Meadowbrook Community Council

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

Nathan Hale High School 2019 Spring Edible & Ornamental Plant Sale – May 10/11

Dear Friends of Nathan Hale’s Horticulture Program—

Our 2019 Spring Edible and Ornamental Plant Sale is right around the corner!

We are having a special Early Bird Event on May 10 from 4 -8 pm, and a public sale on May 11 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Tickets for the Early Bird Event are available on the Brown Paper Tickets website.  Get your tickets soon—quantities are limited!

We welcome gardeners from all over the city and beyond to come and enjoy Nathan Hale Urban Farm, our students and our well-priced plants!  Please visit our website to get our plant inventory list, driving directions and learn more about Nathan Hale Urban Farm:  nathanhaleurbanfarm.org   You can also learn more about our program by watching this recent spot on KIRO TV with reporter Deborah Horne.

We hope you will join us on May 10 and 11 for the sale.  We would really appreciate it if you would forward this message to your plant-loving colleagues, friends and family members.

Location: Greenhouse/Urban Farm are north of  Jane Addams Middle School parking lot.  Entrance  at 113th  St. and 31st  Ave, NE

Thank you,

Jessica Torvik, President

Friends of Nathan Hale Horticulture and Urban Farm

Grow Hale

Closure on the Burke-Gilman Trail May 6

Trail closed between 42nd Pl NE and 40th Ave NE

A contractor working with King County Parks will be removing six hazardous trees leaning  out along the trail. The project is expected to take one full day to complete and will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019 and be complete by 7 p.m.

Trail users may opt to use Riviera Place NE as a bypass for the duration of the closure. We ask that all trail users please obey all posted trail closure signs as the trail is narrow and the edge drops off quickly around the work site.

BGT tree removal area

Please call 206-477-4527 or email parksinfo@kingcounty.gov with any questions or concerns.

35th Ave NE Project: Construction Update (04/05/19)

Construction on 35th Ave NE to resume on April 8
Crews plan to restart construction for the 35th Ave NE Project between NE 75th and NE 89th streets on April 8. Please read below for detailed information about upcoming work.

Overview of upcoming work as of April 5, 2019
Zone C (between NE 75th and NE 89th streets):

On Monday, April 8, crews plan to begin grinding the top several inches of asphalt to prepare for paving. This work is expected to take approximately 2-3 days to complete. Once crews finish grinding, we will use street sweepers to clean-up the work area. Then we will make any additional repairs to the street base and upgrade the remaining curb ramps at NE 75th St and NE 89th St.  

During grinding and base repair work, you can expect the following: 

  • NEW: Northbound detour: We have received an updated plan from the contractor and wanted to share it with the community prior to work starting. On April 8, 35th Ave NE will be open to southbound traffic only between NE 75th and NE 95th streets. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Sand Point Way NE between NE 75th and NE 95th streets. 
    • Trucks and other drivers that are traveling through the area may also use eastbound NE 65th St to Sand Point Way NE as a detour route  
    • The detour provides space on 35th for crews to work safely . The detour route to Sand Point Way NE is necessary because of the limited number of arterial streets in this area. It is also one of the few routes that accommodates truck traffic.
  • Temporary driveway closures for up to 1 hour as the grinding machine passes

Please follow detour signs for everyone’s safety. During previous detours, we’ve heard concerns from your neighbors about cut-through traffic on side streets. Please follow the posted detour route and if you must use side streets to reach your home, please drive slowly and watch out for one another.

  • Parking restrictions: Street parking will be closed on both sides of the street, 24/7 until construction is finished, between NE 75th and NE 89th streets
    • Please read the restrictions listed on the no parking signs for details to avoid being ticketed or towed
  • Limited turns to / from side streets and driveways on 35th Ave NE between NE 75th and 89th streets: Side street access will be limited to establish a safe work area
  • Temporary bus stop closures and reroutes: Get the latest information at King County Metro Alerts
  • Typical work hours: Weekdays from 7 AM – 7 PM
Detour map

25th Ave NE Paving Project
We’re coordinating with the 25th Ave NE Paving Project as they plan for final paving overnight in early April. During nighttime paving on 25th Ave NE, northbound traffic from 25th Ave NE will be detoured to 35th Ave NE south of NE 65th St. For the latest construction information, please see our construction email update archive

A new design for 35th Ave NE 
Last month, we announced a new design for the 35th Ave NE Project. If you would like to learn more about the how the design has changed, please visit our project webpage
 or read our blog post.
Stay informed
We know that construction projects like this can be disruptive and we appreciate those of you that reached out to us during the winter with questions and concerns. Our goal is to work as efficiently as possible to complete the remaining construction activities. Thank you for your patience. 

