Category Archives: Shorelines

Issues involving shorelines, waterways, and street-ends.

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Monthly Meeting, Wednesday October 4

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

Program: Neighborhood preparation for large-scale emergencies.

Agenda:
7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Waterways Walk planning activities.
Committee reports.

Special Guest:
Cindi Barker, community leader of the city-wide Communication Hubs effort will talk about neighborhood preparation for earthquake, storm, or other large-scale emergencies. She and volunteers who have been active in Wallingford will discuss how to participate, and in the event of an emergency, activate volunteers in our community. For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/prepare/prepare-your-neighborhood.

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

  • The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday November 1.
  • Wallingford Waterways Walk on Saturday October 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Join us on a family-friendly walk to learn about the public access points on Lake Union. The walk begins at Waterway 22 (at the bottom of Stone Way N). Click here for details.
  • Please help us to raise awareness of each Waterway by posting your photos and comments on Google Maps and other social media sites!
  • The Roof is Now Open! As a result of a SEPA appeal by the WCC, public access to the roof of the new Tableau building at Woodlawn Avenue N & N 34th Street is open during business hours. The Entry door is located next to Cafe Acadia. If the door is locked, ask at the Tableau reception desk for the door to be unlocked.

9:00 PM – Adjourn.

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Map of waterways in Wallingford. Prepared by James Thompson. © Copyright 2015 Wallingford Community Council. All Rights Reserved.

Wallingford Waterways Walk, Saturday October 7

Join Us! From 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Rain or shine.

Join us on a family-friendly walk to learn about the public access points on Lake Union.

Where: Waterway 22 (at the bottom of Stone Way N). We’ll meet where the Burke-Gilman Trail intersects with Stone Way N, in the parking lot area by Solsticio just south of N 34th Street). Then about 3:15 PM, we’ll begin to work our way east toward Waterway 15 (just to the west of Ivar’s Salmon House, at NE Northlake Way and 4th Ave NE).  For those so inclined, join us after the walk for Ivar’s Happy Hour.

Why: Wallingford’s public waterways are wonderful features of our community and the Wallingford Community Council has 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. In addition, we want to improve shoreline habitats. Your input is vital.

What: We will visit each Waterway in Wallingford, generating ideas and making plans as we go. Join us and add your thoughts to the mix. Please help us to raise awareness of each Waterway by posting your photos and comments on Google Maps and other social media sites!

Can’t make it? Use the map on the Shorelines page to find the public access points on the water. Let us know that you want to get involved with waterways by contacting us or by coming to a Monthly Meeting of the Wallingford Community Council (on the first Wednesday of every month).

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Monthly Meeting, Wednesday September 6

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

Agenda:
7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Committee reports.
Special Guests:

  • David West, U District Alliance for Equity & Livability: Development impacts on neighborhoods surrounding the University of Washington.
  • Ruth Harper, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT):  Findings from the parking study done in response to RPZ requests from the Wallingford Community Council (WCC).

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

  • The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday October 4. Both mayoral candidates: Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan have been invited to speak on displacement, impact fees, parking, and many more topics.
  • Position 8 Candidate Forum with Teresa Mosqueda and Jon Grant hosted by Welcoming Wallingford. Hear from the candidates on the critical issues facing the city (including housing). There will be time for neighborhood questions.
    Thursday September 14 from 7:30-9:30 PM
    Wallingford Presbyterian Church, 1414 N 42nd Street

    Family Works will be accepting donations, particularly for hygiene products. Please bring something to donate!
  • The Roof is Now Open! As a result of a SEPA appeal by the WCC, public access to the roof of the new Tableau building at Woodlawn Avenue N & N 34th Street is open during business hours. The Entry door is located next to Cafe Acadia. If the door is locked, ask at the Tableau reception desk for the door to be unlocked.
  • Lake Union Waterways: There are public access points (Waterways 15-22) along the shores of Lake Union. Please help to raise awareness of these amazing community assets by reviewing them and posting photos on Google, Apple, and other online maps.

9:00 PM – Adjourn.

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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 MHA.EIS@seattle.gov 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.

Agenda:

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).

Announcements:

  • 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.

Agenda:

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

Program:

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

Announcements:

  • 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.

Adjourn


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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