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Two concept plans for the David Rodgers Park play area as presented during a public meeting at the end of October. Courtesy of Seattle Parks & Recreation
Two concept plans for the David Rodgers Park play area as presented during a public meeting at the end of October. Courtesy of Seattle Parks & Recreation
Monday, January 29, 2018 1:57 PM
Community members of all ages are encouraged to provide input
  • While opening a needed light rail project in 2035 may seem like a long wait for regular Seattle commuters, for Sound Transit planners they are rushing to meet a deadline.
  • A number of Queen Anne residents got hot under the collar in church on Wednesday, where a presentation for a new 24/7 enhanced modular shelter received little praise.
  • The Seattle City Council on Friday filed a motion to partially dismiss an appeal to a final environmental impact statement based on issues raised by the Queen Anne Community Council regarding the city’s proposal to incentivize the creation of more accessory dwelling units.
  • An arsonist burned down most of the structures in the North Queen Anne lumberyard David Gascoigne’s family built up over the past 60 years. Despite the $12 million in property damage that included the destruction of five structures near the Ship Canal, Gascoigne Lumber Company remains in business today.
  • King County affordable housing planner Valerie Kendall will share the county’s plans to open a modular enhanced shelter in Queen Anne during a meeting at St. Anne Catholic Church on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
  • Seattle’s MVPs behind the KeyArena’s clearance for an $850 million expansion broke ground on the two-year project on Wednesday, Dec. 5, a day after hockey fans learned the city will once again be home to an NHL team.
  • ATF is offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the Nov. 10 arson fire that destroyed five structures owned by Gascoigne Lumber Company and Northwest Millwork.
  • The National Hockey League’s Board of Governors voted unanimously on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to approve an expansion that will make Seattle home to the 32nd NHL franchise team beginning in the 2021-22 season.
  • Magnolia activist Elizabeth Campbell is running for Seattle City Council District 7, and she says her longtime experience in Seattle is what will make her the best candidate for the position.
  • Seattle Assistant City Attorney Andrew Lewis is entering the District 7 city council race with a focus on monitoring performance and increasing government efficiency. His ultimate goal is ensuring Seattle natives like him can stay in the Emerald City, he said.
  • Naveed Jamali has been quietly campaigning for the Seattle City Council District 7 seat for a few months now, meeting with potential constituents at unscheduled listening sessions. He decided to make things official after Councilmember Sally Bagshaw confirmed she wouldn’t seek a fourth term next year.

     
  • The Hearing Examiner has affirmed the City of Seattle’s final environmental impact statement for its Fort Lawton Redevelopment project, making this the second appeal Elizabeth Campbell has lost this week.
  • A public meeting hosted by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections at the Queen Anne Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 27, nearly boiled over as frustrated neighbors came to publicly comment on a proposed development on 13th Avenue West.

  • Two more District 7 Seattle City Council candidates registered their campaigns on the heels of news Sally Bagshaw will not seek a fourth term.
  • The city effectively argued tiny villages will not be permanent, and so a six-month permit could be issued, and that it had adequately considered environmental impacts as required under SEPA review, according to the decision.
  • The Seattle City Council approved a $5.9 billion budget on Monday, Nov. 19, with alot of money focused on a few major themes: law enforcement reform, the city’shomelessness crisis, neighborhood improvements and support for vulnerable, minorityand LGBTQ communities.
  • Teatro ZinZanni is gone in Uptown, but a new affordable housing development being partially funded by the City of Seattle will serve a dual purpose of helping people exiting homelessness and creating a new arts space for the community.
  • Uptown has changed a lot in 10 years, but its neighborhood design guidelines have not. Developer Maria Barrientos is excited for that to change next year, when the city council considers adopting revised guidelines spearheaded by the Uptown Alliance Land Use Review Committee.
  • Seattle residents had a lot of asks during a community discussion with Mayor Jenny Durkan at the Queen Anne Community Center on Saturday.
    While there are manyimportant issues facing the city during its ongoing growth period, what gets addressed is a matter of what government can afford.

  • Seattle’s “Period of Maximum Constraint,” when large construction and transportation projects cause traffic congestion to peak, is coming up fast. The transportation department is ramping up its response now, to ensure resources are quickly deployed when the time comes.
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