On June 11, 2014, consultant Brice Maryman led a work group for NE 95th Street.
The third workshop for the Future of 35th Ave NE project will be on Thursday, July 31, 7 to 9 PM, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave NE.
The results of the second workshop (on June 11th) have been compiled and are available for your review. At the upcoming third workshop on July 31 we will review ways to ensure that future changes in the commercial district along 35th Ave NE will meet the stated needs and desires of neighborhood residents. Anyone who lives or works between NE 65th to 95th Streets, or who shops along 35th Ave NE is welcome to participate in this workshop.
The parking lot of Messiah Lutheran Church is accessed from 36th Ave NE. From NE 70th Street, turn northward onto 36th Ave NE and continue to the end of the street. The church parking lot is on the left and the door into the church building leads straight into the Fellowship Hall meeting room. See you there!
Wednesday, July 9th was the third public meeting for the Thornton Creek Departures Committee to hear public comments and debate the merits of granting the Seattle Public Schools request for three exceptions to the Seattle Land Use Code to allow them to proceed with the current design for the new Thornton Creek Elementary School. The three departures being requested were to allow for additional building height to enclose the mechanical systems on the roof of the proposed school, to allow for on-street loading and unloading of buses on 40th Ave NE, and to allow for less than required on-site parking.
Many neighbors who live across from or in close proximity to the school attended the meeting. Most of those that gave public comment voiced their concerns about increased traffic, pedestrian safety, and more general concerns about changes to the character of the neighborhood. There were also a couple of neighbors who spoke about the desire to maintain as much open field space as possible to accommodate the increasing number of children who live in NE Seattle.
The Departures Committee had previously approved the request to allow for additional building height to enclose the mechanical systems on the roof of the new school. After the public comment period ended, the Departures Committee debated the merits of the two remaining exceptions- bus loading and on-site parking. With the help of staff from the Seattle Planning Department, the committee eventually crafted a list of several conditions that they wanted to see implemented if the departure requests were approved. After the list was complete, a majority voted to grant the departures with the conditions suggested by the committee.
Free trees! Application opens Monday, August 4. . . . → Read More: Trees for Neighborhoods
Sunday, July 27 on 35th Ave NE at the corner of NE 68th Street. . . . → Read More: Blood Drive on Sunday
A slow-down on the Trail due to nearby construction, beginning Monday, July 28. . . . → Read More: Trail Alert: Construction Impacts on the Burke-Gilman
Saturday, July 26 at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. . . . → Read More: Sidewalk Sale
Ballots are due by Tuesday, August 5. . . . → Read More: Vote!