Category Archives: Quality of Life

Monthly Meeting, Wednesday November 7

Time: 7 PM.
Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Agenda:

  • Welcome / Call to Order.
  • K C Dietz and Amalia Walton from the Lake Washington Rowing Club on maintaining public access to Lake Union at Waterway 23.
  • Eliza Ives and Jacob Orenberg from Seattle City Light on the “Public Direct Current (DC) Fast Charging Electric Vehicle” pilot program in the Gas Works Park area.
  • Darby Watson, Project Development Director, from the Seattle Department of Transportation will give an overview of recent design changes to the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving and Multi-Modal Improvement Project (which includes N/NE 40th Street).
  • The City Arborist will discuss plans for the trees along N/NE 40th Street (and answer questions).
  • Committee reports.
  • Announcements:
    • The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday December 5, 7 PM.
    • The play area in Wallingford Playfield will close on Tuesday November 6 for renovation and improvement, and is expected to open with new play equipment in early 2019.
    • The play areas at the North Transfer Station are closed through December 2018 for improvements to address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
  • Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).
  • Adjourn.

Play Area closing at Wallingford Playfield

New play equipment in Wallingford Playfield for ages 5 to 12.
New play equipment in Wallingford Playfield for ages 2 to 5.The play area in Wallingford Playfield will close on Tuesday November 6 for renovation and improvement. Construction fencing will be installed and demolition of the existing equipment that has been compromised because of termites will be removed.

Seattle Parks and Recreation anticipates opening the renovated play area in early 2019 after the new play equipment is installed and improvements made. The new play equipment will meet current safety standards, and ensure accessibility to all children ages 2 to 12 in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Play Areas closed at the North Transfer Station

The play areas on Woodlawn Ave N and Carr Place N at the North Transfer Station are closed while contractors for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) work on improvements to address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Much of the public space including the fitness equipment will be closed for the duration of the construction and the work areas will be surrounded by temporary fencing. Work is expected to continue through December 2018.

Pavement at the basketball court will be changed to standard concrete. There will also be new handrails installed along some of the walkways, improving access for all users. SPU will try to open up individual areas (like the playground) as soon as they are fully completed. The work notice has more details on work hours and construction impacts.

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Defend Your Neighborhood; Support the MHA Appeal

Dear Neighbor,

Last year, the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) joined the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) in filing an Appeal of the MHA Final EIS. The City’s “Grand Bargain” fails at increasing affordable housing, accelerates displacement of residents, and does nothing for livability.

This city-wide volunteer coalition of community organizations has raised $200,000 to pay legal expenses, and has put in many hours doing research and preparation work to keep costs down.

The Hearing Examiner’s ruling is expected in early November. As the end of the Appeal process nears, it is important to continue funding this effort. Please help SCALE raise an additional $20,000 to cover legal summary briefs and counter briefs for final arguments.

Please donate, and ask your friends to do the same!

Online:
www.scaleseattle.org/donate.html

By Check:
Seattle Fair Growth Appeal
2442 NW Market Street, Box 487
Seattle, WA 98107

(Pay to the Order of: “Seattle Fair Growth”; Memo: SCALE member group you support, or your neighborhood.)


Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity Accomplishments

Dedicated volunteers from 29 neighborhoods and organizations, working with a legal team of 2 paid and 6 volunteer attorneys, have:

  • Appealed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the City’s proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) ordinance, documenting MHA’s acceleration of displacement, contempt for neighborhood planning, devaluing of historic resources, and indifference to impacts on trees, open space, and land use.
  • Met weekly since November 2017.
  • Reviewed over 100,000 City documents.
  • Presented SCALE’s legal case during 18 full days of Hearings.
  • Engaged 6 Expert Witnesses.
  • Wrote an Opinion Editorial published by the Seattle Times.
  • Testified in multiple Seattle City Council meetings.
  • Strengthened community connections across Seattle.

