Denny Substation and Network Area Route Proposals
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With the deadline for Washington’s all-mail election having (finally!) arrived, there is another deadline this week residents around E Denny and 14th Ave are concerned about.
Wednesday, November 7th is the last day for public comment on Seattle City Light’s proposed alternative route for a 115 kilovolt transmission line to run up Denny and across Capitol Hill on 14th Ave as part of the proposed Denny Substation project. The city has been adamant in saying that downtown, underground routes for the line are the preferred route but also told CHS that the faster, cheaper alternative is to build the 100-foot towers the line requires across Capitol Hill and the Central District to connect the planned new station to another substation to the south.
Some neighbors living along the route tell CHS they are concerned that more people haven’t provided comments — or even know about the proposal. CHS is the only media outlet in the city to have covered the plan. One reader told CHS that staff from a City Council member’s office that he contacted last week told him his call was the first they had received. That reader also said one of his neighbors told him he, too, was surprised to learn about the proposal. We don’t know if that neighbor learned about the plan from CHS — but we wish Representative Jamie Pedersen good luck in today’s election.