This Saturday, July 14, Green Lake visitors are in for a treat as creativity, science and boatmanship join forces at the Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby. Dozens of floating milk carton contraptions of all sizes and shapes, helmed by their makers, will compete for prizes and a winning title. A popular tradition since 1972, the event attracts watercraft built by kids, adults, families, schools and businesses, and is always an exciting salute to summer in Seattle. This year’s prizes include $3000 in prizes from Altitude Trampoline Park, Ivar’s, Sand Point Sailing, A la Mode Pies, Ezell’s Famous Chicken, and others.
Registration for boaters opens at 9 a.m., and the races begin at 10:30 a.m. Admission for non-participants is free. Vendor booths offering food, drinks and exhibits will be available near the racing site, which is staged this year so attendees can have better views from Green Lake Aqua Theatre. The Seafair Milk Carton Derby is presented by Safeway and Albertsons.
For more details, please visit the Seafair Milk Carton Derby website.
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Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to learn about the design process for potential future improvements to the Green Lake Small Craft Center on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please join us at Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N to meet the design team (Schacht | Aslani Architects), learn about the site opportunities and constrains, and offer input on what a new small craft center might look like at Green Lake.
Schacht | Aslani Architects completed a study of the existing building and programming needs in 2017 with funding from the Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund. They will present this background work as the basis for moving forward. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund Program is funding the current planning project through the first phase of design. The Rowing Advisory Council is actively seeking additional funding from the Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund, State grants, and private fundraising for the subsequent design phases and construction.
The Major Projects Challenge Fund is a Seattle Park District funding initiative that provides a funding match to a community-initiated “major project” that is not otherwise covered by an identified SPR funding source. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to Seattle Parks and Recreation for maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.
For more information please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/green-lake-small-craft-center-redevelopment.
For additional question about the project or special meeting accommodations please contact David Graves at email@example.com or 206-684-7048.
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The public is invited to discuss the development plans for Daniel Bagley Elementary School located at 7821 Stone Ave N. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Green Lake Elementary School, 2400 N. 65th St. The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (known as a “departures”) from select City zoning regulations for the following:
- Increased building height.
- Less than required on-site parking.
The Seattle School District will make a presentation on the requested modifications before the Daniel Bagley Elementary 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 Monday, April 23 to:
Mailing Address: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649
For additional information or to request an interpreter (by April 18) 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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Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select a design team to lead the design process for the Green Lake Small Craft Center Redevelopment. The consultant team will work with SPR and the public to design improvements, continue public outreach, and secure all necessary local, State and Federal permits and approvals for a new Green Lake Small Craft Center. The full RFQ information package and required submittal contents are available online at the City website: http://consultants.seattle.gov. The Deadline for submittals is 5:00 PM PST on February 23, 2018.
The rowing and sailing community have expressed the need for the Green Lake Small Craft Center to undergo improvements and/or expansion to better service existing and future users. The center, which is located at the southwest end of Green Lake Park in north Seattle, is one of only two public rowing clubs located within city limits, and the only one located north of the downtown core. In 2017, in partnership with SPR, the Green Lake Rowing Advisory Council completed an architectural feasibility study. That community-initiated study, funded by the Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund initiative, will be the basis for the consultant design services solicited in this RFQ.
The initial design phase of the project is a funded through the Neighborhood Matching Fund. The goal is to complete the design phase of the redevelopment project with permits and construction bid documents in hand by May 2019. Currently, the project is only funded through schematic design; funding is not yet identified for construction.
For more information please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/do-business-with-us/current-opportunities. For additional questions please contact David Graves, Strategic Advisor, at 206-684-7048 or David.Graves@seattle.gov.
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Photo: Joe Mabel
Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Spud Fish & Chips building (6860 E. Green Lake Way N) in Green Lake on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 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 are also accepted and should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following mailing address by 3:00 p.m. on February 6:
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 Green Lake Branch Library (7364 E. Green Lake Drive N) 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 Department of Neighborhoods website under the heading of “Current Nominations,” or you can read the nomination here.
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