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DELRIDGE TRIANGLE: Interested in leading the next phase of its redesign?

October 16, 2018 6:40 pm
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(Photo courtesy WWRHAH)

With a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant to help, local volunteers are ready to continue moving the Delridge Triangle into the future. Now, they’re ready for a partner. Here’s the announcement:

The Friends of the Delridge Triangle has now officially partnered with the Highland Park Improvement Club as our Fiscal Sponsor. We’ve now started the process of seeking a consultant or firm with expertise in planning, urban design, and/or landscape architecture to lead a series of public meetings to develop and deliver design concepts and cost estimates for the space located at 9200 Delridge Way.

If there are any local firms or consultants that are interested in submitting a response for consideration, the RFQ, support documentation and submissions process can be found at: delridgetriangle.org/rfq/

Submissions are due November 2nd. We hope to hear from interested professionals in the West Seattle community!

FOLLOWUP: Record turnout for Delridge Triangle cleanup

From Friends of the Delridge Triangle and the South Delridge Community Group:

Saturday, 8/11 marked another successful cleanup at the Delridge Triangle! We hit an all-time record of volunteers coming as far as Admiral to show their community spirit by pitching in at Delridge Way SW/18th Ave SW/SW Barton St, as well as surrounding blocks.

The cleanup was a joint effort between the South Delridge Community Group (SDCG) and Friends Of The Delridge Triangle (FDT). Burger Boss Drive In kindly sponsored the event with free meal vouchers for all participants.

This is one step of a greater project in the works to redevelop the Triangle into a safe and usable community space where the neighborhood can socialize and play. The Friends of the Delridge Triangle was recently awarded $41k through the Neighborhood Matching Fund to start a community engagement process for a Phase 1 redesign of the space. The redesign phase will run start September and run through Spring 2019. The community is invited to have their voices heard and participate in the project.

To learn more about the ongoing community work and receive notifications for upcoming clean ups in South Delridge, contact the South Delridge Community Group @:
sdelridgecommunitygroup@gmail.com or visit our website.

To receive project updates and information how get involved with the Delridge Triangle redesign project contact Friends Of The Delridge Triangle @: delridgetriangle@gmail.com or visit our website.

Delridge Triangle community cleanup with free food

The South Delridge Community Group and Friends of The Delridge Triangle will join efforts to clean the Delridge Triangle @ the intersection of Delridge Way SW / 18th Ave SW / SW Barton Street this Saturday, 8/11 . Meet us at the Triangle, rain or shine, at 10:00 am to join in.

The first 20 volunteers will receive a voucher for a free sandwich, fries and bottled water courtesy of community supporters Burger Boss Drive-In!

Gloves, garbage bags, and pickers will be provided. Please bring buckets or any other items you feel would be useful. Everyone is welcome – we hope to see you there!

Contact us @: sdelridgecommunitygroup@gmail.com Or visit our website: southdelridgecommunitygroup.wordpress.com

Delridge Triangle’s future: What’s next, now that a matching-fund grant is on the way

(File photo)

From Kim Barnes on behalf of Friends of the Delridge Triangle:

I’m pleased to announce The Delridge Triangle has been awarded the Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant!

We now have the opportunity to have a voice on how we want to best use this much needed and cherished space for the South Delridge community.

A big thank you to everyone that has participated to date to get us to this next stage in redeveloping the space.

Next steps on the project timeline:

August
– Friends of the Delridge Triangle (FDT) committee leaders will attend the City’s grant recipient workshop.
– Fiscal Sponsor to be selected.

September
– FDT committee to draft and publish scope with call for RFQs from interested Landscape Architects.
– FDT committee starts process of review of RFQs and selection of the vendor.

Want to join the FDT steering committee?
The steering committee is always open to community members that are interested and dedicated to supporting this project through to completion. Get in touch – email DelridgeTriangle@gmail.com to set up a short conversation about the role and see if it might work for you.

The grant, to cover the redesign process, is for $41,000; fundraising and volunteer time is required for the “match.” The rendered design is expected to be ready next spring, in late April/early May.

