Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

November 9th-11th : Intersection Closure at NE 110th and 35th Ave NE

There will be a full closure of 35th Ave NE and NE 110th from Saturday, November 9 to Monday November 11. Crews will be addressing long-term drainage issues at the intersection. To minimize impact on neighboring schools, this will take place over Veterans Day weekend. Please see the attached pdf for further details on this project and detour information affecting the neighborhood roadway access.

OCT 20: Lake City Mural Walking Tour

Join Share The Cities, Build Lake City Together, Kendra Azari and Mark Mendez on a walking tour of the many murals in Lake City.

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About this Event

Please bring cash, as we are collecting donations to give directly to artists. Suggested donation $4 to $40 

Date And Time

Sun, October 20, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
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Location

La Bohéme
12728 Lake City Way Northeast
La Bohéme cafe
Seattle, WA 98125
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Learn more about the Lake City Murals: 

  1. https://enjoylakecity.org/lake-city-mural-city/
  2. https://theevergrey.com/seattle-iconic-murals-history/
  3. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/local-artists-bring-color-and-life-to-a-lake-city-corner/
  4. https://kuow.org/stories/how-an-invisible-seattle-suburb-is-making-itself-known-one-mural-at-a-time?fbclid=IwAR2kUVCqbII_WOze7g9GyO9bEqcDdm4wUwe4qJLa3BdqZt82kbDupt8O_Ug

Learn more about Build Lake City Together:

“Children’s Home Society of Washington, Lake City Future First and Lake City Neighborhood Alliance began a community-focused partnership in summer 2016 to create a strategy that helps improve the quality of life for children and families in Seattle’s Lake City.

From this strong collaboration and support by the Wells Fargo Foundation, a comprehensive, resident-driven neighborhood plan was launched in 2018 called Build Lake City Together. The revitalization plan covers community needs ranging from affordable housing, social services, green spaces, economic development and social cohesion.”

Meet at La Boheme Bakery at 12728 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Dress for all weather and be ready for uneven sidewalks. We will be walking for about an hour and a half. 

Please bring cash, as we are collecting donations to give directly to artists. 

Suggested donation $4 —- $40; no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. 

Questions? Email sharethecities@gmail.com 

Join Share The Cities, Build Lake City Together, Kendra Azari (artist) and Mark Mendez (Lake City Arts & Culture) on a walking tour of the many murals in Lake City.

October Thornton Creek Alliance General Meeting

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 – 6:30 pm Social / 7 to 9:00pm

Agenda:

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  1. Property Purchase on North Fork of Thornton Creek at NE 125th St.: The story of how a key floodplain property was acquired for the benefit of the watershed and community. How Parks, SPU, TCA and City Council worked together to make the purchase of this exceptional property a reality.Presenters: Jeff, TCA:  Recognition of key citizen, city and county individuals who worked together to make the purchase of this exceptional property a reality.
  2. SPU’s Side Sewer Program – What are they? How does SPU find them when they’re broken or leaking? What City resources are available for eligible residents to fix them?Presenters: Malcolm Wylie, Kevin Burrell – SPU; Sokha Danh, Seattle Office of Housing

For questions about the meeting contact Dan Keefe at: papadan44@gmail.com

To learn more about TCA visit its website at thorntoncreekalliance.org

JAMS Master Plan Meeting and Celebration!

Please plan to attend the final community meeting to present the completed Schematic Design for the Jane Addams Middle School-Campus Exercise Loop.

The meeting will be in the JAMS cafeteria Thursday, October 17th from 7-8:30PM. 

Come have cake, view the final design, and celebrate this continued progress on our Master Plan.  Your time at this meeting counts as match towards the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods grant we are operating under.  Please spread the word and invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers! 

Thank you,
Colleen Weinstein

JAMS PTSA Environmental Stewardship Coordinator
JAMSDREAMBIG Project Coordinator
jamsdreambig@gmail.com

September 10th: Meadowbrook Community Council Neighborhood Meeting

Please plan to attend our Community Meeting Tuesday evening – we have a full agenda.

Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
September 10th, 2019
7-8:30 PM

For our meeting we have a variety of speakers, presentations, updates, and local news.

