Kids Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

Come see this month’s drawing in the kiosk at Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St and 19th Ave NE. Penny drew it at this summer’s Pinehurstfest.  Thank you Penny, we love it!

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please email We’ll put it on mat board donated by FRAMEIT Ltd, 539 NE Northgate Way.

525 NE Northgate Way Land Use Notice

There’s a new land use notice for 525 NE Northgate Way. This is the second design review meeting and many neighbors already gave feedback earlier. There isn’t too much changing here but I thought people would like to know what’s going on.

You can find more information on the full page:


Project: 3012842
Area: Northeast
Contact phone: (425)454-0566
Planner: Bruce Rips
Planner phone: (206)615-1392
The Director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is convening the Design Review Board for its Recommendations regarding the proposed development.


The proposal is to rezone 72,985 sq. ft. of land from NC3-65 to NC3-85. Project includes a seven-story structure containing 22,976 sq. ft. of commercial with 262 residential units above and 17,600 cu. yds. of grading. Below grade parking for 270 vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished.

Northgate Station’s 60% Design Meeting

Not only does this include the design work on the station, track, and landscaping, but they’ve also announced two local NE Seattle artists (Mary Ann Peters and Cris Bruch) who will be working with the design team on art for the station and plaza. I won’t be able to make this one (I’ll be at North District Council) but if anybody attends and wants to send an update we can share that here on the blog.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
6-8:30 p.m. (presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Olympic View Elementary School
504 Northeast 95th Street, Seattle

Sound Transit will host a public open house next month to unveil 60 percent design work for the Northgate Station and elevated track, including landscaping and progress for public art.

Northgate neighbors, commuters and anyone interested in final design are invited to offer their thoughts and input. Current planning for bicycle facilities, pedestrian, transit connections, park-and-ride facilities and future transit-oriented development (TOD) plans will also be discussed.

For more information, contact the Northgate Link Extension project team at 206-398-5300 or

Northgate Link Project Update:

Jackson Park Golf Course and Perimeter Trail

I’ve received a lot of questions on the Jackson Park Trail and haven’t had much information to share. But there’s a public meeting coming up in a couple weeks. There’s a flier with more information here: Jackson Park Golf CourseImprovements – Update on Golf Course and Perimeter Trail – Public Meeting #3.

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you to join in the third public meeting for the Jackson Park Golf Course and Jackson Park Perimeter Trail. The evening is also a great opportunity to meet the project artist, Celeste Cooning.

Whether you are hearing about this for the first time, or are already actively involved, we encourage you to come to the meeting and learn about the next steps for this project. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to join in.

Thursday November 15, 2012
7 – 8:30 p.m. 
Jackson Park Clubhouse
1000 NE 135th St.
Seattle, WA 98125

For more information please visit:
Or contact Garrett Farrell, Senior Capital Projects Coordinator,
Seattle Parks & Recreation, Ph: 206-233-7921

FREE Political Empowerment Workshop

North Seattle Community College is offering a class for FREE as a service to local North Seattle community members and I wanted to pass it along with the hope that Pinehurst neighbors might participate. They had a similar class earlier that had to be canceled because there wasn’t enough participants so please pass this along to anybody who might be interested.

Free to North Seattle community members!
November 13, 20, & 27, 2012, 6pm – 8pm
North Seattle Community College, Room: TBA

Have you always wanted to advocate for change, but didn’t know where to start? The policy making process seem a bit daunting? We’re excited to present the free Political Empowerment Workshop, on Tuesday evenings starting November 13th.

Velma Veloria, former State Representative, and Alice Tan Coil, educator/activist, will demystify all things political and help you recognize your leadership potential in this interactive class. For more details, see the Political Empowerment Workshop page:

To sign up for this FREE class, please call Continuing Education at 206-934-3705.

How To Report a Car Prowl

Recently a neighbor wrote that her car was broken into twice in the last couple months. She urged us to be vigilant with the longer days and the upcoming holidays. Good advice! Here are some things you can do to help prevent car break ins (thanks to Tacoma Police):

In the event that you have the misfortune of being victim to a car prowl, our SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator, Terrie Johnston, sent these guideline for reporting it to the police: Continue reading How To Report a Car Prowl

Jane Addams K-8 Carnival Saturday Oct. 20

Attend the Jane Addams K-8 1st Annual Carnival
Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
11051 34th Avenue NE

Want to pet a goat, see a slug race, play chicken poop bingo or dissect a squid? All these activities plus games, crafts and food will be in the gyms (and, weather permitting, outside). Doors open at the Southwest exterior entrance to the gyms (parking lot facing 31st Avenue NE)
Tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit the Jane Addams K-8 PTSA.

Kids Book Giveaway October 20th

There is a free books for kids event Saturday, October 20th at Lake City Community Center. The thousands of books are new or gently used, for preschoolers through teenagers. Each child may choose two books.

The event  runs from 10 am – 2 pm and includes:

– Tactile activities for all ages

– World of Books display

– Refreshments

Lake City Community Center is at 12531-28th NE in Lake City

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Seattle Public Schools BEXIV Levy and Pinehurst

The BEX (Building Excellence) levies fund major construction projects within Seattle Public Schools (SPS), and follow six year cycles.  SPS is currently finalizing plans for the BEXIV Levy.  A major focus of the BEXIV levy is capacity management. SPS is growing, and more capacity is needed, particularly in North Seattle and West Seattle.  The plans include changes to local schools Jane Addams, Pinehurst and Olympic Hills.

Continue reading Seattle Public Schools BEXIV Levy and Pinehurst