COMMUNITY GIVING: South Delridge Community Group, Friends of Delridge Triangle team up for cleanup

Thanks to Mary for the photo and report:

An energetic group of neighborhood volunteers came together on this sunny morning to clean up the Delridge Triangle at Delridge Way SW/18th Ave SW/SW Barton St, and to clean up surrounding blocks. The clean-up was a joint effort between the South Delridge Community Group (SDCG) and Friends Of The Delridge Triangle (FDT). This is one step of a greater project in the works to redevelop the Triangle into a safe and usable community space where the neighborhood can play. The Delridge Triangle project was a Your Voice, Your Choice 2017 award recipient. The project is now moving forward and hopes for a boost from the 2018 Neighborhood Matching Fund.

The next Delridge Triangle clean-up will take place on Saturday 08/11 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. All are welcome to join us. It’s a great way to start the weekend, keep our neighborhood clean, meet neighbors, and build community!

Contact the South Delridge Community Group @:
sdelridgecommunitygroup@gmail.com
Or visit our website:
southdelridgecommunitygroup.wordpress.com

Contact Friends Of The Delridge Triangle @:
delridgetriangle@gmail.com
Or visit our website:
Friends of The Delridge Triangle

Got 2 minutes? The Delridge Triangle can use them right now

That’s a view of the Delridge Triangle (18th/Barton). We’ve reported before on community plans to give it a brighter, safer future, and now there’s a simple, fast way to show your support. From Kim Barnes:

Did you know the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition is working in partnership with Highland Park Action Committee and South Delridge Community Group to improve one of our community public spaces in South Delridge?

On June 25th, The Friends of the Delridge Triangle will submit its application to the Neighborhood Matching Fund. The goal? To get the Delridge Triangle (9200 Delridge Way, across from Burger Boss and 2 Fingers Social) redesigned to create a space that is safe and usable for the community.

The Delridge Triangle lies at the center of the South Delridge community. With Highland Park to the east and Westwood-Roxhill to the west, the public right of way is central feature to the South Delridge corridor. The space has a long history of negative social behaviors that have created fear and avoidance and the surrounding community is in desperate need of easily accessible outdoor space. Your pledge to participate in the redesign project over Fall 2018-Spring 2019 is a critical step toward filling the need for easily accessible green space in South Delridge.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

For the grant application to be successful we need your pledge of interest to participate as the Community Match to the grant award over the October 2018-April 2019 period. Can you spare two minutes today and complete the volunteer pledge form here?

For project information along with online pledge form, you can go here: DelridgeTriangle.org Your details will not be shared beyond the Delridge Triangle team, and you’ll be updated on the progress of the application submission starting at the end of June.

Can you help with getting more pledges? Would you like to consider pledging cash, materials or have questions? Email the steering committee at DelridgeTriangle@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting our community!

West Seattle Monday: Delridge Triangle planning; postseason baseball; more!

(Photo by Eric Bell, who spotted this open-water swimmer and others while kayaking off Alki on Sunday)

Opportunities for your West Seattle Monday:

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: If you can donate blood, and are on the peninsula this afternoon, consider donating at the mobile blood drive outside the Masonic Center, 12:30-3 pm – details here. (4736 40th SW)

DELRIDGE TRIANGLE PLANNING: As previewed here last week, Friends of the Delridge Triangle are moving ahead with plans to get help making it more of a “safe and usable community space,” and you are invited to bring your ideas and energy tonight, 6:30-8 pm at Two Fingers Social (all ages welcome) right across the street. (9211 Delridge Way SW)

FAMILY STORY TIME: Bring the kids – all ages – to High Point Library, 6:30-7 pm. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

POSTSEASON BASEBALL: After their Saturday win (WSB coverage here), the West Seattle High School Wildcats play Ingraham at 7 tonight at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center. (1321 SW 102nd)

SEE WHAT’S UP FOR TOMORROW AND BEYOND … via our complete calendar!

