Monthly Ballard District Council Meeting is tonight

Tonight is the monthly Ballard District Council meeting, held at the Ballard Public Library meeting room  (5614 22nd Ave NW) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Here is the agenda:

7:00     Introductions & Short Announcements – please hold announcements to not more than one minute.

7:15     Assistant City Attorney Jana Jorgensen

Jana has recently been assigned as the City Attorney Liaison to the North Precinct.  She’ll be working on stubborn neighborhood public safety issues including:  graffiti, chronic public nuisance locations, as well as advising and supporting the work of the North Precinct Community Police Team.  She also plays a major role in developing the city’s response to liquor license applications in north Seattle.

7:35     Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Update, Matt Preedy – WSDOT

Matt will provide an update on the two projects replacing the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct along Seattle’s waterfront: replacing the viaduct’s southern mile, near Seattle’s port and stadiums, with a new side-by-side roadway and replacing the viaduct’s central waterfront section with a bored tunnel beneath downtown Seattle. He will provide information on the upcoming construction milestones and measures planned to mitigate the impact to those who must travel to or through the construction zone.

8:00     Update – Central Waterfront/Seawall Project, Steve Pearce, SDOT Project Manager

With the completion of the Deep Bored Tunnel, what are current plans to replace the existing surface Alaska Way?  How will this roadway be configured to accommodate the needs of general traffic, freight, bikes, as well as those who must cross this roadway to access waterfront destinations?  What is envisioned for how ferry traffic to the Colman Dock will be accommodated?  What is the estimated cost of the entire project; and how will it be financed?    Will surface Alaska Way continue to provide an accessible and efficient means of travelling through this corridor; esp for those of us in northwest Seattle?

8:25     Report – Executive Committee, Catherine Weatbrook

8:30     Adjourn

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