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West Seattle Blog… | Another EV charging station proposed for West Seattle

A year and a half after installing a public electric vehicle charging station in The Junction, Seattle City Light offers another in West Seattle – this time, at a former substation site in Morgan Junction.

This is a preview of the proposal, from the city’s web page created for the project. The site is at 4118 SW Morgan, kitty corner on the east side of Seattle West Freeway (BMS sponsor). As noted, it could hold up to eight charging stations, which SCL says would be accessible from the north side of the site, off Fauntleroy Way SW. The description adds:

Anyone with an electric vehicle can use the charging station. Drivers will have to pay a fee to charge. The fee is designed to pay for electricity and the cost of constructing the station.

Construction could start as early as the 4th quarter of 2022. The project will take about three months.

This is considered a good location for an EV charging station as it is close to neighborhood businesses, services and major thoroughfares. There are currently no public EV fast-charging stations in the Morgan Junction area.

The substation was decommissioned 20 years ago and the city says the site needs to be cleared first, with its existing trees removed and replaced. For next month – through April 22 – the city is conducting a survey to see what the community thinks of the plan – you can respond here.