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King County is committed to being a good neighbor and will work directly with the community throughout the project to minimize construction impacts whenever possible. Residents can expect:

  • Advance notice of construction activities – mail, email, phone, door hangers
  • One-on-one problem solving with residents directly impacted by construction activities
  • Construction updates and news via notices, emails, and this website.

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Contact Monica Van der Vieren, community services, at:

 206-477-5502
 Monica.vandervieren
@kingcounty.gov

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Calendar

Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm 
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle

Damaged Pipe Investigation Update -- come join us to learn more.

Last fall, King County began investigating a break in a pipe that carries wastewater and stormwater to the County’s Magnolia Wet Weather Storage Facility near Smith Cove.

At this meeting you can meet the project team, ask them questions, and hear from one another.

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Open house and storytelling 
5:30 - 7:00 pm 
Presentation 
7:00 pm, followed by Q &A
Catherine Blaine School, in the cafeteria
2550 34th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199

King County Wastewater Treatment Division invites all to learn about our award-winning efforts to protect history, and to hear archeologist Alicia Valentino share the story told by remnants of Seattle’s Finntown. Before Alicia’s presentation, you can:

  • Learn about how archeologists have recovered and protected cultural resources on King County’s project sites in Magnolia
  • See artifacts from Finntown and replicas of artifacts from the West Point Treatment Plant site in Discovery Park
  • Visit with the Magnolia Historical Society and learn about their work to chronicle the area’s history.

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Tues., May 13, 2014,
5 - 7 pm
Onsite meeting at
32nd Ave W by the street end

Wed., May 14, 2014,
6 - 8 pm
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98199

Preconstruction community meetings.

King County invites you to attend community meetings to learn about the installation of a new gravity sewer pipeline extending from 32nd Avenue West to the County’s new pollution control facility under construction in the Smith Cove/Terminal 91 area.

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Thursday, January 30, 2014
6 - 8:00 pm (open house)
Seattle Yacht Club Building
Elliott Bay Marina
2601 W Marina Place
Seattle, WA 98199

Open house. Join us to meet Stellar J representatives and King County’s construction management team and learn about construction activities.

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Friday, May 31, 2013
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Smith Cove Park
23rd Ave W, Seattle, 98199

Smith Cove Celebration. Please join us to celebrate a landmark agreement to dramatically expand Smith Cove Park and protect Puget Sound water quality.

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Thursday, March 21, 2013
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Seattle Yacht Club Clubhouse
Elliott Bay Marina
2601 W Marina Place
Seattle, WA 98199

Elliott Bay Marina Meeting. Meeting purpose: King County's project team will describe the design and construction of the underground CSO storage tank in the Smith Cove/Terminal 91 West Yard area and work on 32nd Avenue West to install a diversion structure and the gravity sewer pipeline. Project staff will describe construction activities and discuss potential temporary impacts. The project team will also explain how people can remain informed and involved throughout construction.

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Saturday, January 26, 2013
10:00 am - Noon
32nd Ave W, Seattle

On-site community meeting (with neighbors along 32nd Ave W, south of the Howe St Bridge).

  • Conveyance pipeline installation options

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
10:00 am - Noon
King St Center,
8th Floor Conference Room,
201 South Jackson St, Seattle

Contractor/supplier/vendor outreach meeting. Topic: conveyance portion of the project prior to advertisement for construction bids. This meeting is intended to provide an opportunity for exchange of technical information and ideas between the County and interested parties. Several meetings will occur in 2012 and 2013.

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Saturday, October 20, 2012
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle
View directions 

Community meeting. You are invited to attend a community meeting to hear updates on conveyance and facility design.

  • Session 1. 10:00 - 11:30 am
    Presentation on the new gravity sewer pipeline that will extend from 32nd Avenue West to the storage tank site. Learn about an additional trenchless technology option for pipeline installation and updates on conveyance design.
  • Open house and refreshments.  11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Session 2. 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    Discussion of site design at the Terminal 91 West Yard. The team will
    • Provide an updated landscape and architecture design
    • Discuss flexible elements like building materials, plantings, and fence type
    • Follow up on community suggestions  from the June 13 design meeting

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6 - 8 pm (presentation at 6:15 pm)
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle

Community meeting. King County’s project team invites you to hear a project update and learn about the design concept for the new Combined
Sewer Overflow (CSO) control facility at the Port of Seattle’s West Yard.

At this meeting we will:

  • Provide a project update
  • Present the design concept for the CSO control facility and get your feedback on landscape and architectural elements
  • Talk about next steps

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
6:30 - 8 pm
Magnolia Community Center
2550 34th Ave W, Seattle
View directions and map 

Community meeting. King County’s project team invites you to a community meeting to provide an update and answer your questions about a new underground storage tank in the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 91 West Yard. The tank will store combined sewer flows conveyed from the new gravity sewer pipeline from 32nd Avenue West. The team will address:

  • Location and configuration of the storage tank and odor control/electrical facilities
  • How the tank will be constructed
  • How community input informed current design
  • Next steps and opportunities to participate

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Saturday, January 21, 2012
11:00 am - 2 pm
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Blvd
View directions and map 

Join us at a special technical information session. King County’s project team invites you to a session to answer your questions about a new gravity sewer pipeline that will convey peak wastewater and stormwater flows from 32nd Avenue West to an underground storage tank in the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 91 West Yard: 

  • What are findings from recent geotechnical investigations?
  • What is the preferred pipeline alignment?
  • How will the pipeline be constructed?
  • What are the next steps? 

A light lunch will be served.

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

View meeting flier, news release and meeting agenda 

Handouts:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
6:30 pm - 8 pm
Magnolia Park
(1461 Magnolia Boulevard W, by the play area) 

Thursday, August 18, 2011
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
32nd Ave W St End

Community meetings. The Magnolia CSO control project team will host two meetings for project neighbors and interested people, who can drop in any time to discuss:

  • Project elements and need for this project
  • Upcoming geotechnical investigations in the area
  • Questions and concerns
  • Next steps

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

Materials for the Aug. 17 and 18 meetings:

Handouts:

Thursday, October 20, 2011
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm
Catherine Blaine Elementary School Cafeteria
2550 34th Ave W, Seattle

Community meeting. Join the South Magnolia CSO control project design team at a community meeting to:

  • Meet the design team
  • Learn about King County’s preferred location for the underground storage tank
  • Hear an update on project elements and next steps

Handouts/presentations and additional information :

View meeting flier, news release, and meeting agenda

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
6:30 pm - 8 pm
Magnolia Park
(1461 Magnolia Boulevard W, by the play area) 

Thursday, August 18, 2011
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
32nd Ave W St End

The Magnolia CSO control project team will host two meetings for project neighbors and interested people, who can drop in any time to discuss:

  • Project elements and need for this project
  • Upcoming geotechnical investigations in the area
  • Questions and concerns
  • Next steps

Materials for the Aug. 17 and 18 meetings:

Handouts: