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How did the community shaped the facility design?

Between October 2011 and December 2012, Lowman Beach Park neighbors and park users worked with local designers, environmentalists and community advocates to help the King County project team design a facility that fits in with the community. These discussions produced “common themes” for the design that reflected the community’s values for a safe, reliable facility. The common themes were:

  • Minimize the “industrial facility” feel
  • Encourage views of Puget Sound
  • Discourage through traffic on Beach Drive
  • Enhance continuous space between Lowman Beach park and the facility site

Being a good neighbor

King County committed to being a good neighbor and working directly with the community throughout this project to minimize construction impacts whenever possible. The commitment included:

  • 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
  • A 24-hour project construction information line

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operations phase

24-hour emergency and odor reporting:

Contact West Point Treatment Plant at  206-263-3801.

Public meetings

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10 a.m. to noon
Murray Wet Weather Facility
7018 Beach Dr. SW, Seattle

Community celebration & facility tours

King County is hosting a community event to celebrate the completion of the Murray CSO Control Project and to thank you for your continued patience during construction. King County speakers will address the community during a short program 10:30 a.m. View news release.

Stop by the celebration to:

  • Take a tour. We'll have guided tours of the site every half hour, including the control room inside the facility building (tours inside the building are limited to those ages nine and up)
  • Learn about how the facility and underground storage tank protect water quality and public health
  • Share your feedback about the project and construction process

Guided tours will begin at 10 a.m., 11a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Handouts:

Saturday, October 11, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lowman Beach Park

Murray CSO Control Project information session

You are invited to stop by Lowman Beach Park on Saturday October 11 to talk with a project team member about the latest on the Murray CSO Control Project. You can ask questions about the project and learn about what we’ve done so far as well as next steps for construction, including excavation, concrete pouring, and final restoration.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
6:30–8:30 pm
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Pre-construction public meeting

Join us to take this opportunity to:

  • Meet and share concerns with the project team
  • Understand how the project protects public health and safeguards Puget Sound
  • Review the project schedule
  • Learn more about the project’s potential impacts to neighbors and park users
  • Discuss how the county project team will work with the community to reduce disruptions

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6:30–8:30 pm
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Design advisory group (DAG) meeting

Meeting goals:

  • Review 90% landscape and facility design
  • Discuss interpretative signage locations and content
  • Preview project’s next steps

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Thursday, September 27, 2012
6:30–8:30 pm
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Design advisory group (DAG) meeting

The group will be discussing site security, lighting, fencing, location of the facility’s odor control stack and learning more about potential impacts to the community during construction. DAG meetings are open to the public.

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Saturday, August 18, 2012
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Lowman Beach Park
7071 Beach Drive Southwest
Seattle, WA

Fence art paint party—for the project site

You are invited to help paint the mural that will cover the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Facility construction site fence for at least the next year. The Nature Consortium’s teaching artist will be onsite to explain mural design and help painters get started. Materials and templates will be provided, but wear your painting clothes!

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Design advisory group (DAG) meeting

Meeting goals:

  • Review SDOT 60% design concept and remaining decisions
  • Discuss landscape and architecture design options
  • Meet the project artist and review art concepts
  • Discuss site fencing and art

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Thursday, May 10, 2012
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Design advisory group (DAG) meeting

Agenda items include:

  • Review of SDOT meetings
  • Discussion on revised design concept
  • Public art process
  • Site security/building deconstruction

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Design advisory group (DAG) meeting

The group will be previewing the public art process, discussing the preliminary design to be shared with the City of Seattle Department of Transportation and reviewing the facility’s green building opportunities.

Handouts/presentations  and additional information

Monday, February 13, 2012
6:30–8:30 pm
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Design advisory group (DAG) meeting

The group will be reviewing refined design concepts and discussing the public art process.

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Thursday, January 12, 2012
6:30–8:30 pm
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Design advisory group (DAG) meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to explain the design concept and how it reflects the community’s input, and to get initial feedback from the DAG about the refining the concept. The project team wants to get the DAG’s initial input now so that it can be incorporated into the larger revision effort that will also incorporate interior design work as well as feedback from WTD’s Operations staff and SDOT.

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
6:30–8:30 p.m.
The Hall at Fauntleroy
9131 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Design advisory group (DAG) meeting

You are invited to join members of the King County project team and the Murray CSO DAG for the first working meeting.

The DAG will provide input and advice regarding proposed site layout, facility layout, post-construction site use, landscaping and aesthetics to share with the broader public and WTD. The group will review technical analyses in order to understand proposed layouts, and provide input about design options to inform the County’s decision-making. The DAG acts as a sounding board for the project technical team, and a project liaison to the public, helping ensure the County project team receives a broad community perspective. Topics for the December 13 DAG meeting include:

  • Working with the Seattle Department of Transportation on design elements
  • Site geotechnical conditions
  • Odor control needs and potential locations
  • Electrical equipment needs and potential locations

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Monday, November 14, 2011
6:30–8:00 p.m.
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Open house

Join your neighbors and the King County project team on November 14 to:

  • Learn about the common design themes developed by the community at the October 29 workshop
  • Review the conceptual facility drawings created at the workshop
  • Share your thoughts and ideas on the design concepts and other ways to make the facility an asset to the community

Handouts/presentations and additional information

Saturday, October 29, 2011
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Gatewood Elementary School
4320 Southwest Myrtle Street
Seattle, WA

Facility design meeting

Join King County's project team to:

  • share your views and values to help inform facility design
  • learn how the facility will safely and reliably protect public health and the environment
  • work in small groups with the project team to brainstorm ways to make a facility an asset to the community

Handouts/presentations& and additional information

Thursday, October 20, 2011
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Join the Murray CSO Control Project design team at a community meeting to:

  • meet the design team
  • review the facility design process and project schedule
  • learn how you can help King County design a facility that fits the community

Handouts/presentations and additional information