Public meeting scheduled to discuss zoning modification for development at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School

The public is invited to a meeting to discuss whether to grant a zoning modification (known as a “departure”) to a City zoning regulation for Robert Eagle Staff Middle School located at 1330 N. 90th Street. The Seattle School District is requesting to have a reduced setback for field lighting at the school. The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at Cascadia Elementary School (1700 N. 90th St.).

The Seattle School District will make a presentation on the requested modification before the Robert Eagle Staff Middle 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 School District’s request. Additional meetings may be held, if needed.

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

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

If you would like to see documents submitted to date, go to SDCI’s website and search project #3029091.”  For additional information or to request an interpreter (by April 14) 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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Neighbors invited to help plan Little Brook Find It, Fix It Community Walk

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

The Little Brook walk will be held on Monday, August 14 and will follow a route determined by community members serving on its Community Walk Action Team. For more information, contact Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator Paige Madden at paige.madden@seattle.gov or 206-233-5166.

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, community members can download and complete the application.

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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Neighbors invited to Northgate/Pinehurst Find It, Fix It Community Walk

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 second walk this year will be held in the Northgate/Pinehurst neighborhoods on Tuesday, April 25.

Northgate/ Pinehurst Find It, Fix It Community Walk
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (a detailed route and schedule will be posted here on 4/19 – please check back)

  • Sign-in, refreshments, volunteer opportunities and Orca Lift registrations from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Program and walk from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Meet at the Uncle Mike’s BBQ at 11740 15th Ave NE

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 Northgate/Pinehurst Community Project Grant Application is available in seven languages at www.seattle.gov/finditfixit until Tuesday, May 9. If you have an idea for a project in Northgate/Pinehurst, please apply today!

For more information on the Find It, Fix It Community Walks program, please contact Lemmis Stephens at 206.386.1907 or lemmis.stephens@seattle.gov or visit www.seattle.gov/finditfixit.

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Northgate/Pinehurst Neighbors Invited to Help Plan Find It, Fix It Community Walk

The Northgate and Pinehurst neighborhoods are invited to help plan the Northgate/Pinehurst Find It, Fix It Community Walk, the second of seven 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 Northgate/Pinehurst walk will be held on Tuesday, April 25th and will follow a route determined by community members serving on its Community Walk Action Team. If you are interested in serving on this team, contact Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator Paige Madden at paige.madden@seattle.gov or 206-233-5166.

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, community members can find the application at seattle.gov/finditfixit beginning Tuesday, April 18th.

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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Join Mayor Murray for This Year’s Find It, Fix It Community Walks

Mayor Ed Murray recently announced the six neighborhoods where he will host his annual Find It, Fix It Community Walks. Now in its fourth year, these walks bring City officials, business owners, and community members together to address each neighborhood’s needs.

Mayor Murray will lead the Find It, Fix It Community Walks in the following neighborhoods: Wallingford (Tuesday, March 14), Little Brook, Northgate, Highland Park, North Beacon Hill, and First Hill.

Each walk will follow a route determined by community members on Community Walk Action Teams convened by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Specific dates and locations will be announced at least two weeks prior to each walk.

Are you interested in participating on a Community Walk Action Team to help plan the walk in one of the six neighborhoods? Contact Lemmis Stephens, Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator, at Lemmis.Stephens@seattle.gov or call (206) 386-1907.

The City will continue to offer Community Project Grants for every walk. These grants provide support for community-led revitalization and beautification projects. In 2015 and 2016, 209 community volunteers, with assistance from City staff, completed 20 projects across the city.

Mayor Murray spearheaded the Find It, Fix It Community Walks in 2014 in partnership with Cities of Service, a national nonprofit that works with cities to provide support and training to encourage civic volunteerism.

Whether or not your neighborhood is part of this year’s walks, community members can report safety needs or city maintenance issues anytime with 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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