Play Areas Closed for Improvements
The play areas on Woodlawn Ave N and Carr Place N are closed while contractors for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) work on improvements to address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Much of the public space including the fitness equipment will be closed for the duration of the construction and the work areas will be surrounded by temporary fencing. Work is expected to continue through December 2018.
Pavement at the basketball court will be changed to standard concrete. There will also be new handrails installed along some of the walkways, improving access for all users. SPU will try to open up individual areas (like the playground) as soon as they are fully completed. The work notice has more details on work hours and construction impacts.
Seattle Public Utilities North Transfer Station page.
From The Seattle Times: Nicest dump around? New $108M transfer station in Wallingford even has a basketball court.
Agreements with Seattle Public Utilities
Several members of the current and previous WCC Board spent many hours working on this issue to arrive at agreements with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) that serve that needs of the City while providing the neighborhood amenities that keep Wallingford a great place to live. Following are the agreement documents from January 25, 2012:
- WCC-SPU contract
- WCC-SPU Text Amendment
- NTS WCC MOU ver 8 Option C attachment
- NTS WCC MOU ver 8 survey attachment
- SPU Presentation of WCC Agreement to Council (video)
Many thanks to those on the council who spent hundreds of hours on this issue, and have negotiated agreements with SPU that will have a positive impact on the neighborhood!