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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss election results, zoning, land use, developments

August 11th, 2015 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • A recap of last week’s primary election results for City Council District 6 and city-wide positions 8 & 9.
  • A recap of Mayor Ed Murray’s July 18 visit to the neighborhood, and the controversial Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda report.
  • A number of land use and development issues, including the city’s design review process, updates on the city’s Comprehensive Plan, zoning versus property line setbacks policy revision, neighborhood commercial zoning definitions and boundaries, and the new development proposed for 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. that will bring 60 studio apartments with no parking.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss election results, mayor’s July visit, land use, new developments

August 5th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • A recap of this week’s primary election results for City Council District 6 and city-wide positions 8 & 9
  • A recap of Mayor Ed Murray’s July 18 visit to the neighborhood, and the controversial Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda report
  • A number of land use and development issues, including the city’s design review process, updates on the city’s Comprehensive Plan, zoning versus property line setbacks policy revision, neighborhood commercial zoning definitions and boundaries, and the new development proposed for 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. that will bring 60 studio apartments with no parking

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Reminder: City Council District 6 candidates forum is Saturday at PNA

June 2nd, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council and Phinney Neighborhood Association are hosting a candidates forum for the new Seattle City Council District 6 from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Incumbent Councilmember Mike O’Brien and challengers Catherine Weatbrook, Jon Lisbin and Stan Shaufler will answer questions on zoning, land use, development, transportation, environment, civic engagement, public safety, etc.

“The move to district elections represents one of the biggest political changes in Seattle in years,” PRCC board member Ted Inkley said in a press release. “It’s important that District residents learn the views of those who want to represent them, and equally important that the candidates hear residents’ concerns. This is especially critical given the important decisions facing City Hall during this time of rapid growth and change in Seattle.”

District 6 covers Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Ballard and Fremont. Click here for a PDF map of District 6. Click here for information on all districts.

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Seattle City Council District 6 candidates forum is June 6

May 18th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council and Phinney Neighborhood Association are hosting a candidates forum for the new Seattle City Council District 6 from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Incumbent Councilmember Mike O’Brien and challengers Catherine Weatbrook, Jon Lisbin and Stan Shaufler will answer questions on zoning, land use, development, transportation, environment, civic engagement, public safety, etc.

District 6 covers Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Ballard and Fremont. Click here for a PDF map of District 6. Click here for information on all districts.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight for board elections, transportation projects update

May 5th, 2015 by Doree

A Seattle Department of Transportation representative will give a presentation on proposed projects in our neighborhood at the Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The transportation discussion will be followed by final nominations and election for PRCC’s board of directors. Nominations will be taken until voting begins at 8 p.m. You can email nominations to dduthweiler@comcast.net, or nominate in person at the meeting.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday for board elections, transportation presentation

April 30th, 2015 by Doree

A Seattle Department of Transportation representative will give a presentation on proposed projects in our neighborhood at the Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The transportation discussion will be followed by final nominations and election for PRCC’s board of directors. Nominations will be taken until 8 p.m. that night. You can email nominations to dduthweiler@comcast.net, or nominate in person at the meeting.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council looking for new Board members

April 27th, 2015 by Doree

Phinney Ridge Community Council is looking for new Board members, to be elected at its May 5 meeting.

The fifteen independent volunteers meet monthly to become further informed on things such as:

  • local zoning and implications on development in our neighborhood
  • participation and advocacy in government
  • how to network with local leaders and nearby community groups with similar issues and interests
  • participating in efforts to improve quality of life through recent presentations like the one from the National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Habitat & Neighborhood Corridor program.

Board members serve two year terms and must live or own property between N. 46th & N. 75th and 8th NW & Aurora Ave N.

Email nominations to dduthweiler@comcast.net. Nominations will be accepted until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss zoning, pedestrian zone, council districts forum

April 7th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • City Neighborhood Committee — zoning vs. property line setbacks policy revision
  • Development design review process
  • Preview the Neighborhood Conservation Districts meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Phinney Center
  • Status of the city’s proposed Pedestrian Overlay Zone
  • Planning for the June 6 City Council Districts Forum

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday

February 26th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. You can see the full agenda here.

Guest speaker Kaitlin Parker of the National Wildlife Federation will talk about how to establish a backyard wildlife habitat and neighborhood corridors.

The council will discuss land use and development reports, the status of the proposed Pedestrian Overlay Zone and a Department of Planning and Development parking study.

They’ll also talk about council district issues, now that seven of the nine City Council positions will be elected by district. Ballard, Phinney Ridge and part of Greenwood are in the new District 6. The new District 5 will cover the north end of Greenwood up to Shoreline, as well as the east side of I-5.

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