City to host community meeting to discuss future of Ballard’s substations

Seattle City Light is in the process of deciding what to do with seven substations in the neighborhood, and they’re hosting a community meeting to answer questions and gather input. The meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 6 at the Ballard First Lutheran Church (2006 NW 65th St), starting with a community open house at 6pm in which city representatives will share information about other city projects affecting northwest Seattle (Ship Canal Water Quality Project, Burke Gilman Trail Missing Link, etc), followed by the meeting about the substations at 7pm.

According to Seattle City Light, the city owns seven properties in the Ballard/Loyal Heights/Crown Hill/Phinney Ridge area that the utility no longer uses for providing electric service to Seattle and the larger service territory. The substations will either be sold or the properties will be transferred for full market value. There will be representatives from different city departments to answer questions about various alternatives.

If you can’t attend the meeting, you can email your comments or request future notifications about the substations: SCL_RealProperty@seattle.gov. Alternatively, send letters to: Timothy Croll, Seattle City Light, 700 Fifth Ave, Suite 3316, Seattle WA, 98104. Comments must be received by November 17, 2017 to be included in the record developed for the City Council.

Learn more about the substations here.

Above photo: One of the seven substations up for consideration. Photo: Seattle City Light

 

 

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