Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Message from the Director
To say these are interesting times would be too simple. These are new waters to navigate and we are surrounded by much uncertainty. But for every challenge we face, there is also opportunity. And that is what we at the Department of Neighborhoods are focusing on...the opportunities. Opportunities to do things differently. Opportunities to try new things. Opportunities to bring us together.

Our mission is to strengthen Seattle by engaging all communities. We believe that everyone has a voice and it is our job to hear them.

That mission is more essential than ever. Our work is more crucial. Your voice is more important. And, we are listening!

- Kathy Nyland
, Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Don't Miss Our Upcoming Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshops Learn about our new and improved process for applying for funds for your community projects. (more)

Mayor Murray Transmits Landmark Police Accountability Legislation to Council 
Legislation sent to City Council which will create the strongest civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) in the city’s history. (more)

Potential Strategies to Keep the Region Moving through Downtown Seattle Construction Learn about plans to keep commuters moving through Downtown Seattle as growth continues and major transportation projects move forward. (more)

Empowering Men of Color in Seattle Learn about Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.), a Citywide Youth & Teen Program dedicated to increasing civic engagement and leadership opportunities for Men of Color. (more)

Participate in the Community Police Academy: Apply by 2/10 Community participants will become familiar with various facets of the SPD and gain insight into law enforcement's role in the criminal justice system. (more)

Civic Boot Camp - Livable Neighborhoods Returns on March 17 & 24 Created in 2015, Livable Neighborhoods Civic Boot Camp addresses Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhoods. (more)


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

  • Homeless Encampment Rules (Learn More)
  • Seattle Public Utilities Strategic Business Plan Customer Survey (Learn More)
  • One Center City Online Open House (Learn More)
  • Seattle Parks 2017 Development Plan and Gap Analysis (Learn More)
  • Seattle Housing Levy Draft Administrative and Financial Plan (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)
Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Campbell Building in West Seattle Residents are invited to attend public meeting and make comments. (more)

Georgetown Arterial Paving Project
Repaving to begin sometime in the spring and take about three to four months to complete. (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)

Expanded Wi-Fi and New Computers at South Seattle Community Centers Increased access points and enhanced capacity for digital literacy programming were implemented as part of the City’s Digital Equity Action Plan. (more)

Jefferson Community Center Closed February 16 (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)
  • Rainier Beach Action Coalition Meeting: February 9: 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)
Help Preserve and Shape the Identity of the Central Area Seattle’s Central Area neighborhood has been selected as a CNU Congress Legacy Project Host Community. (more)

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

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Bleitz Funeral Home in Queen Anne for Landmark Status The public is invited to make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Pike Pine Renaissance: Act One Online Open House This interactive website is open for public feedback through February 14. (more)

Arterial Paving Projects Scheduled for Central Seattle Learn about each project’s schedule, impact, and how to get in touch with the team. (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)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop in Central District: February 15, 6pm (more)
  • Madison-Miller Urban Village Community Design Workshop: February 28, 6pm (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)

Literacy Source Is Registering New Students Offering adult basic education, computer literacy, GED and citizenship prep, and ESL classes at their center in Lake City. (more)

25th Avenue NE Paving Project SDOT plans to resurface about 4.4 miles of 25th Ave NE between Montlake Boulevard NE and NE 65th St. (more)

Volunteer with the Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) in Lake City HIP is dedicated to improving food security for underserved populations. (more)

Loyal Heights Pancake Breakfast Come hungry for all-you-can-eat pancakes on March 5. (more)

Golden Gardens Upper Trail Closed Feb. 6-14 for Restoration Work (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)
  • Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) Meeting: February 9, 6:30pm (more)
  • Dive In District 5 Community Celebration: February 10, 6pm (more)
  • City University Community Advisory Committee Meeting: February 14, 6:30pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop in U District: March 1, 6pm (more)

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