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.

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On the Go Week of 8-25-14

National Heroin Awareness Day
Statue of Liberty at Alki Beach
1702 Alki Ave. S.W.
Sunday, August 31st, noon. The Seattle Chapter of Not One More will be hosting a remembrance & recovery walk. Our purpose is to educate families of the hazards of heroin and other drug abuse. We provide support as well as education about recovery and change. We want to inspire young people to stay drug free and to be a role model to the people around them.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169
All items with yellow tags are $1 through the end of the month, all pink tagged items are half price starting September 2 and all men's wear is reduced 40% every Sunday. Have you checked out our gently used clothing for girls and boys, infants through size 12? We have many great back to school choices and new items are out every day. Please consider volunteering in our shop as a cashier, sorting and pricing items in the back room and donating clothing and housewares you no longer use. The all volunteer run, nonprofit American Cancer Shop will be closed Labor Day, September 1, is open Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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King County Assessor's office
The Fauntleroy neighborhood of West Seattle has seen an 11% increase in valuation according to the King County Assessors office, since it was last measured in 2012.

Assessors office shows Fauntleroy neighborhood has gone up more than 11% in value

Since the last physical inspection done by the King County Assessors office in 2012 the Fauntleroy neighborhood has seen an increase in value of over 11%.

The area is home to 6,185 one to three unit residences. The increase is due partly to market changes over time and the previous assessment levels.

The Assessor recorded 18 land sales with an 11.7 increase in land value for 2014.
The office showed 670 useable residential sales in the area. There was only one mobile home recorded in the area.

The full report on the area shows each of the properties sold, the sale date, sale price, the adjusted sale price, the building grade, the year built, the condition, the lot size, whether it is a view or waterfront property, and of course the physical address.

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