Category Archives: Transportation

Green Lake area paving projects

Seattle DOT Open House – Wednesday May 24

The Seattle Department of Transportation will pave arterial streets in Green Lake and Wallingford. Design will take place in 2017 and 2018, with construction as soon as 2019.

There is an Open House at Green Lake Elementary School, 2400 N 65th Street on Wednesday May 24, 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

Project locations include:

  • N 40th Street: Stone Way N to Latona Ave NE
  • N 50th Street: Phinney Ave N to Roosevelt Way NE
  • Stone Way N: N 45th Street to N 50th Street
  • E Green Lake Way N/E Green Lake Drive N: N 50th Street to Densmore Ave N
  • Green Lake Drive N: Densmore Ave N to Aurora Ave N
  • N 80th Street: Aurora Ave N to I-5

The N 40th Street crosswalk at Bagley Ave N is part of this project.

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HALA Open House, Saturday April 29

Saturday April 29, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Open House for NW Neighborhoods.  All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring the kids. There will be complimentary food and beverages.

The Open House will feature maps detailing proposed changes to Urban Villages in the event’s specific focus region.  Come talk with City staff, connect with your neighbors, and express your concerns with the City’s plans!

Click here for a short list of questions to ask the City.

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) advocates redrawing the Wallingford Urban Village boundaries as recommended in the second page of the WCC Position Paper on Affordable Housing, Increased Density, and Livability in Wallingford.

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HALA Open House, Thursday April 27

Thursday April 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Hale’s Ales Brewery
4301 Leary Way NW

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Open House for NW Neighborhoods.  All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring the kids. There will be complimentary food and beverages.

The Open House will feature maps detailing proposed changes to Urban Villages in the event’s specific focus region.  Come talk with City staff, connect with your neighbors, and express your concerns with the City’s plans!

Click here for a short list of questions to ask the City.

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) advocates redrawing the Wallingford Urban Village boundaries as recommended in the second page of the WCC Position Paper on Affordable Housing, Increased Density, and Livability in Wallingford.

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Monthly Meeting on Wednesday April 5, 7PM

Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Special Program: Seattle Tenant Rights Boot Camp

Agenda:

7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Nomination Committee – Lee Raaen.
Membership Process Change – Ted Hunter.
Neighborhood Street Fund improvements project at N 40th Street and Bagley Ave N – Kristin Anderson, SDOT Outreach Team Lead.
Find It, Fix It Walk – quick recap.
Wallingford Urban Village Workshop – follow up from the City.

7:30 PM – Seattle Tenant Rights BootCamp.

Announcements:

  • Yard Signs: ‘Keep Seattle Livable; No HALA “Grand Bargain” Upzones’.
  • The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday May 17, 7PM in the Chapel at the Good Shepard Center. The election of officers for the coming year will be followed by a presentation from George Scarola, Director of Homelessness, City of Seattle.
  • Reminder: Anyone wishing to vote must join the Wallingford Community Council and pay dues at least 15 days before the Annual Meeting (on or before May 2).
  • The Monthly Meeting on Wednesday May 3 is cancelled.
  • Councilmember Mike O’Brien will have Office Hours at the Ballard Public Library on Wednesday April 5, 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

9:00 PM – Adjourn.

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Mike O’Brien will have Office Hours, Wednesday April 5

Councilmember Mike O’Brien will have Office Hours at the Ballard Public Library on Wednesday April 5, 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

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Find It, Fix It Walk with Mayor Murray this Tuesday March 14

Join with your neighbors for a Find It, Fix It Walk with Mayor Murray and with various City Department representatives. We will gather for refreshments at 5:00 PM on the southeast corner of Woodland Park (N 50th Street and Stone Way N and Green Lake Way N). The walk will begin at 5:30 PM and will finish at Murphy’s Pub around 7:00 PM.

Topics to be discussed during the walk include:

  • Park safety.
  • Homeless encampments.
  • Safe street crossings and traffic calming.
  • Pedestrian and bicycling safety.
  • The HALA “Grand Bargain” and Urban Village zoning changes.
  • Overuse of Wallingford Playfield.
  • Overcrowded schools.
  • Waterways and shoreline access.
  • Uneven sidewalks.
  • Missing street trees, and maintenance of existing street trees.

Don’t see your concerns? Come and add your voice to the conversations!
Can’t make the walk? Join us at one of the six stops on the route.
Bring your families! — Bring your friends! — Bring your neighbors!

