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Thornton Natural Drainage System Project Meetings

The Thornton Natural Drainage System project is coming to our neighborhood. Come to an informal drop-in session to:

  • Hear updates from the project team.
  • Chat one-on-one with the project team about the project.

WHEN

Wednesday, August 23, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

WHERE

30th Ave NE at NE 87th St

AND

23rd Ave NE at NE 105th St

To support this work, Seattle Public Utilities performed soil testing in the neighborhood on August 10 and 11.

For more information, or if you can’t make it to the drop-in session, please contact:

Luis Ramirez, Project Manager: Luis.Ramirez@seattle.gov or 206.684.3660.

Visit the project website at: www.seattle.gov/utill/thorntonNDS

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

There’s new art in the pocket park kiosk! It’s a beautiful watercolor painting by 8 year old Niko. The pocket park is on the corner of NE 117th & 19th Ave NE. Come see it on your stroll around the neighborhood. Thanks, Niko, for your contribution to our little park!

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please email nancy@pinehurstseattle.org. 

It’s time for the All-American BBQ again!

In what has become a Pinehurst tradition, Idris Mosque and the Islamic Center of Washington are hosting the annual All-American BBQ event again. According to the information flyer, “You, your family and your guests are invited to attend.” As with the past years, you will be greeted by the kind and friendly neighbours smiling at you, grilling hamburgers and hotdogs (yes, vegetarian options will be available) and enjoying conversations with you!

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: 1420 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125

For questions, you can call (206) 353-3013.

Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Design Update

In their first open house about the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge this year, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) revealed a key design change that was adopted as the result of feedback from the neighbours.

The change pertains to the slope of the bridge. Before the update, the slope was set to be 8.3 per cent grade across the bridge. To be ADA compliant, SDOT created a few flat areas so people can take a rest. The steepness was the result of SDOT’s effort to stay within budget, which reduced the overall length of the bridge from 2,200 feet to 1,600 feet. To provide enough clearance between the bridge and I-5, They had no choice but to make the bridge steeper.

That apparently didn’t sit well with the neighbours. Amanda Tse, Project Manager of the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Project, told me that they had received “lots of feedback about the slope.” It’s easy to imagine not much of it was compliments.

The updated design has extended the length of the bridge by 300 feet, to a total of 1,900 feet. This has enabled the design team to reduce the slope of the bridge between the entry into the Northgate Station mezzanine and the west end of the bridge to a much more agreeable 4.9 per cent. The short section that connects the mezzanine access to the ground level on 1st Ave NE remains at 8.3 per cent.

Seattle Times reporter Mike Lindblom (right) talking with Rachel McCaffrey, Outreach Lead of the Bridge Project, at the open house.

It is exciting to see the bridge project taking shape. SDOT plan on completing the construction in time for the opening of the Link Northgate Extension in 2021. You can learn more about the project and its progress on SDOT’s project site. (Note: the site was updated on August 2, one day before the open house. It doesn’t have the information about the updated bridge slope.)

Trivia at Pinehurst Pub – Wed 7:30 pm

I used to go to the trivia night at the Pinehurst Pub quite a bit so I was very excited to see that trivia is back! It’ll be Wednesdays at 7:30 pm and it’s being run by Beat the Geek Trivia now! There’s more info on their page about the format and rules and such. http://beatthegeektrivia.com/

Beat the Geek Trivia with Brad at Pinehurst Pub
August 2, 2017, 7:30 PM

College Sports Team Names
Disney Potpourri
Pictures – Watercolor Cinema
Music – Mashups
And Ad Slogans

BONUS – Sir Phillip Niles Argyle and Sir Terrance Henry Stoot are better known as…? – 3 Pts.

Standard Bakery (Finally) Opening on August 26

It’s time to mark your calendars. Standard Bakery, which started a fortnightly-turned-weekly pop-up on Saturdays to give neighbours a taste of their wide variety of croissants, danishes, sandwiches and desserts in April, will be officially open to the public on Saturday, August 26.

A Grand Opening celebration will be held between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the Atrium Square shopping centre, which also hosts Uncle Mike’s BBQ and Cider Bar. The event will feature a bounce house, live music and a pie throwing contest. Visitors will also get to sample Standard’s oh-so-yummy baked goods.

Standard Bakery will be open from 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily (yes, Monday through Sunday). Only cookies and ice cream will be available after 6:00 PM. They will also have a bench for outdoor seating. Some of us may miss the long line that helped us know our neighbours more while trying hard to suppress our appetite!

For further inquiries, Standard Bakery ask you to contact Hilary Maler (310-403-6317).

Join the Lake City Dog Parade August 5

Doggie Parade

You and your dog can join the First-Ever, Inaugural, Super-fun, and Magnificent

LAKE CITY DOG PARADE

It’s August 5 – meet at 6:00 pm, parade starts at 6:30 pm

Costumes, Float, Shenanigans, EVERYTHING

THEY ARE CLOSING LAKE CITY WAY SO YOUR BARKER CAN RULE THE DAY!

Meet at Hellbent and The Dog Resort at 6 pm, 13045 Lake City Way

All ages

21+ Beer Garden & Food Trucks will be at Hellbent

March down Lake City Way NE to 125th then those aged 21+ can stop off at the Dogwood Play Park on 33rd Ave NE before the Grand Parade that starts at 7 pm.

To learn more about the Lake City Seafair Parades (kiddie parade and grand parade) see https://lakecitypioneerdaysparade.org/

Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Open House

Thursday, August 3
5:30 – 7:30 PM (drop in any time)
Hampton Inn & Suites
9550 1st Ave NE, Seattle
At the open house

  • See the latest Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge design and get a sense of what it will be like to use the bridge
  • Learn about the route for the Northgate Neighborhood Greenway
  • Get information on other transportation projects and programs in the Northgate area
  • Talk with project staff and share feedback

This is a family-friendly event with childcare and light refreshments. The venue is ADA accessible.

Limited off-street parking is available on the east side of the hotel or in its secure lot ($5 cost). On-street parking is also available on surrounding streets.

Participate online

August 3 – 24
Share feedback online: www.NorthgateBridge.infocommunity.org

They will also be at these local community events this month

Live in D5 on July 22
Maple Leaf Summer Social on July 26

Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge project team
NorthgateBridge@seattle.gov
(206) 615-0925
www.seattle.gov/transportation/NorthgatePedBridge.htm

Pinehurstfest Tomorrow (Saturday) From 2-5 pm!

Reminder that Pinehurstfest is Tomorrow! Saturday (July 15th) from 2-5pm!

Everybody is welcome so please show up! And spread the word to let your neighbors know (or remind them) so we can bring out the whole community to join us in celebrating Pinehurst!

We’ll have local live music, lemonade and soft drinks, cake, and popsicles! And it’s all free!

Though we’re still looking for some more volunteers to help out. There are some slots available to keep an eye on the kid’s art table (no art skills needed), or help clean up afterwards. You can sign up here:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ca8a92baa8-pinehurstfest

Facebook event to share:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1924039734501748/

Pinehurstfest THIS Saturday!

Reminder that Pinehurstfest is THIS Saturday (July 15th) from 2-5pm!

Everybody is welcome so please show up! And spread the word to let your neighbors know (or remind them) so we can bring out the whole community to join us in celebrating Pinehurst!

We’ll have local live music, lemonade and soft drinks, cake, and popsicles! And it’s all free!

Though we’re still looking for some more volunteers to help out. There are some slots available to help pick up the cake, keep an eye on the kid’s art table (no art skills needed), or help clean up afterwards. You can sign up here:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ca8a92baa8-pinehurstfest