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Thornton Creek and Northgate Urban Center Park

from Janet Way of the Thornton Creek Legal Defense Fund

Please mark your calendars for the Saturday, April 12th Northgate Urban Center Park Design Workshop.

Saturday, April 12, 200812:30 – 3:30 p.m.Northgate Community Center10510 5th Ave. NE.Seattle, WA 98125

This workshop is very important to the future of Thornton Creek.

The Northgate Park and Ride […]

Sidewalks, Crosswalks, Traffic Signals, Traffic Calming

Recent feedback from neighbors in regard to the Pinehurst Neighborhood Street Fund Applications has brought attention to the level of community interest in working for sidewalks, crosswalks, traffic signal improvements and traffic calming in some key areas in Pinehurst. I have started asking the City how to draw attention to neighborhood priorities and how to […]

3/31 Pinehurst Planning and Development Group Meeting

Monday, March 31st7-9 PM

St. Matthew’s Gym Conference Room(the smaller meeting space in the gym building)1240 NE 127th StSeattle, WA 98125

Housing Development Consortium – Anna Markee, Outreach Director for Housing Development Consortium will discuss the work that Housing Development Consortium does for affordable housing especially workforce housing. [Workforce housing is a term used to […]

4/17 Northgate Stakeholders Meeting

Thursday, April 175 to 7 p.m.Room ED2843ANorth Seattle Community College

The proposed agenda includes:* Update on the South lot construction,* Update on Northgate Urban Center Park,* Discussion about annual progress on CTIP (Coordinated Transportation Investment Plan), and* Status of the draft EIS for the proposed Northgate Urban Center legislative rezone.

In addition, North Seattle Community […]

Affordable Housing Action Agenda

The Seattle Planning Commission released an Affordable Housing Action Agenda that includes background information on affordable housing in the region and nine key strategies for increasing the amount of affordable housing in Seattle.

http://www.seattle.gov/planningcommission/docs/SPC_AffordableHousingRpt.pdf

4/12 Northgate Urban Center Park – Second Community Meeting

A new park is planned for the lot at the intersection of 5th Avenue NE and NE 112th Street (currently used as a King County Northgate Park and Ride Facility)

Community input from the February 20th public meeting is being used to create very rough design ideas which will be presented for comment at the […]

April 5th – 15th Avenue Clean-up (Saturday)

Want to meet some of your neighbors and make a difference by helping with clean-up on 15th Avenue?

Join us on Saturday, April 5th from 10 AM to 12 PM.

We will be meeting at Aroma City coffee shop (formerly Il Bacio) at the NW corner of 15th Ave NE and NE 123rd.

Questions: Patrick […]

Green Building Links

Here are some good green building links for those wanting to learn more. (Thanks to Matt for this.)

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/GreenBuildinghttp://www.seattle.gov/dpd/GreenBuilding/CapitalProjects/DesignToolsStrategies/default.asp

Pinehurst Neighborhood Street Fund Applications

(updated 3/26/08)There were four project proposals submitted from Pinehurst this year for the Neighborhood Street Fund.North District Council will meet on March 29th to choose projects from all North District neighborhoods to submit for pricing and feasibility. Total budget for all of North District is $95,000. North District includes: Maple Leaf, Pinehurst, Victory Heights, Jackson […]

Buried in the Beaurocracy

Aaron Bert lived in Pinehurst and worked for Seattle Parks Department until he was called back to active duty – in Afghanistan. He has been keeping a blog recounting his perspective from notification through deployment. He just arrived in Kabul and made first post from Afghanistan.

Buried in the Bureaucracy – Dispatches from the End […]