New location for Nov 1st meeting

This meeting location is for the November meeting only ... We will be in the community meeting room adjacent to Starbucks on the first floor of the AGC building located on Westlake Ave just north of the Kenmore Air terminal

 

Transportation & Convention Center plans on agenda for Nov. 1 SLU Community Council at AGC Building

 

Join your SLU neighbors and learn about transportation improvements in South Lake Union and take an inside look at the upcoming expansion of the Washington State Convention Center in Downtown Seattle at the Tuesday, Nov. 1 SLU Community Council meeting from 4 – 6 p.m. at the AGC building on Westlake Ave. This is a change in location for this meeting only. 

 

WHAT:  South Lake Union Community Council November Meeting

WHEN:  Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 (4 p.m.)

WHERE: AGC Building (Commons Room next to Starbucks - 1220 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)  Note:  This is a new location for this meeting only.

WHY:  Meet your South Lake Union neighbors, learn about neighborhood transportation improvements and get an early look at the planned expansion of the Washington State Convention Center in Downtown Seattle.

GETTING THERE:  Walk. Ride: Take the Seattle Streetcar to the Lake Union Park stop. Drive:  Parking will be validated in the AGC parking lot.

LEARN MORE:  http://www.slucommunitycouncil.org or http://www.facebook.com/slucommunitycouncil

AGC building on the north side of the marina next to Kenmore Air

AGC building on the north side of the marina next to Kenmore Air

Join us at the Tuesday, October 4th SLU Community Council Meeting

Join us from 4-6PM on Tuesday, October 4th at our South Lake Union Community Council meeting for an update on all that is happening in the ever changing neighborhood.  There will be a presentation featuring "Path with Art",  the arts activation efforts in Seattle parks.

Also featured will be updates regarding transportation issues and safety concerns along with opportunities to share your ideas and volunteer in this diverse community that includes the Westlake, Fairview and Dexter Corridors, Denny Park, Cascade and the Lake Union Park Waterfront!  

All are welcome!  The community conversation gets underway at 4 p.m. at 415 Westlake in the heart of South Lake Union.

We look forward to seeing you there and you are welcome to stop by early to grab a wonderful snack or coffee from Kakao!

WHAT: South Lake Union Community Council September Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 (4 – 6 p.m.)

WHERE: 415 Westlake (Kakao Coffee) in the heart of South Lake Union

WHY:    meet your neighbors and learn how you can share your ideas and make a difference in your city through the South Lake Union Community Council.

GETTING THERE:  Walk, Ride Your Bike, Drive (limited parking available streetside and in the 415 Westlake lot) or Take the Seattle Streetcar – South Lake Union Line to 415 Westlake.

 

SLU Community Council Meeting- Tues (today!), August 2nd (election day!) at 415 Westlake

Join us this Tuesday for your South Lake Union Community Council monthly meeting! Don't forget to turn your ballot in as today is election day!! The meeting gets underway at 4 p.m. at our new meeting location 415 Westlake in the heart of South Lake Union.

 Also, meet your neighbors, learn more about the many placemaking projects that are underway in South Lake Union and how you can volunteer to participate in your local community.

 Join us on Tuesday!  Everyone is welcome!

 WHAT:                        South Lake Union Community Council Meeting

WHEN:                        Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 (4 – 6 p.m.)

WHERE:                      415 Westlake Meeting Venue

WHY:                           Join our South Lake Union neighbors in conversation about our neighborhood

WHO:                          Our South Lake Union neighbors

LEARN MORE:           South Lake Union Community Council Monthly Meeting Agenda

GETTING THERE: Take the Seattle Streetcar, walk or ride your bike!  Limited free parking is available in the 415 Westlake Parking Lot. Public, street-side parking is also available!

ARRIVE EARLY:  Arrive early and have a latte at our favorite SLU hang-out KAKAO – in the same building as 415 Westlake!  Yum!

 

Join us for South Lake Union community elections this Tues. at 415 Westlake

Agenda includes City of Seattle vacation of Broad Street, SLU bike paths, crosswalk art and community elections.  All are welcome!

Join us this Tuesday for your South Lake Union Community Council Annual Meeting, community elections and discussion of the city’s vacation of Broad Street, SLU bike paths, cross walk art and more!  The meeting gets underway at 4 p.m. at our new meeting location 415 Westlake in the heart of South Lake Union.

 Also, meet your neighbors, learn more about the many placemaking projects that are underway in South Lake Union and how you can volunteer to participate in your local community.

 Join us on Tuesday!  Everyone is welcome!

 WHAT:                        South Lake Union Community Council Annual Meeting

WHEN:                        Tuesday, June 6, 2016 (4 – 6 p.m.)

WHERE:                      415 Westlake Meeting Venue

WHY:                           Join our South Lake Union neighbors in conversation about our neighborhood

WHO:                          Our South Lake Union neighbors

LEARN MORE:           South Lake Union Community Council June 2016 Annual Meeting Agenda

GETTING THERE: Take the Seattle Streetcar, walk or ride your bike!  Limited free parking is available in the 415 Westlake Parking Lot. Public, street-side parking is also available!

