Lake City Community Conversation Recap

On Wednesday, January 27, Mayor Murray and Councilmember Juarez joined community members, service providers, and City staff in a community conversation hosted by Lake City Future First (LCFF). More than 100 people participated in the lively event at the Lake City Community Center. Office of Planning and Community Development staff presented information about proposed rezones along Lake City Way and a draft festival street concept plan for 28th Ave NE next to the library and community center.

City staff are excited to continue working with LCFF, which is funded in part through an Only in Seattle Grant. In the coming year, we also look forward to strengthening partnerships with other great organizations. Some that also helped sponsor the event include the North Seattle Family Center, the Hunger Intervention Program, the North Helpline, Literacy Source, Mary’s Place, God’s Lil’ Acre, the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Neighborcare Health, and the Youth Tutoring Program.

Look for more information about those proposed changes next month on our Lake City Urban Design website. You can also contact:

Katie Sheehy
(206) 684-5345

Photo of Mayor Murray; LCFF Director Chris Leverson; LCFF board members Annette Heidi-Jessen, Ann Fuller, Brad Malone, Ray Robinson, Mariela Fletcher and Victoria Moceri; Srijan Chakraborty, Executive Director of the Hunger Intervention Program; and Janine Blaeloch, LCNA co-chair and North Seattle Greenways leader.

Delridge Projects Workshop

Delridge Projects Workshop
Turn Your Passion Into Action!

Saturday, June 6
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SW Teen Life Center (2801 SW Thistle St.)

Join us at the event to join your neighbors to:
• Provide direction on the North Delridge Action Plan (North of SW Elmgrove St.)
• Help design future multimodal improvements to Delridge Way
• Learn about Longfellow Creek Basin Natural Drainage Systems

Here’s what we have heard at previous Delridge meetings:
• Create more community and cultural gathering places
• More places to shop and eat
• Improve walking, biking, and transit connections
• Create more recreation and cultural programs

Open to the public and ADA accessible. Interpretation will be available in Cambodian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Childcare is also available. For more information, contact David Goldberg, city planner, at (206) 615-1447 email or visit

Presented by: Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Lake City’s Community Conversation

On the evening of April 29, more than 100 members of the Lake City community gathered at the community center to learn about numerous projects underway, enjoy delicious food, and see a preview of the Celebrate Africa! event that will take place on Saturday, June 9.

DPD staff answered questions about the draft Lake City Urban Design Framework (UDF). The UDF was developed over the past year and a half with guidance from an advisory group of Lake City residents and business owners. It provides a vision for the future of Lake City and the North District. The draft UDF includes recommendations about:

  • Rezones from Commercial to Neighborhood Commercial that would encourage a more pedestrian-oriented built environment
  • Parks and open space
  • Building form and development standards
  • Transportation
  • Sustainable strategies for an equitable Lake City

DPD will accept comments on the draft UDF through the end of May. There will be several opportunities to talk with DPD staff and advisory group members about the draft during this time. Materials presented at the April 29 Community Conversation will remain in the community center so that people who missed the event can review them and add their comments. We will also attend the following meetings to discuss the draft UDF.

  • North District Council on May 6, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Lake City Library
  • LCNA on May 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church
  • Thornton Creek Alliance on May 28, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Community Center

If you want to schedule a presentation to your group, contact Katie Sheehy at or (206) 684-5345.

Lake City residents, businesses, and services providers are working together to reaffirm the community vision, establish guidelines for future development, and implement projects that strengthen the neighborhood. A lot of exciting work is underway!

Lake City Future First sponsored the April Community Conversation with support from Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, Department of Neighborhoods, DPD, and SDOT. Numerous community groups also helped make the event possible, including the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce and many members of the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance.