Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has reached the 60% design milestone for the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project, between 35th Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street.
Fauntleroy Way serves many purposes; it is a key entrance to West Seattle, a designated freight and bicycle route, and is home to numerous retail businesses and new residential developments. However, this portion of Fauntleroy Way has poorly defined sidewalks, significant distances between marked pedestrian crossings, no dedicated space for bike riders, 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 streetscape plan was formally adopted by SDOT and the Seattle Department of Planning and Development in 2012. In addition, the 2014 Bike Master Plan designated Fauntleroy Way SW for a protected bike lane.
As part of the design process, SDOT is evaluating several potential improvements, including:
Conceptual design on the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project began in 2011. In 2012, SDOT conducted public outreach to receive feedback on conceptual design alternatives. In 2013, the City Council approved funding for additional design work. A public open house was held in September 2014 to share information about the project design, and the project is currently at the 60% design stage.
We have been meeting with neighborhood stakeholder organizations to provide more information about the project. If you would like to schedule a project briefing for your organization, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to provide information about the project to the public and keep neighbors engaged through e-mail updates and other communication.
Questions or Comments?
Contact the SDOT Project Team:
Communications Lead: Maribel Cruz
The conceptual design and analysis are being funded by local tax dollars. The Fauntleroy Boulevard Project is not currently funded for construction. In order to advance the project into construction, the Seattle City Council would need to allocate construction funding. If construction funding is secured, the earliest construction would begin is fall 2016.