Next step for Delridge Triangle safety and accessibility: Community to seek matching-fund grant

April 24, 2018 11:49 am
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(Photo courtesy WWRHAH)

At right in the photo above is the space that’s been dubbed the Delridge Triangle, where community members have been working to make the space safer and more accessible for everyone. They’re about to take the next step, and hoping you want to come along and collaborate! The announcement is from Kim Barnes:

WWRHAH.org, in partnership with the South Delridge Community Group, is pleased to announce the Your Voice, Your Choice 2017 award improvements will start this summer! As the scope of these improvements is finalized by SDOT, the Friends of the Delridge Triangle are now ready to move forward with the next step to create a safe and useable community space for everyone with help from the 2018 Neighborhood Matching Fund.

The SDOT-managed “parklet,” located at 9201 Delridge Way and framed by Barton Street SW at 18th Ave SW, will leverage the grant application in two phases: Phase one will focus on the selection and hire of a landscape architect to create a stepped redesign plan and budget to build out the space. The chosen firm will meet with the community Fall/Winter 2018 to reimagine the Triangle by applying the desired outcomes generated from the 2017 in workshop SDOT. You can see the [WSB] coverage of the 2017 meeting with an overview of the desired outcomes: “From Problems to Possibilities.”)

Our first=round table application meeting will take place on April 30th, from 6:30-8 pm at 2 Fingers Social, 9211 Delridge Way SW. Kids are welcome until 8 pm so all are welcome. Get to know your neighbors and learn about the background, desired outcomes and opportunities at a mini community social at 6:30 pm. Specific application questions will then be fielded to the appointed fund coordinator from 7-8 pm. Please join in to hear how we can work together to make the Triangle safe and accessible for the neighborhood! For more information, contact Kim Barnes at: WWRHAHCommunityCoalition@gmail.com

We reported on the 2017 Your Voice, Your Choice winners last August.

From problems to possibilities: What’s next for the South Delridge Triangle Bus Stop Park, after Saturday’s workshop

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(WSB photo taken post-workshop – looking south across the triangle)

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Whoever you talk to about the “South Delridge Triangle Bus Stop Park” [map], Kim Barnes began, “they say, oh yeah, we gotta do something about that.”

Last summer’s Find It, Fix It Walk provided the spark to ignite “something,” and after a community workshop on Saturday morning, it’s officially launched. About 20 people gathered at the Highland Park Improvement Club to discuss the site’s challenges and possibilities.

Along with community members – led by Barnes, who’s with the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council – city reps were there too, including SPD’s Lt. Ron Smith and Sgt. Ryan Long, since safety/crime concerns are a major motivator for doing “something.”

So is the fact that the site could become a RapidRide stop when Delridge’s RR line opens in a few years.
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Delridge Triangle Bus Park Workshop

Help plan the new Delridge Bus Triangle

with Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council (WWRHAH)

9:45 am: Doors open

10 am – 12 noon: Triangle Bus Park Workshop
Community workshop details here.

UPDATE: Driver hits Mac’s Pub in South Delridge Triangle

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5:27 PM: Just checked out the aftermath of a crash that briefly brought out a big response in the South Delridge Triangle at Delridge/Roxbury. A driver hit the west side of Mac’s Triangle Pub; neither she nor anyone was else was seriously hurt, and the scene of the 4:30 pm crash was clear within half an hour, with no residual traffic effects. Proprietor “Mac” McElroy showed us the dent left in the building. (Photo above is ours; next one is theirs:)

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7:02 PM: In case you’re wondering – Mac’s IS open post-crash, but says: “Still open but the damage will require some remodeling. We’re thankful nobody was injured. We’ll be ready for karaoke tonight and breakfast and football tomorrow!”

Video: White Center Christmas Tree goes up in Delridge Triangle

A stalwart group of Santa’s helpers, including White Center business-community leaders, just achieved a milestone in the WC/South Delridge holiday season – raising the official Christmas tree in the Delridge Triangle mini-park (16th/Roxbury) for the second year. As you can see in our video, bright sunshine and good cheer certainly helped. All are welcome to the tree lighting this Sunday night at 5 pm. Santa himself will be there, along with carolers, we hear. (More WC/West Seattle holiday-event info here.)