  • Seattle City Councilmember candidate Ann Davidson Sattler will join us to talk about why she is running for election and how she envisions engaging the NE community.
  • SDOT representatives will discuss The Thornton Creek Bridges project, which is a plan and schedule for replacement with upgraded bridges on Thornton Creek at Ne 110th, 39th Ave Ne, Ne 105th and Ne 95th.  Click here for more information about this project.
  • We will also celebrate the 99% completion of sidewalk and street drainage issues that have dogged pedestrians and vehicles on NE 110th between 35th Ave NE and Sand Point Way.
  • The Sidewalk Committee will also provide an update on the Your Voice, Your Choice project at the intersections of Ne 105th, 104th Place and 45th Ave Ne. This was awarded to us in 2018 for completion in 2019; however, once the project design was sketched out on site, there was sufficient opposition from neighbors in the immediate area for SDOT to “go back to the drawing board.” A new plan is under development.
  • Status of our neighborhood emergency HUB and proposed associated neighborhood “clusters” will be discussed, as will updates on the Meadowbrook Community garden and other topics of interest.
  • Updates on standing committees and activity in our area 

We need everyone’s voice! Please do come to our September 10th meeting and let’s see what we can do now and going forward!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at president@meadowbrookcouncil.org.

Pam Bowe, Dan Keefe, Mike Reinhardt, Wilma Boyd, Colleen Weinstein

Meadowbrook Community Council

Thornton Creek Bridge Study

This project is studying 4 bridges in the Matthews Beach neighborhood that have an average age of 65 years and are showing signs of deterioration. While still safe to use, each bridge is near the end of its useful life. The primary goal of this study is to identify feasible solutions that address long-term multimodal transportation demand.

At the drop-in sessions, you’ll be able to learn about the 4 bridges we’re studying, provide feedback, and engage with project staff. 

Below are the details of each session:

Tuesday, August 20: 5:30 – 7 PM
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE

Wednesday, August 21: 8:30 – 10 AM
Saint Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 
3540 NE 110th St

These drop-in sessions are informal; we encourage you to come by when it’s convenient for you. If you can’t make one of these events, similar content will be posted to our project webpage as soon as August 22.

Project Overview

There are 4 bridges being studied during 2019. All the bridges cross Thornton Creek Channel:

Bridge 105 is on NE 110th St, 200 feet east of the intersection with 35th Ave NE
Bridge 115 is on 39th Ave NE, 120 feet north of the intersection with NE 105th St
Bridge 104 is on NE 105th St, at the intersection of 40th Ave NE
Bridge 109 is on 45th Ave NE, 70 feet south of the intersection with NE 97th St

Various experts have visited each bridge to study their current condition and to write a report detailing their findings. These experts examined many factors, including the structure of the bridges, the condition of the soil beneath them, the flow of the creek, and the potential environmental impacts of any work.

We will complete this study before the end of 2019 and share recommendations with the community in order to secure feedback from all interested parties.

Project Location

PDF version

Schedule

The elements of this preliminary study will be ongoing throughout 2019. They will include public meetings. The schedule for these meetings will published here once determined.

Funding

This study has been funded through early planning. Funding for design and construction will be evaluated following a review by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee.

Thornton Creek Bridge Study Outreach

DateEvent
August 21, 2019Open House – Saint Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
August 20, 2019Open House Meadowbrook Community Center
August 8, 2019Invite Mailer
April, 2019Door to door outreach

Planning Phase

Get Involved

We will be sharing information and seeking public input throughout this project. Your feedback will help ensure that designs reflect the needs of the community. To sign up for email updates on the project, please contact our communication lead, Darrell Bulmer at Darrell.Bulmer@seattle.gov.



If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at any time. 

Darrell Bulmer
Communications Lead
Pronouns: he/him/his
City of Seattle, Department of Transportation
O: 206-256-5563 | M: 206-375-5636 | darrell.bulmer@seattle.gov


Seattle Night Out 2019: Tuesday, August 6th

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Please join us again this year on Alton Ave NE and NE 107th Street for Seattle Night Out 2019 from 6:30p until 9:30p.

You are welcome, but not required, to bring a dish — be it a salad, entree, or desert to share with the neighborhood. Hamburgers, Veggieburgers, Hotdogs, Chips and Soda will be provided free of charge.

Grills will be available for use if you wish to bring your own food.

Children are welcome as are well behaved pets, but please be considerate of others. 

NOTE: Alton Avenue NE will be closed to vehicular traffic between NE 105th and NE 107th Streets during this event.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at the event next Tuesday!

