Public use of Waterway 20 on Lake Union. City of Seattle presentation and Q&A with Nancy Stachey, Manager of Property Management, and Mike Ashbrook, Division Director of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services.
Alex Pedersen, new Seattle City Councilmember for District 4. Welcome and Q&A.
The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) Monthly Meeting on Wednesday January 1, 2020 is cancelled. Happy Holidays!
See you Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 7 PM for the next WCC Monthly Meeting! Have a topic you want covered? Contact us.
The Seattle Marathon is coming through Wallingford on Sunday December 1. About 7,000 runners and walkers are expected along the course near Wallingford from about 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM, with most participants passing through between 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Traffic control officers will be stationed at all major intersections to allow traffic to pass safely during gaps in runners. Roads will be completely open as normal by 2:30 PM or after the last participant has passed (whichever is sooner).
The route includes the Burke-Gilman Trial (through Wallingford and around Fred Meyer in Ballard) and Aurora Ave (SR-99). See Traffic Impacts and the Route Map for more details.
The City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the Stoneway Electric (Golden Rule Dairy) building, 3665 Stone Way N, at its meeting on Wednesday December 4 at 3:30 PM in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave, Room L2-80 “Boards & Commissions”. See the Public Notice and the Landmark Nomination (62 MB) for further details.
The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board by December 3, 2019, 3:00 PM. See the Landmarks website or mail to: Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board Dept. of Neighborhoods PO Box 94649 Seattle, WA 98124-4649
Structural engineer Melvin O. Sylliiaasen designed the Modern-style industrial building as a dairy processing facility. It was built in 1945-46. The nomination includes a history of the building, the lower Wallingford area, and dairies in Seattle, and an appendix with many historic images.
Historic Wallingford hosted a public meeting on October 25, 2019 to present the results of the Wallingford Historic District Feasibility Study and to discuss possible next steps. The report, produced by preservation consultants Northwest Vernacular, identifies four areas potentially eligible as National Register of Historic Places historic districts.
Historic Wallingford is interested in pursuing these designations and is currently gauging community interest. Please email them at email@example.com with any input, questions, or to volunteer for the next phase of the project.
Historic Wallingford is a charitable organization whose purpose is to foster an awareness of and appreciation for Wallingford history and architecture. They are supported through membership or direct donations.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and King County Metro have kicked-off the early planning phase of the Route 44 – Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor project. They are working to enhance safety, and to improve transit speed and reliability throughout the Route 44 corridor. SDOT and Metro anticipate implementing these upgrades to the Route 44 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor in 2023, prior to Metro’s future delivery of RapidRide.
Join SDOT and Metro at one of three drop-in sessions in the University District, Ballard, and Wallingford. The drop-in sessions are a good opportunity to learn more about the project, talk to the project team, and provide feedback on early concepts. Drop in any time; the information presented will be the same for each session.
University District Tuesday November 19 2:00 – 3:30 PM University Bookstore 4326 University Way
Wallingford Thursday, November 21 6:00 – 7:30 PM Wallingford Senior Center 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, #140
The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) is committed to working with the City on safer streets and smart designs, and has been involved with Route 44 improvements for many years. The WCC promoted the present in-lane bus stops, supported queue-jump signals and reduced bus stops for faster Route 44 bus travel through Wallingford. The WCC maintains its support for Wallingford businesses that could be impacted depending on the proposed changes to the corridor.
Please attend a session, review the project, and comment on the proposals.
From Friday November 15 at 6 PM through Sunday November 17 at 10 PM, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will partially close the intersection at N 50th Street and Meridian Ave N to repair and repave the intersection.
Eastbound and westbound traffic will be able to pass through, but the intersection will be closed to all northbound and southbound traffic. Please check Metro’s online rider alerts for Route 62 bus service information.
The Wallingford Community Council is offering a free training session to give you the fundamentals of how to prepare so your family and your neighborhood will be more resilient in the event of disaster. We are offering a class called Seattle Neighbors Actively Prepare, or SNAP.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone off Washington’s shore could result in a disastrous earthquake any day now. There are other slightly less dramatic events that could also upend our lives, such as a Seattle Fault earthquake, a fire that consumes a few neighboring houses, an amazing snowstorm, or even a medical emergency in your own family. In a large-scale, disaster the Police and Fire Departments will be overwhelmed and will be a long time in coming to your assistance. If we as individuals and as a neighborhood are prepared to respond to these emergencies the potential adverse impacts will be much less severe.
Wallingford needs a community emergency response team. We are seeking to organize our neighborhood and we need you. Come to the SNAP training session and stay to discuss how you might help build a community that can respond together when disaster strikes. Diane Moore, an experienced volunteer with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management will present the basics of individual/family disaster preparedness and help spark our neighborhood-level preparedness.
On Monday October 7 at 2 PM, the City Council is rushing to take a final vote on CB 119600. This legislation will substantially weaken requirements for the environmental review of projects and policies under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
“Don’t be fooled by [the] greenwashing. It does the environment
no favors to weaken the State Environmental Policy Act… This will mostly
benefit real estate investors trying to further cash in on the Amazon boom.”
“Seattle’s environmental community should also urge the council
to reject this faux-environmental policy. They must resist the siren song of
developer-friendly think tanks, telling tales of how the earth will be saved by
bulldozing houses, cutting trees and replacing them with big apartments.”
“This [legislation] is about weakening policy written to protect
the environment and quality of life for everyone. It reduces costs for the few
who profit off land speculation.”
We urge you to contact all City Councilmembers with your concerns about CB 119600, and ask them to delay this legislation for consideration by the newly-elected Council next year. (Contact information is below.) You can further express your concerns by testifying at the City Council meeting on Monday October 7 at 2 PM in Council Chambers at Seattle City Hall.
There is no reason for the City Council to rush. Under state law, the City has until April 2021 to consider and adopt more reasonable and more environmentally friendly provisions. When our big issues are climate change, equity, and human health, the SEPA process should be strengthened, not weakened.