Halloween Eve: Pumpkin-carving contest in Delridge Triangle

The first-ever White Center Pumpkin Carving Contest is in the judging phase till about 8 pm; drop by and pick your fave! Five pumpkins were on display when we dropped by just after 7 – including John Tarrant‘s “Angry Birds” entry, above. You’ll find the pumpkins under a canopy right in front of Mac’s Triangle Pub on the north side of Delridge/16th/Roxbury – and the entries will be on display during White Center business-district trick-or-treating (5-8 pm) tomorrow night, too. (See a few more photos on our partner site White Center Now.)

West Seattle Veterans Day: New flag for the Delridge Triangle

Near the line between West Seattle and White Center in the Delridge Triangle, that plaque marks a tribute to veterans. This Veterans Day 2010 afternoon, a new flag flies over it:

It only happened with the help of a Seattle Fire Department crew, from Ladder 13.

“Mac” McElroy from nearby Mac’s Triangle Pub, who shared the photos, says someone who used to tend the flag isn’t able to do it any more, so he sought help in replacing it with a new one for Veterans Day – and SFD responded. Mac is a veteran too, by the way. And he’s trying to find out who can help get the flagpole area re-lit: “The city has been unable to help, as has the VFW. But it should be lit at night or taken down each evening.”

Neighbor Day Cleanup at South Delridge Bus Triangle Park

February 11, 2017 is Neighbor Day!

Celebrate by working with your neighbors to clean up the Triangle Bus Park.

WHEN: Saturday, February 11 (rain or shine)

TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am

WHERE: Triangle Bus Park (9200 Delridge at Barton Street SW)

PLEASE BRING: Gloves
Plastic Bags For Garbage
Bottled Water & Snacks
Your enthusiasm and goodwill!

Organized by your South Delridge Community Group.

Find us at southdelridge.blogspot.com.
Questions or comments? Write to us at southdelridge@gmail.com.

TOMORROW: Help shape the future of Delridge/Barton ‘Triangle Bus Park’

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(Image from community grant application)

One more reminder if this isn’t already in your Saturday-morning plan: You are invited to a community workshop 10 am-noon tomorrow to talk about the future of the “Triangle Bus Park” in South Delridge (as first previewed here two weeks ago). Here’s what the workshop at the Highland Park Improvement Club is all about:

Centrally located in the Westwood-Highland Park Urban Village, the “Triangle Bus Park” was aptly named for lack of any true identity. For years it has been noted as a badly conceived space attracting illegal dumping and suspicious activity while repelling community members from proper use. We aim to change the trajectory of this space.

Through the City of Seattle’s Find It Fix It Walk for the Westwood/Roxhill neighborhood, the community has been awarded a small grant of $1500 to kick-start the process of reclaiming and redeveloping the Triangle Bus Park.

With SDOT, the workshop will explore and document community-led findings centered on the space’s history, safety needs, envisioned improvements, and community identity of the area. Community members will be shown examples of best practices in urban design to spark and inspire innovative ideas.

This is just a first step toward figuring out what could and should be done, but there’s no second step without a first step, so all are invited to come get things started. Doors at HPIC (12th SW/SW Holden) open at 9:45; the schedule for the 10 am-noon workshop, and more backstory, can be seen here.

Reclaiming the Delridge/Barton ‘Triangle Bus Park’: Community event January 28th

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(Image from project’s grant application, linked in announcement below)

If you live, work, shop, and/or travel through South Delridge, your help is sought for a community project to reclaim the “Triangle Bus Park” at Delridge/Barton, long plagued by problems including substance abuse and illegal dumping. Here’s the announcement from organizer Kim Barnes:

As part of a Roxhill / Westwood Find It, Fix It Community Project, the Westwood-Highland Park Urban Village community members, in partnership with the SDOT Office of Community Development, will host an informal two-hour community workshop to kick off the community-led goal to improve the safety and public usability of the public right of way, currently known as the “Triangle Bus Park” located at 9200 Delridge Way SW at SW Barton Street [map].

Please join us on Saturday, January 28th to learn about the best practices of urban design and contribute your thoughts about the untapped potential of this neglected and underutilized gathering place.

