8/6/20 streetside view of Seattle Public Utility's massive Ship Canal Water Quality Project, currently under construction along Shilshole Ave NW, just below the intersection with NW Market Street and 24th Ave NW.

Bonus August Meeting! Join Us 8/12/20 at 7pm on YouTube

Typically, Ballard District Council is on hiatus during August, but given all the Covid-19 cancellations last spring, we are making up for lost time on the 2nd Wednesday evening of August.

Join us for presentations on two large-scale city utility projects: 

  1. Seattle Public Utilities’ Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) — As you drive along Shilshole Avenue, you may have noticed a tall green fence around the massive undertaking between Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division to reduce the amount of polluted stormwater and sewage that flows into the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Salmon Bay, and Lake Union. (Ballard construction includes a large site near the former Yankee Diner.) In addition to info from SPU project managers, the presentation will include  an overview of temporary and permanent public art from the Office of Arts and Culture, and artist Jeffrey Veregge will join us to discuss his concept for large-scale artwork at the Ballard site.
  • Special Note: a new community coalition called the Friends of Ballard Waterfront Park (FOBWP) will speak about promoting enhanced public open space around the 24th Ave NW Pier and shoreline street end. This loosely formed group with representatives from Groundswell NW, Stimson Marina, Central Ballard Residents and Friends of Street Ends seeks to work with SPU, other agencies and the community to maximize opportunities for public access at this important waterfront location.
  1. Seattle City Light Transportation Electrification Project — Seattle City Light is interested in your ideas and feedback on  the use of electricity to power buses, trucks, cars, ferries and other modes of transport, with benefits including cleaner air, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, opportunities to save money, and new jobs.

Community Q&A — please send us questions prior to and during the meeting, and encourage other community members to engage, as well.

See the event announcement for more info on how to participate!

Map of SPU's Ship Canal Water Quality Project, between Ballard and Fremont
Map of SPU’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project, between Ballard and Fremont