Meadowbrook Community Council

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

35th Ave NE Project: Construction Update (04/18/19)

Paving on 35th Ave NE between NE 75th and NE 89th streets has been postponed andis now scheduled to take place starting at 6 PM on Friday, April 26. Paving activities may continue as late as 5 pm on Saturday, April 27 based on site conditions. This work is weather-dependent and could change. 

Overview of upcoming work as of April 18, 2019

Zone C (between NE 75th and NE 89th streets):

Crews continued preparing for final paving this week and made great progress by finishing all panel repairs on 35th Ave NE. Next week, people will continue to see crews in the project area conducting maintenance and electrical work prior to paving. Traffic control and parking restrictions will remain in place for your safety and the safety of our crews.

What to expect prior to paving on April 26:

  • Typical work hours: Monday – Saturday 7 AM to 7 PM
  • Northbound detour: Northbound traffic will be detoured to Sand Point Way NE between NE 75th and NE 95th streets. 
    • 35th will be fully open between NE 65th and 75th streets. However, trucks and other drivers that are traveling through the area may use eastbound NE 65th St to Sand Point Way NE as a detour route.

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.

  • Driveway access: Crews may need to partially block driveways to accommodate safe work zones near existing driveways 
    • If a full driveway closure is needed, we will notify businesses and residents in advance
  • Limited turns to/from side streets on 35th Ave NE between NE 75th and 89th streets: Side street access will be limited to establish a safe work area
  • Parking restrictions: Street parking will be closed 24/7 on both sides of 35th Ave NE between NE 73rd and NE 89th streets until construction is finished 
    • Please read the restrictions listed on the no parking signs for details to avoid being ticketed or towed
  • Temporary bus stop closures and reroutes: Get the latest information at King County Metro Alerts

Detour map April 18 – 25

What to expect during nighttime paving, scheduled for Friday, April 26:

  • Nighttime paving hours: Starting approximately 6 PM on Friday, April 26 through as late as 5 PM on Saturday, April 27 (based on site conditions and work progress)
  • 35th Ave NE will be fully closed to vehicle traffic between NE 75th and NE 90th streets
    • Vehicles will be detoured at NE 65th and NE 95th streets to Sand Point Way NE 
    • Local access only will be maintained for residents and businesses from NE 65th to NE 75th and from NE 90th to NE 95th 
  • Residents and businesses between 75th and 90th streets will not have access to their driveways on 35th Ave NE during nighttime paving
    • Please park on side streets before 6 PM on Friday, April 26 
  • All sidewalks will remain open. People walking will be able to cross 35th Ave NE at NE 75th St and NE 90th St
    • Please do not walk across 35th Ave NE during paving. Asphalt and tar are very hot and harmful to people and animals
  • Bus stops may be temporarily closed and buses may be rerouted during paving: get the latest information at King County Metro Alerts
  • Please note, paving is weather dependent and may be rescheduled 

If you have access concerns, please contact our project information line, 206-512-3950, as soon as possible and we will do our best to minimize impacts during nighttime paving.

Nighttime paving detour map: April 26 – 27

25th Ave NE Paving Project
We’re coordinating with the 25th Ave NE Paving Project
 as they complete final paving. 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

We’re hosting a drop-in session where you can learn more about the new design and how 35th Ave NE will operate in the future. This will be an open house event with no formal presentation. Please join us at whatever time is most convenient for you. We’ll have information boards and staff available to answer your questions. Event details below:

Wednesday, April 243 – 7 PM
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle

Translation services and accommodations available if requested one week in advance. Can’t attend the event? Visit our webpage for additional information. 

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 or 206-512-3950.

35th Ave NE Project Outreach Team
Seattle Department of Transportation
Construction information line: (206) 512-3950

Councilmember Debora Juarez’s Dive in D5

Councilmember Juarez is hosting her 4th annual Dive in D5 event and awards to celebrate outstanding neighbors and organizations in District 5! There will be live music, local food, and lots of community.

Councilmember Juarez looks forward to seeing you there! 

We are excited to share that our keynote speaker is Thomas Kohnstamm, the author of the new novel “Lake City.” 

Please feel free to share our invitation or the Facebook event with your friends.

WHAT: Councilmember Debora Juarez’s Dive in D5

WHEN: Friday, February 1st at 6-8 PM

WHERE: Shanty Tavern, 9002 Lake City Way NE

CONTACT: Shayna Daitch, 206-684-8805  or

Meadowbrook Pond 11/6 Update

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is pleased to announce that constriction is finished at Meadowbrook Pond for this year. Thank you for your patience throughout construction.

While SPU was not able to dredge as much of the pond as originally planned due to a late start to construction, a 17-day union strike that halted most work, and an early Fall rain event, SPU was able to:

  • Remove over 1,000 cubic yards from the Forebay and Cell 2.
  • Remove invasive plants from the pond and the surrounding area to improve habitat at Meadowbrook Pond.
  • Relocate approximately 8,000 fish during the project.

SPU is also currently looking into options for a barrier along the east side of 36th Avenue N.E. to replace the berm that was removed.

We know that this is an important community space, and we appreciate your understanding during this project.

SPU is responsible for ongoing maintenance of Meadowbrook Pond to maintain the flood control and stormwater detention functionality of this site. SPU is continuing to monitor the site and evaluate future maintenance needs, which may include returning in 2019 to perform additional dredging. SPU staff will provide community notification for future largescale maintenance projects that impact site access.

Jonathan Brown
Project Manager

Community Council Meeting Announcement November 14, 2017 7-8:30PM

What a nice Fall we had! Looks like the moisture that makes it all possible has returned, so I guess we grin and bear it OR head south!

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

Our featured presenter will be Mr. Kraig Cook from Dept of Neighborhoods. He along with his Program Advisor, Amy Nyugen, will provide an update on the Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) program. They will talk about idea collection (project proposal submittals) and, if possible, timelines for submittal deadlines and selection of projects. Please come prepared with ideas and questions.
After we hear from Kraig, John Lombard, director of the newly formed D5 Community Network will speak to us about what he envisions will be the mission of this Network as opposed to North District Council, LCNA and other advocacy groups. I plan to encourage MCC to become involved in this group.
The Sidewalk Committee will provide an update on the various projects SDOT has been working on in our area and take any comments you may have on what has been implemented so far. We will also try to set our initial YVYC meeting.
Pam will report on the outcome of the JAMS Playground Beautification planning potluck held on October 26th. Many creative ideas were bantered around.
This is an early reminder regarding MCC officer elections which will be held in March 2018. Anyone can run for any of the four officer positions that include president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Per the by-laws, candidate’s names have to be submitted by the meeting before the election (or January 9, 2018). As I have mentioned before, I intend to step down as president but stay on as vice-president.
Finally, the Community Garden and Orchards will soon be shutting down for the season.
Look forward to seeing you at the meeting. …… Dan Keefe, President

Meadowbrook Community Meeting October 10, 2017 7PM-8:30PM

Meadowbrook Community Council’s regular bimonthly meeting scheduled for Sept 12th is being postponed until Oct. 10th due the the highly unusual occurrence of the unavailability of every board member due to either being out of town or starting new jobs.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

One of the major topics on the agenda was to call attention to the progress being made in improving pedestrian safety with new crosswalks, sidewalks, speed bumps (cushions), etc. just in time for the start of school. As you may recall, it was my intention for sometime to be in Colorado the entire month of Sept and that is still on.

So, I hope you have (had) a good Labor Day weekend and we will see a good start to the new school year. See you when we meet in October.
All the best!
Dan Keefe