Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Message from the Director
Yesterday, as Mayor Murray delivered his State of the City speech, we heard once again that Seattle is a welcoming city -  a welcoming city to all and for all. Those words and that sentiment are what make Seattle special and explain why we are a destination for so many people.
An average of 67 people move here every day. Over the last five years, 75,000 new residents have chosen to call Seattle home. There is a reason people want to live here, work here, stay here, and age here.
We are a city that opens its arms and doors; a city that lifts people up; a city that is inclusive and equitable. That is our Seattle and that is why we work so hard to make sure everyone has opportunities to call this place home.

- Kathy Nyland
, Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Seattle Transit Riders Will Get More Late Night Bus Service this Fall In September 2017, Seattle will more than double its service investment between 2 and 5am, establishing new late-night connections throughout Seattle, and providing late night cross-town transit options for the first time ever. (more)

Seattle Police Department Seeks Volunteers for the Domestic Violence Victim Support Team 
Volunteers offer crisis intervention, support, and resources to domestic violence victims and their children. (more)

Youth Job Fair for LGBTQ and Allies Youth of all ages are welcome to attend and there will be many employment opportunities for high school-age youth (14-19) and young adults (19-24). (more)

Landslides: What to Do and How to Prepare With the recent landslide in West Seattle, Seattle City Light wanted to share a few tips that can help prepare you for such an event. (more)

Immigration 101 With Northwest Immigrant Rights Project A free training for allies and service providers who are interested in learning how to support immigrants in our community. (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.

  • Rainier Avenue South Corridor Improvements (Learn More)
  • North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway (Learn More)
  • Seattle Parks 2017 Development Plan and Gap Analysis (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)
Community Input Needed for High Point Community Center Play Area Renovation Project This project will replace the play equipment, provide access improvements, and improve safety and other features at the park. (more)

Rainier Avenue S Corridor Improvements
 Take a survey or attend a public meeting on March 7 to provide feedback about your experiences traveling on Rainier Ave S. (more)

Columbia City Community Access and Parking Program Provide comments by February 26 on a proposal for parking changes in Columbia City. (more)

  • Tenant Rights Bootcamp - Rainier Beach: February 22, 5:30pm (more)
  • Rainier Beach Town Hall - Food Innovation District: February 23, 6pm (more)
  • North Rainier Beach (Mt. Baker Station) Urban Village Community Design Workshop: March 2, 6pm (more)
  • Rainier Community Center Pancake Breakfast: March 4, 10am (more)
  • Southeast Economic Opportunity Center Meeting: March 4, 10:30am (more)
  • Morgan Junction Urban Village Community Design Workshop: March 6, 6pm (more)
  • District 2 Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Team Meeting: March 6, 5:30pm (more)
  • We ❤ Southeast Seattle - Investing in Rainier Ave S Community Forum: March 7, 5:30pm (more)
  • District 1 Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Team Meeting: March 9, 5:30pm (more)
  • SODO Crime Prevention Forum: March 9, 12pm (more)
  • Delridge Way Ride and Chat: March 11, 2:30pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Temporary Impacts Along 2nd Ave Between Broad St and Pike St Through early March, crews are conducting utility locating work that involves digging small holes in the street. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the 1170 Republican Street Buildings for Landmark Status The public is invited to make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Denny Network Roadway Restoration Work Begins on Stewart Street Feb. 27 (more)

  • East Precinct Advisory Council Meeting: February 23, 6:30pm (more)
  • Soul of Belltown - Unfiltered: February 23, 6pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Social to Benefit Islamic Center of the Eastside hosted by Capitol Hill Community Council: February 23, 6pm (more)
  • SLOW Ride through Seattle Black History: February 25, 11am (more)
  • Madison-Miller Urban Village Community Design Workshop: February 28, 6pm (more)
  • Public Meeting on First Hill Park: February 28, 6pm (more)
  • District 3 Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Team Meeting: March 2, 5:30pm (more)
  • District 7 Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Team Meeting: March 7, 5:30pm (more)
  • Eastlake Urban Village Community Design Workshop: March 13, 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)

Artists Sought to Design & Install Artwork on U-District Utility Boxes This project aims to build community through the transformation of the Utility Boxes in the U-District from ordinary obstructions into community assets that contribute to both placemaking and wayfinding. (more)

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


  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop in U District: March 1, 6pm (more)
  • Ballard Parklet Grand Opening: March 4, 9am (more)
  • Earthquake Home Retrofit Class: March 5, 2pm (more)
  • District 5 Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Team Meeting: March 6, 4pm (more)
  • Know Your Rights Workshop - Legal Advice and Consultation for Immigrant Communities: March 7, 6pm (more)
  • District 4 Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Team Meeting: March 7, 5:30pm (more)
  • Tenant Rights Bootcamp - Greenwood: March 8, 6pm (more)
  • District 6 Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Team Meeting: March 9, 5:30pm (more)

Header Image: Tigrean Community Association (photo by Thomas T. Uemoto)
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PO Box 94649; Seattle, WA 98124-4649
Phone: 206-684-0464      Fax: 206-233-5142
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124, United States
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