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http://westseattleblog.com/2013/07/...-vacation-for-4755-fauntleroy-way-megaproject

Big news on the West Seattle Whole Foods project assuming the City Council doesn't/can't still grant the alley vacation. I really don't think the city should be worried about how many other grocery stores are in the area or what they pay their employees when considering an alley vacation request. The tenant in the space could change before the project even opens.
 

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Besides the labor activist demographic, the mayor may also get votes from West Seattle people who would prefer to stop large housing projects.
 

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Big projects near the junction will be the kind of things the new district based city council will be more likely to kill. There are enough people who hate them to run a candidate.
 

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Or said a different way, a majority of the whole council has approved the alley vacation. :) Yea! "Councilmembers Nick Licata, Mike O’Brien and Kshama Sawant voted against allowing the alley’s sale, saying it was a discretionary City Council decision that they didn’t have to go along with."

A lot of West Seattle Blog commenters hate those council members that approved. I'm more likely to vote for them but I'll only be able to vote for 2 at large members and my District 2 member.
 

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I watched the West Seattle Blog coverage of this yesterday. From what I can see in building plans in the EDMS these wires are going to be undergrounded. Frankly seems pathetic on someone's part that the lines were still up with the building well into construction. Not even the usual warning rope up near the wires. The final building is fairly tall and would be right next to the wires if not actually conflicting. Between the developer, City Light, SDCI and contractor - workers were put at risk unnecessarily.

Docs:
http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/GetDocument.aspx?src=WorkingDocs&id=291485

page 7 of this pdf expects wires to be undergrounded. Maybe City Light was too busy.
http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/GetDocument.aspx?src=EDMS&id=2249018
 

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I recognize a few elements of the Columbia City PCC in this stores relationship to the sidewalk. It's kind of odd but also pretty great to have the people on the sidewalk look over the coffee and taco bar work areas with big windows while still having wall space below the windows that the store needs. Solves most of the basic problem of windows that get blocked by merchandise. It helps to have a sloping site that lends itself to this change of grade.
 

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PCC seems to have no qualms about putting stores fairly close to each other. The West Seattle store is a mile and a half away. Perhaps they could jump in and take the space? How are the two Greenlake stores doing so close to each other?

Ditto Metropolitan Market.
PCC did an April Fools day post about two more Green Lake area stores just to have fun with people. One on Duck Island (a nature reserve in the lake where people are not allowed last I knew) and at the 9 hole par 3 golf course at the south end of the lake. :)
 

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Looks like this KOMO story is referring to this incident last September in West Seattle. Bizarre that the story doesn't mention where the incident even took place.
http://komonews.com/news/local/contractors-fined-after-workers-hurt-in-seattle-power-line-incident

West Seattle Blog Coverage from last September:
http://westseattleblog.com/2016/09/incident-at-42nd-and-oregon/

I watched the West Seattle Blog coverage of this yesterday. From what I can see in building plans in the EDMS these wires are going to be undergrounded. Frankly seems pathetic on someone's part that the lines were still up with the building well into construction. Not even the usual warning rope up near the wires. The final building is fairly tall and would be right next to the wires if not actually conflicting. Between the developer, City Light, SDCI and contractor - workers were put at risk unnecessarily.

Docs:
http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/GetDocument.aspx?src=WorkingDocs&id=291485

page 7 of this pdf expects wires to be undergrounded. Maybe City Light was too busy.
http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/GetDocument.aspx?src=EDMS&id=2249018
 

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Very cool fire station in the pics above (I think page 35). It's a bit unfortunate that the fire truck is heading straight into the ground in the piece. I see where the ladders probably wanted to be oriented vertically but I might have tried to have to the truck aimed upward.

It's great to see signage that I can actually read on the station and it's visually pleasing too! Too often I'm seeing very dark lettering in front of very dark fire station architecture. (I'm thinking of the Hillman City station on Rainier near Kenny Street and the new station at MLK and Jackson I think)
 
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