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South Recycling & Disposal Station

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South Recycling & Disposal Station Redevelopment project site.

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If you have any questions about the project, please contact Hui (Hugh) Yang at Hui.Yang@seattle.gov or 206-233-5043.

Past project updates

January 2016

SPU completed the public comment period on the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist and Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the South Recycling & Disposal Station Redevelopment Project Interim Remedial Action.

June 2016

Redevelopment of this site will include a new walking path on 5th Avenue South that will connect to an existing path north of the site. The design team is considering different options for benches and other visual interest features along the path, including found art pedestals. To gather input on these elements, two project team members attended the Concord Elementary School Carnival on June 17, 2016 to ask people about their thoughts on the proposed wire basket bench (pdf) and found art pedestal (pdf). Read the input we gathered in the outreach update #1 summary (pdf).

Redevelopment of the site will require tree removal from the SPU-owned property, which also sits on the site of an existing landfill. In an attempt to explore potential tree mitigation locations and options, three members of the SPU project team met with Paulina Lopez of DRCC and Linn Gould of JHA on June 29, 2016. Read about existing site conditions, requirements for tree replacement, tree mitigation design approach and meeting notes in the outreach update #2 summary (pdf).

August 2016

In August 2016, members of the SPU project team held two open drop-in sessions to share Design updates on the project. One session (advertised via direct mail, email and social media) was geared toward local community members. The second drop-in session invited neighboring business owners and landlords to learn more about the project (via direct mail and door-to-door outreach). Both sessions focused on project updates, including: status on the public art element, the new walking path on 5th Avenue South, street and sidewalk improvements, and operational impacts.

Stakeholder Group

Based on community feedback, SPU convened a project stakeholder group consisting of South Park residents, representatives from community-based organizations, and business owners. The group met four times throughout 2016 to learn about the project, provide input and represent community perspectives. Meeting presentations and notes are available below.

February 2016 (Stakeholder Group Meeting #1)

Based on community feedback, SPU convened a project stakeholder group consisting of South Park residents, representatives from community-based organizations, and business owners. The first stakeholder group meeting included an overview of the project, introductions of the project team and stakeholder group members, and a preliminary discussion on stakeholder group priorities and expectations for the project.

Stakeholder Meeting #1 agenda (pdf)

Stakeholder Meeting #1 presentation (pdf)

March 2016 (Stakeholder Group Meeting #2)

Discussion at the second stakeholder group meeting focused on:

  • Customer use of the new recycling facility
  • Preferences for the walking path design and fence layout
  • The public art process (run by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture) 

Stakeholder Meeting #2 presentation (pdf)

Stakeholder Meeting #2 summary (pdf)

June 2016 (Stakeholder Group Meeting #3)

Discussion at the second stakeholder group meeting focused on:

  • The SEPA checklist (what’s in it, how it will be distributed, and the associated public comment period)
  • Updates on public art and the pedestrian path
  • A presentation on the decant/dewatering facility (what it is and why it’s needed)
  • Tree mitigation requirements
  • Reconfirming operational impacts of highest concern to the group

Stakeholder Meeting #3 presentation (pdf)

Stakeholder Meeting #3 summary (pdf)

October 2016 (Stakeholder Group Meeting #4)

Discussion at the second stakeholder group meeting focused on:

  • Broader community outreach done since the last meeting
  • An update on the project schedule due to a change in project scope
  • Further discussion of the decant/dewatering facility, specifically odor control mitigation options
  • An update on tree mitigation progress, including the results of investigation of various South Park locations for potential tree planting
  • An update on how the prioritized operational impacts (air pollution/air quality, odor, noise, truck traffic, truck routes, illegal dumping, scrap metal vendors) will be addressed

Stakeholder Meeting #4 presentation (pdf)

Stakeholder Meeting #4 summary (pdf)

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Hui Yang, project manager
Hui.Yang@seattle.gov
(206) 233-5043

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