Yun Pitre, Department of Neighborhoods District Coordinator and friend of WENA, encourages all residents to sign up for the Department of Neighborhoods' weekly newsletter. The newsletter highlights community events, grants, and announcements from the City.
To prescribe, email Yun at Yun.Pitre@seattle.gov!
Kate Martin, with funding from developer Martin Selig, has filed to place Initiative 123 on the November ballot. I-123 seeks to save a 400-foot section of the viaduct and use it to build an elevated park at the waterfront. Paid signature gatherers are currently gathering signatures to have the measure placed on the ballot. I-123 is using the tagline: "Waterfront for All", the name that the City’s Waterfront Seattle project has been using for more than five years. There is concern that this could confuse voters who may believe they are signing a petition that involves implementation of the city's current 'Waterfront For All' project.
Friends of Seattle’s Waterfront recently sent this letter to the Initiative 123 campaign.
The Seattle Police Department has posted a brief (10-15 minute) survey to gauge feedback on the 9 1/2 Block Strategy from Downtown residents and workers. The 9 1/2 Block Strategy, a coordinated effort to decrease crime and unruly behavior in an area centered around 3rd & Pike, was rolled out in April.
Transportation Committee Chair Brian Estes sends the following update from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT):
What’s your vision for a more vibrant city and safer traveling experience for people walking, biking and driving downtown? Join us for the Center City Bike Network open house to meet the project team and share your vision for the project.
Tuesday, July 21 at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Learn the history and next steps in the selection and design process
Share specific input as well as your vision for a more vibrant city and safer traveling experience for people walking, biking and driving downtown
We’ll have activities for kids too!
FOR WEST EDGE RESIDENTS!
The West Edge, a four-block wide neighborhood stretching from Lenora to Columbia Streets and from Western to 2nd Avenue includes some of Seattle's most memorable landmarks, including the Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum and Benaroya Hall.
The number of individuals and families that call the West Edge home has increased dramatically over the last few years. While we have the highest concentration of street level businesses in Downtown Seattle (249!), the West Edge is also home to over 4,000 residents at last count.
It's time! A neighborhood association will provide a venue to become informed about neighborhood developments and activities, establish our neighborhood priorities, advocate for improvements and public safety, meet our neighbors and have fun! If you live in the West Edge, please plan to join us to get involved and help our new Neighborhood Association take shape!
When: Wednesday, June 10th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Friends of Waterfront Seattle, 1400 Western Ave
Friends of Waterfront Seattle is located at:
1400 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(corner of Western & Union)