Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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More than $1 Million in Matching Funds Awarded to 22 Community-Based Projects

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Mayor Announces Plan to Increase Seattle’s Bridge Housing and Shelter Capacity by 25%: To help people experiencing homelessness get into safer places where they are more likely to access services, Mayor Durkan announced a new plan to increase the number of bridge housing and shelter units in the next 90 days by 25% to serve an additional 522 people every night. (more)

Metro’s $2.75 Simple Fare Takes Effect July 1: Riders will no longer pay additional surcharges for zones or travel during peak commute hours. The new fare aims to help customers by making riding transit more convenient and reducing confusion over fare payment that leads to delays in boarding. (more)

Washington State Transportation Commission Seeks Public Input on SR 99 Tunnel Toll Rates: The Commission is considering three possible toll rate options for the SR 99 Tunnel. You can provide feedback at in-person meetings, via email, via post, or via online form. (more)

Immigrant and Refugee Commission Seeks New Members: Reflecting the diversity of Seattle's immigrant and refugee communities, the commission has 15 members who are appointed to one- or two-year terms, with the option of reappointment. (more)

Changes to Design Review Coming Soon: Learn about how the new early outreach requirements and thresholds changes going into effect on July 1 will impact development projects. (more)

Emergency Planning Grants Awarded to 15 Community Groups: In partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is funding 15 community groups throughout the City in support of Community Emergency Hubs and the creation or updating of their own Hub-in-a-Box. (more)

Free Summer Meals and Recreation Activities: This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Human Services Department, and United Way of King County are partnering to host a drop-in summer program offering free meals and recreation activities to kids and teens ages 1 to 18. (more)

City Releases Survey Results Measuring Immigrant Civic Engagement: The Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) announced a series of findings related to immigrant and refugee civic engagement and voting, one of the largest city-level datasets on this issue. (more)

Host a Play Street or Block Party in Your Neighborhood: Block Party/Play Street permits allow residents of Seattle to open neighborhood streets to kids and adults for more space for socializing, playing, and physical activity. From mingling with neighbors/friends, decorating the pavement, playing street games, displaying your art, there are endless opportunities for you and your neighbors to play, create, and interact. (more)

23rd Avenue Business Stabilization Fund: This fund was established to support micro-businesses impacted by the 23rd Avenue Phase 2 construction project. Businesses must apply and provide documentation demonstrating they meet criteria. Deadline: 6/15. (more)


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

  • Seattle Department of Transportation Director Search (Learn More)
  • Accessory Dwelling Units Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Learn More)
  • Seattle Center Arena Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Learn More)
  • Safe Routes to School Racial Equity Analysis (Learn More)
  • SR 99 Tunnel Toll Rates (Learn More)

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

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Northlake Way Retaining Wall Safety Project: Timber piles attached to the anchors of the Northlake Way retaining wall, located just west of Stone Way, have deteriorated and are putting the wall at risk from being overloaded. Seattle Department of Transportation will be taking steps to reduce the load on the wall and prevent further deterioration, including temporarily restricting parking adjacent to the wall. (more)

U District Station Area Mobility Study Survey: The U District Mobility Group wants to hear your thoughts on priorities for the U District Station area and street design options. (more)

Share Your Thoughts on Lake City: Lake City Future First has put together a fun survey to gather input from neighbors with the goal of better promoting the neighborhood. (more)

  • Ride Transit Day | Night Owl Celebration Station: June 7, 4pm (more)
  • Haller Lake Community Club Meeting: June 7, 7pm (more)
  • Ballard Playfield Meeting: June 11, 7pm (more)
  • University of Washington Community Advisory Committee: June 12, 6:30pm (more)
  • Light Search and Rescue Training: June 12, 6pm (more)
  • Disaster Skills Workshop: June 14, 5:30pm (more)
  • Seattle Children's Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: June 19, 6pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: June 19, 7pm (more)
  • Licton Springs/ Green Lake Work Party: June 23, 9am (more)

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
Save the Date for Big Day of Play: Presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Big Day of Play will be held on August 18 at Rainier Playfields and Community Center. This fun, signature event celebrates our city’s vibrant diversity and community with a day full of healthy activities, games, cultural events, world music, and food. (more)

Share Your Thoughts on SW Avalon Way Paving and Safety Project: Attend a June 5 open house or share your feedback via Seattle Department of Transportation's online survey. (more)

Attend the Puget Ridge Playground Renovation Community Meeting on June 6: This renovation project will enhance the community-built park features with play structures for children ages 2-5 and 5-12; play structures will be accessible to children of all abilities. (more)

Join the 2018 Urban Ag Bike Tour:
Join Rainier Valley Food Bank and Bike Works on a tour of Southeast Seattle's most beautiful food production sites. This summer's tour will feature four routes, all beginning at Bike Works and ending with small bites, thanks to Central Co-op. (more)


  • Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability - Public Hearing: June 5, 6pm (more)
  • Southwest District Council: June 6, 6:30pm (more)
  • Know Your Rights Workshop: June 6, 6:30pm (more)
  • Tree Walk Training: June 9, 9:30am (more)
  • South Delridge Neighborhood Clean-up: June 9, 10am (more)
  • Paint the Cheasty Staircase: June 9, 10am (more)
  • Upper Rainier Beach Garden Tour & Neighbor Meet and Greet: June 9, 11am (more)
  • BBQ in Roxhill Park: June 9, 12pm (more)
  • South Delridge Community Group Meeting: June 12, 7pm (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: June 12, 7pm (more)
  • E.C. Hughes Playground Renovation Meeting: June 13, 1pm (more)
  • Morgan Junction Community Festival: June 16, 10am - 4pm (more)
  • Delridge Way / Brandon St. Beautification Party: June 16, 10am (more)
  • Juneteenth Celebration at Van Asselt: June 23, 12pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
City of Seattle Hosts South Lake Union Community Meeting on Tiny House Villages: Dozens of South Lake Union neighbors participated in a community meeting on May 31, to hear about tiny house villages as part of the City of Seattle’s response to unsheltered homelessness. Get the latest updates on this proposal. (more)

Check Out the Summer Events Schedule for Downtown Parks: Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners will host a variety of free events and activities at downtown parks this summer. Offerings include community yoga classes at Freeway Park, gardening workshops at Cascade Playground, family fun evenings at Donnie Chin International Children’s Park, a chalk art and music festival at Bell Street Park, and more. (more)

Electrical Improvements Planned in Yesler Terrace: Starting this June, Seattle City Light crews will be working to improve electrical reliability in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood by installing new utility poles, overhead wire and equipment. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Rhodes Brothers/Heiden Building for Landmark Status: The public is invited to attend the June 20 meeting and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

  • Lid I-5 Collaborative // Collab #2: June 5, 6pm (more)
  • Judkins Park Community Meeting: June 6, 6:30pm (more)
  • Community Care Day 2018: June 8, 11am (more)
  • Walking Tour - South Lake Union's History and Future: June 9, 10am (more)
  • Home Retrofit Class: June 9, 11:30am (more)
  • The Coalition - Magnolia, Queen Anne, and Interbay Neighborhoods Meeting: June 11, 7pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: June 13, 6pm (more)
  • Seattle Neighborhood Greenway Volunteer Happy Hour: June 14, 5pm (more)
  • Unraveling Homelessness - Women's Experiences: June 14, 6pm (more)
  • Community Juneteenth Celebration: June 16-17 (more)
  • Magnolia Community Council Board Meeting: June 19, 7pm (more)

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