Progress on the North Transfer Station (aka “Garbage Dump”) renovation project continues to be made, at the rate one expects of such things. Andy Ryan sent us this update:
Despite the cold and snowy weather, nearly 20 stakeholders and community members turned out at the North Transfer Station stakeholder meeting in Fremont last night. At this follow‐up to the October 21 workshop, Seattle Public Utilities presented five hybrid concepts that were developed based on feedback received at the October workshop. SPU’s recap of the concepts covered operational elements, site constraints and potential community amenities such as a new neighborhood park tied to the possible future vacation of Carr Place N.
Stakeholders ultimately agreed that all five concepts should move forward for further development. Discussion focused mainly around maximizing public green space in the NE corner of the site, minimizing noise and odor, optimizing the pedestrian experience along N 34th Street and adequate space for recycling.
The next stakeholder workshop is planned for February 2011. SPU will present cost information, conceptual floor plans, architectural elevations and treatments, and “flyover” simulations for each of the five concepts. The goal of the meeting is to receive stakeholder input into the selection of two concepts to take forward for final consideration. All stakeholder meetings are open to the public. For more information visit: www.seattle.gov/util/transferstations.