DRAFT MEETING SUMMARY
Terminal 91 Neighbors Advisory Committee
May 19, 2010
c/o Marie Fritz
Cruise & Dock Services
NEIGHBORS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Port of Seattle
P.O. Box 1209
• Magnolia Community Club
Seattle, WA 98111
• Queen Anne Community Council
Wk 728-3529, Fax 728-3280
• Port of Seattle
Magnolia Community Club:
Queen Anne Community Council
Kevin Patrick (Alternate)
Steve Erickson (Alternate)
Marie Fritz, Cruise and Industrial Properties
Rosie Courtney, Public Affairs
Pam Xander, Xander & Associates (Consultant to POS)
City of Seattle:
Christa Dumpys, Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods
The regular meeting of the Terminal 91 Neighbors Advisory Committee (NAC) convened at 4:33 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Port of Seattle offices. Call to order.
Bruce announced that the NAC Annual Report to the Commission will be presented at their meeting on June 8th at
PREVIOUS MEETING SUMMARY
March 17, 2010 meeting minutes: Don moved, Kevin 2nd. Meeting summary passed.
Nancy told the group that she intends to meet with Marni Heffron about the Transportation Cruise Traffic Analysis
to discuss issues she has with the traffic projections. However, she and Bruce agree that the traffic analysis is a 2010
issue and will be reported in the next annual report. Bruce is just presenting issues pertinent to 2009 in this report.
Bruce asked the group to clarify what the issue is with Nickerson from NAC’s perspective. Kirk and other members
provided clarification. Gene also told the group that Magnolia Community Club and Queen Anne Community
Council have signed on to the 15th Avenue W. Transportation Coalition and he shared a letter to that effect. He
asked that a copy of the letter go to all Commissioners and the Port CEO. Don suggested that the letter should go to
the Commissioners directly from the neighborhood groups rather than through NAC. Nancy said she also received a
letter from the Manufacturing Industrial Council about the issue.
Don read in the Puget Sound Business Journal that the waterfront will be used as the freight corridor and was
surprised that the shipping people want to use the waterfront. He asked Gene if he knew anything about this. Gene
explained that some freight can’t use the tunnel because of hazardous materials and suggested that the letter from
the 15th Ave W Transportation Coalition letter would provide more information. There was general discussion of the
reasons why vehicles will or will not use the tunnel.
Jim brought up the issue of Nickerson and bikes. He said there is a bike path running parallel to Nickerson but it
is incomplete. He noticed another ¼ mile is now paved so it extends beyond Foss. Don explained that Burlington/
Northern RR could move their tracks and the path would tie together different parks areas and neighborhoods.
Don asked Nancy to share what she learns from Marni Heffron about the cruise traffic issues with the other NAC
members and Nancy agreed.
Marie gave an update to NAC about the T-91 Tank Farm that Kathy Bahnick from Port staff described to the group
in February. NAC asked to be kept updated. Dept. of Ecology (DOE) received one letter on the project and it was
from People for Puget Sound. She handed out a copy of the letter to the NAC members along with the response from
Don asked Marie if there would be fewer cruise ships next year. Marie said that in 2011, two of the ships would
be sailing out of Europe instead of sailing to Alaska. That could change the schedule so there will only be one ship
on Fridays and one ship every other Monday but Marie believes these vacancies will be filled by 2012. She said
the reason for the change is due to a combination of things including the popularity of the European market and
the increased difficulty and expense in conducting business in Alaska because of environmental rules and fees.
The group asked if any of the ships that is moving to Europe had “plug in” capability to use shore power in Seattle.
Marie said that one of the ships going to Europe did.
Gene asked about the Heffron traffic studies and whether they provided information on what percent of traffic is
on the viaduct vs. streets. Don explained that the traffic study stopped at Mercer Place so that information is not
available in those reports.
Motion to adjourn the meeting and seconded. The meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM.
2010 Meeting Schedule
June 16, 2010
September 15, 2010
July 21, 2010
October 20, 2009
August 18, 2010
November 17, 2010