Seattle Parks Department
A public meeting on Sept. 9 will focus on a proposed land exchange in an area of the West Duwamish Greenbelt south of Alaska Street and near 15th Ave. SW.

Land exchange proposed by Seattle Parks in West Duwamish Greenbelt: Public meeting set for Sept. 9

information from Seattle Parks

The Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a public meeting Tuesday, September 9, 2014, concerning a proposed land exchange in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm at Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW.

Comments from the public will be included with information presented to the City Council’s Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Gender Pay Equity Committee at its September 16th meeting.

The land trade involves undeveloped, heavily wooded, open space near 15th Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street (both unopened streets), shown on the map above.

Currently owned park property is shaded green. A long-existing driveway (indicated as blue on the map), serving a single family house at 4707 – 14th Avenue South, crosses the park property. Under the proposed land exchange, the red-marked lots would be traded for the yellow- marked lots, resulting in an exchange of equal area, equal or greater value, and equal or greater usefulness, serving the same user community and the same park purpose.

The value and the usefulness of the land to be acquired in the trade are considered greater because it would not be burdened by a driveway serving private property. The proposed land exchange meets all requirements of Ordinance 118477, also known as Initiative 42.

You are invited to attend the meeting or to provide comments or request additional information by mail or email or by telephone.

Please contact us at:
Seattle Parks and Recreation Attention: MaryLou Whiteford
800 Maynard Avenue South, 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98134 1336 ; 206-684-7388

A public hearing on the proposed legislation authorizing the land exchange will be held by the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries, and Gender Pay Equity Committee at its Tuesday, September 16, 2014, meeting, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the City Council chambers. Pending action by the Committee, the proposed legislation will be transmitted for full Council consideration.

We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed.