Hearing set for Oct. 2 on disposal of substation properties; written comments due Oct. 18

GSNC board members who attended Seattle City Light’s August 27 informational meeting regarding the utility’s proposal to sell the 50th & Dakota substation and others substations in West Seattle reported that the meeting was well attended, and community interest in the proposal was very strong.

GSNC strongly supports preserving green space for future use as population density in West Seattle increases, and is therefore actively exploring possibilities for preserving the 50th & Dakota substation as green space (perhaps a small park or community garden). Given that the Parks Dept. and Dept. of Neighborhoods have declined to buy the property due to a current lack of funds, the most likely scenario for green space preservation will require the community to secure funding. GSNC is therefore likely to ask City Light to delay the sale of the property and allow more time to pursue this option.

Please come on out to express your opinion when City Light takes public comments on disposition of the property at a public hearing on Wednesday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the High Point Community Center; more details can be found here.

SCL will also take written comments through October 18. Comments may be submitted via e-mail to SCL_surplusproperty@seattle.gov, via the SCL website (http://www.seattle.gov/light/surplus/formalHearing.htm) or snail mail (see flyer for address).

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