July 9th: Meadowbrook Community Council Neighborhood Meeting

Please plan to attend our Community Meeting Tuesday evening-we have a full agenda.

Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
July 9, 2019
7-8:45 PM

For our meeting we have a variety of speakers, presentations, updates, and local news.

  • Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez will join us to share her experience as District 5’s first Councilmember. She will talk about why she is running for re-election and how she envisions engaging the NE community to partner and strengthen existing resources for all.
  • NE 110th Street Sidewalk Construction has begun again! Christa Dumpys from SDOT and the construction engineer for the project will join us.
  • Meadowbrook Pond Work Schedule
  • Lake City Greenways focus on John Rogers School safety (Safe Routes to Schools)
  • Updates on standing committees and activity in our area 

During the next year and starting immediately we intend to expand our community reach and increase our presence in NE Seattle. What topics or concerns or options are you interested in?

 We need everyone’s voice! Please do come to our July 9th meeting and let’s see what we can do now and going forward!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at president@meadowbrookcouncil.org.

Pam Bowe, Dan Keefe, Mike Reinhardt, Wilma Boyd, Colleen Weinstein

Meadowbrook Community Council

Lake City Greenways memorial gathering for Jesse Gurnett

Friends:

On March 29, lifelong Lake City resident Jesse Gurnett was killed in the crosswalk at Lake City Way and NE 127th by a speeding driver, a tragedy that simply should never have occurred. Had the driver been obeying the posted speed limit, Jesse might have survived the collision–or the driver might have avoided hitting him altogether.

Here in Lake City, we live every day with the peril of having a state highway as our Main Street. Many improvements have been made on LCW, but more are needed if we want people walking to have the chance they deserve to get from here to there without injury.

On Saturday, June 22, Jesse’s family and friends will join Lake City Greenways in celebrating  Jesse’s life and honoring his memory with a gathering at the Lake City Mini Park and the intersection where Jesse lost his life. Our celebration will be followed by a meeting between community members and City officials to discuss actual, effective actions that can be taken to improve the intersection and reduce speed in the commercial core of Lake City.

Please join your neighbors and Jesse’s people for this important opportunity to honor Jesse and create a legacy of greater safety for our community. Mark your calendars for 10:00 a.m. to Noon on June 22 and look for more details to come.

Thank you–

Janine and Monica

Lake City Greenways

Thornton Creek Natural Drainage System Project

Thornton Creek Natural Drainage System Project
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SPU is working on a project to install natural drainage systems in the Thornton Creek basin. These systems consist of shallow depressions in the public right-of-way, or “planter strip,” filled with deep-rooted plants and spongy soils that temporarily hold and clean polluted stormwater from streets and sidewalks. 

Why Thornton Creek? 

Stormwater picks up pollutants from streets— including oil, heavy metals, and fertilizers— and flows into the Seattle’s creeks through ditches or pipes. Thornton Creek is a salmon-bearing urban creek with degraded water quality, and SPU is performing this work to remove pollutants from the stormwater before it reaches the creek. 

What’s Happening Now? 

We completed our technical analysis of potential locations for the natural drainage systems, and the project team is starting the design phase of this project. Throughout 2019 and 2020, our team will be engaging residents near the project site locations to share more information and gather feedback. 

Stay in the Know 

For more information about the project, please visit www.seattle.gov/utilities/environment-and-conservation/ projects/thornton-natural-drainage 

You can also reach out to SPU Project Manager, Luis Ramirez, at luis.ramirez@seattle.gov.


Share your experiences with flooding and sewer backups 
Take our survey: go.participate.online/DSA1

Seattle Public Utilities is studying flooding in the drainage and wastewater systems. Information you and your neighbors share will help us understand where the system isn’t working and plan future upgrades. Please fill out our online survey. We are especially interested in hearing from you if you have experienced flooding or sewer backups, noticed flooding in the street or sidewalk in your neighborhood, or if you own a building/house in Seattle. If you’d like a paper survey, or to complete the survey over the phone, please call (206) 274-4944. After filling out the survey, you can enter into a raffle to recieve one of several gift card prizes. 

What if I have problems now? 
  • For emergencies, call 911 
  • If you experience sewer backups or bad flooding during a storm, call our 24/7 Emergency Services line at (206) 386-1800 
  • For non-urgent plugged storm drains, use our online drain report by visiting www.seattle. gov/utilities/services/drainage-and-sewer; a crew member will respond in 3-5 business days