West Seattle, Washington
Here are tonight’s pandemic updates:
KING COUNTY’S NEWEST NUMBERS: No daily update here, and no explanation, but for the record: One week ago, the King County totals were 74,562/1,215/4,725/813,111.
STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.
WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 102.9 million cases and 2,227,000+ deaths, 441,000+ of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here.
PHASE 2 MONDAY: King County and six other counties are officially in Phase 2 of “Healthy Washington” as of tomorrow. That means, among other things, indoor dining can resume at limited capacity, indoor fitness offerings can increase, and indoor movies and bowling are allowed again. (If your business has a reopening update, please let us know!)
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By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
Proposals for the north stretch of West Marginal Way SW are about to go under the public-feedback microscope.
They were briefly discussed as part of SDOT‘s presentation at Thursday’s West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting, but they were the major news from the meeting, including an announcement of a February 18th “open house” and an upcoming mailer.
SDOT‘s been considering possibilities for West Marginal for some months – beyond the safety improvements near the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, which are already locked in. One previously discussed idea, turning one northbound lane into a freight-only lane, is off the table, as we’ve reported before. So what this is all about is what’s going to happen to the southbound side, from the bridge to the Longhouse:
Here’s what’s being proposed – first, two options for what is being referred to as “Section 1”:
Just two weeks until Valentine’s Day. One gift idea from a local nonprofit – the Delridge Grocery Co-op is offering Valentine’s “treat bags.” For $35, pickup or delivery, you get these treats:
*Bellflower Chocolate bar
*Wanna Date? date spread
*Jacobsen Salt Co. Sea Salt Caramels
*Big Heart Tea Co. Cup of Love Tea (Loose Leaf)
*Sister Sage Herbs Weekend Warrior Muscle Balm
Pickup is at the Delridge Grocery Co-op space (5444 Delridge Way SW) 10:30 am-12:30 am on Saturday, February 13th, and deliveries will be made that afternoon. To be eligible for delivery, you have to be, DGC stipulates, on “the West Seattle peninsula (as far south as Roxbury) … in the following zip codes: 98106, 98116, 98126, and 98136.” Order here by February 10th.
P.S. DGC also announces:
Our Equity Committee is also looking for people interested in being part of a focus group as part of a new Community Advisory Board (CAB) of Black, Duwamish, and Disabled members to talk about creating a community survey.
Here’s how to get involved with that.
(West Seattle SkyLink advocates’ 12-minute presentation video)
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
Sound Transit‘s light-rail extension to West Seattle is already expected to be later and costlier than originally planned – with the schedule and cost changes far from finalized.
Advocates for building a gondola system instead of light rail think this mode of aerial transportation could fix both problems, by being cheaper and faster to build.
The idea of aerial transit between West Seattle and downtown has been discussed for a few years. But supporters recently bestowed the concept with the name West Seattle SkyLink, launching a new campaign to muster community interest and enthusiasm, while also angling for official support.
Those photos are from a presentation that will be given to the Northwest Seaport Alliance managing members – aka commissioners from the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma – during their monthly meeting on Tuesday. This will be their quarterly update on the Terminal 5 modernization project in West Seattle, as it approaches a major milestone – the north berth at T-5 is supposed to go into service by midyear. The meeting is online, starting at 11:30 am Tuesday (February 2nd); here’s the agenda (including call-in and commenting instructions), and here’s where to watch the meeting’s video stream.
Want to volunteer, outdoor and distanced? You have two chances to help with neighbor-organized cleanups in the next two weekends:
ALKI CLEANUP: Jessica continues organizing first-Saturday cleanups at the beach. Next one is 10 am-2 pm Saturday, February 6th. To RSVP or ask a question, text Jessica at 206-769-6330.
UNDER THE BRIDGE: Conrad is working – with Jessica’s help – to organize volunteers “to clean up trash under the West Seattle Bridge and ultimately along West Marginal Way.” 1-4 pm Saturday, February 13th. Sign up here.
(Thursday night’s sunset from Lincoln Park, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)
Here are highlights for January’s grand finale:
HIGH TIDE: 12.6 feet at 7:16 am, first of four mornings with notably high tides (see the next three here).
TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Every week we update our list of more than 20 local churches’ Sunday online services (a few also offer in-person options), with the latest links; find them here.
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, the market’s open. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (Enter at California/Alaska; pickups for online orders are at California/Oregon)
WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Open 11 am-4 pm – need a tool to fix or improve something? (4408 Delridge Way SW)
(added) FREE ICE CREAM: Moto Pizza is offering free cups of soft-serve noon-4 pm. (4526 42nd SW)
HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL ONLINE OPEN HOUSE: Noon – registration link is in our calendar listing.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOL ONLINE OPRN HOUSE: 1 pm – go here for the link and info.
HOLY FAMILY BILINGUAL SCHOOL ONLINE OPEN HOUSE: 2 pm – registration link is in our calendar listing.
FREE TO-GO DINNER: White Center Community Dinner Church will serve to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near the Bartell Drugs parking lot in White Center. (9600 15th Ave SW)
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