Category Archives: Shorelines

Issues involving shorelines, waterways, and street-ends.

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MHA DEIS Comments Due by Monday August 7

We need you and your friends and neighbors to comment this weekend!

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) evaluates the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program impacts on Urban Villages, and in multi-family and commercial areas throughout Seattle. Residents from many neighborhoods have reviewed and analyzed the DEIS.  The results are available in the Comments folder and the Analysis folder.

Please view the comment and analysis documents, find the issues important to you, and email your comments to the City at or by using the online form.  Submitting many brief comments is probably preferable to sending one long email.  The more people who submit comments, the more seriously the City has to address the comments!

If you are overwhelmed or short of time, here is a suggested comment to make:

“The DEIS is not sufficient to represent all Urban Villages and the City overall. Each Urban Village is unique, with different housing types, cultural traditions, businesses, resources, and growth needs. This DEIS fails to recognize and examine these differences.

Each Urban Village and Surrounding Area needs to be analyzed separately, thoroughly and accurately via their own individual EIS.

Additionally, the DEIS does not address how the whole City will be impacted by the changes both in this DEIS and the other SEPA analyses combined. Seattle residents live in both their own neighborhoods and in the City at large, yet this DEIS has failed to analyze the impacts to both thoroughly and accurately.”

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Monthly Meeting, Wednesday June 7

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


7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Annual Meeting Election Results.
Committees for 2017-2018.
Committee reports.

Special Guests:
The Ship Canal Water Quality Project Jenna Rahm and Alex Mockos, Seattle Public Utilities.
Save Evans Pool and Greenlake Community Center Susan Helf.
Wallingford Find It, Fix It Walk – Report by Lemmis Stephens III and Paige Madden.

Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).


  • The Monthly Meeting on July 5 is cancelled! The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday August 2.
  • The Wallingford Family Parade is Saturday July 8 at 11 AM.
  • Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods asks that you vote between June 3 – 30 for small-scale park and street improvements. Age 11 & older can vote.
  • Congestion is expected near Husky Stadium for the University of Washington Commencement on Saturday June 10, 12:30 – 4:30 PM.
  • The WallHALA committee will meet on Tuesday June 20.

9:00 PM – Adjourn.

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Spring/Summer Street and Shoreline Clean-up, Monday June 5

Come join Friends of North Lake Union (FONLU) to remove trash, debris, and weeds from Northlake Way on Monday June 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The event will begin at the intersection of Stone Way N and N Northlake Way in front of Waterway 22. All event equipment and materials will be provided. Come meet community members, improve the neighborhood, and enjoy the emergence of spring!

All ages welcome!

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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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Monthly Meeting tonight Wednesday March 1, 7PM

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


Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Nomination Committee.
Family Parade.
U-District Upzone.
Reports from Committees (if anything).


Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up)


  • Yard Signs: ‘Keep Seattle Livable; No HALA “Grand Bargain” Upzones’.
  • WCC Membership: Reminder to join or renew.
  • WallHALA Meeting, Tuesday, March 7, 7PM Senior Center.
  • Seattle Tenant Rights Bootcamp is the program for the next WCC Monthly meeting on Wednesday April 5, 7PM.


Special Notice – Community Involvement Commission:

If you wish to serve on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods new Community Involvement Commission, the application deadline is today Wednesday March 1 by 5PM. Applications may be submitted online, by mail, or in person.

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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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Lorena González hosts Open House, Thursday January 12

Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González is hosting an Open House this Thursday, January 12 at 2:00 – 4:00 PM in City Hall. As an At-Large Councilmember, she is up for re-election this year. An RSVP is requested.

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Monthly Meeting on Wednesday December 7 at 7PM

Location: The Wallingford Community Senior Center in the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N. Note that this location is downstairs from our usual meeting place in Room 202.


Welcome / Call to Order
Approval of Minutes


  1. Wallingford Urban Village Workshop. We are waiting for a date from Rob Johnson’s office.
  2. Seattle Public Schools Community Budget Gap Meetings for families to provide feedback on budget priorities:
    • Ballard High School, Tuesday December 13, 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
    • South Shore PreK-8 School, Thursday December 15, 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
    • Franklin High School, Tuesday January 3, 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  3. Yard Signs: Keep Seattle Livable; No HALA “Grand Bargain” Upzones.
  4. The WCC Board approved getting a third party review of the environmental report for Waterway #20.
  5. North Transfer Station: Official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday December 10, 10:00 to 11:30 AM.
  6. Next Monthly Meeting: Wednesday January 4, 7 PM.

Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up)

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Wallingford Waterways Walk (November 5)

You are invited to the second Wallingford Waterways Walk

Join us on a walk along Lake Union to learn about the public access points on Lake Union and to share your ideas about restoring and using Wallingford’s waterways.

When: 10 AM -12 PM on Saturday November 5, 2016.

Where: Waterway 15 (west of Ivar’s Salmon House at NE Northlake Way and 4th Ave NE). We will work our way west toward Gasworks, and then on to Waterway 22. (See the map below.)

Why: Wallingford’s various waterways are wonderful features of our community. Come and learn about where they are and how to access them.

What: We will visit each Waterway of Wallingford, generating ideas and making plans as we go. Please join us and add your thoughts to the conversation.

For a record of the last year’s event see the 2015 Wallingford Waterways Walk report.

Sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and the Friends of North Lake Union.

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Office Hours for Councilmember O’Brien this Wednesday (October 26)

Councilmember Mike O’Brien (District 6 / Northwest Seattle) is hosting drop-in office hours at the Green Lake Public Library on Wednesday October 26, 3:00 – 6:00 PM.

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