Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Message from the Director

One City.
This is a concept that has become even more important in recent months. One City: where we operate as one, breaking down silos. One City: where our coordinated efforts and facilitated collaboration are focused on supporting the work at hand. One City: a collective effort that is anchored on the belief that we can accomplish more together than we can apart.

After months of discussions and negotiations, we are also now officially One Department. All our staff are housed in the same space, under one roof. This is new for the Department of Neighborhoods and we think the timing is perfect. Operating as one department will ensure that we can accomplish the abundance of meaningful and urgent work before us.

We will still be engaging communities, providing the same services. We will still be visible in the neighborhoods, but we’ll be engaging internally in a new manner, leveraging and strengthening our partnerships.

One City. One Department. Working for and with you because we believe we can accomplish more together than apart and that work begins today.


- Kathy Nyland, Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
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Learn How to Get Funding for Your Community Project at our Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshops

Join the Conversation on Park & Street Improvements in Your Neighborhood

Seattle Preschool Program Will Add 20 New Classrooms for 2017-2018 School Year


Mayor Murray Unveils Updated Pedestrian Master Plan The updated plan directs $22 million for 50 blocks of new sidewalk improvements in 2017. (more)

City of Seattle’s Customer Service Centers Get information, pay bills, and more at Seattle's seven Customer Service Centers located throughout the city. (more)

Learn About the Safe Routes to School Mini Grant Program
Grants provide assistance to schools, PTAs, and community groups to support education and encouragement for walking and bicycling to school. (more)

Get Free Tax Help from United Way of King County Households making under $64,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to other community resources and public benefits. (more)

Attend a Hope for Youth Fund Information Session on April 8 Fund provides support to youth-focused organizations in the Seattle area that serve marginalized and economically distressed communities. (more)

Apply for 2017 Recreation for All Funds by 4/21 This fund supports local nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and community groups to provide culturally relevant physical and enrichment programming to under-resourced communities. (more)


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

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

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
City Light System Reliability Work to Affect Traffic on I-5 between Northgate & 520 Crews must intermittently stop traffic on both directions of I-5 overnight for four nights starting on Monday, March 20. (more)

Lake City Organization Is a Quick Study in Teaching Digital Literacy to Adults At the Literary Source Learning Center in Lake City, students experience a broad range of classes intended to build their language and literacy skills. (more)

Electronic Equipment Upgrades Continue in Phinney Ridge/Fremont Starting in mid-March, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Phinney Ridge and Fremont areas. (more)

  • NE 70th St and I-5 Crossing Improvements This project, currently seeking input, will improve safety for people walking, biking, and driving on this east-west overpass connecting the Roosevelt and Green Lake neighborhoods. (more)
  • New Signal at Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW Share your feedback on this plan to remove the pedestrian bridge that crosses over Holman Rd NW at 13th Ave NW and install a traffic signal at the intersection for people walking and biking. (more)


  • Lake City Future First Community Conversation - Let's Talk About Food: March 22, 6pm (more)
  • Rent Smart Tenant Rights Workshop in Lake City: March 22, 6pm (more)
  • Tenant Rights Bootcamp - Wallingford: April 5, 7pm (more)
  • Pinehurst Pocket Park Work Party: April 8, 9:30am (more)
  • NW Neighborhoods Community Open House: April 27, 6pm (more)
  • NE Neighborhoods Community Open House: April 29, 1:30pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Online Open House Share your input on the updated design and draft construction phasing plan. (more)

Register for the Chinatown-ID Spring Clean This annual community cleaning event brings community members and organizations together to clean and improve the neighborhood. (more)

Public Hearing on March 23 for Change in Hours at Kerry Park and Broadway Hill Park Seattle Parks staff will present their findings to the Board of Park Commissioners and invite members of the community to give their feedback. (more)

Improvements on 2nd Ave are Underway 
Work to improve 2nd Ave for people walking, biking, and driving has begun – this includes upgrading traffic signals and extending the 2-way protected bike lane along 2nd Ave from Pike St to Denny Way. (more)


  • S Jackson St Corridor Improvements This project, currently seeking input, will make improvements along S Jackson St between 20th Pl S and Martin Luther King Jr Way S. (more)
  • Bailey Gatzert Elementary Pedestrian Improvements Share your feedback on this project that will make improvements around the intersection of S Washington St and 14th Ave S and better identify the Bailey Gatzert Elementary school zone. (more)
  • John and Thomas Corridor Crossing Improvements This project, currently seeking public input, will increase the visibility of people walking and biking and improve safety along this busy street. (more)

  • Tenant Rights Bootcamp - Central District: March 22, 6:30pm (more)
  • East Precinct Advisory Council (PAC) Community Meeting: March 23, 6:30pm (more)
  • Disaster Skills - Basic Aid: March 25, 10:30am (more)
  • Central Area Community Town Hall Forum: March 30, 6pm (more)
  • Youth Job Fair for LGBTQ and Allies: April 1, 1pm (more)
  • 3rd Ave Paving Project Drop-in Session: April 4, 5pm (more)
  • Volunteer Park Amphitheater Design Open House: April 6, 5pm (more)
  • Pioneer Square Spring Clean 2017: April 8, 9am (more)
  • First Hill Improvement Association Meeting: April 11, 6pm (more)
  • Central Neighborhoods Community Open House: May 16, 6pm (more)

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
South Park Crime and Public Safety Survey This survey conducted by Seattle Neighborhood Group is designed to provide information about South Park's 8th & Cloverdale area. (more)

Metro RapidRide H Line – Delridge Online Open House
Take the survey to share your thoughts on the project and the two options for Delridge Way SW. (more)

LGBTQ Senior Resource Fair on April 19 at Rainier Community Center The resource fairs are designed to engage, support and empower LGBTQ seniors on their personal aging journey. (more)

Seattle Parks Needs Your Input on North Rainier Park Development 
Attend the upcoming public meeting on April 5 or complete the online survey. (more)

  • Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvements This project, currently seeking public input, will improve connectivity, walkability, and safety for residents and students. (more)
  • 15th Ave S & S Columbian Way Intersection Improvements SDOT is seeking public input on a number of improvements being made in this area, including paving and bike connections. (more)
  • Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane St Intersection Improvements This project, currently seeking input, will improve safety for people walking, biking and driving at the intersection of Harbor Ave SW and SW Spokane Street in West Seattle. (more)

  • The Urbanist High Point Neighborhood Walking Tour: March 25, 10am (more)
  • Rainer Beach Urban Village Community Design Workshop: March 29, 6:30pm (more)
  • Lander Street Bridge Project Open House: March 30, 4pm (more)
  • Community Volunteer Training to Support Adult Literacy and Learning: April 1, 8:30am - 1pm (more)
  • North Rainier Landbank Site Open House: April 5, 5:30pm (more)
  • High Point Community Center Play Area Meeting: April 8, 1pm (more)
  • SW Neighborhoods Community Open House: May 6, 10am (more)
  • SE Neighborhoods Community Open House: May 13, 10am (more)

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