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Seattle City Council President Sally Clark to be featured speaker at Groundswell NW’s annual meeting, Wednesday, April 4
Groundswell NW will welcome Seattle City Council President Sally Clark to Ballard, as our featured speaker at the Groundswell NW annual meeting on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ballard Boys and Girls Club. All are welcome to come and learn about Seattle City Council’s green space priorities for 2012 and how that will have an impact on Ballard, such as the development of greenways, rain gardens, and the “missing link” of the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ballard Boys and Girls Club
1767 NW 64th St
In addition to a question and answer session with Council President Clark, Groundswell NW will also present our annual “Local Heroes” awards, where we recognize our fellow Ballardites’ efforts to create and enhance parks, public spaces, and habitat in our community. Representatives from current Groundswell NW-sponsored projects, such as the 14th Ave park boulevard and Sunset Hill – Shilshole Gateway, will also be on hand to talk about their progress of their projects.
This is a public event open to all. We welcome donations of desserts for the dessert potluck, but it is not required. Join us for Groundswell NW’s annual meeting!
This is a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and learn first hand what is in store for Ballard.
Monday’s City DPD land use bulletin announces early design review for two Ballard projects. The first of these (5601 24 NW) proposes to construct a seven story mixed-use structure containing 124 residential units over 3,300 sq. ft. of ground level commercial retail and parking for 110 vehicles.
The second project scheduled for EDG is the Bill Parks proposal to develop property at 6401 32 NW. 15-18 residential units and up to 5,475 sq. ft. of commercial space. Parking for 13-18 vehicles to be provided at and below grade.
The Design Review Board will consider both of these proposals at their meeting next Monday, March 12, at the Sunset Hill Community Club (3003 NW 66). The project on 32 NW is scheduled for 6:30 PM ; the project on 24 NW is scheduled at 8 PM.
Theme: Wonderful Wild Greenwood!
Grand Marshal: Meerkute the Meerkat
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Greenwood Avenue from N. 95th to N. 85th then west to 6rd NW
Who: We are the oldest neighborhood Seafair parade in the region with over
100 entrants including bands, drill teams, floats, pirates and more.
Thousands of people line the route.
Why: We are an Award Winning Seafair Sanctioned Community Event
How to Participate:
Businesses – sponsorship, community support, parade entrant.
Individuals and Families – volunteers will be needed, but most important,this event is for family fun in Greenwood!
Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 30715
Seattle, WA 98103
info at greenwood-phinney dot com
Thank you to our newly elected Executive Committee for volunteering their time for our community:
President: Glenda Poletti, Elements Therapeutic Massage
Vice-President: Theresa Elliott, Taj Yoga
Secretary: Jenna Gearhart, Youth Home
Treasurer: Michael Erstad, National Dry Cleaners
Directors: Cinny Burrell, Crown Hill Massage
Sharon Giampietro, RE/MAX NW Realty
Suzanne Lambalot, RE/MAX Metro Realty
Past President: Cassandra Peterson, Edward Jones
We have a Director’s spot open. Please contact Glenda Poletti if interested!
We got a preview of this class at a lunch meeting last year. Now, the full class is ready:
Whether sitting at your desk or talking in a cubicle, there are simple stretches and short routines you can do at work to release your back, shoulders and hips. Terrific for anyone who spends the day sitting in front of a computer, sitting with clients, or both!
Instruction will include:
- Safe alignment and how to adapt poses.
- 5 and 10 minute stress reduction sequences.
- A handout and a PDF on disc to refer to during your work day.
Please come in street attire or office wear, including suits and/or dresses.
Choice of two session:
Session 1: Saturday, February 25
Session 2: Saturday, March 31
Times: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Studio: Taj Yoga Room 2
Location: 9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle 98117
To preregister, email: email@example.com
Land Use Application 3011964 was submitted to allow a four-story structure containing 48 residential units above three live work units. Parking for 34 vehicles to be provided at grade.
The applicant applied for a Master Use Permit on April 20, 2011. The final determination and requirements to secure the Master Use Permit for this project can be viewed here.
The snow took it’s usual toll on our roadways this past week. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT deployed four Pothole Rangers crews in response to the potholes created by the recent freezing weather.
DOT crews filled 25,110 potholes in 2011, two and a half times the number filled in 2010. With the start of the new year, the department has $9 million available to address street surface repairs including potholes. Approximately $8.5 million of this is dedicated to arterial streets.
The second round of public meetings on Metros proposed System Restructuring starts February 13th at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th St, Seattle, from 6-8 pm
Learn more about proposed changes here.
Provide feedback online using this survey.
Learn more about other plans, policies, and projects where Metro wants the public to have a say:
· Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/haveasayatkcmetro
· Metro Matters blog: http://metrofutureblog.wordpress.com/
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is leading a national study to evaluate the use of energy-saving LED streetlights, with Seattle serving as one of a number of test sites. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle City Light are coordinating with the NEEA on the Seattle study.
The Seattle arterial chosen for the study is 15th Avenue NW – the section between NW 65th Street and NW 80th Street. The testing will require a complete closure of the roadway between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. for each of the three weekday nights. The closure will not impact east/west traffic on either NW 65th or NW 80th Streets, but it will impact cross streets.
Another impact may be the need to reschedule deliveries. In preparation for the 2012 study SDOT will be analyzing turning radii at key points to ensure large trucks (up to WB-67) can safely make the movements required as part of any temporary detours.
This segment of 15th Avenue NW will be temporarily utilized to run a series of tests comparing lighting conditions and driver input on visibility. Impacts for businesses along this segment, for the three weeknights of planned work between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. include:
• Street parking removed
• Emergency vehicle access only directly from 15th Avenue NW
During testing, regular traffic will not have access to the roadway, though interested parties will be encouraged to watch from the sidelines as researchers test on two different nights, on both dry and wet pavement, and for a third night demonstrate findings to media and area leaders.
The results of the study will support national outdoor lighting standards efforts as well as the development of an LED street and area guidebook for the Northwest. This guide would potentially note how cities can save money with the reduced power demands of LED lighting. By maximizing energy efficiency, NEEA is helping the Northwest achieve a more sustainable future – keeping energy rates and bills low.
Whom do I contact to learn more about the study?
For more information on this study; its sustainability goals; and its resulting energy-efficiency assessments, you may contact:
Stuart Goldsmith, SDOT Project Manager / firstname.lastname@example.org / (206)615-0860
Paul Elliott, SDOT Community Relations / email@example.com / (206)684-5321
If you want to earn $40 as a participant visit: www.neea.org/seattletest