Some Highlights from Mayor Nickels’ Proposed Budget

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels just released his draft city budget for 2009 – 2010. Here are some items of note in the budget:

Sidewalks and Street Paving. Additional revenue from the commercial parking tax is directed to a variety of programs, but most notably to additional street paving and sidewalk construction. Sidewalk construction is bolstered […]

The Swale on Yale

There is an article in today’s Seattle P-I on the benefits of bioswales and their integration into development in South Lake Union. You can read it here.

We have swales in Pinehurst in the Pinehurst Green Grid. And, the proposed design for a sidewalk along 115th between Pinehurst Way and 5th Ave NE includes swales.


Pre-register your children who will enter Seattle Public Schools in September 2009

Seattle Public Schools is pre-registering kindergarten and students in other grades who will enter Seattle Public Schools in September 2009. Pre-registration will occur in October and November 2008.In addition, early sibling assignment applications will be accepted in October and November 2008 for siblings of current students who will be entering the same school as their […]

North District Council Meeting, Wednesday, 10/1

North District Council Wednesday, October 1, 7pm – 9pm Lake City Library conference room 12501 28th Ave. NE


Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark on neighborhood planning and incentive zoning Northeast Seattle trails project Light rail/mass transit ballot measure (Sound Transit and opposition group) – [tentative] Friends of the Library Network North District Council representative […]

Zillow listing for 5th Ave lot just north of the recent tree clearing area

Here is your chance to save some trees in North Seattle – or at least to develop the lot in a thoughtful manner. Zillow shows a listing for 12331 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. The asking price is a mere $250,000 (the tax value is $91,000).

This lot is located just north of […]

Join the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Tour on Saturday, 9/27

Join park supporters from 10 to 10:30 AM this Saturday, September 27th at the Northgate Park and Ride (5th Ave NE and NE 112th – next to Target) to learn more about the future Northgate Urban Center Park. You can also join supporters on a bus tour of other park sites in North Seattle that […]

School Beat – Seattle Schools Newsletter

Read or subscribe to the Seattle Public School newsletter, School Beat, here.

Seattle Public Schools Capacity Meeting 9/16

Here are some photos from the September 16th Seattle Public Schools Capacity Planning Meeting. There were over 500 parents at this meeting from NE cluster neighborhoods. Meeting slides, handout and additional information is here.

I will do a separate post on some important things I learned from the meeting.


UW School of Urban Planning – Project for Jackson Park Trail

A group of students from the UW School of Urban Planning will be working with the Pinehurst / Jackson Park neighborhood for a class project this quarter. Their project will involve working with the community to do outreach and start discussions on the Jackson Park Trail. I will likely meet with them in the next […]

Volunteers needed to count pedestrians and bicyclists 9/30, 10/1 and 10/2

Update: Cascade Bicycle Club has all the volunteers for this that they need.

As part of the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, WSDOT and the Cascade Bicycle Club are enlisting the support of volunteers and other organizations, like FeetFirst and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington, to benchmark the numbers of people bicycling and […]