Roosevelt, Seattle

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association

Report: Eleanor apartments mix-and-mingle

February 25, 2017 by Dave Wood 0 comments

At the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association, we are looking for new ways to meet the local community, chat with our neighbors, and hear their opinions and concerns about Roosevelt. Our latest event was a ‘mix-and-mingle’ for residents of the “Eleanor apartments” on 67th. Over a glass of wine and some pizza, we introduced the past and present of the Roosevelt neighborhood, explained what the RNA does, and talked with some of the building residents.

In addition, we encouraged people to write-down: “What I love about Roosevelt”, and: “What I wish could be changed about the neighborhood”. We got many great suggestions – lots of people commented that the walkability; beautiful parks; many stores and restaurants; and closeness to Green Lake and the U. District make Roosevelt a great neighborhood (we think so too!). We also heard important concerns including bus service to downtown, traffic, and parking issues – these ideas will help guide what the RNA focuses on in 2017.

The Eleanor is a beautiful building, with a spectacular rooftop clubhouse and deck, cozy lobby area, other great amenities, and a friendly and professional staff (with a great blog). There are apartments ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms. Thanks to all who attended, and particular thanks to Leah from the Leasing Office for agreeing to host the event, and helping us get everything set up.

The RNA is planning to hold more events of this kind in apartment and condo buildings in the neighborhood – please get in touch with us at communications@rooseveltseattle.org if you are interested in holding a similar event.

[Dave Wood]

Roosevelt Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Open House

January 5, 2017 by Land Use Comments Off on Roosevelt Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Open House

Roosevelt Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Open House – Jan. 12th 5:30-8:30pm at Roosevelt High School commons, 1410 NE 66th St., Seattle, WA

Sound Transit and the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association invite you to a community open house to discuss future development at the Roosevelt light rail station construction site.

As the Roosevelt Station takes shape, the area used for construction adjacent to the future Roosevelt Station will become available for Transit Oriented Development (TOD). TOD usually involves a mix of housing and commercial uses that support the transit facility.

Combining housing and commercial activity, clustered around, and adjacent to the transit station, will make it easier for people to get around via transit, support local businesses and contribute to neighborhood growth, making Roosevelt a better place to live, work and spend time.

Sound Transit and the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association are eager to hear from you. This is meeting is an opportunity, to comment on the type of housing, community amenities, and urban design features to be included in the future development of the site

Join us to comment on:

· Affordable housing

· Community amenities

· Urban Design Features

To submit questions or comments to Sound Transit: RooseveltTOD@soundtransit.org or call 206-398-5300

TOD Workshops (open to the public) to be held at Calvary Christian Assembly, 6801 Roosevelt Way NE, Ness Rm, scheduled for:

Wed. Jan 25th
Wed. Feb 8th
Wed. Feb 22nd

HALA proposal for Urban Village boundary & zoning changes

January 2, 2017 by Land Use Comments Off on HALA proposal for Urban Village boundary & zoning changes

Over 70 community members attended the Dec. 10th RNA sponsored HALA workshop to discuss the Zoning and Urban Village boundary changes proposed by the City of Seattle. An RNA report will be submitted to the City of Seattle based on the various comments and responses. If you would like to add your comments to the RNA Survey, please go to the online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/pqW8cWRhN0dIxDu52

Additional links:

HALA – Housing Affordability Livability Agenda: https://hala.consider.it/

Roosevelt Draft Plan: http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/Consider%20it/MHA%20draft%20zoning%20changes/MHA_draft_zoning_changes_Green_Lake_Roosevelt.pdf

HALA – Roosevelt Land Use Academy – Sat Dec 10th 10a-12p

December 9, 2016 by Land Use Comments Off on HALA – Roosevelt Land Use Academy – Sat Dec 10th 10a-12p

HALA – Land Use Academy : Saturday, December 10th, 2016 10:00am – 12:00pm
Calvary Christian Assembly, lower floor gym @ 6801 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
The City has drafted plans which will reshape transit-oriented communities. The proposed changes will affect many properties in the Roosevelt, and some Ravenna parcels east of 15th Ave NE. This event will focus on small group discussions & comments following short presentations on the HALA background and draft-plans.

