At the last Discovery Park gate proposal meeting, it was announced that the plan would be presented to the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners in January. That presentation has now been moved back because of the amount of public input.

A summary of the input already collected will be available by mid-February. So far, about 30 comments have been submitted. As was the case before, these comments are about half-and-half in favor of and against the gate.

“Based on the response at and following the community meeting, we want to continue to evaluate alternatives before presenting to the Board of Park Commissioners,” Adair Muth said in an email.

Muth is involved with community services and environmental planning for King County Wastewater Treatment Division. The input will be factored into the decision, along with engineering, costs and environmental impacts, Muth said.

It hasn’t been decided when the presentation will be, Muth said. The date will be announced via email, press releases and on the Seattle Parks and project website.

If the gate was approved, installation was scheduled for summer 2014. It is unknown how this schedule change will affect installation dates, Muth said.

Online commenting will open until the end of January.

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