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.

SLUCC Monthly Meeting - January 2nd, 2018 5-6:30pm @ 415 Westlake

Tuesday January 2nd, we will be having our monthly community meeting.  This month we will be meeting at 415 Westlake, starting at 5pm. 


This month we are pleased to welcome Brennon Staley from the City of Seattle’s Office of Planning and Economic Development.  The council is looking at the impact of development within South Lake Union and funds made available for neighborhood projects after the latest zoning changes.


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 January 2nd at 415 Westlake starting at 5pm!
 

SLUCC Monthly Meeting - 4-6pm October 3rd, 2017 @ 415 Westlake

Please join us for our monthly South Lake Union Community Council meeting at 4pm on October 3rd, 2017 at 415 Westlake.


*Executive Action* The South Lake Union Board of Directors will vote on the designation of 8th Ave N between Thomas and Harrison as a “Festival Street.”  The Board will take into consideration the recommendations from the August 13 meeting of the Policy and Planning Committee.  Please attend our meeting to learn about the festival street designation and the benefits it provides to our neighborhood.


This month we will host a discussion on the Memorandum of Understanding with the Oak View Group on the renovations planned at Key Arena, and potential impacts on our growing neighborhood.


Come learn about our South Lake Union parks, South Lake Union is the proud home of Denny Park (Seattle’s Oldest Park), Lake Union Park and Cascade Park.  We will be talking about park activities, recent capital improvements, and other topics involving our neighborhood green spaces.


Our monthly meeting is open to all, feel free to bring friends, neighbors and colleagues.  We look forward to seeing you on October 5th!
 

SLUCC Monthly Meeting - 4-6pm September 5th 2017 @ 415 Westlake

Please join us for our monthly South Lake Union Community Council meeting at 4pm on September 5th, 2017 at 415 Westlake.

This month’s meeting will be focused on Bikes!  Topics will include discussions on the new Bike Share programs, SDOT’s bicycle infrastructure improvements including mobility into and thorough the neighborhood, and a presentation from the Cascade Bicycle Club advocacy team.

Our monthly meeting is open to all, feel free to bring friends, neighbors and colleagues.  We look forward to seeing you on September 5th!
 

Annual Meeting and Community Elections ... June 6th 4pm @ 415 Westlake

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The SLU Community Council annual meeting and our community elections get underway at 4 p.m. this Tuesday, June 6 at 415 Westlake Ave. (Kakao Coffee) in South Lake Union.

  

Unable to attend?  No problem!  Join us and interact online via Facebook.  Our meeting will be steamed live at http://www.facebook.com/slucommunitycouncil

 

Join us and bring a neighbor or colleague!  Everyone is welcome!

 

WHAT: South Lake Union Annual Meeting and Community Elections

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

WHERE: 415 Westlake Ave. N. (Kakao Coffee)

WHO: Everyone is welcome!

AGENDA:  June 2017 SLU Community Council Annual Meeting Agenda agenda here

SLUCC BOARD CANDIDATES: Bios of candidates for board positions

link here for candidates

 

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

 

And don’t forget!  The SLU Community Council recesses for summer vacation

and DOES NOT MEET in July.

 

Workforce Civic Engagement Forum

As a part of our monthly meeting, representatives of the world’s leading technology companies located in South Lake Union will tackle the question of how the millennial workforce in SLU views civic and community volunteerism and participates in community groups and civic affairs.  This is a must-attend event if you are part of a non-profit or community group with an interest in tapping into the opportunity of SLU’s workforce of some 30,000 or are living or working in SLU with an interest in civic involvement.

Our SLUx forum on Workforce Civic Engagement is led by SLU resident and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Young Professionals leader Shkëlqim Kelmendi with a panel that includes Sarah Worley, Program Manager, Worldwide Operations with Amazon.com; Amy Hirotaka, Public Policy & Community Engagement Manager with Facebook; Sahar Fathi, Div. Dir. Leadership Development with Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods; Darcy Nothnagle, Head of External Affairs, NW Region with Google; David Patton, Sr. Manager Digital Media with Vulcan, Inc.; and Diane Douglas, Executive Director of CityClub.

 Find their bio's here:

Unable to attend?  No problem!  Join us and interact online via Facebook.  Our meeting will be steamed live at http://www.facebook.com/slucommunitycouncil

 

Join us! Everyone is welcome!

 

WHAT: South Lake Union SLUx forum on Workforce Civic Engagement & May SLU Community Council Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, May 2 (4 p.m.)

WHERE: 415 Westlake Ave. N. (Kakao Coffee)

WHO: Everyone is welcome!

AGNENDA:  May 2017 SLU Community Council Agenda <links to agenda & forum bios posted on website>

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

 

And don’t forget!  The SLU Community Council Annual Meeting and Community Elections take place Tuesday, June 6 also at 4 p.m. at 415 Westlake!