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Wallingford Historic Homes Fair, Saturday October 6

Celebrate the old house!

Historic Wallingford presents the
Wallingford Historic Homes Fair

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM; Doors open at 9:30 AM.
Location: The Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Come celebrate the remarkable treasure of historic housing stock we have in our Wallingford neighborhood and learn how to care for them. A variety of experts will be available for short consultations on subjects ranging from City building permits to what a realtor does to bank loans for remodeling. Five lectures are featured, including a virtual tour of outstanding homes in the neighborhood, a panel discussion on historic designations, and a screening of the film Bungalow Heaven. See the Schedule of Activities.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Tickets are $10 (or $5 for the Exhibit Hall only). Payment of cash or check will be requested at the door. The event is free to Historic Wallingford members.

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Monthly Meeting, Wednesday October 3

Time: 7 PM.
Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Agenda:

  • Welcome / Call to Order.
  • Now coming in November, due to an unexpected conflict: K C Dietz and Amalia Walton, Lake Washington Rowing Club, on maintaining public access to Lake Union at Waterway 23.
  • Ruth Harper, Seattle Department of Transportation, presents the results of the southeast Wallingford area Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) study.
  • Update on the the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving project which includes N/NE 40th Street.
  • Public Review of a new building at 1624 N 45th Street replacing the burned-out Kitaro’s Restaurant.  (Under the City’s new Design Review process, this is the only opportunity for public comment.)
  • Committee reports.
  • Announcements:
  • Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).
  • Adjourn.
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Sharps (Needles) Pick-up Training, Tuesday October 2 & Wednesday October 10

Training for the Community

Have you been finding syringes on the ground when you walk your dog, walk yourself, walk your child? Before you pick it up, come learn how to do so safely.

Tuesday October 2, 6:00-6:30 PM
B. F. Day Elementary School, in the Library
Childcare provided (in the Gym)

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-7:00 PM
John Stanford Elementary School, in the Library

Come learn from the staff at Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) how to safely pick-up and dispose of used needles, a.k.a. ‘sharps’. Safely for you; Safely for the garbage collector.

Alison Steinbacher of SPU will also cover how to safely clean up trash associated with illegal camping, and how to safely clean up human waste.

To learn more about sharps disposal, please visit:
www.seattle.gov/util/sharps

If you find a syringe, report it to:

Sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and the Fremont Neighborhood Council. Special thanks to the B. F. Day Elementary School staff and PTSA, to the John Stanford Elementary School staff and PTA, and to SPU.

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Sharps (Needles) Pick-up Training, Wednesday September 26 & Tuesday October 2

Training for the Community

Have you been finding syringes on the ground when you walk your dog, walk yourself, walk your child? Before you pick it up, come learn how to do so safely.

Mid-day:
Wednesday September 26, 11:15-11:45 AM
Boys & Girls Club on N 45th Street

Evening:
Tuesday October 2, 6:00-6:30 PM
B.F. Day Elementary School, in the Library
Childcare provided (in the Gym)

New Evening Session:
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-7:00 PM
John Stanford Elementary School, in the Library

Come learn from the staff at Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) how to safely pick-up and dispose of used needles, a.k.a. ‘sharps’. Safely for you; Safely for the garbage collector.

Alison Steinbacher of SPU will also cover how to safely clean up trash associated with illegal camping, and how to safely clean up human waste.

To learn more about sharps disposal, please visit:
www.seattle.gov/util/sharps

If you find a syringe, report it to:

Sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and the Fremont Neighborhood Council. Special thanks to the Boys & Girls Club, to the B.F. Day staff and PTSA, and to SPU.

Nickelsville 10th Anniversary Party, Saturday September 22

Nickelsville Northlake Tiny House Village
3814 4th Ave NE

On September 22, 2008, homeless people and their supporters started an encampment on a piece of city-owned land. Following years of perseverance, Nickelsville remains as a safe, organized, proudly self-governed community. It would not have been possible without the support of our friends. Please come celebrate with us.

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