You can find more background about this project on our webpage. Please forward this email to those you think will be interested or share this link to sign up to receive construction updates by email. If you have questions, please contact us at 35thAvePaving@seattle.gov or 206-512-3950.
Contact
35th Ave NE Project Outreach Team
Seattle Department of Transportation
Construction information line: (206) 512-3950
35thAvePaving@seattle.gov
www.seattle.gov/transportation/35thNEpaving.htm

Meadowbrook Community Council Neighborhood Meeting Announcement

Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
 
March 12, 2019
7-8:45 PM

As I look out my window today the weather says winter, spring, winter! By the time our meeting takes place who knows what the weather will be!

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

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

Please consider coming as we have interesting agenda and a quorum is required to make the election official per our bylaws

  • Elections of the slate of officers for the upcoming term, March 2019 to March 2020
    • The Slate
      • Pam Bowe, President
      • Dan Keefe, VP
      • Mike Reinhardt, Secretary
      • Wilma Boyd, Treasurer
      • Colleen Weinstein, Community Outreach
  • Your Voice, Your Choice and Neighborhood Street Fund submissions and next steps for approved projects.
  • NE 110th Street progress and what is next.
  • Guest Speaker Mark Mendez (bio) will join us for an update on community activities:
    • Lake City Mural Project and Lake City Young Leaders program (20+ murals in 3 years) Learn More »
    • Little Brook Youth Corps (Lake City youth restoring open spaces and learning about green careers). Learn More »
    • Solarize Puerto Rico (local nonprofit to help recovery and sustainability efforts in Puerto Rico. Learn More »
    • Testifying at the WA State Legislature in Olympia in support of, HJM 4009-2019-20 Requesting Congress to incorporate Puerto Rico into the United States (link), and to ask Congress to treat the 3.4 million American citizens who live in Puerto Rico in an equitable way. Learn More »
  • John Lombard will be here to talk about why he is running for the position of D5 City Councilmember and how he envisions engaging the NE community to partner and strengthen existing resources for all.
  • Jane Addams Middle School Improvement project
  • Updates on standing committees and safety 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 March 12th meeting and let’s see what we can do now and going forward!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

Please consider coming as we have interesting agenda and a quorum is required to make the election official per our bylaws

Thank you. Hope to see you tomorrow night.

Pam Bowe, President

Lake City World Dance Party and Potluck

Hi Lake Citizens!

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Our next Lake City World Dance Party and Potluck is Friday 3/22 6-9pm at the Lake City Community Center. It’s a potluck, please bring a delicious dish to share and be prepared to learn dances from all over the World taught by members of our community.

We are looking for volunteers to help serve food among other tasks. Contact me if you’re interested.

This event is all about bringing together our diverse community to share in food, dance and fun. One of our most important community building events in Lake City.

I look forward to seeing all of your there!!

Mark Mendez

41 year resident of Lake City

— 
Lake City Neighborhood Alliance: lcna-seattle.org

Community Prioritization for ‘Neighborhood Street Fund’

Now through February 22nd residents are able to prioritize transportation related projects through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) ‘Neighborhood Street Fund’ (NSF).  Meadowbrook needs your help to ensure our proposed projects (proposals) rise to the top of this competitive prioritization process. Funds for these projects will range from between 100K and One million dollars compared to the smaller Your Voice, Your Choice projects which top out at $90K.

Community Prioritization phase of Neighborhood Street Fund 2019-2021 cycle is now open! Tell us what street improvements your community needs most by scoring projects proposed by neighbors in your district now through February 22. The highest-scored projects will proceed to the voting phase in Spring.

How to score:

  • Online: prioritize projects and participate in an online dialogue with your neighbors without leaving your home! 
  • In-person: attend a 90-minute Community Prioritization Meeting in your district. Meetings will include presentations by SDOT staff of each project proposed in your district. (Please note that presentations will begin promptly at the meeting start, so arrive on time! To request interpretation and or another accommodation, please contact us at: nsf@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9361 before the meeting date. Due the bad weather, the first round of meetings for District 5 have been canceled, but they may be rescheduled at another date. This is to be determined by DoN.

The Meadowbrook Sidewalk Committee has 6 priority projects within the boundaries of Meadowbrook that we need you to support as high priority

  1. #203, Construct a curbed, asphalt walkway on the south side of Ne 115th between 35th and 40th Ave Ne;
  2. #205, Complete asphalt walkway on Ne 100th from near Ravenna to the entrance of Seattle Waldorf School;
  3. #016, Add school zone ticketing cameras on Ne 115th between 30th and 34 Aves Ne;
  4. #177, Install a sidewalk on the south side of Ne 95th between 30th and 32nd Aves NE;
  5. 170, Construct an asphalt walkway on west side of 39th Ave Ne from crosswalk on Ne 108th to trail into Meadowbrook Pond area (benefits John Rogers Elementary)
  6. #174, Install speed reduction treatments on Sand Point Way between 95th and 125th Ave Ne;

Visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/neighborhood-street-fund/projects-map  to score online or check the meeting schedule!

Thank you for your participation in the NSF Program. 

Neighborhood Street Fund-FAQ http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SDOT/NSF/2018/NSF_2019FAQ_20181019.pdf