The RNA supports affordable housing in the Roosevelt neighborhood, and some of the future projects will depend on the Federal Tax credit funding. please consider adding your name to support this program.

The ACTION Campaign is calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to prioritize the Housing Credit as they consider reforms to the nation’s tax code and investments in the nation’s infrastructure. Specifically, we are calling on the Administration and Congress to:

1) Ensure that the Housing Credit and Housing Bonds are held up as positive examples of the power of the tax code to improve communities by maintaining their viability under tax reform, and

2) Expand and strengthen the Housing Credit to increase the availability of safe and affordable housing and revitalize local economies.

Sign on here: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50954/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19658

Land Use Academy: HALA Urban Village Draft Plans

December 5, 2016 by Blockhead Comments Off on Land Use Academy: HALA Urban Village Draft Plans

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association is holding another Land Use Academy session on Saturday, December 10, at 10 am at Calvary Christian Assembly on Roosevelt Way.

This session will be a community workshop focusing on the city’s draft plans to reshape transit-oriented neighborhoods. The mayor established the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda to address the affordability crisis in Seattle. Some of the HALA recommendations deal with changes to Urban Villages to accommodate Seattle’s growth in population. The proposed changes for the Roosevelt Neighborhood involve changes in the boundary of the urban village and in the zoning of almost every block.

The city will be holding a community meeting to present the proposed changes and have a conversation around them on Tuesday, December 13th at Ravenna Community Center. They will be accepting comments on the draft plan until the end of January.

Before their meeting, the RNA would like to gather feedback from our community on these changes in order to present our combined comments to the city. The Land Use Academy session will involve some presentations on the HALA and zoning draft plans and then group workshops to discuss the plans and gather feedback about them.

Please join us for this session to learn more about the plans and how much the changes will affect you and the neighborhood, and let your voice be heard.  For more information, visit the Land Use Academy website.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

10 am to 12 pm

Calvary Christian Assembly lower floor

 

Winter Celebration / Tree Lighting – THIS WEDNESDAY

November 28, 2016 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on Winter Celebration / Tree Lighting – THIS WEDNESDAY

Join your neighbors for the Fifth Annual Winter Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Wednesday, Nov. 30th

6pm In front of Ten Thousand Villages and Wayward Coffeehouse

Live Music

 

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Meet your neighbors and the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association volunteers after the tree lighting ceremony at Wayward Coffeehouse!

• Learn about the RNA’s plans

• Enjoy a special discount on hot drinks with this coupon! (Coupons will be available at the tree lighting ceremony)

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Thanks to RNA president Scott Cooper (holding up check) & NE Greenways, Andres Salomon, for addressing the I-5 pedestrian crossing at NE 70th St.

$381,000 has been committed by the City of Seattle to support this work.

This I-5 overpass is a major thoroughfare for people walking, biking, and driving, providing one of very few connections east/west between the Roosevelt and Green Lake neighborhoods across I-5. Despite its importance and heavy use the overpass and adjacent intersections remain dangerous and dif cult to navigate for all users.

Applicant Solution

  • All-way stops at NE 70th St and 8th Ave NE and at NE 71st St and 6th Ave NE
  • Curb bulbs and crosswalks at NE 70th St and 8th Ave NE and at NE 71st St and 6th Ave NE
  • Painted sidewalk and protected bike lane on north side of overpass

details here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/nsf/2016077.pdf

SDOT Roosevelt Repave Celebration 

November 4, 2016 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on SDOT Roosevelt Repave Celebration 

Saturday, Nov. 5    /    11am – 1pm

U-District Food Bank / 5017 Roosevelt Way NE

Free event with food. Please bring new, unused toiletries to the event to help your local food bank.

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6th Annual Cider Fest @ Freeway Estates Community Orchard!

September 28, 2016 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on 6th Annual Cider Fest @ Freeway Estates Community Orchard!

 Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

All are welcome. Free organic apple juice tasting from the apple press. Other activities as well, including sales of homemade pie slices. Fun for Families!

Learn more about Freeway Estates Community Orchard at http://freewayestates.org/

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