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Greenwood Community Council’s Transportation Committee meets Monday to discuss growth, congestion, parking

February 1st, 2016 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council’s Transportation Committee meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the 74th Street Ale House to discuss growth, congestion and parking. Everyone is welcome.

Committee members will use examples of increased congestion and parking issues in our neighborhood as a jumping off point to discuss city parking policies.

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Greenwood Community Council meets tonight to discuss backyard cottages, transportation, land use, urban villages

January 19th, 2016 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. This open board meeting will cover a number of topics, with time for attendees to speak about any neighborhood issue they want the council to follow.

On the agenda are discussions about neighborhood transportation, land use, possible expansion of the Aurora-Licton Springs urban village, and engaging neighbors in discussing the city’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda and its Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

The council also will vote on a proposed letter to City Councilmember Mike O’Brien about pending legislation on backyard cottages. See the draft letter here, and give your input at the meeting.

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Greenwood Community Council to discuss pedestrian issues Tuesday

November 16th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council will discuss pedestrian issues at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

Join the Greenwood Community Council to hear from guest speakers and engage in discussion of pedestrian and safety issues including sidewalks, safe routes to schools, dedicated facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. the Interurban Trail), Seattle’s update to the Pedestrian Master Plan, and more.

The recent passage of the Move Seattle Transportation levy will see new investments in Seattle’s pedestrian infrastructure; and Greenwood and North Seattle are sure to see many new pedestrian-focused projects in the coming years. Come out to hear from representatives from the Seattle Department of Transportation, as well as community members engaged in various pedestrian issues.

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Tuesday’s Greenwood Community Council ‘Speed Candidating’ event has been canceled

October 19th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council‘s “Speed Candidating” event on Tuesday night has been canceled.

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City Council Districts 5 and 6 candidates forum is tonight at Taproot Theatre

October 12th, 2015 by Doree

A reminder that tonight (Monday) Greenwood Community Council is hosting a candidates forum for City Council Districts 5 and 6 beginning at 7 p.m. at Taproot Theatre‘s Isaac Studio, 212 N. 85th St. District 5 generally covers Greenwood north of 85th Street, while District 6 generally covers the area south of 85th Street.

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Reminder: Tonight is Greenwood Community Council forum on Move Seattle levy

October 5th, 2015 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Greenwood Community Council Transportation Committee is hosting a forum from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight (Monday) at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St., Suite 202, about the Move Seattle levy proposal on the November ballot.

In 2006, Seattle voters approved a nine-year $365 million transportation levy, known as Bridging the Gap, which will expire at the end of 2015. For the last eight years, this levy provided the Seattle Department of Transportation with nearly 25% of it’s funding with funds being used to address maintenance backlogs, improve transit service, rehabilitate bridges, and implement pedestrian safety projects throughout the city.

This November Seattle voters will vote on a new transportation levy that will replace Bridging the Gap. The replacement levy proposal, called “Move Seattle,” will fund an array of transportation projects throughout the city with the goals of reducing congestion, increasing safety, and improving aging infrastructure.

The $900 million Move Seattle levy would be paid for through a property tax that would cost the median Seattle household (approx. $450,000) about $275 per year for nine years.

We will be hosting a panel of representatives from the Let’s Move Seattle campaign who will make a brief presentation of what is in the levy proposal and what projects are specifically planned for North Seattle. We will also reserve plenty of time for questions from the audience.

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Forum on Move Seattle transportation levy Monday in Greenwood

September 29th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council Transportation Committee is hosting a forum from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St., Suite 202, about the Move Seattle levy proposal on the November ballot.

In 2006, Seattle voters approved a nine-year $365 million transportation levy, known as Bridging the Gap, which will expire at the end of 2015. For the last eight years, this levy provided the Seattle Department of Transportation with nearly 25% of it’s funding with funds being used to address maintenance backlogs, improve transit service, rehabilitate bridges, and implement pedestrian safety projects throughout the city.

This November Seattle voters will vote on a new transportation levy that will replace Bridging the Gap. The replacement levy proposal, called “Move Seattle,” will fund an array of transportation projects throughout the city with the goals of reducing congestion, increasing safety, and improving aging infrastructure.

The $900 million Move Seattle levy would be paid for through a property tax that would cost the median Seattle household (approx. $450,000) about $275 per year for nine years.

We will be hosting a panel of representatives from the Let’s Move Seattle campaign who will make a brief presentation of what is in the levy proposal and what projects are specifically planned for North Seattle. We will also reserve plenty of time for questions from the audience.

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Greenwood Community Council meets tonight to discuss Seattle’s Draft Comprehensive Plan

September 15th, 2015 by Doree

Tonight’s Greenwood Community Council meeting will focus on how Seattle’s Draft Comprehensive Plan will affect Greenwood. The Comprehensive Plan will guide the city’s growth management through 2035. Comments on the draft plan are due by Nov. 20.

The meeting is from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

The Comprehensive Plan is required under the state’s growth management act to identify where growth should occur and ensure that schools, streets, parks and other city investments will be in place to accommodate it. The comp plan provides broad policies about growth and investment, including the future zoning plan. Seattle policy is to concentrate development in designated “urban villages” to encourage walking and healthy business districts. Over the past couple of years battles have been raging over rapid growth, how Seattle can remain affordable, and transportation, parking, school and public space impacts.

At our membership meeting this week Joel Darnell, our Land Use Committee Chair, will:

  • Provide an overview of the Comprehensive plan history for context, overall themes, and schedule for review and adoption.
  • Summarize the proposed Draft Plan relative to the Draft Environmental Assessment Alternatives from earlier this summer
  • Outline key points of the 2035 Draft Plan and related land issues
  • Discussion of goals for Greenwood neighborhood for review of Comprehensive Plan policies

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Greenwood Community Council social at Naked City Brewery tonight

August 18th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council is taking this month off from its regular monthly meetings, and is instead having a social event starting at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

Join the GCC board and members in the screening room to get to know one another and chat about whatever neighborhood issues are on your mind.

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