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Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project

Creating a gateway entrance to West Seattle with mobility, landscaping, and lighting improvements

Last updated: 3/17/2017

What's happening now?

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Join us for a “Walk and Talk” project tour

  • Hear the latest on design and learn about other projects in the area
  • Discuss early construction planning
  • Meet the project team and share your feedback
  • Enjoy light refreshments from Fauntleroy businesses

To accommodate schedules, we're offering the same tour on two different days:

Thursday, March 16 
12 - 1:30 PM

or

Saturday, March 18 
10:30 AM – 12 PM

We'll start the Walk and Talk outside of LA Fitness at 3900 SW Alaska St and end at West Seattle Brewing Co, 4415 Fauntleroy Way SW.

If you plan to attend, we encourage you to RSVP so we know how many people to expect.

If you weren't able to attend a Walk and Talk, view the project display boards and fill out an online comment form. The comment form will be open for your feedback through March 31, 2017.

1% for Art

We're excited to announce that a panel of community leaders, project staff, and local artists selected Jill Anholt to develop the public art component for the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project through the City of Seattle's 1% for Art program. The new art will be installed as a part of Fauntleroy Boulevard Project construction. Jill is looking for community input to inform her art.

Share your West Seattle story to help inform the new public art by filling out a feedback form.


Project Description

Fauntleroy Way SW serves many purposes; it is a key entrance to West Seattle, a major truck street, a bike route, and is home to numerous retail businesses and new residential developments. Today, this area presents several challenges that impact mobility for users, including: poorly defined sidewalks, significant distances between marked pedestrian crossings, no dedicated space for people riding bikes, and minimal landscaping.

The Fauntleroy Boulevard Project builds upon previous planning work done by the community. Discussions of improvements to Fauntleroy Way began in 1999, when the West Seattle Junction Hub Neighborhood Plan identified streetscape improvements in this area, and continued through the multi-year West Seattle Triangle planning process. The community chose a preferred streetscape plan for the project in 2012, which was formally adopted by SDOT and the Seattle Department of Planning and Development. In addition, the 2014 Bike Master Plan designated Fauntleroy Way SW for a protected bike lane.

Through several extensive community planning efforts, the residents and business owners in the area have expressed the need for mobility improvements to make this stretch of Fauntleroy Way more comfortable for people walking or riding bikes, and highlight its role as a main entrance to West Seattle. The project goals are:

  • Respond to community needs identified in the West Seattle Triangle Plan and the Bicycle Master Plan
  • Improve mobility by organizing the street to be more predictable and comfortable for everyone: people driving cars or trucks, walking, or biking
  • Enhance Fauntleroy Way SW’s role as a key entrance to West Seattle

As part of the design process, we’re evaluating these potential improvements:

  • New sidewalks, crosswalks, and shortened crossings at side streets, created by realigning skewed intersections
  • New street lighting
  • Signal additions and revisions
  • Protected bike lane(s)
  • Landscaping and other urban design features
  • New public art, funded by the City of Seattle's 1% for Art program
  • Maintaining freight mobility

Project status

Following voter approval of the Move Seattle levy in 2015 and additional dedicated project funding, the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project now has funding for design and construction. The project is currently at the 60% design phase.

Over the next year, we will continue to meet with area businesses, stakeholder organizations, and residents to refine and finalize the design. We anticipate completing design work in fall 2017 and beginning construction in late 2017.

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Existing Conditions on Fauntleroy Way SW

Walk and Talk

We're holding "Walk and Talk" project tours on March 16 and 18, 2017, to share the latest on the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project design, early construction planning, and gather feedback from the community.

If you're unable to attend one of our Walk and Talks, please first view these display boards from the event, then share your feedback about the project in the comment form below. We'll be collecting comments through March 31, 2017.

Take a look at the Walk and Talk display boards, then share your feedback on the Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project.

DESIGN

LANDSCAPING

Are you interested in assisting with community landscaping maintenance? If so, please share your contact information below.

CONSTRUCTION

We'll use a variety of methods to communicate during construction. Check which methods you prefer:

CONTACT INFORMATION (Optional)


1% for Art

Stories of West Seattle

We're excited to announce that a panel of community leaders, project staff, and local artists selected Jill Anholt to develop the public art component for the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project through the City of Seattle's 1% for Art program. The new art will be installed as a part of Fauntleroy Boulevard Project construction.

Jill is a visual artist based in Vancouver BC who has been creating site-specific works in the public realm since 1998. Her practice ranges from complex integrated works in parks, pedestrian walkways, and transit stations, to small-scale installations in buildings and public plazas across North America.

Jill is excited to work with the community to create a piece of art significant and unique to West Seattle, and she needs your help! Jill is distributing postcards at restaurants, coffee shops, and community centers throughout the West Seattle Junction. Pick up a postcard, fill in your West Seattle story, and mail the pre-paid postcard back to help inform the new art for Fauntleroy Way.

We want your feedback to help create a public artwork for the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project:



Project Schedule

DATE DESCRIPTION
2011 Conceptual design
2012 Community feedback on conceptual design alternatives
Summer 2014
  • Design meetings with businesses
  • Briefings to community and neighborhood organizations
July 2014 30% design milestone
September 2014 Public open house
October 2014 60% design milestone
December 2016
  • Reinitiate project
  • Shared project information at the Department of Neighborhood’s Housing Affordability and Livability SW Community Meeting
January 2017 Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board briefing
February 2017
  • West Seattle Bike Connections briefing
  • West Seattle Transportation Coalition briefing
  • Junction Neighborhood Organization (JuNO) briefing
March 2017 Walk and Talks
Winter 2017
  • Design meetings with businesses
  • Briefings to community and neighborhood organizations
  • 90% design milestone
Spring 2017 100% design milestone
Spring and Summer 2017 Pre-construction coordination with the community
Late 2017 Anticipated construction start
Late 2018 Anticipated construction end

 

Public Outreach

We met with neighborhood stakeholder and property owners to share information about the project and collect feedback on the design throughout 2014 and early 2015. Over the next year, we’ll continue to meet with area businesses, stakeholder organizations, and residents to refine and finalize the design, and share information about project construction.

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Project Materials

Project Funding

The conceptual design and analysis for the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project were funded by local tax dollars. Final design and construction is funded by the voter-approved Move Seattle levy in 2015 and additional dedicated project funding.

Questions or Comments?

Contact the project team:
Project e-mail: fauntleroyblvd@seattle.gov
Project phone number: (206) 727- 3994

Norene Pen
Project Manager

Rachel McCaffrey
Outreach Lead

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