Beacon Hill Public Art Bike Tour

Grab your helmets and join us for a FREE bicycle tour of public art in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Partnering with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is offering a family-friendly, seven-mile (round trip) bike tour for all ages and abilities that will take you from Jimi Hendrix Park/Northwest African-American Museum to Jefferson Park.

We will stop to view these public artworks—including the four sites below in the City’s collection—and more, including at the Centilia Cultural Center at El Centro:

Artists Elizabeth Conner (Drawing the Land and Painting and Sculpting the Land) and Gerard Tsutakawa (Urban Peace Circle), and others will join us to talk about their artworks. Participants will also learn about other bike routes in the region that feature prominent public artworks.

Date: Saturday, September 15
Tour Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tour starts: Jimi Hendrix Park, 2400 S Massachusetts St. (24th Ave S & S Massachusetts St). Meet at the shelter (pictured here).

This easy-paced tour will take you on public streets, bicycle lanes and multi-use trails. Participants need to provide their own bike (or use a dock-less ride share bike) and helmets are required.

Participate in Seattle Emergency Hubs Field Exercise on April 28

Imagine if all power and normal communications were down – what would you do?

Come see what your community is doing to be prepared. Join the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs and the Seattle Auxiliary Communication Service in a simulated full city power outage field exercise on April 28, 2018 from 9:00 am to noon.

The Hubs will be practicing passing information on to the community at hub locations and also matching volunteer skills, information and resources with people looking for the same.

Participating Hub locations

Want to learn more? Visit the Seattle Emergency Hubs website for information and up to date details about the drill.

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Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of H & K Foods building for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the H & K Foods building (7118-7144 Beacon Avenue South) in Beacon Hill on Wednesday, October 4 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held 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. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following mailing address by 3:00 p.m. on October 3:

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

A copy of the Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the New Holly Branch Library (7058 32nd Avenue S) and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor (206-684-0228). It is also posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

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Participants needed to advise on zoning modifications to Wing Luke Elementary 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 Wing Luke Elementary School. 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 Wing Luke Elementary School located at 3701 S Kenyon Street. The modifications requested are:

  1. Greater than allowed building height.
  2. Continued on-street bus loading and unloading.
  3. Reduced on-site parking.
  4. Allowance of a double faced, electric changing message board.

The committee will convene up to three public meetings at Wing Luke Elementary School (3701 S Kenyon 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 Wing Luke Elementary School, residents in the surrounding neighborhood, representatives of city-wide education issues, PTO members and parents of Wing Luke Elementary 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 by either 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 Wednesday, August 30.  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 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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Electronic Equipment Upgrades Planned in May 2017

Starting in mid-to-late May 2017, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services along Beacon Avenue South and Ballard Avenue Northwest by upgrading electronic equipment to utility poles throughout the public right-of-way of these neighborhoods.

Map of the construction work areas along Beacon Avenue South and Ballard Avenue Northwest.

This project is an expansion of existing communications networks. The equipment modifications will increase public safety and enhanced-911 capabilities. The work will also improve wireless services to areas, allowing for enhanced connectivity and faster 4G service.

During this project, City Light crews will also have the opportunity to upgrade its infrastructure and replace utility poles that are in poor condition.

There are no maintenance power outages planned for this work. Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work areas. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.

These projects are tentative to start in mid-to-late May 2017. Construction along Beacon Avenue South is expected to last approximately three to four months. Construction along Ballard Avenue Northwest is anticipated to last approximately four to five weeks.

Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Gina Del Giorgio, City Light Project Consultant at (425) 603-8205 or Regina.DelGiorgio2@VerizonWireless.com.

Visit Seattle City Light’s construction website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=326.