For Immediate Release

Consistent with its mission “to monitor private or governmental activities that affect the quality of live in Magnolia and to take appropriate action to further or protect the interests of the community,” the Board of Trustees of the Magnolia Community Council (MCC) voted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, to support Alternative 1, the Preferred Alternative of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Fort Lawton Army Reserve Development.

The fate of the Army Reserve site at Fort Lawton has been a topic of intense interest to the Magnolia community over the course of many years. The MCC Board has reviewed the process and alternatives, and joins in supporting the Preferred Alternative of affordable housing and new park land so that we may be proactive stakeholders in solving community concerns for transportation improvements, bringing amenities to the site, and building a welcoming community for all.

The Board of Trustees will continue to engage with the community to bring forward suggestions and solutions that will make this project a success. Community members are encouraged to engage in careful reviews of the options and provide written comments as provided below:

“The City of Seattle is holding a 45- day comment period that extends through 5:00 p.m. January 29th, 2018. Comments may be submitted via email to:

OH_Comments@seattle.gov

Or via mail to:

Lindsay Masters
Office of Housing
PO Box 94725
Seattle, WA 98124-4725

These comments will help the City to improve the completeness, accuracy, and objectivity of the analysis.”

Contact: https://magnoliacommunitycouncil.org/contact/

View a PDF of this press release.


Information about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Fort Lawton Army Reserve Development:

Alternative 1 (the Preferred Alternative):

Development of 238 units of affordable housing on ~7.3 acres, including:

  • 85 units of supportive housing for formerly homeless seniors, including veterans, plus 1 manager unit (Catholic Housing Services)
  • 100 units of affordable rental housing (Catholic Housing Services)
  • 52 units of affordable ownership housing (Habitat for Humanity)

Provision of 21.6 acres of park and recreation area, including 2 multipurpose fields (owned by Seattle Public Schools), preserved existing natural areas and conversion of an existing structure to a park maintenance facility (owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation).

 

For more information please see the full presentation provided by the City of Seattle (presented January 9, 2018) and send all comments to the City at OH_Comments@seattle.gov by 5:00 p.m.  January 29, 2018. Your input can make a difference!

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