ADUs and DADUs EIS challenge explained

A city-wide meeting was held on November 1, 7-9 pm at the Queen Anne Community regarding the recent appeal filed by the Queen Anne Community Council challenging the city’s Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) for proposed changes to ADU/ DADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit –aka “mother-in-law apartment”—and Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit) legislation sponsored by Mike O Brien.  The meeting was to present the background behind the appeal, discuss the FEIS and its potential city-wide effects, answer questions, “discuss next steps and hopeful outcomes, and consider ways that you can help protect your neighborhood.”  More detail on this issue at the Queen Anne Appeal Website

Green Seattle Day Saturday, November 3, 9 am (end times vary) Multiple locations across Seattle RSVP here

Trees and Neighborhoods Planting a tree? Fall’s a great time but be sure you take advantage of city resources for great results. More here from Trees For Seattle: “If you are planting a street tree, you will need a free permit from the Seattle Department of Transportation. When the tree is ready to go in the ground (any time between now and February is great!), make sure you plant it correctly, paying particular attention to planting depth and roots. If you have questions, we are here to help! You can always Ask Our Experts for advice, or find more information on our website, Happy planting!”

And you’re invited: Green Seattle Day Saturday, November 3, 9 am (end times vary) Multiple locations across Seattle RSVP here  The Green Seattle Partnership’s biggest party of the year! Join the fun and be one of hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout the Emerald City. All community members are welcome, and no experience is necessary! The event is family friendly and open to all ages.

Trees for Neighborhoods also writes: “Seattle’s trees are busy putting on a spectacular display of fall color. Scarlett oak, maple, tupelo, and ash are all great trees for fall color. Get out and enjoy it while you can with a stroll through Kubota Gardens or the Woodland Garden at Washington Park Arboretum.

“And once the leaves have fallen from the trees around your home, be sure to rake them up. Fallen leaves can lead to clogged storm drains, ponding, and flooding. Seattle Public Utilities is providing free extra yard waste pick-up between November 1-30. Extra yard waste must be in paper bags (up to 60 pounds) or placed in an extra container that contains only yard waste. SPU will accept up to 10 bags of extra yard waste total per household.”

Play Space Closes for Renovation

A number of Fremont families enjoy the playground near Hamilton MS, but it is about to close for renovation. Seattle Parks & Recreation writes:   “The Wallingford Playfield play area will close on Tuesday, November 6 for renovation and improvement. Construction fencing will be installed and demolition of the existing equipment that has been compromised because of termites will be removed. We anticipate opening the renovated play area in early 2019 after new play equipment is installed and improvements made. The new play equipment will meet current safety standards, and ensure accessibility to all children ages 2 – 12 in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

“Wallingford Play Area is located at the northeast corner of Wallingford Playfield, 4219 Wallingford Ave. N. Thank you to everyone who participated in the public process for this improvement project.

“For more information please visit: For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Shannon Glass at 206-733-9319 or “