ARRIVE EARLY:  Arrive early and have a latte at our favorite SLU hang-out KAKAO – in the same building as 415 Westlake!  Yum!

 

South Lake Union Community Council Elections at Next Board Meeting--Tues, June 7th

The South Lake Union Community Council will hold its 2016 elections on Tuesday, June 7th from 4-6PM, at 415 Westlake special events venue, during our monthly board meeting. All are invited to attend.

The following board positions are being considered for board members: Community Elected Position 9, and Board Appointed Positions 1, 3, 7 and 11. Interested candidates have submitted their letters of intent by the May 11th, 2016 deadline. Their detailed interest to be re-appointed or newly appointed to the board are listed below, in the form of letters of intent:

SLUCC Board Appointed Position 1:

Dear Mike and fellow members of the SLU Community Council Board:

It is with sincere intent that I write to inform you of my interest in continuing service on the Board of the SLU Community Council where I currently hold board-appointed Position Number 1.

As the Research Operations Manager for the University of Washington School of Medicine here in South Lake Union, I take a keen interest in the development of the neighborhood as a place that supports both residents and workforce members. We all share an interest in making SLU a welcoming and inviting location that takes advantage of our geographic ‘centralness’ to offer a home, neighborhood and destination for both work and play. With the Community Council’s established role representing this neighborhood with the City of Seattle, I believe we can have an impact in furthering these goals. With that in mind, I hope that you will allow me to continue my service with the Council.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Matthew Curry

SLUCC Board Appointed Position 3:

Dear Mr. McQuaid

Your continued need for volunteers to serve the South Lake Union Community Council (“SLUCC”) has come to my attention.  I am writing you to express my interest in a board position, either by appointment or by election, at the upcoming SLUCC meeting. 

I have served on the SLUCC for one full term and am excited to continue to be a part of the council as a board member.  I am currently acting as the treasurer for the SLUCC and would like to continue to serve the community council in this role, or in any other role that can best serve this outstanding group.

I am employed as the Controller of W.G. Clark Construction Company.  My career in the construction industry has helped me to understand and appreciate the team dynamic that is essential in the construction process.  It has also given me insight on the parties involved in the planning and development that creates a balanced and thriving community.

My employer, W.G. Clark, is a 100-year-old business located in South Lake Union that is committed to quality development in the neighborhood.  We relocated our corporate offices to 408 Aurora Ave N in 1923 and have been an active part of the South Lake Union business community for more than 90 years.  I am looking forward to this opportunity to give back to the community that has supported us for many decades.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me should you desire any further information

Respectfully yours,

Kyle Ducey

SLUCC Board Appointed Position 7

 Dear Board Members of the SLUCC,

 This is to state my interest in remaining on the Board (for a Board Appointed Position) of the SLUCC for a second term. As a resident and business owner in the neighborhood I have a genuine interest in the community and the progress it makes toward the future.

 As an architect and urban designer I have helped raise awareness of the importance of Pedestrian Oriented Design in our buildings, landscape and streetscape. I voluntarily participated in the neighborhood rezone process, and I am a current member of the Planning & Policy Committee and the Placemaking Committee. I have also participated on steering committees for the Denny Substation Task Force and the Lake2Bay stakeholder’s group as a representative of the SLUCC. I also have current and past design projects in the neighborhood.

 As a resident, I offer first-hand knowledge and observations of a variety of issues that face the area – be it transportation, traffic, crime, business, culture and the like. I am a solutions-oriented thinker and take great care and pride in the neighborhood.

With near-perfect attendance in my tenure to date, I have been an engaged participant of the Board and would be delighted to serve another term.

 Sincerely,

Jim Goodspeed

SLUCC Board Appointed Position 11

Dear Mr. McQuaid,

I submit this letter as my formal request for consideration to join the South Lake Union Community Council in a Board-appointed position. With over 15 years’ experience in non-profit housing and leadership in Seattle, I have a unique prospective and expertise to offer. Previously as the Housing Director for the YMCA of Greater Seattle I provided regional leadership on young adult housing and oversaw a network of housing facilities, operations, and social services across King County. 

At Bellwether Housing I provided leadership on the Property Management team for affordable workforce housing throughout Seattle for their over 1800 units of housing.  And now for the past four years as the Director of Property Management at Plymouth Housing Group, I oversee a department of 100 staff, managing operations for approximately 1000 units of supportive housing (mainly formerly homeless) at 12 properties and support the real estate team with new development in the pipeline to ensure smooth operations.

In addition to my employment positions I have held a number of volunteer positions connected to the housing community including as a member of the McKinney Vento Steering Committee, Co-Chair of the Committee to End Homeless Youth and Young Adult Committee, Chair of the King County Young Adult Housing Task Force, and I served on the Board of Rainier Avenue Church for four years and was a graduate of the Housing Development Consortium Leadership Development Program in 2010. 

I am proud of Plymouth’s commitment to Seattle’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods –including South Lake Union!  In 2000, Plymouth developed the David Colwell Apartments in the South Lake Union neighborhood on Yale Street.   The Colwell Apartments provides 124 units of affordable workforce housing.  The Pat Williams Apartments opened in 2013 on Pontius Avenue North. 

