Standing Advisory Committee of the Swedish Cherry Hill campus to meet monthly

The Standing Advisory Committee for Swedish Cherry Hill  will begin regular meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month beginning May 9. The meetings will be held at Swedish Cherry Hill at 500 17th Ave, James Tower – Swedish Education Conference Center (SECC) beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The Standing Advisory Committee’s role is to provide feedback to the City of Seattle and Swedish Cherry Hill on projects planned and under development by the medical center to ensure it complies with its Master Plan. The Master Plan describes zoning rules, long-range planning of the property, and transportation planning. The meetings are open to the public and a portion of each agenda is set aside for public comments.

The committee is made up of neighbors and community members who have experience in neighborhood organizing and issues, land use and zoning, architecture or landscape architecture, economic development, building development, or medical services. The committee also includes representatives from Swedish-Cherry Hill and the City of Seattle.

If you would like to be notified via email if a meeting is canceled or changed, please sign up here. If you do not have access to email, contact Maureen Sheehan at 206.684.0302, and she will put you on a call list.

For more information, contact Maureen Sheehan maureen.sheehan@seattle.gov or call her at 206.684.0302.

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Volunteers needed to advise on development plans for Seattle University and Swedish First Hill

Here’s your chance to advise the City on the development plans of either Seattle University or Swedish First Hill campus. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking interested community members from surrounding neighborhoods to participate on one of the Standing Advisory Committees (SAC) for these two institutions. Each committee provides feedback on projects planned and under development by the institution or school to ensure it complies with its Master Plan. The Master Plan describes zoning rules, long range planning of the property, and transportation planning.

Community members who have experience in neighborhood organizing and issues, land use and zoning, architecture or landscape architecture, economic development, building development, educational services, or just an interest in their neighborhood’s future are encouraged to apply.

The committees meet in the evenings on the institution’s campus one to four times a year. Committee members serve a two-year renewable term. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, send a letter of interest by either e-mail or regular mail by Friday, January 19 to: 

Maureen Sheehan

E-mail: Maureen.Sheehan@seattle.gov

Mailing Address:  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649

For more information contact Richard Fink, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-386-1948.


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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Neighbors invited to First Hill Find It, Fix It Community Walk

(Photo: Rachel Greenberg)

Mayor Murray’s Find It, Fix It Community Walks provide a unique opportunity for community members to identify neighborhood needs and discuss challenges directly with City leaders. The fourth walk this year will be held in First Hill on Tuesday, July 11.

  • Sign-in, refreshments, and volunteer opportunities from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Program and walk from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Walk begins at First Hill Park at 1201 University St (map)

 

First Hill Find It, Fix It Community Walk
Tuesday, July 11

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sign-in, refreshments, and volunteer sign-up opportunities with various City programs.

6:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
Walk commences (view the route map)

7:25 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Walk concludes at the intersection of 9th Ave and Jefferson St

 

 

Participants can use the Find It, Fix It mobile app on the walk. This smartphone app offers mobile users one more way to report selected issues to the City. Make sure to download the app before the walk.

In partnership with Cities of Service, the city will offer up to $3,000 in grants for community-led projects to each 2017 Find It, Fix It Walk neighborhood. The First Hill Community Project Grant Application is available at www.seattle.gov/finditfixit until July 25. If you have an idea for a project in First Hill, apply today!

For more information on the Find It, Fix It Community Walks program, contact Paige Madden at paige.madden@seattle.gov or visit www.seattle.gov/finditfixit.

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Neighbors invited to help plan First Hill Find It, Fix It Community Walk

(Photo: Rachel Greenberg)

The First Hill neighborhood is invited to help plan the First Hill Find It, Fix It Community Walk, the fourth of six Mayor-led walks happening this year. Find It, Fix It Community Walks bring together City officials, business owners, and community members to address neighborhood needs.

The First Hill walk will be held on Tuesday, July 11 and will follow a route determined by community members serving on its Community Walk Action Team. There are two Community Walk Action Team meetings scheduled for those who would like to volunteer:

  • Tuesday, June 13 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Skyline Retirement Community located at 725 9th Ave, Floor 24.
  • Thursday, June 22 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Frye Art Museum located at 704 Terry Ave.

In addition, community members are invited to apply for up to $3,000 to complete community projects that improve the safety or appearance of their neighborhood. To apply for a Community Project Grant, download and complete the application.

For more information on either opportunity, contact Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator Paige Madden at paige.madden@seattle.gov or 206-233-5166.

Lastly, community members don’t have to wait for the walk to report safety needs or city maintenance issues. They can use the Find It, Fix It mobile app. Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from the App Store.

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Seattle City Light Completes Streetlight Repairs in First Hill

This past May, Seattle City Light crews completed temporary repairs on several failed streetlights in the First Hill neighborhood.

Crews completed these streetlight repairs during the week of May 21, 2017.

The failed streetlights were caused by multiple system failures and aging electrical infrastructure. To temporarily restore power to the streetlights, City Light crews connected overhead cables from Terry Avenue and Madison Street towards Boren and 9th avenues.

The repairs will be an improvement in safety for roadway and pedestrian travel through the First Hill neighborhood.

In 2018, Seattle City Light will return to First Hill to permanently replace fix the aging streetlight system, as part of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Madison Busway Rapid Transit (BRT) project. City Light is committed to making these improvements to improve the electrical reliability for the neighborhood’s streetlight system.

City Light appreciates the patience of its customers during the construction for this project.

For more information about this project and others in your neighborhood, please visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website. Search for utility construction projects in your area by neighborhood, address and ZIP code.