FOLLOWUP: First phase of work soon at future electric-vehicle-charging site in Morgan Junction

(Early site plan)

We first reported back in March that a former Seattle City Light substation site in Morgan Junction was under consideration as a future electric-vehicle-charging site. SCL says the plan is now finalized and the first phase of work at the site is expected to start this weekend. The site is at 4118 SW Morgan, 4,520 square feet of land taken out of substation service back in 2014. Contaminated soil has to be removed from the site, and in order to do that, SCL says it has to remove trees and other vegetation, which is the work that’ll be done first. It’s explained in this letter sent to nearby residents/businesses. SCL spokesperson Jenn Strang says the trees will be replaced “two for one” as per city policy. Other landscaping will be done, she said, with a “pollinator aesthetic.” The charging site is planned for eight “fast chargers,” so up to eight vehicles could use it simultaneously (and they’ll be paying to use it). But even though the site prep is being done now, according to Strang, actual construction of the charging station isn’t expected before the middle of next year. The site will be fenced in the interim. You can read more about the project here; that page also has contact info if you have questions, and Strang says SCL will have a rep at next month’s Morgan Community Association meeting (October 19th) to talk about it.

10 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: First phase of work soon at future electric-vehicle-charging site in Morgan Junction"

  • Ant September 20, 2022 (3:59 pm)

    This is great!!

  • Nolan September 20, 2022 (4:56 pm)

    Glad to hear we’ve finally built so much housing that there’s no better conceivable use for land right next to multiple shops and a RapidRide line.

    • Mr J September 20, 2022 (5:27 pm)

      That was discussed in the OG post from the blog a while back, the space isn’t big enough. It would fit 1 box house at 2.3million or 2 smaller a ones at 1 million a pop. 

  • Olive September 20, 2022 (6:08 pm)

    Petrol stations should also be hidden from view.  Putting them where they protrude into an otherwise decent intersection is gross. They are hideous and we are over them.

    • Adam September 20, 2022 (8:01 pm)

      Well I for one need to be able to see the gas stations. Do you know how much gas it takes for me to circle the block trying to find it? I barely get 12 mpg as it is in my big truck, I’m just glad it can hold up to 38 gallons of dinosaur juice. I mean I’d love to switch to an electric vehicle but you and I know that coal and hydroelectric power are evil, so, ya know. Nah for real tho I’m ready for nuke everything 

    • Scarlett September 21, 2022 (1:17 pm)

      Yeah, that nasty, gross oil that is the basis for our entire modern civilization.  Yuck!   

      • Smoosh September 21, 2022 (8:12 pm)

        I hope you enjoyed the fruits of our modern civilization today by taking a nice long drive with your windows down doing some deep breathing exercises.

  • Aaron September 20, 2022 (7:33 pm)

    Middle of next year!? Ugh, better late than never I guess.

  • Kyle September 20, 2022 (9:13 pm)

    Anything ever going to happen with the 16th SW and Holden excess site?

  • Iris Antman September 21, 2022 (10:53 am)

    I really hope that no big trees are being taken down. Our tree canopy is essential as a carbon sink, and new trees, even two for one, do not necessarily provide the same advantage. I’m thrilled for the EV charging station AND I really hope all climate/environmental factors are weighed into the equation.

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