Fauntleroy ferry-terminal overhaul to be discussed at March 17-18 meetings

(WSB file photo)

Between the reopening of the West Seattle Bridge in 2022 and the opening of Sound Transit light rail in 2031 (or later), at least one more major West Seattle transportation project looms: Overhauling the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. Washington State Ferries has been talking about it for years, and terminal neighbors have been girding for battle over potential expansion as part of the plan. Now WSF says it’s ready to start the official “community engagement” part of what it says will be a “multi-year planning process, and has announced two online community meetings for later this month – 11 am Wednesday, March 17th, and 6 pm Thursday, March 18th. WSF’s announcement notes:

The Fauntleroy terminal was built in the 1950s and needs substantial work to address deficiencies of the aging and seismically vulnerable structure to maintain safe and reliable service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth ferry route. The meetings will include information on why the current Fauntleroy terminal needs to be replaced, how project plans will be developed and how the community can expect to be involved.

You’ll have to pre-register to get the meeting links – go here for March 17th; go here for March 18th. (WSF says the presentations at both meetings will be the same.) The project is expected to be built around 2025-2027.

3 Replies to "Fauntleroy ferry-terminal overhaul to be discussed at March 17-18 meetings"

  • 1994 March 3, 2021 (9:28 pm)

    How about relocating it to Des Moines? Make direct access to S 240th which is then a straight shot up the hill to Highline CC and a short hop to I-5 at the Des Moines & Hwy 516 interchange.

    • Texas Tom March 4, 2021 (10:56 am)

      Dibs on the vacant property at Fauntleroy.

  • Ivan Weiss March 4, 2021 (8:06 am)

    I think the *present* Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal dates to 1950, but according to History Link, there has been a ferry landing there since the 1920s. So unless you are a supercentenarian, that dock, or some other ferry dock, has been there longer than you have, or longer than you have been aware of it.

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