Public meeting scheduled to discuss zoning modifications for development of Webster School

A public meeting is scheduled to discuss the development plans for Webster School (formerly the Nordic Heritage Museum) located at 3014 NW 67th Street.

The meeting will be held Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at Ballard High School – Commons, 1418 NW 65th St.

The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (known as “departures”) from select City zoning regulations for the renovation and addition to the Webster School. The modifications requested are:

  1. Greater than allowed lot coverage
  2. Greater than allowed building height
  3. Covered play setback for noise
  4. On-street bus loading and unloading
  5. Reduced on-site parking

This meeting will include a presentation on the requested modifications before the Webster School Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a group composed of neighbors, and Seattle School District and City representatives. After the presentation, the public is invited to provide comments. Following public comments, the committee will deliberate and consider the District’s requests. Additional meetings may be held, if needed.

If community members cannot attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted by Friday, March 16 to:

Maureen Sheehan
E-mail: Maureen.Sheehan@seattle.gov
Mailing Address:  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649

For additional information or to request an interpreter (by March 12) for the meeting, contact Maureen Sheehan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

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Community members needed for advisory committee on zoning modifications to Webster School

Here’s your chance to serve on an advisory committee that will recommend whether to grant zoning modifications desired for the renovation and addition to the Webster School (formerly the Nordic Heritage Museum). Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking community members to serve on this committee.

The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (known as a “departures”) from select City zoning regulations for the renovation and addition to the Webster School located at 3014 NW 67th Street. The modifications requested are:

  1. Greater than allowed lot coverage
  2. Greater than allowed building height
  3. Covered play setback for noise
  4. On-street bus loading and unloading
  5. Reduced on-site parking

The committee will convene up to three public meetings at Webster School (3014 NW 67th St) over a three-month time period. The committee will receive briefings from the School District, and gather and evaluate public comment on the departure requests. Following these meetings, the committee will make a recommendation to the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) to either grant or deny the requested modifications. The committee may also recommend relevant conditions to be applied to granting these changes to minimize its impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. SDCI will make the final decision.

Those who can apply to the committee are neighbors who live or own a business within 600’ of Webster School, residents in the surrounding neighborhood, representatives of city-wide education issues, and parents of potential Webster School students. Other committee members will include a representative from the School District and City of Seattle.

To apply, please send a letter of interest via e-mail or regular mail to:
Maureen Sheehan
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649
Email: Maureen.sheehan@seattle.gov

Letters of interest should be received by Monday, October 2.

For more information contact Maureen Sheehan at Maureen.sheehan@seattle.gov or call 206-684-0302.


The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in its boards and committees; women, young adults, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are highly encouraged to apply.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides an opportunity for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, schools and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans of these institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

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Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Seven Gables Theatre and Mittelstadt Mortuary/Ballard Blossom buildings for landmark status

Seven Gables Theatre (Photo: Joe Mabel)

Mittelstadt Mortuary/Ballard Blossom Building

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nominations of the Seven Gables Theatre building (911 NE 50th Street / 4753-4759 Roosevelt Way NE) in University District and the Mittelstadt Mortuary/Ballard Blossom building (1766 NW Market Street) in Ballard on Wednesday, August 16. The meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Floor L2) in the Boards & Commissions Room L2-80.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments regarding the nomination of either building. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following mailing address by 3:00 p.m. on August 15:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

A copy of the Seven Gables Theatre Landmark Nomination is available for public review at University Branch Library (5009 Roosevelt Way NE). A copy of the Nomination for the Mittelstadt Mortuary/Ballard Blossom building is available at the Ballard Branch Library (5614 22nd Ave NW). They are also available for review at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ office in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor (206-684-0228). Both are posted on Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

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Free Legal Services and Information for Immigrants on Friday, January 20

The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is organizing an event called Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees, a day of service for immigrants and refugees on January 20th. This is one of several ways that the City of Seattle is responding to the fear and uncertainty felt by many of our immigrant and refugee communities.

This day of services will include naturalization assistance, Know Your Rights trainings, free legal consultations with immigration attorneys, assistance with family safety planning and preparing for family separation, as well as information about City of Seattle services and programs.

 

Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees
FREE legal services and information
January 20, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
McCaw Hall at Seattle Center (321 Mercer St)

Please join us in spreading the word about this opportunity. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, visit the New Citizen Campaign or call the help line at (206) 386-9090.

 

Get help applying for citizenship.

Check-in from 12-3pm

 

Plan for your family’s safety.

Identical Know Your Rights Training Sessions at 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm

  • Learn about what to do if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents stop you or come to your door.
  • Take steps to protect your children and family.
  • Learn about your rights as an immigrant, regardless of your status.

 

Get legal help.

Check-in from: 3-6pm

  • Talk to Immigration attorneys about your options.
  • Fill out forms needed to protect your family: power of attorney, temporary guardianship, and other forms.
  • Get your Mexican passport or citizenship through Mexican Consulate document services.
  • Bring any immigration documents and court documents if you have them.

 

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Seattle’s Neighbor Day Celebration Invites You to Indulge in Random Acts of Kindness

Join us for Seattle’s 23rd Annual Neighbor Day on February 11 and help us kick off 2017 with a celebration of kindness and community!

After a challenging 2016 that stirred up divisiveness and bitter debate both nationally and locally, we all need to remind ourselves that our greatest strength comes from one another. When we come together as communities and neighbors to share an experience, to express gratitude, to learn from one another, to support one another in times of need, to get to know each other – this is when we make the truest progress as a society.

To honor that, we invite you to participate in our annual Neighbor Day celebration, a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.

We encourage all Seattle residents to celebrate this day by indulging in random acts of kindness. Residents, businesses, or community groups are all invited to participate however they like. The main goal is simply to reach out and connect with your neighbors through generosity.

Neighbor Day will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to participate! Below you will find a list of ideas and resources that can help you plan your Neighbor Day event or activity:

  • Do something nice for a neighbor: take them to coffee, clean up their yard, bake them some cookies, invite them for a walk.
  • Organize a neighborhood potluck, open house, or work party. It can be as big or simple as you want.
  • Need more ideas? We have an extensive list to help you.
  • Want to know how your local business or community group can participate? Here are some ideas!
  • If your event is open to the public, you can post it to our online events calendar.
  • Use our flyer to post around your neighborhood or work area to remind people of the day.
  • Share a “great neighbor” story or tell us how you are celebrating by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and using #NeighborDay.

For more information on Neighbor Day, please visit our website at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborday.

If you have any questions or want to bounce ideas off someone, contact Neighbor Day coordinator Sam Read at sam.read@seattle.gov.

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