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Northwest District Council meets Wednesday to discuss neighborhood projects, city council districts, traffic improvements

August 23rd, 2013 by Doree

The Northwest District Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

On the agenda:

  • Updates on Neighborhood Matching Fund projects, community special event grants, Waste Management’s grants to neighborhood projects, and Neighborhood Street Fund proposals
  • Debate on City of Seattle Proposed Charter Amendment #19, on a proposal to create districts to elect seven of the nine City Council members: Yes – Faye Garneau, “Districts Now”; No – Marjorie Rhodes, “Choices Not Districts”
  • Green Lake Way traffic safety improvements, Brian Dougherty, Seattle Department of Transportation

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Northwest District Council meets Wednesday to talk transit, parks

April 22nd, 2013 by Doree

The Northwest District Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

On the agenda:

  • 7:15 p.m.: Briefing on the North 105th/Northgate Way Paving Project, by Ron Scharf, project manager with Seattle Department of Transportation
  • 7:35 p.m.: Update – Rapid Ride E Line implementation and related transit service Issues, by King County Metro Transit staff
  • 7:50 p.m.: Parks Legacy Plan, by Yazmin Mehdi, Seattle Board of Park Commissioners

For more information or to share your ideas about Northwest District Council projects and issues, contact NWDC staff Rob Mattson at Rob.Mattson@seattle.gov or 684-4051, or NWDC Chair Rick Klingele at NWDistrictCouncil@gmail.com.

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Northwest District Council meets Wednesday to discuss transportation improvement projects, emergency preparedness

January 17th, 2013 by Doree

The Northwest District Council meets at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

On the agenda:

  • 2013 Neighborhood Streets Fund – The NW District Council must select three transportation improvement projects to forward to Seattle Department of Transportation for feasibility analysis. Seven projects will be presented for consideration:
  1. Sidewalks – NE 115th St, Eric Youngsblut and Phillip Duggan
  2. Sidewalks – Fremont Ave N, Jacqueline Sorgen
  3. Woodland Park Ave Greenway, Christian Silk
  4. Safety Improvements – vicinity of Viewlands Elementary , Tom Green
  5. Greenwood Ave North – sidewalks for transit routes, Kate Martin
  6. Crosstown Greenway- Carkeek Park to Northgate Transit Station, Robin Randels & Justin Martin
  7. BEATS – Walkway to Carkeek Park, Kari Nelson Jewitt and Carey DeMartini
  • How communities can be self-sufficient following a major emergency — Many Seattle neighborhoods are developing response plans for major emergencies. Greenwood is in the first stages of developing a plan. NWDC members will hear about developing plans in Green Lake and Broadview.

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Northwest District Council meets Wednesday to discuss paving construction, library levy, neighborhood projects

June 21st, 2012 by Doree

The Northwest District Council meets at 7 p.m. Wed., June 27, at the Greenwood Senior Center , 525 N. 85th St. (Keep in mind that the paving construction on North 85th St. means eastbound drivers can’t directly access the Senior Center’s parking lot because eastbound traffic is being rerouted between Greenwood Avenue and Aurora Avenue.)

On the agenda:

  • Update on the North 85th Street paving project and traffic impacts by Sue Byers of Seattle Department of Transportation.
  • Discussion on Prop 1, the Seattle Public Libraries Levy on Aug. 7.
  • Review and recommendations on the three selected proposals for the Neighborhood Projects Fund.
  • 2012 Northwest District Council election of officers.

For more information on the Northwest District Council, contact staff member Rob Mattson at Rob.Mattson@seattle.gov or 684-4051, or NWDC Chair Rick Klingele at NWDistrictCouncil@gmail.com.

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Northwest District Council meets Wednesday at Senior Center

May 21st, 2012 by Doree

The Northwest District Council meets from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

On the agenda:

  • A chat with King County Councilmember Larry Phillips – Since King County redistricting, CM Phillips’s Council district (#4) has expanded into several neighborhoods in the northwest district.
  • Update – Central Waterfront/Seawall Project – Jennifer Wieland & Hannah McIntosh, SDOT: With the completion of the Deep Bored Tunnel, what are current plans to replace the existing surface Alaska Way? How will this roadway be configured to accommodate the needs of general traffic, freight, bikes, as well as those who must cross this roadway to access waterfront destinations? What is envisioned for how ferry traffic to the Colman Dock will be accommodated? What is the estimated cost of the entire project; and how will it be financed? Will surface Alaska Way continue to provide an accessible and efficient means of travelling through this corridor; esp for those of us in northwest Seattle?

Plus reports from committees, member organizations, and the City Neighborhood Council.

For more information, contact Northwest District Council staff Rob Mattson at 206- 684-4051 or by email; or email NWDC Chair Rick Klingele.

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Northwest District Council meets Wednesday

October 23rd, 2011 by Doree

The Northwest District Council’s monthly meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

On the agenda:

  • Setting the Course for Seattle’s Climate Action Plan, Sara Wysocki- City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment
  • The Future for Transit Serving NW District Neighborhoods, Ashley DeForest, King County DOT

In September 2012 King County will initiate service on the “D Line” (Rapid Ride service to NW Seattle on the 15th Avenue corridor) and is currently finalizing the alignment and stop spacing for the “E Line” (service along Aurora from Shoreline to Downtown). As a result, Metro Transit expects a number of modifications to existing transit service in NW Seattle. We can also expect to see changes in our Metro Transit services resulting from the County’s recently adopted Strategic Plan and associated Service Guidelines.

  • Reports by Council Staff Rob Mattson on the 2011 District Council Outreach/Engagement Fund, and by Irene Wall of the City Neighborhood Council.

For more information or to share your ideas about District Council projects and issues, contact Northwest District Council staff Rob Mattson at 206-684-4051 or Rob.Mattson@seattle.gov, or email NWDC Chair Rick Klingele, nwdistrictcouncil@gmail.com.

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