Today, members of the Wedgwood Parks Committee met with Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, the Chair of Parks & Seattle Center Committee. The purpose of the meeting was to share some of the exciting things which are going on in our NE Seattle neighborhood, including the completion of the Vision Plan and our coordination with Seattle Parks to acquire a new park at the existing location of the Seattle City Light Morningside Substation. We shared with Councilmember Bagshaw the process that the Wedgwood Parks Committee has gone through to date to arrive at the conclusion of the Morningside Substation and the public support shown during the January 12th park acquisition meeting. We also described the current conditions at the Morningside Substation and the fact that CC & Company would be adversely impacted as a result of future park development.
Since the acquisition is a transfer of ownership between two City departments (Seattle City Light to Seattle Parks), the sale occurs through an ordinance that has to be approved by both the council and the mayor. It was great to hear that Councilmember Bagshaw was aware of the upcoming resolution and sponsor the resolution and move it forward as soon as City process allows. This is a commitment that is very well received by the Wedgwood Parks Committee as we hope to have the property under Seattle Parks ownership by May so we can submit a Small & Simple Grant application for conceptual design and cost estimating.
Thank you, Councilmember Bagshaw, for your support for this important neighborhood park to serve north Wedgwood…and for showcasing the Vision Plan and wearing “I Support Wedgwoods Park” button in the photo above!
UPDATE: Councilmember Sally Bagshaw will be at the Pinehurst Safeway with Councilmember Sally Clark on Saturday, March 26th from 9AM to 11AM for coffee and conversation. Councilmember Bagshaw will also be at this months upcoming North East District Council meeting on Thursday, March 3rd at 7 PM at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church.