Reimagining The South Delridge “Triangle Bus Park” Workshop: Help Our Community Reclaim This Public Space

Date/Time: January 28th, from 10 am-12 noon, doors open 9:45 am

Location: Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden Street

· Street parking is available nearby
· Metro Routes 125 and 128 stop at 16th Ave. SW at Holden; walk east on Holden to 12th Street
· Light refreshments will be available
· Volunteer Spanish translator will be available

For more information:

– Copy of full press release can be found on the WWRHAH site in English here and en Español here.

– See the original grant application that details the background, scope, desired outcomes and photos here (Dropbox link).

– Contact Kim Barnes, the project lead, at kim.barnes.la@gmail.com or subscribe for email updates.

West Seattle biznotes from Junction, Admiral, Triangle, Delridge

Six quick biznotes:

ALKI BEACH TATTOO MOVING TO THE JUNCTION: Poking around to find out who’s taking over the former Edie’s Shoes space at 4310 SW Alaska, we heard it might be Alki Beach Tattoo … and now, they have confirmed it via their Facebook page. The name will change to Alaska Street Tattoo Parlour. Opening date TBA.

ATOMIC BOYS TURN 6: The toys/candy/more store at 4311 SW Admiral Way is celebrating its sixth anniversary tomorrow, and co-proprietor Kent Sadow says you’re invited to stop by to join the party – 10 am-6 pm, ice cream, balloons, “and drawings for fun prizes.”

MATADOR REOPENING: Matador in The Junction, approaching its 9th anniversary, is scheduled to reopen at 4 this afternoon after a weeklong remodel, including an interior described as having “reclaimed barn wood accents and new metalwork … There will be more seating added, including several new booths and an expansion of the fire-pit area, and a completely new floor.”

VENTIDUE EXPANSION UPDATE: Update from proprietor Cary Kemp about the Pizzeria 22 expansion project mentioned here last August:

The new room will accommodate up to 50 people for private events as well as space for overflow from our original dining room,which means no more waiting as well as reservations! We plan on completing the project in April.

DOGCITY WEST SEATTLE: We received some questions about the blue/green building in The Triangle, just south of the YMCA (WSB sponsor). It’s DogCity West Seattle, a day-care/boarding/grooming facility whose owner Jan Brown says they decided to start it after looking around for pet sitters for their own furry family members.

UPTOWN DELRIDGE ADDS GAMES: The game business is suddenly hot in West Seattle. In addition to Meeples Games getting ready to open, Uptown Espresso in Delridge has added retail sales of games. (Added: A “grand opening” is scheduled March 22nd.)

West Seattle Wednesday: Triangle to Delridge, and beyond!

Thanks to Machel Spence for the image of blooming moss in the Lincoln Park frost. A “special weather statement” warns that we might see a rain/snow mix in showers later this week. On to what’s up today/tonight – from the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

TRIANGLE REZONING: The City Council’s Committee on the Built Environment takes up the West Seattle Triangle rezoning proposal, 9 am, City Hall. They’re not expected to vote today but may do so later this month. We’ll have a separate story up when the meeting gets under way, with Seattle Channel‘s video feed if you’d like to watch the meeting – it’s the last item on the agenda and we won’t put the feed up till it’s getting close, but you can check in on the feed sooner if you want; just go here.

WHITE CENTER DEVELOPMENT’S GRAND OPENING: At 3 pm today, tours and speeches will celebrate the grand opening of Unity Village (formerly Strength of Place Village, co-developed by West Seattle-based Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association).

YARROW SPA GRAND OPENING: 5962 Fauntleroy Way SW is the new home of Yarrow Spa, and they’re inviting you to come celebrate tonight, 4:30-7:30 pm. The opening will feature bites by chef Robin Leventhal, Babycakes by Cupcake Royale, plus specials and giveaways. From the announcement: “Yarrow Spa features 100% organic edible ingredients in all treatments and services.”

SAVVY SEATTLE WOMEN: They’re hosting the free workshop “Short Sales, Foreclosures and You,” with West Seattle real- estate lawyer Sharon E. Best presenting information and answering questions about how short sales and foreclosures can affect you, your credit, and your ability to buy or sell a home. 6-7:30 pm at the Prudential NW Realty office in Jefferson Square, 4700 42nd SW. No registration required; just show up. Info at Facebook.com/SavvySeattleWomen or call 206-708-9800.

