SLU Seniors Invite District #7 Council Candidates to Speak/Listen

April 3, 2019

 

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE REPLEASE

 

For more information contact: 

Bob Nale, Chair - Bart Harvey Resident Council

bhresidentassc@gmail.com   206.229.3116 (voice/text)

 

SLU Seniors Invite District #7 Council Candidates to Speak/Listen

All nine candidates running for City of Seattle City Council District #7 seat vacated my Sally Bagshaw, have been invited to speak / listen to the concerns of senior activists residing in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

Located at 430 Minor Ave N. the Bart Harvey apartments are home to 49 seniors, including disabled and non-English speaking residents. The Bart Harvey Resident Council recently voted unanimously to invite all candidates to visit. Each candidate has been contacted and provided scheduling options with some candidates scheduling immediately. Other SLU neighbors and organizations are also being invited to attend.

Just north of downtown Seattle lies the South Lake Union Cascade neighborhood – bordering the I-5 corridor from Denny to Mercer. Once  known as the laundry district, the Cascade neighborhood has surged in recent years with dense business and residential property development, replacing historic dwellings with high-rise buildings. Market rents have exploded. Parking is nearly impossible. But the primary concern for the residents of Bart Harvey senior apartments is their personal safely.

 

Activist residents of Bart Harvey senior apartments have successfully worked with the City of Seattle to remove an abandoned house in their block that was being occupied by drug dealers. Residents also petitioned City Council for 6 new street lights that were installed last year and will be activated soon. Residents also organized a neighborhood Block Watch Program with Seattle Police Department.

 

Public safety remains the primary concern for the senior residents of Bart Harvey apartments and will surely be a topic of discussion with the candidates.  Residents hope to determine which candidates will get their votes and contributions, and which candidates will speak on their behalf to local government. 

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PUBLISHERS NOTE: There is limited seating as the space will accommodate 50 max. If you would like to attend please RSVP by email and indicate which Saturday afternoon you prefer – 2PM on Saturday April 20th or 27th .

South Lake Union Community Council - April Meeting

South Lake Union Community Council Meeting - Tuesday, April 2nd @ 415 Westlake

Tuesday, April 2nd, SLUCC will be having our monthly community council meeting.  This month we will be meeting at 415 Westlake Ave N, starting at 5pm.

Our presentation for February is from Allison Rinard with Alleycat Acres.  She will be sharing her organizations work renovating the grounds of Cascade People’s Center.  Their mission is to reconnect people, place, and produce by transforming underutilized urban spaces into neighborhood-run farms.  The food grown at Alleycat Acres is donated to local service providers and food banks.  Please come out and learn more about this amazing organization.

The Community Council will have updates from our standing committees, recapping what the council has been up to this last month, including updates on Park Activation, Policy and Planning, Transportation, and Design Review.

Please join us Tuesday, April 2nd at 415 Westlake starting at 5pm!

South Lake Union Community Council - March Meeting

South Lake Union Community Council Meeting - Tues., March 5th @ 415 Westlake

Tuesday, February 5th, SLUCC will be having our monthly community council meeting.  This month we will be meeting at 415 Westlake Ave N, starting at 5pm.

This month Sound Transit 3 representatives will be on hand to discuss scoping for the Ballard Link Extension.  South Lake Union anticipates two stops in the neighborhood when the extension opens.  The current comment period will give our neighborhood an opportunity to influence the project in our community.  Please join us for an important community discussion.

SLUCC has invited the design team from Vulcan to present their project located at 300 Dexter.  This opportunity gives our organization a preview prior to presenting to the City of Seattle’s design review board and allow us to provide comments on topics ranging from design ascetic to public benefit.

The Community Council will have updates from our standing committees, recapping what the council has been up to this last month, including updates on Park Activation, Policy and Planning, Transportation, and Design Review.

Please join us Tuesday, March 5th at 415 Westlake starting at 5pm!

South Lake Union Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 3rd, SLUCC will be having our monthly community council meeting.  This month we will be meeting at WeWork at 500 Yale Ave N, starting at 5pm. 


Our April meeting will have an update by Seattle City Light on the Denny Substation / NODO project, focusing on project schedule and neighborhood impacts of the work in the right of way.


The April meeting will also cover the North Downtown Mobility Plan, including a presentation from Ian Macek, Senior Transportation Planner with SDOT introducing the plan, and additional breakouts to discuss Transit, Bicycling, Freight, and other neighborhood specific issues.


Community Council will have updates from our standing committees, recapping what the council has been up to this last month, including updates on Park Activation, Policy and Planning, Place Making, Transportation, and Design Review.
Please join us Tuesday, April 3rd at WeWork starting at 5pm!
 

South Lake Union Community Council Meeting 415 Westlake @ 5pm

Tuesday, March 6th, we will be having our monthly community council meeting.  This month we will be meeting at 415 Westlake, starting at 5pm. 


This month we have invited Karen Ko from the department of neighborhoods to talk about community engagement.  She will cover topics including; how to reach out and engage new community stakeholders, success stories from other community organizations, and the relationship between the Department of Neighborhoods and SLUCC.


ONNI properties will be presenting to the council their two projects along Fairview at the former Seattle Times site.  ONNI will cover the status and future of the Seattle Times Park.  Preserving open spaces is a priority of the SLUCC, and the Seattle Times Park is an important part of that priority.


Community Council will have updates from our standing committees, recapping what the council has been up to this last month, including updates on Park Activation, Policy and Planning, Place Making, Transportation, and Design Review.


Please join us Tuesday, March 6th at 415 Westlake starting at 5pm!
 

Lake Washington foot ferry, light rail, arena highlight SLU Transportation meeting

SOUTH LAKE UNION -- Presentations visioning Puget Sound and Lake Washington foot ferry routes that could help sports fans and concert goers reach Seattle's Key Arena redevelopment along with the South Lake Union tech hub were among the mobility topics discussed at Wednesday's SLU Community Council Transportation Committee meeting.

Tacoma Councilmember Ryan Mello and Pierce Transit CEO Sue Dreier presented their vision for north, south ferry service connecting Tacoma to Seattle and other Puget Sound locations to a full room of North Downtown transportation leaders and residents on the campus of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in South Lake Union. 

While the vision for service along the Puget Sound is in its infancy, a separate, privately funded initiative that could connect South Lake Union and its Amazon.com workforce of some 50,000 with communities along Lake Washington has private backers.

The Lake Washington pilot was presented by SECO development's Rocale Timmons who discussed her company’s progress toward a Lake Washington pilot program connecting SECO’s massive housing and office development next to Renton’s Boeing plant with South Lake Union.  The service could coincide with the National Hockey League coming to Seattle as early as the fall of 2020.

South Lake Union Transportation chair Mike McQuaid said that bringing leaders from city departments, the community  and elected officials from our neighboring cities together is tantamount to staying ahead of our region's transportation challenges.

"Everywhere you look change is happening.  And it's leading some of the most important change in the world," he said.  "It's how we as a community manage it together that makes our city unique and special."

The monthly stakeholder meeting included presentations by Seattle Department of Transportation on its North Downtown Mobility Action Plan and ACCESS Seattle program to address congestion in SLU, Uptown and Belltown along with Sound Transit configuration through South Lake Union and an update by the The Oak View Group’s Lance Lopes on its $660 million Seattle Center Arena redevelopment.

Some 36 transportation advocates including representatives from major employers and developers in the Uptown, Belltown, Denny Triangle and South Lake Union neighborhoods along with representatives from Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw's office attended the monthly meeting.