FAUNTLEROY FERRY DOCK: Alternative locations ruled out; community meetings planned

Two major developments in the ongoing plan to replace the Fauntleroy ferry terminal/dock:

ALTERNATE LOCATIONS DISCARDED: Above is the WSF recording of last Wednesday’s Community Advisory Group meeting for the project. One major development – the possible alternative locations proposed in the early going are not going to advance to the next level of review. So what they’re looking at is what could be built in the same location – a same-size dock, a larger dock, etc. Still under consideration are possible offsite holding areas, coupled with a new dock in the same location. Here’s the slide deck with highlights including the list of which alternatives are advancing and which are not.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS: WSF has just formally announced the next round of community meetings, plus an upcoming “online open house,” as your chance to find out where the planning is at and share your thoughts. The online open house is set for May 18th through June 13th – no link yet; the community meetings will be held online, noon-1:30 pm May 24th and 6-7:30 pm May 25th. WSF says both meetings will cover the same information; register to attend by going here for May 24th, here for May 25th.

12 Replies to "FAUNTLEROY FERRY DOCK: Alternative locations ruled out; community meetings planned"

  • Anne May 10, 2022 (1:31 pm)

    Thank goodness it’s staying put. 

  • ToolRoomDude May 10, 2022 (2:22 pm)

    I know it’s kind of a eyesore for the Neighborhood…But I think something like a smaller version of the parking they have at SeaTac would solve the problem.

    • Franisco May 11, 2022 (9:54 am)

      Did you know the SeaTac is the second largest parking garage in the world? Fun fact So how small would be a small version of the second largest parking garage be? :P 

      • CarDriver May 11, 2022 (12:32 pm)

        Where’s the largest?

  • K May 10, 2022 (3:02 pm)

    Glad to see it is staying put. I love the access to this ferry, part of the reason I love WS so much and chose to live here.

  • Burgerman May 10, 2022 (8:13 pm)

    I sure hope that “alternative offsite parking” doesn’t mean any of the Lincoln Park lots.  None of them are acceptable options – they’re too highly utilized, especially when the weather’s nice.  Forcing park users to enter the neighborhoods to park will result in a pedestrian accident sooner or later.  Write Herbold and WSDOT now!

  • StopCuttingDownTrees May 10, 2022 (9:24 pm)


  • John May 11, 2022 (12:40 am)

    The fact that there was ever even a consideration of alternate locations for the dock just shows you how our government does not function properly. The amount of time and taxpayer dime wasted to even draw up those plans when they weren’t even remotely feasible. I think the most direct approach would be to move the current passenger waiting area to the other side of the dock and add a second slip there where the water is deeper. The fact of Vashon has multiple but Fauntleroy only has one has always baffled me

    • CarDriver May 11, 2022 (1:58 pm)

      If the government DIDN’T consider all of the alternative’s complainers would be whining that it was proof of the government not functioning properly. Sigh.

  • Dan May 11, 2022 (3:06 am)

    I’m unable to open the slide deck. It shows “403 Forbidden”. Any ideas?

  • Lola May 11, 2022 (7:58 am)

    I could not believe some of the alternate locations that they threw out there.  They think it is bad not just imagine if they would have chosen one of those locations?  I don’t think people really thought about it when they thought about the new locations.  It still gets overwhelming where it is but the people who are using the dock also need to not be rude and try to cut corners to get into the line.  DO NOT Make A LEFT ONTO THE DOCK HOLDING UP EVERYONE BEHIND YOU.  

  • Vashon May 27, 2022 (9:28 pm)

    Make a u turn instead?  Poor you.  

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