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: Tonight’s monthly meeting will be highlighted by a discussion of the Delridge Way SW “boulevard” concept, with City Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen and Sally Bagshaw. 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

West Seattle Tuesday: Triangle zoning change? DESC in Delridge? And other hot topics

October 11, 2011 10:13 am
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(It’s not all clouds and rain … WSB photo from Pigeon Point at 9 am, looking north)
From the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

TRIANGLE ZONING CHANGE? City Council Committee on the Built Environment public hearing on Triangle zoning-change proposal, 6 pm, Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon); details here.

A CONVERSATION WITH DESC: It’s the first DESC-homeless-housing project community forum, 6:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, delridgeforum.blogspot.com has the latest details. Child care and Spanish/Vietnamese interpretation available.

ADMIRAL MEETING: The impending Alaskan Way Viaduct nine-day, ten-night shutdown is on the agenda for the Admiral Neighborhood Association, 7 pm, Admiral Congregational Church (California/Hill).

FAUNTLEROY MEETING: The Fauntleroy Community Association meets tonight at 7 at the schoolhouse (9131 California SW), looking ahead to this Sunday’s Fauntleroy Fall Festival, among other topics.

EXHIBIT OPENS: Opening day at ArtsWest Gallery for “The Edge of Night,” featuring three Seattle-based artists, C. ALBERT, JEAN BRADBURY, MONIKA DALKIN, and Portland artist DAVID CARMACK LEWIS. Two painters, a mixed media and a collage artist, each offer a unique, narrative style which can at times be slightly unsettling, like the place between wakefulness and dreams, like the edge of night. (Reception this Thursday at the start of West Seattle Art Walk.)

ARTIST RECEPTION: Reception at South Seattle Community College: for ongoing exhibit “Absence / Silence and Topographic Politics: A Mixed Media Installation” by Alan Abdulkader. Reception/gallery talk 2-4 pm today (exhibit runs through October 24th).

ORCHESTRA PRACTICE: West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ new season continues, with rehearsals starting at 5:30 pm, Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle).

EXPLORER WEST OPEN HOUSE: Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) Open House for prospective families/students, 6:30-8:00 pm. The formal program starts at 6:30 pm in the school’s gymnasium (10015 28th SW) followed by an opportunity to tour the campus and meet students/staff. For more information about Explorer West and the admissions process, explorerwest.org.

Light rail, Myers Way cleanup, and many more updates @ Delridge Neighborhoods District Council

Today is your last chance to comment via the newest “online open house” for Sound Transit’s West Seattle (and Ballard) light-rail extension. Light rail was one of many topics at the most recent Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting, too:

SOUND TRANSIT ENGAGEMENT: Department of Neighborhoods community-engagement specialist Erin House was there to explain what the city is doing as part of the opinion-gathering as ST moves toward choosing a “preferred alternative” for route/station locations. She says the city has “several collaborative teams” working on the project, including how the stations might function: “For example, we’ve heard loud and clear that Delridge would like a grocery store.” There’s also a team working to ensure there’s “robust community engagement” with ST. Among other things, they’re supposed to be talking about how people will get to the stations. Though the nearest station will be in North Delridge, House said they also want to focus on how South Delridge will get there.

Highland Park Action Committee chair Charlie Omana asked her how engaged Metro is with the process. Metro’s role “is a big part of the conversation,” House replied. NDNC chair Mat McBride said there’s concern about the Delridge RapidRide conversion and the desire to keep the 120’s local service too, lest the RapidRide fill up at points south and “no one will be able to get on (the bus) in Delridge ever again.” That’s an equity issue, she was told, given Delridge’s diverse community. She noted that the city is using its Racial Equity Toolkit to review such issues. Back to light rail – once the station location is decided, “a whole conversation” will follow and they want to be sure it includes “everyone who’s going to be affected.” Mike Riedel from the South Delridge Community Group noted that outreach so far hasn’t stretched beyond North Delridge. House said they would be having more “casual conversations” with various neighborhood/community groups in October. She also said RapidRide H Line outreach is expected to continue with a fall open house in White Center (date TBA).

