Join us for the next 23rd Avenue Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson) Joint Community Workshop & Open House. Saturday, June 29 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Garfield Community Center 2323 E. Cherry Street This workshop and open house will be a combined event featuring two important 23rd Avenue projects: 23rd Avenue Corridor (Street) Improvement Project The 23rd […]
On May 13th City Council will be voting on the Rainier Beach and Broadview/Bitter Lake/Haller Lake neighborhood plans goals and policies that were amended through the neighborhood plan update. These goals and policies provide direction to the City as we undertake projects and programs in support of the neighborhood plan. The Neighborhood Advisory Committee and […]
Turn your passion into action at the 23rd Avenue Action Plan Community Workshop and Resource Fair! Community Workshop and Resource Fair Garfield Community Center (2323 E. Cherry Street) Saturday, April 13, 2013 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Resource Fair 9-9:30 a.m. Social 1/2 Hour and Continental Breakfast 9:30 a.m. to […]
This March, the communities of Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake and Rainier Beach will start taking action on priorities for their neighborhoods. Two upcoming workshops will give the communities the chance to celebrate the completion of their neighborhood plan updates and begin the implementation of priorities to achieve the respective communities’ goals.
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The Neighborhood Planning team is wrapping up the second round of plan updates. The team is drafting final language for the neighborhood plan updates and responding to comments on the proposals shared at open houses this past October and November. The Neighborhood Planning team is working with the Neighborhood Advisory Committees in both Rainier Beach and Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake.
Over 120 committed community people turned out to the Oct 27th Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update Open House to confirm the priority strategies and to sign up to implement the projects most important to them. Of the 53 people who turned in a comment form, 50 identified their area of focus and said they wanted to work on it! These are strategies and concerns that the community identified in March, then prioritized in June.
Mayor McGinn presented his 2012 budget to the community and to the City Council on Monday, September 26. This was another challenging budget year with an $18 million General Subfund gap to be filled. The General Fund primarily supports the Planning and Code Compliance divisions, and part of department overhead. While the department made some significant General Fund reductions for 2012, they were primarily non-labor plus not filling vacant positions.
(Please note corrected workshop location for Broadview-Bitter Lake-Haller Lake: Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Avenue.)
DPD and DON, in partnership with Neighborhood Advisory Committees, are holding two community workshops to confirm priorities and define what needs to be done to achieve the community’s goals. This will be the second of four community-wide meetings to update two of Seattle’s neighborhood plans: Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake Vision 2020 Neighborhood Plan, and the Rainier Beach 2014: A Plan for a Sustainable Future. Neighborhood plans are an important part of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan. Completed in 1999, these plans are now 12 years old and need to be updated. Community ideas drive the direction of the updates.
We are updating the neighborhood plans in Rainier Beach and in Broadview/BitterLake/Haller Lake! It’s time to take a fresh look at those neighborhood plans. In the late 1990s, people worked together to create these plans, which are the communities’ plans to guide growth and change. Things have changed since 1999 when the plans were developed.
Is Broadview/Bitter Lake/Haller Lake or Rainier Beach your neighborhood? Then we want to hear from you. Come tell us what’s important to keep, what’s missing, and what needs attention. Together, let’s make these neighborhoods even better.