West Seattle Blog… | FOLLOW-UP: Soon the first phase of work on the future electric vehicle charging site at Morgan Junction

(Foreground of the site)

We first reported in March that a former Seattle City Light The Morgan Junction substation site was under consideration as a future electric vehicle charging site. SCL says the plan is now finalized and the first phase of site work is expected to begin this weekend. The site is at 4118 SW Morgan, 4,520 sq. vegetations, what is the work that will be done first. This is explained in this letter sent to local residents/companies. SCL Spokesperson Jenn Strang says the trees will be replaced “two for one” in accordance with city policy. Other landscaping will be done, she said, with a “pollinator aesthetic.” The charging site is intended for eight “fast chargers”, so up to eight vehicles could use it simultaneously (and they will pay to use it). But even though site preparation is underway, according to Strang, the actual construction of the charging station is not expected until the middle of next year. The site will be closed in the meantime. You can find out more about the project here; this page also has contact information if you have any questions, and Strang says SCL will have a rep next month Morgan Community Association meeting (October 19) to talk about it.

Amanda J. Marsh