Along with that special guest, the meeting also included an update from police, plus news from NDNC member organizations:

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West Seattle Saturday: SPF30 at Alki; Delridge Day; ‘Wrinkle in Time’ @ WS Outdoor Movies; community-giving chances; more!

(Pelagic Cormorant, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Saturday is here, and rain or shine, so is some big fun! Don’t forget the NB I-5 traffic alert. And here are other reasons to stay on the peninsula:

LOW TIDE, WITH SIGN-LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION: Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are out today, 10 am-1 pm, at Constellation Park (63rd SW/Beach Drive SW) and at Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), where sign-language interpretation will be available today. Low tide is -2.9 feet at 11:22 am.)

BENEFIT BAKE SALE AND PET-ITEM DONATION DRIVE: Gwen and Muriel do this every year for the Seattle Humane Society:

Delicious cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more! They are also collecting donations for the Humane Society including cat or dog food (wet or dry), animal toys, or new scratching posts. Cash and check donations are very welcome.

10 am-3 pm. (36th SW/SW Dakota)

DELRIDGE TRIANGLE CLEANUP, WITH FREE FOOD: First 20 volunteers to show up for this morning’s Delridge Triangle cleanup get treated to free lunch at nearby Boss Drive-In! 10 am – details are in our calendar listing. (18th/Barton)

DELRIDGE DAY: 11 am-3 pm at Delridge Community Center Park, it’s the annual community-organized festival for eastern West Seattle! Here’s our preview; here’s the schedule of music and performances. (Delridge/Genesee/26th SW)

SPF30 AT ALKI BEACH: Sub Pop Records‘ mega-music 30th-birthday party at Alki is today/tonight, noon-10 pm, free admission, four stages – one on each side of the Bathhouse, one at 57th/Alki, one at Alki Playfield. After this map, the key infolinks from our many previews:

Transportation/transit/parking/road closures
Music schedule
Vendors/nonprofits/food trucks
Followups including answers to questions about closures, etc.
KEXP‘s video and audio streaming

We’ll be on site throughout with ongoing coverage, so keep checking back on WSB (and our Twitter feed too).

FASHION SHOW PRESENTED BY UNIFIED OUTREACH: 5 pm dinner and fashion show at West Seattle Christian Church‘s Activity Center in The Junction – details in our calendar listing. Free! (4400 42nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: “A Wrinkle in Time” is onscreen tonight in this week’s West Seattle Outdoor Movies presentation outside the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor).

Since the day is starting with an iffy forecast, a rainout is possible, and we’ll update IF organizers decide to postpone the movie. Otherwise, gates open 6:30 pm in the parking lot on the southwest side of the Y; movie’s at dusk – around 8:45; bring your own chair/blanket. The West Seattle Timebank is tonight’s raffle beneficiary; the Y sells and benefits from concessions. (3622 SW Snoqualmie)

‘LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL’: 7:30 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater, go see Twelfth Night Productions perform the musical version of the hit movie. Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON … by browsing our complete calendar!

From the roundabout to the triangle @ Highland Park Action Committee

Transportation headlined last night’s Highland Park Action Committee meeting, led by chair Charlie Omana:

(Early concept for proposed Highland Park Way roundabout – final design may NOT resemble this)

ABOUT THE ROUNDABOUT: James Le from SDOT recapped the history of the long-proposed, little-funded Highland Park Way/Holden roundabout proposal, including the 2017 Find It, Fix It Walk during which $200,000 for design and $300,000 for construction was announced. While an application for a state grant was unsuccessful, the project got lots of support from local leaders, including U.S. House Rep. Pramila Jayapal. Another grant is being sought now – Le says WSDOT encouraged SDOT to seek the City Safety Grant for this project “because it ranked really high.” (No word yet when the decision is due. Le says SDOT has a grant coordinator who wrangles all that.) So far they have spent $50,000 of the design money and they are currently mapping the spot; another $100,000 will be spent to come up with two alternatives for the location, and the final $50,000 is being set aside as grant matching. The estimated cost for the project is $2.5 million (that’s up from a $2.1 million estimate in 2015). That includes, Le explained in response to a question, $800,000 labor and materials, and about $500,000 design costs.

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