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FNC Meets to Discuss HALA in Fremont Monday Night Feb. 27

HALA will occupy a prominent place on the agenda of the next Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017,  7-8:30pm at  Doric Temple, 619 N. 36th St. BF Day will present an update on Phase II of their playground improvements. The full agenda includes: 7pm    Intros/Announcements February 27  @6:30p, the City of Seattle Department of Construction […]

Progress Made On Burke-Gilman “Missing Link”

This from the group trying to find a fix for the “Missing Link” on the Burke-Gilman: “Our recent meeting to discuss completing the “Missing Link” was a HUGE success! Over 400 local residents and business owners attended. Consistent with public comments received by SDOT, the majority of residents and business owners want the City to select […]

HALA Focus Groups Wrap Work and Representative Reports to FNC

Toby Thaler and Peter Hornyack, FNC board members, both attended the final wrap-up meeting for the HALA focus groups this past week, Hornyack reports. He writes, “Now that the process is complete I’ve written an update for the FNC website, containing the most up-to-date information from the city.”  That report follows below. He also says, […]

Weigh in on Traffic Safety

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) wants to hear from you:  “In an effort to better serve our diverse communities in Seattle, SDOT often reviews their policies and programs through Seattle’s Racial Equity Toolkit.  The Racial Equity Toolkit process relies heavily on feedback from external stakeholders and community input from people like you. [Highlighted below on […]

Got an Idea? See if There’s Funding for It – Workshop Thursday Night

The Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund announces NEW funding opportunities for community-initiated projects.  Now provides increased access to funds, simpler application, and more  Nearby workshops Feb. 2 and March 1 The Department of Neighborhoods hosts Matching Fund Workshop #2 this Thursday, 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Phinney Neighborhood Center.  To RSVP call 206-733-9916 or go […]

First Fremont Neighborhood Council Meeting of 2017 Discusses N 34th Bus Stop Safety, HALA

First Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting of 2017 was this Monday night, January 23. Nico Martinucci,* Associate Transportation Planner for SDOT presented detailed information about the City’s plan to reconfigure the bus stop at N 34th and Fremont Avenue to try to solve the problem of crowding where so many board the bus, walk, drive and […]

Ballard Trail Missing Link Invites You to Eat, Drink and Think Jan. 27

“Please join us for Happy Hour to express your opinion about completing the Missing Link of the Burke Gilman Trail in Ballard.  City Councilman, Mike O’Brien, will join us to discuss the current status of the project at 6 p.m. Complimentary Beer, Wine, Food, and other beverages will be provided.” Burke-Gilman Trail “Happy Hour” Meeting  […]

Unplugged Fun at the Fremont Library–with Snacks

The Fremont Library wants you to unplug and see what life was like before electronic gaming: “Calling all board gamers! The Fremont Branch invites all ages, young and old and everyone in between, to turn off your devices and enjoy an afternoon of uplugged fun. Meet other gamers and enjoy our assortment of board games […]

East Fremont Reacts to HALA Proposals

Residents in East Fremont/West Wallingford who live in the Wallingford Urban Village between Aurora Avenue North and Stone Way North are raising their voices in concern that the proposed upzoning in the HALA “Grand Bargain” will not bring diversity and affordability to the neighborhood while it dramatically affects liveability.  One resident called the neighborhood the […]

Changes coming to bus stops and bike routes in Fremont epicenter

Changes, and maybe not enough changes, may be coming to the very center of Fremont, at N 34th and Fremont Avenue N.  Here’s part of what Seattle Bike Blog reports on the issue: SDOT is in the early design phase for bus stop improvements on Fremont Ave between N 34th and 36th Streets directly north […]