Finally, renewed signs of progress! We've had ceremonies, we've had parties, now let's get some work done. Time to move more dirt.

Keep out, no parking, warning, land use action, excavation - these are the signs surrounding UNOCAL's effort to excavate petroleum contaminated soil under the area formerly known as the north end of the Myrtle Edwards parking lot.

That lot is now fenced off and closed until at least late September. Hay bales have been layed out, marking the area to be dug up and hauled away. Wyser Construction is handling the remediation.

This work is in preparation for Land Use Action 2501061, which along with 2501062, is a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit, i.e. tearing out a parking lot and putting in a natural beach front.

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and rollerbladers will have access to the park on the waterfront sidewalk. Walkers should stay alert - during my walk around the area, only one out of thirty cyclists heeded the warning to walk their bikes. Many don't even slow down.

More information available here.

One neighbor's unoffical journal of construction progress made at the Olympic Sculpture Park. As seen over, and through, the fences.

July 7, 2005. Tell a friend.

View the last update | Overview: the players, news, and history | SAM Updates | Webcam | About this site
RECENT FEATURES: Ducklings hatch! | First trees arrive! | Bridging the tracks | Nurse log arrival | Serra's Wake |
Smith's Stinger | Calder's Eagle |
2007: January 10 | 18 |
Review 2006: January 12 | March 07-08 | 29 | April 12 | 18 | 28 | May 03 | 04 | 11 | 19 | June 01 | 28 | 30 |
July 07 | 25 | August 02 | 12 | September 12 | October 02 | November 03 | December 07
Review 2005: May 25 | 30 | June 01 | 03-04 | 06 | 23 | July 07 | August 11 | 16 | 24 | 26 | September 08 | 11 |
October 05 | 16 | November 03 | 16 | December 02 | 07 |
Review 2004: June 29 | 30 | July 01 | 02 | 04 | 06 | 07 | 10 | 12 | 14 | 16 | 20 | 23 | 27 | 30 | August 04 | 08 | 11 |
| 17 | 23 | 26 |
September 08 | 15 | October 06 | 08 | 15 || Work stopped until Ground Breaking: June 6, 2005

musicians in
performance

natural
wonders

photo
graphics

recent
additions

about

home

contact

belltown
bent.blog

brucecmoore photographic

All photographs © Bruce C Moore