This month our Monthly Meeting will be a Zoom Meeting. This means attendees can choose to share your video, raise your hand to participate, and see your neighbors.
The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) Board of Directors will each share exciting and thoughtful updates from their respective areas:
Acknowledgements – Jenny Ring-Perez
Shorelines – Miranda Berner
Housing – Jamie Byrd
Land Use – Greg Hill
Quality of Life – Bonnie Williams
Communications – Frank Fay
Transportation – Ted Hunter (interim)
Darrell Bulmer from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will discuss nearby projects in Fremont:
The N Northlake Way Retaining Wall project will repair and reinforce the retaining wall west of Stone Way N along Lake Union that holds up the buildings and the roadway. SDOT is conducting a survey to gather concerns and improvement ideas for this section of N Northlake Way.
The N 34th Street Mobility Improvements project will start construction soon to provide Protected Bicycle Lanes on N 34th Street between Fremont Ave N and Stone Way N. The Burke-Gilman Trail crossing will be improved at the intersection of Stone Way N and N 34th Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
District 6 candidates: Due to a conflicting District 6 forum hosted by the Ballard District Council, candidates (Heidi Wills and Dan Strauss) are unable to attend. However, both candidates are sending a surrogate to represent them.
Candidates (and surrogates) will answer questions from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
Questions will be submitted by the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) Board and from members of the audience.
Welcome and Call to Order.
City Council Candidate Forum, 7:00 – 8:00 p
The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 pm.
Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 pm— A King County District 4 Council Forum hosted by the Sunset Hill Community Club. Meet current Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles and challenger Abigail Doerr. (Note: The County District 4 boundaries are very different from the City District 4 boundaries. Wallingford is in both districts).
Tuesday, November 5 — Election Day!Let’s Get Out the Vote! The General Election Registration Deadline is October 28. To register to vote, visit here.
The WCC is looking for volunteers to help write and prepare an Engagement Survey – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested with “Survey” as the subject.
The Shorelines Committee is looking for volunteers to prepare a proposal to improve Waterway 16 (south end of 2nd Ave NE) to create a community gem that affords the public a lovely place to access Lake Union. Please email email@example.com if interested with “Waterway 16” as the subject.
The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday October 2, 7 PM.
The WCC is looking for volunteers to help write and prepare an engagement survey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Survey” in the subject, if you are interested.
The Shorelines Committee is looking for volunteers to help prepare a proposal to improve Waterway 16 (south end of 2nd Ave NE) into a community gem that allows the public a lovely place to access Lake Union. Please email email@example.com if interested, and put “Waterway 16” in the subject, if you are interested.
Join us on a family-friendly walk along Lake Union to learn about the public access points on Lake Union.
When: 9:00 – 11:00 AM on Saturday May 11, 2019. Rain or shine.
Where: Waterway 15 (Next to Ivar’s on the west, NE Northlake Way & 4th Ave NE). We’ll meet down at the lake by the wooden bench. At about 9:15 AM, we’ll begin to work our way west toward Waterway 22 (the south end of Stone Way). For those so inclined, join us after the walk for a beer at the Fremont Brewery.
Why: Wallingford’s public waterways are wonderful features of our community and the Wallingford Community Council has, through the years, made access to the public waterways a key action item. We hold this walk to raise awareness of where the public access points are along the Wallingford section of Lake Union and to teach some of the history. In addition, we want to improve shoreline habitats.
What: We will visit each Waterway of Wallingford, explaining efforts to preserve public access and showing where they are. If you are handy with the phone and social media – help us to raise awareness of each Waterway on google and apple maps and other social sites with your photos and comments