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Correction: The real email address is pres@wallingfordcc.org

Correction: A previous notice for Tell Mayor Murray your “Grand Bargain” upzone concerns had an incorrect email address. The correct address is pres@wallingfordcc.org if you wish to help doorbell to get the word out to gather on Densmore Ave N by 6:00 PM Tuesday.

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Tell Mayor Murray your “Grand Bargain” upzone concerns, Tuesday March 14

THIS TUESDAY, 6:00 PM – SHOW UP & PROTEST
Mayor Murray’s HALA “GRAND BARGAIN” UPZONES!

Bring your families · Bring your friends · Bring your neighbors. Voice your concerns about the MHA “Grand Bargain” Upzones to the Mayor. Mayor Murray is coming to Wallingford for a Find It, Fix It Walk this Tuesday March 14.  The event starts at 5:00 PM in Woodland Park on the corner of Stone Way N and Green Lake Way N and N 50th Street. At 5:30 PM, the Mayor speaks and the Walk begins.

If you can’t be on the walk, come to Densmore Ave N between N 44th & N 43rd Streets at 6:00 PM. We are gathering a crowd to greet Mayor Murray at Walk Stop #4. It is important for all of Wallingford to show up, be seen, and be heard. Decisions made today affect the cost of living and the quality of life for all residents of Seattle.

Help get out the word – door knockers needed.  Please email pres@wallingfordcc.org if you are able to help door knock over the next few days.

BE SEEN, BE HEARD, BE THERE! We will have “Keep Seattle Livable” signs to use, or bring your own!  Don’t have time to make a sign—we will have extra signs!

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Seattle Neighborhoods Need You!

High-rise towers and South Lake Union-scale density is coming to the U-District.  The full City Council votes on the U-District plan Tuesday February 21 at 2:00 PM in Council Chambers at Seattle City Hall.  Show up and be counted!

Advocate for amendments and resolutions by Councilmembers Herbold and O’Brien that would:

  • Require Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements of 10% or $22.25/SF for new high-rise towers.  Most cities require affordable housing fractions between 20% and 30%.
  • Remove upzoning between NE 50th Street and NE 52nd Street that would demolish many apartments and displace at least 175 units of affordable housing.
  • Cancel the zoning changes if MHA is ruled illegal.  Ask for stronger legal protections than a “request to the court”.
  • Conduct a residential displacement risk analysis.
  • Require an implementation plan for business district support.  Assess the feasibility of a childcare voucher fund and school impact fees.

Massive U-District zoning changes will increase building heights up to 320 feet.  Advocate to delay the profit-driven destruction of this urban community by asking the City Council to:

  • Finish the MHA Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) before changing zoning rules.
  • Complete the displacement analysis of existing affordable units before rezoning.
  • Direct the Seattle City Attorney to provide an opinion regarding the legality of MHA.
  • Conduct an analysis of impacts on adjacent neighborhoods.

Contact your City Councilmembers NOW!  Councilmembers Harrell and Juarez have not yet voted on these issues.

Join your neighbors at the City Council meeting Tuesday February 21 at 2:00 PM.  Bring your signs, green scarves, neighbors, and friends.  Come a half-hour early to sign-up and testify.  A big crowd will show the City that Seattle neighborhoods care!

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Wallingford Urban Village Community Design Workshop, Tuesday January 17

You are needed now! Join your neighbors to help us all Keep Seattle Livable!

Come to the Wallingford Urban Village Community Design Workshop

Tuesday January 17, 6:00 – 9:00 PM. (Come late if you have to. Showing up matters!)
Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 North 41st Street.
Hosted by Councilmember Rob Johnson.

We’ll explore clear and meaningful ways to be part of decisions about our neighborhood. We still have time to stop forced “upzoning” that will hurt Wallingford and surrounding areas. Don’t delay, it’s up to us to guide this process.

Here are the basics of what “Keep Seattle Livable” means:

  • Retain zoning that creates community.
  • Keep affordable rental prices and property taxes.
  • Protect our local small businesses.
  • Preserve yards, parks, trees, and sunlight.
  • Prevent massive developments next to houses.
  • Fund schools, parks, and roads with Impact Fees.

Learn what the city is not telling you at the WCC Home page.
Use this interactive MHA web map to see how the proposed zoning changes will affect you.

Tuesday January 17 at 6:00 PM – Bring your friends, see what the city is up to, and have your voice heard before it’s too late!

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