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Help Shape 2035′s Seattle & the City’s Plan for Growth

Planning Alternatives Are Here! Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development writes: On Monday, March 24, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM we will be hosting our EIS Scoping Meeting and Open House at City Hall to discuss ways to plan for the growth expected in Seattle over the next 20 years. We will be presenting and [...]

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SAVE THE DATE for the Seattle Neighborhood Summit on April 5

What do you want Fremont to be, and how do we get there? On April 5 we have a chance to speak up for what we want to see in Fremont by joining the discussion about how every Seattle neighborhood can be made better. The Seattle Neighborhood Summit at Seattle Center from 9 a.m. to [...]

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Undersized Lots Receive Scrutiny

  Deadline Wednesday for comments on “undersized lot” issue in Single Family zones. More information here on Richard Conlin’s web site  and, for the entire DPD memo here. FNC’s Land Use Chair Toby Thaler Fremont@louploup.net is looking for thoughts on this proposal. Thaler writes, “Please send any comments to Fremont@louploup.net and DPD: richard.conlin@seattle.gov and andy.mckim@seattle.gov [...]

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Thunderbird Coming Down at Last

This morning neighbors celebrated the coming demolition of the Thunderbird Motel (Fremont Inn) with a small gathering at the site.  The Seattle P-I has covered this story for a long time, and has more, including photos and quotes from Catholic Community Services, who will build low income housing at the site, and from Judge Ed [...]

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Demolition Celebration–Neighbors Invited 2-24 9:30 AM

Dear Fremont Neighbors, Catholic Housing Services is moving forward to demolish the old Thunderbird Motel in our effort to build 71 units of affordable housing.  The abatement work is underway now and should be done this week.  Once that work is complete it will be safe to demolish the existing structure. Please join us this [...]

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New Officials & New Buildings

Fremont will soon see a new Assistant City Attorney, Jana Jorgensen, who assigned to the North Precinct starting in February. We haven’t had this kind of help since the former Assistant City Attorney, Ed McKenna, now a judge, stepped down and the program’s federal funding ended. The Seattle Times has a full article about the [...]

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Catholic Community Services Building Up for Design Review

  On Jan. 30, 6:30 pm at BallardHigh School‘s library at 1418 NW 65th Street, the Director of DPD is convening the Design Review Board for an early design guidance meeting concerning a four-story building with 71 residential units above 5,600 sq. ft. of commercial space.  Existing motel–the Fremont Inn–to be demolished. The applicants have [...]

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Catholic Community Services Responds to FNC on Neighbor Concerns

Dear Matt, Thank you for contacting me about our permanent housing units on Aurora Avenue.  I am really looking forward to working with you as we move forward in our development process. We hope to close on the purchase of the property by mid January at the latest.  I will try to keep you posted [...]

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Catholic Community Services development proposal

The proposed redevelopment of the Thunderbird Motel by Catholic Community Services (CCS) is a hot topic.  See background story from Seattle PI here So far residents appear divided on the issue, with many opinions of both support and concern about the project. The FNC board voted to send the following letter to CCS (copied below).  [...]

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Community Meeting on Townhouses

Seattle Council member Sally Clark is hosting a community meeting in Greenwood about new possible rules surrounding how lowrise buildings like Rowhouses, Apartments & Townhomes are built in Seattle. Ugly townhouses are a subject to which I enjoy an intimate familiarity…. I live in one. My off-beige circa 2000 living stamp has all the classic [...]

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