The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be paving E Green Lake Way N (along the east side of Green Lake) this coming week. They will start from N 51st Street and work northwards. Vehicle and bicycle traffic, and the 26E bus are impacted. Use of alternate routes is recommended.
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Date: Monday January 25
Dunn Lumber is redeveloping the property east of their main building as “Latona Station”, a 6-story office, retail, and warehouse building. This project at 3800 Latona Ave NE is between NE Pacific Street and NE Northlake Way, and between Latona Ave NE and 4th Ave NE.
The Design Review Early Design Guidance virtual meeting (using Webex) will discuss the project. See the meeting information including the Design Proposal (29MB), and how to submit comments. Submit written comments to PRC@seattle.gov prior to the meeting. Sign up to speak for up to 2 minutes during the meeting. The sign-up form will be available 2 hours before the start of the meeting and will close 30 minutes after the meeting starts.
Dunn Lumber has been working on this project for several years. The Wallingford Community Council thanks Dunn Lumber for their community outreach and engagement, and for their commitment to maintain their business in the neighborhood.
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, December 2
Location: Zoom videoconferencing
We are excited to once again host a virtual monthly meeting! This will be the first of several meetings on the topic of homelessness.
Please join Marcia Wright-Soika (Executive Director of Family Works), Jerred Clouse (Executive Director of ROOTS Shelter), and the Northlake Nicklesville Tiny House Village for a virtual town hall meeting on Wallingford and homelessness.
We will explore what specific advocacy groups are doing well to support our community experiencing homelessness, and how we can most effectively engage and support those experiencing homelessness to build relationships and cultivate community.
Submit your questions in advance via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The questions will be asked by our moderators. We will also be taking questions from attendees during the meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or as a webpage in a browser. Please configure your device before the meeting to ensure your participation.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Date: Wednesday, October 7
Location: Zoom videoconferencing
Happy fall! Join us and special guest, Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), at the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) October monthly meeting. We will also devote time for chair reports, an update on Waterway 20, and new business.
Bring your questions on the community issues most important to you — homelessness, affordable housing, City budget, and more. Share in advance by email at email@example.com. Questions will be asked by our moderators. We will also be taking questions from attendees during the Q & A portion of the meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or via browser. Please configure your device before the meeting to ensure your participation.
We wish you and your families good health and safety.
Wallingford Community Council President
The Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee of the Seattle City Council is considering Omnibus bill CB 119835 this Wednesday August 12 at 9:30 AM. This omnibus bill is supposed to be for minor editorial corrections, but several provisions will change all Single-Family lots into Multi-Family lots with no minimum lot size. We urge you to contact your Councilmembers and ask them to remove these provisions.
- The Legislative Analysis of these provisions states: “However, the proposed omnibus language introduces ambiguity into the Code that could lead to unintended consequences for future development of vacant lots that are created through a unit lot subdivision process.”
- The City Council should not be passing bills with ambiguous language.
- Any single-family parent lot could be redeveloped with a house and an ADU and a DADU then subdivided in three unit lots that could be sold separately (as multi-family housing).
- Unit lots have no minimum lot size requirement.
- More trees would be cut to make way for these redevelopments.
- The price of single-family lots would increase further reducing the affordability of housing.
- The City Council should use a separate bill with a full public engagement to consider this major change in land use code.
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom videoconference
We are excited to once again host a virtual monthly meeting!
Please join Sherri Kokx, Senior Advisor to the Superintendent, and Carri Campbell, Chief of Public Affairs, of Seattle Public Schools for a virtual town hall meeting on school this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Get an update on what parents and caregivers can expect (from Elementary School to Middle School and High School), and how plans to open school remotely will impact families and will be equitable and inclusive.
- Share your concerns and questions in advance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be asked by our moderators. We will also be taking questions from attendees during the Q & A portion of the meeting.
To attend, you must register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the information necessary to join the webinar. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The webinar will be recorded.
The webinar will be held using the Zoom videoconferencing service. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or can be joined in many browsers. Configure your device beforehand to ensure your participation is working properly.
Tomorrow Monday April 13 at 2 PM, the Seattle City Council will vote on CB119769, an emergency ordinance to expedite affordable housing during the COVID-19 crisis. The bill curtails public Design Review meetings for the next six to eight months to accelerate project approvals. Instead the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections will conduct only internal administrative reviews.
Administrative Design Review is where the developer can promote variances to set backs and allowances for roof-top structures for their projects. See the Downtown Residents Alliance post for further discussion of the bill.
- A better option is to eliminate Design Review for the crisis period. All developers would have to follow the land use code without exception.
- Only projects with significant affordable housing units on-site should be given this exemption. Market-rate and commercial projects can wait.
- Six to eight months is an excessive time period for a crisis that may ease in one to two months.
King County Metro is proposing to substantially revise bus routes with the North Link Connections Mobility Project in conjunction with Sound Transit opening new Link light-rail stations in the University District, at Roosevelt, and at Northgate. Bus service in Wallingford is affected including Routes 26, 31, 32, 44, and 62. For more details, visit the North Link Connections Mobility Project website, view the proposed network map, and provide your comments before the end of March (or as soon as you can).
FamilyWorks continues to provide services during the coronavirus crisis. The Family Resource Center is closed and the food bank is operating with outdoor walk-up distribution. See their Coronavirus Response page and their Our Continued Response to Coronavirus message for more information.
Wallingford Community Senior Center
The Wallingford Community Senior Center is closed but continues essential services to connect to seniors. There will be a new Call-in Support Group on Wednesday, April 1 at 11:00 am. They offer check-in phone calls for seniors to stay connected. See their last email message for more details.
Beware scams (about COVID-19) popping up to get your money or your information by phone calls, email messages, and text messages!
The King County Council has published a bulletin of useful resources for families, employees, and small businesses facing financial hardship from the COVID-19 crisis, and bulletins for how to apply for Unemployment and/or Workers’ Compensation. We were made aware of this information in a newsletter from Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles sent Monday March 16. The contents of the Helpful Financial Resources section are republished below. As the bulletins note: “Due to the rapidly evolving nature of state and federal programs, this information may change unexpectedly.”
Please practice social distancing. We wish good health to everyone during these challenging times.
The Wallingford Community Council