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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday

August 11th, 2014 by Doree

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

On the agenda:

  • Board member nominations
  • Block party report
  • Information on the formation of the new Seattle Park District’s Citizens Oversight Committee
  • Updating the PRCC mission statement and increasing membership

The PRCC’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Informational meeting on $15 Now campaign at PRCC meeting Wednesday night

May 28th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council is hosting a special informational meeting on the $15 Now campaign at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and organizers from 15 Now will share information and answer questions.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting on Tuesday to discuss neighborhood’s future, elect board members

May 1st, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council will meet Tuesday to elect new members and discuss how to help shape the neighborhood’s future.

Nominations for board positions will be taken up until voting at the end of the meeting. Prior to voting, panelists will share information and who to contact about transit needs/traffic; property development and design; and the city’s Comprehensive Plan Update.

Attendees are encouraged to bring any display, petition, handout or sign-up sheets on any issue affecting Seattle’s neighborhoods for the information table.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6. For more information or board member nominations, contact Ted Holden at ted.holden@comcast.net or 206-784-0338.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting tonight to discuss zoning, parks

February 4th, 2014 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building.

On the agenda:

  • Speak Up Seattle, an effort by multiple neighborhoods to rollback recent multifamily zoning changes that allow “too much building, not enough sky,” according to their tagline. Phinney resident Mike Veitenhans will discuss.
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Parks Legacy plan
  • Planning for a joint meeting in April with the Greenwood Community Council about a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant for parks property in the neighborhood.
  • Report on HUD/Disaster Plan

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss bicycle master plan, Rapid Ride, development

November 1st, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 6 of the Blue Building.

On this month’s agenda:

  • 7:30-8:15 p.m. – Bicycle Master Plan Discussion – Kevin O’Neil, Planning and Urban Design Manager, SDOT
  • 8:15-8:20 p.m. – Rapid Ride Stop at 50th & Aurora, partner with Woodland Park Zoo
  • 8:20-8:30 p.m. – Building updates:
  1. 5555 Phinney Townhomes/Single Family Homes project
  2. Old Orowheat Property @ 70th and Greenwood
  3. 68th & Greenwood – 4-story mixed-use development
  4. 63rd & Linden – Building demo and tree removal
  • 8:30-8:35 p.m. – Streets Committee
  • 8:35-8:40 p.m. – Disaster Preparedness HUB

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Phinney Ridge Community Council to discuss crime, zoo concerts, housing developments Tuesday

August 12th, 2013 by Doree

The monthly meeting of the Phinney Ridge Community Council starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building, in Room 6 the Blue Room downstairs.

Two Seattle Police Department officers will attend to discuss neighbors’ crime concerns.

Also on the agenda:

  • Increased noise from Woodland Park ZooTunes
  • Update on the zoo’s northwest parking lot
  • 5555 Phinney Ave. N. housing project
  • 52nd & Phinney Avenue North townhomes

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss Aurora Corridor Improvement Project

June 30th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday night with Jonathan Dong from Seattle Department of Transportation giving a presentation about coming traffic and parking changes to Aurora Avenue North.

The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building, downstairs in the Blue Room.

As part of a strategy for making travel on Aurora more efficient and reliable for all users, SDOT is recommending traffic signal timing improvements for all lanes and the implementation of peak period Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes between N. 38th Street and N. 115th Street. BAT lanes will support King County Metro’s new RapidRide E Line bus service which will begin February 2014. Aurora Avenue North is among the most heavily used transportation corridors in King County.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss Aurora Avenue, new officers’ goals, development updates

June 4th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:30 tonight (Tuesday), at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Room of the Blue Building.

On the agenda:

  • Aurora Avenue Improvement Project
  • New PRCC officers/goals
  • Building updates: Zoo NW Parking; 5555 Phinney Townhomes/SF Homes project
  • Report on meeting with Councilwoman Bagshaw re: Woodland Park Zoo

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‘Future of Phinney’ discussion and board election for Phinney Ridge Community Council is tonight

May 7th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council is hosting a discussion about “The Future of Phinney” from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6, followed by its annual board member election.

Forum panelists are:

  • Dongho Chang, SDOT city traffic engineer
  • Morgan Shook, Seattle Planning Commission
  • Michael Shiosaki, Department of Parks & Recreation
  • 36th District Rep. Gael Tarleton

Each panelist will talk about neighborhood, city and state trends, conditions and upcoming policies, along with recommendations on how Phinney Ridge can work on those issues over the next five years. The floor will then be opened for discussion.

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. will be the annual PRCC board election. Nominations will be taken right up until the vote. Responsibilities as a Phinney Ridge Community Council Member include:

  • Attend PRCC meetings the first Tuesday of each month at Phinney Neighborhood Center
  • Live or own property or a business between Aurora Ave and 8th N.W. & 46th Street and N. 75th St.

To submit a nomination or if you have questions, contact Diane Duthweiler, PRCC president at 206-782-1420 or dduthweiler@comcast.net.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council seeks nominations for board positions

April 11th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council is seeking candidates for its board. Nominations will be accepted until voting begins at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6.

The Phinney Ridge Community Council (PRCC) is a volunteer, not for profit organization that tracks public safety, transit, land use, zoning, city budgets, capital improvements, parks and other civic issues.

The PRCC maintains communication with elected officials, city departments and community and civic organizations to ensure our neighborhood shares in the opportunities for public input and resources.

The PRCC is a resource for sharing ideas and building coalitions for action.

Responsibilities as a Phinney Ridge Community Council Member

• Attend PRCC meetings the first Tuesday of each month at Phinney Neighborhood Center

• Live or own property or a business between Aurora Ave and 8th N.W. & 46th Street and N. 75th St.

To submit a nomination or if you have questions, contact Diane Duthweiler, PRCC president at (206) 782-1420 or dduthweiler@comcast.net.

The May 7 meeting also features a discussion on “The Future of Phinney.” Topics will include transit, traffic, building codes, property development and design, public safety, parks and green space. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. The discussion takes place from 7-8 p.m.

Panelists will include 36th District Rep. Gael Tarleton, representatives from Seattle’s Departments of Transportation, Parks & Recreation, and Planning & Development.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss traffic, zoo parking, development

February 4th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Room downstairs. The meeting is open to the public.

On the agenda:

  • 7:30-7:45 p.m.: Traffic concerns at North 62nd Street and 2nd Avenue NW
  • 7:45-8 p.m.: Annual meeting topic discussion
  • 8-8:05 p.m.: Woodland Park Zoo’s Wildlights attendance numbers
  • 8:05-8:10 p.m.: Broken city sewer line near 220 NW 58th St.
  • 8:05-8:15: 5555 Phinney – Report on meeting with developer
  • 8:15-8:20: North 52nd Street and Phinney Avenue North triplex – illegal tree removal
  • 8:20-8:30: Zoo long range plan/Parking space funds request from city

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday

January 7th, 2013 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The agenda includes discussion of a neighborhood effort to create a residential parking zone on the south side of Woodland Park Zoo. We will also be discussing the Woodland Park Zoo’s Wildlights event with the goal of providing feedback to the zoo to help minimize impacts on the neighborhood in future years for Wildlights and similar events.

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