The Williams Apartments provides 81 new homes for Veterans and people intent on recovery from addiction, both alcohol and drugs.  The Williams Apartments is LEED-certified and sustainably-built building with several energy conservation components.  There is also a P-patch so residents can grow their own vegetables and flowers in their South Lake Union neighborhood. In 2012, Plymouth’s featured non-profit organization and was the beneficiary of donations raised at Vulcan’s 8thAnnual South Lake Union Block Party.  

The celebration attracted approximately 10,000 attendees. In my role as Director of Property Management at Plymouth Housing Group and given my background in supportive and workforce housing, I am interested in sharing my expertise and experience to help the South Lake Union Community Council fulfil its Vision.

Thank you for your consideration,

Andrea Owner

SLUCC Board Appointed Position/SLUCC Community Elected Position 9

Dear South Lake Union Community Stakeholders:

I am writing to express my interest in serving the South Lake Union Community Council as either a

Board Appointed Position or a Community Elected Position.  I have lived in the South Lake Union neighborhood since 1999 at the Altera Condominiums, in the often overlooked northwestern “panhandle” of the neighborhood, where I own also an additional rental property.

I served on the Board of the Alterra Homeowner’s Association for 15 years, from inception through 01/2016. I also work in South Lake Union as one of three partners of a financial planning firm, Silkworth, Gemmill, Khin & Associates (a franchise practice of Ameriprise Financial Services). I service a wide variety of clients, many of whom also live and/or work in South Lake Union.

As a resident and small business owner in the neighborhood, I have a constant desire to remain actively involved and, wherever possible, I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing health and vibrancy of South Lake Union. Some areas in which I find the most interest are in (1) collaborating with developers and planners to help create a safe and functional neighborhood from the pedestrian perspective, (2) working with planners and policy makers to address issues and bridge gaps in making SLU a true live/work neighborhood, and (3) forming alliances to create stronger ties with Queen Anne and other surrounding neighborhoods.

My previous involvement within SLU includes membership in the South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce, volunteer work with the Cascade Community Gardens and Community Center, service on the Board of Directors for Rebuilding Together Seattle, and service on the Board of Directors for Lake Union Opportunity Alliance. hank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Chris Gemmill

SLUCC Community Elected Position 9:

Dear Mike,

I am writing to express my sincere interest in continuing as a board member of the South Lake Union Community Council.  It has been both an honor and a pleasure to work alongside such a diverse and engaged group of stakeholders whose interest is in helping to enhance the streetscape vitality, livability and lifestyle of South Lake Union and helping to shape public policy in support of our goals.

Best,

Erin Maher

With a background in commercial brokerage and resort development and a passion for local place-making, Erin joined her partners in 2010 to open Row House Cafe in Seattle's Cascade neighborhood. Over the past six years, Row House grew along with the community and transformed from a coffee shop into a full-service restaurant and bar in response to the burgeoning population growth in South Lake Union. 

 Erin is actively involved with other stakeholders in the community whose goal is to influence and help shape the new landscape emerging in the area. Her efforts include helping to mitigate construction impacts to area business and residents while contributing to the cultural development of the neighborhood. Erin is a member of the Denny Substation Task Force, a community advocacy that lobbied for streetscape improvements in Cascade as a public benefit tied to the development of the new substation. 

Erin owns The Maher Company, LLC, a real estate consultancy and Interior Design firm that advises property owners, developers, investors, lenders, and asset managers in the Northwest. The firm specializes in launching new developments, conducting strategic property and business turnarounds, and spearheading business development, marketing, and public relations efforts to maximize financial performance for her client companies.

 

 

SLU Community Council this Tues. at our New Location-415 Westlake

ST3 in SLU, public benefits for the city’s proposed vacation of Broad Street and upcoming SLU Community Elections this Tuesday!

If light rail access in South Lake Union is important to you, this is the meeting for you to attend!  

Join us at 415 Westlake – our new monthly meeting location – Tuesday, May 3 at 4 p.m. for the South Lake Union Community Council discussion of the proposed Sound Transit ST3 configuration through South Lake Union.  

We will also talk about the upcoming Community Elections (deadline for submitting a letter of interest is Wednesday, May 11), learn about new projects under development in the South Lake Union neighborhood, discuss participation opportunities in SLU Community Council committees and have an update on the community’s position on the City of Seattle’s proposed vacation of Broad Street.

 Join us!  Everyone is welcome!

WHAT: South Lake Union Community Council May 2016 Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (4 – 6 p.m.) 

WHERE: 415 Westlake Meeting Venue

WHY: Join our South Lake Union neighbors in conversation about ourneighborhood

WHO: Our South Lake Union neighbors        

LEARN MORE: South Lake Union Community Council May 2016 Agenda 

GETTING THERE: Take the Seattle Streetcar, walk or ride your bike!  Limited free parking is available in the 415 Westlake Parking Lot. Public, street-side parking is also available!

ARRIVE EARLY:  Arrive early and have a latte at our favorite SLU hang-out KAKAO – in the same building as 415 Westlake!  Yum!