04 AM: Crash reported at 16th/Holden.
8:23 AM: Thsnks for the texts. That location has been amended to 16th/Kenyon. We are headed there to look.
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