The P-I, again today, has a passel of stories of interest relating to South Park and Georgetown. I guess the paper was also interested by the response to their call for disappearing Seattle institutions, because they devoted a full page to it in the front section of the paper edition today.
Drowning their sorrows? Nope, they’re after crime: this story picks up that Stranger piece I linked to earlier regarding the adoption of The County Line as an unofficial venue for meetings of the South Park neighborhood association. The County Line is located in a slice of riverside property which is not in incorporated Seattle, but remains county. That section of the neighborhood is slated to be annexed by the city, but the plan has hit a snag, as the accompanying story, linked below, notes.
(It’s interesting to note the geographic relationship of the slice of county to the distribution of PCB hotspots mapped in yesterday’s coverage.)
Damaged bridge holds up South Park annexation: The 14th Avenue bridge leading north out of South Park into non-residential Georgetown and onto Marginal Way about halfway down the side of Boeing Field needs to be rehabbed or rebuilt, if I understand this story accurately, and the city and county are fingerpointing over who should bear the funding burden.
Boeing Field neighbors stirring up own noise: (Ugh! what a terrible subhead: “Plucky Georgetown residents upset by plans to remake airport.” Plucky! My god!) Southwest Airlines is talking to Boeing Field about moving there from SeaTac, which would add to the volume of air traffic at Boeing. Georgetown residents are understandably peeved and concerned. The info-graphic accompanying this story includes the tracks of all the major approach-ways for both Boeing and SeaTac. I found it interesting and maybe a bit tragic that the section of that map just south of the pointer to Boeing field contains the intersections of approaches to both facilities and every single one of the approaches to SeaTac (although the map notes that in this case the red tracks are departures). Earlier in our house-hunt, Viv and I looked at a stunningly beautiful house located right there – we went to it and hung out in the back yard for bit. During the time we were counting and timing, a period of fifteen minutes, eleven inbound over-flights went by at an average altitude of 250-300 feet.
Regarding our bid in South Park, we did not hear back from the selling party yesterday, which means we’re beyond the offer expiry date. We may yet hear back but we have no legal obligation to accept the reply.