Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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City Announces $3 Million in Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Mayor Murray announced over $3 million in funding for Safe Routes to School, as well as other bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the city. (more)

New Deposit and Move-in Fee Limits and Payment Plans A summary of the key changes to the City’s Rental Agreement Regulation Ordinance. (more)

Cybersecurity Workshop at The Seattle Public Library on Jan. 30 At this workshop, attendees will learn how to protect themselves and their community from unwanted harassment and identity theft. (more)

Seattle Supports Youth ORCA The Youth ORCA program distributes ORCA cards to high school students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools that live less than 2 miles from their school. (more)

The Great Work Begins: What is the artist's role in the new politcal landscape? An opportunity for the Seattle arts community to come together and think creatively about the way forward. (more)


The City of Seattle wants your feedback. The projects listed below are currently open for public comment. Let us know your thoughts.

  • Seattle Parks 2017 Development Plan and Gap Analysis (Learn More)
  • North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway (Learn More)
  • Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda (Learn More)
  • Seattle Parks Projects (Learn More)

For a full list of projects open for public comment, visit our website.

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
Expanded Hours at South Park & Van Asselt Community Centers With additional staff and additional hours, many centers will add programming for seniors, teens, and people with special needs. (more)

Volunteers Needed to Advise on Development Plans for South Seattle College Community members from surrounding neighborhoods are encouraged to apply. (more)

You're Invited to the South Seattle Home Fair on February 11 Ask questions about your planned remodel and the City's permitting process, code requirements, and rental housing and tenant assistance program. (more)

  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop in SE Seattle: January 25, 6pm (more)
  • West Seattle Junction Urban Village Community Design Workshop: January 26, 6pm (more)
  • Community Emergency Preparedness Workshop: January 27, 6pm (more)
  • Myers Way Community Council Meeting - Homeless Encampment: February 1, 7pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop in SW Seattle: February 7, 6pm (more)
  • Disaster Skills Workshop in Mt. Baker: February 8, 6pm (more)
  • Tenant Rights Bootcamp Columbia City: February 8, 6:30pm (more)
  • Admiral Urban Village Community Design Workshop: February 11, 9:30am (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) Community Meeting - Homeless Encampment: February 14, 7pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Mayor Ed Murray Releases RFP for the Redevelopment of KeyArena A community advisory panel will be convened to review finalists and make recommendations to the Mayor. (more)

Uptown Alliance KeyArena Survey The Seattle Uptown Alliance is interested in hearing your thoughts about the redevelopment of KeyArena at Seattle Center. (more)

Parking Changes Coming to Capitol Hill Pike-Pine Corridor To improve parking availability and turnover, City is expanding the existing paid parking along Pike-Pine east to 15th Avenue. (more)

Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades Planned in the International District Seattle City Light will begin replacing aging utility poles and its associated infrastructure in parts of the C/ID and Yesler Terrace neighborhoods. (more)

Expanded Hours at Miller, Yesler, and Chinatown/ID Community Centers With additional staff and additional hours, many centers will add programming for seniors, teens, and people with special needs. (more)

  • First Hill Improvement Association Public Meeting: January 24, 6pm (more)
  • East Precinct Advisory Council Community Meeting: January 26, 6:30pm (more)
  • Lunar New Year Celebration: January 29, 11am-4pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: January 31, 6pm (more)
  • 23rd & Union-Jackson Junction Urban Village Community Design Workshop: January 31, 6pm (more)
  • I Love First Hill Celebration: February 7, 6pm (more)
  • Smith Cove Park Meeting Public Meeting: February 8, 6:30pm (more)
  • Uptown Alliance Special Meeting on Key Arena RFP: February 13, 7pm (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway Survey Seattle Department of Transportation is seeking input on a new east-west neighborhood greenway to be built in 2018. (more)

Seattle Park District Funds the Renovation of Two Ballard Park Play Areas Play area renovations replaced aging play equipment and improved park accessibility at Gilman Playground and Webster Park. (more)

Work Continues on Burke-Gilman Trail Seattle Parks and Recreation will continue work to clean up debris and provide ditch maintenance at two landslide sites. (more)

Artist Elizabeth Gahan Selected to Create Public Artwork for New Lake City Park Conversations with the Lake City community will inform Gahan's work to create an interactive space that engages diverse audiences. (more)

Expanded Hours at Magnuson Community Center With additional staff and additional hours, many centers will add programming for seniors, teens, and people with special needs. (more)


  • Tenant Rights Bootcamp U District: January 25, 6:30pm (more)
  • Cedar Park Safe Routes to School Meeting: January 26, 6pm (more)
  • Review Designs for New Park in Greenwood/Phinney Neighborhood: February 1, 6pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop in Phinney Ridge: February 2, 6pm (more)
  • Earthquake Home Retrofit Class at Phinney Neighborhood Center: February 4, 1:30pm (more)
  • Aurora Licton Urban Village (ALUV) Community Council Meeting - Homeless Encampment: February 7, 7pm (more)
  • Lake City Community Conversation on Hate Crimes: February 8, 6pm (more)
  • North Helpline's Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Emergency Services & Food Bank: February 26, 1pm (more)

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