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Designs for new transfer station narrowed to five

By Doug Alder · November 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We’re one step closer to knowing what the new North Transfer Station on N. 34th Street will look like. At their latest meeting, Seattle Public Utilities and a group of community stakeholders gave the green light to move forward with development of five hybrid concepts. Those concepts include a facility that puts recycling into the same building as garbage and yard waste, a stand-alone recycling building, and a possible new neighborhood park.


Concept that shows a separate recycling building. Click here to see all five concepts.

The main goals of the latest meeting included minimizing noise and odor, maximizing public green space in the northeast corner of the site, and creating a better pedestrian experience for those walking in front of the facility. In February, SPU will present flyover simulations for the five hybrid concepts and stakeholders will narrow the list to two.

We recently took a tour of the current transfer station which will be torn down to make way for the new facility. You can read more about current operations and some of the features that could be included in the new operation.




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