The meeting will be held virtually, and will feature presentations from Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light, and artist Jeffrey Veregge who will be creating a large installation for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project. A new community coalition will also be presenting: the Friends of Ballard Waterfront Park (FOBWP) will be talking about their goals to enhance public access and open space at the SPU site (24th Ave NW Pier and shoreline street end).
Here’s the link to watch on YouTube, and here’s the agenda:
- 7-7:05 Intros from President
- 7:05-7:50 Seattle Public Utilities’ Ship Canal Water Quality Project updates: As you drive along Shilshole Avenue, you may have noticed a tall green fence around the massive undertaking between Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division to reduce the amount of polluted stormwater and sewage that flows into the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Salmon Bay, and Lake Union. The Ballard construction area includes a large site near the former Yankee Diner. In addition to info from SPU project managers, the presentation will include an overview of temporary and permanent public art from the Office of Arts and Culture, and artist Jeffrey Veregge will join us to discuss his concept for large-scale artwork at the Ballard site.
- 7:50-8:05 Ballard Neighborhood Waterfront Planning: This loosely formed group with representatives from Groundswell NW, Stimson Marina, Central Ballard Residents and Friends of Street Ends seeks to work with SPU, other agencies and the community to maximize opportunities for public access at this important waterfront location
- 8:05-8:25 Seattle City Light Electrification project: SCL is interested in your ideas and feedback on the use of electricity to power buses, trucks, cars, ferries and other modes of transport, with benefits including cleaner air, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, opportunities to save money, and new jobs.
- 8:25-8:30 Close/final comments
You can submit questions prior to and during the meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, sending the BDC a Facebook message, or by commenting on YouTube during the meeting. The meeting will be broadcasted live, and will be archived for later viewing.
Photo: SPU’s Ballard construction site | Ballard District Council