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Councilmember O’Brien’s staff and DPD to address Micro-Housing and other density issues at FNC meeting Monday

Fremont Neighborhood Council Meeting – AGENDA  Monday, September 22, 2014, 7-8:30pm, Doric Temple, 619 N. 36th St. 7:05 pm    Introductions
 
{Real start time!} 7:10    Announcements about Fremont related events coming up 7:15    Seattle City Councilman Mike O’Brien’s Office (Esther Handy) and DPD (Geoffrey Wentlandt) Mike O’Brien is chair of the Council’s land use committee. His staff Esther [...]

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Micro Housing increasingly concerns Fremont Residents

Fremont Neighborhood Council has been hearing a lot from residents about micro housing projects planned for the neighborhood. Concerns include: Congestion and safety Parking impacts Utility capacity of our water, sewer and electrical delivery systems Inadequate transit capacity Garbage service, access and mitigation Social impacts of potential high turnover Open space and park provisions for [...]

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As utility bills rise, Financial Assistance Available for Utility Bills

From the Department of Neighborhoods, information on eligibility requirements for help with utility bills:   Financial Assistance Available for Utility Bills Fall is just around the corner, and for many that means a choice between higher utility bills or colder homes. However, the City is working hard to make sure that families will not have [...]

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IS your traffic circle well-designed?

Recently a driver in Fremont expressed real concern about overgrown traffic circle vegetation. He said that if he hadn’t been driving really slowly and cautiously around one of the circles, he’d have hit a pedestrian who was fully hidden by the rampant growth on the circle.  We went out to take a look.  Top photo–a [...]

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Pedestrian Safety an ongoing issue

With Friday’s accident at N 40th and Wallingford Avenue, resulting in injury to a 12-year-old on his way to Hamilton Middle School, parents in Wallingford and Fremont are once again deeply concerned about the safety of pedestrians in the Hamilton/ BF Day neighborhood. FNC has been working to increase pedestrian safety between the pedestrian bridge [...]

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Join the fun…look for PARK(ing) Day parks

SDOT has invited Seattle to pop up parks for a day–look for them in Fremont and think about yours for next year: What can you do in a parking space? Well, for one thing, you can create a park for a day on September 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.! PARK(ing) Day happens [...]

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FNC Honorees

Over the years, FNC has honored residents for service to the neighborhood and to FNC. FNC members have been honored by others in the neighborhood as well.        

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Improve Fremont with Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund–learn more at an upcoming workshop

We all know that as the Center of the Universe Fremont is nearly perfect, but you can help make it even better with City matching funds  that support community-initiated projects. Deadline for applications is October 6. Here’s more: The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting three workshops for those interested [...]

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Extra Closures to Paint Fremont Bridge Scheduled in September

Fremont Bridge getting facelift–here’s the info from SDOT: Hey Fremonsters – Crews have been busy working inside the “heel” of the bridge on the north side of the ship canal – the area under the bridge that pivots down when the part you see goes up.  They’ve been hauling out road grit and pigeon guano, [...]

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Meet Kathleen O’Toole at SPD North Precinct Picnic Sunday, August 24th

This Sunday–meet your new police chief, Kathleen O’Toole: This year the Seattle Police Department’s north precinct picnic is Sunday August 24th at University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, from 1 – 4 pm. Picnics in the Precincts are fun activities SPD and Seattle Police Foundation hold every year that provide an opportunity for the [...]

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