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Roosevelt High Capacity Transit options & Road Improvements: Tonight!

May 19, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

SDOT will be hosting an open house tonight!

There will be a short presentation at 6:15.

Tuesday, May 19
UW Tower, Cafeteria North
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle WA
Learn more about:

The results of SDOT research and what types of high capacity transit options, road improvements, and study improvements are being considered.

Share your thoughts on this corridor, issues you currently see, and how things could be improved.

Find out how you can stay involved and share your thoughts as SDOT moves forward in this study:


Metro proposed bus service revisions – “Alternative 3″

May 17, 2015 by Web Master 0 comments

King County Metro is planning revisions to bus service around Capitol Hill, the U. District, and our neighborhood, starting in early 2016 (when the Cap Hill and Husky Stadium stations open). In March they proposed two alternative sets of route changes, and they have just released “Alternative 3″ incorporating parts of the first two and additional changes from public comments. The good folks at Seattle Transit Blog and NorthWestUrbanist provide in-depth analysis:…/metro-releases-next-u-link…/ and…/metro-refines-20…/

[Dave Wood]


May Membership Month

May 14, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

May Membership Month is here! 

Annual Board elections will be Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Annual membership in the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association is open to residents, businesses, employees, and property owners in the neighborhood who are 18 years or older. Household membership is available for up to two people living in the same household. We also offer “at large” associate membership for individuals who support the Association but do not meet the above qualifications. “Members at Large” are not eligible to vote.

Join the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association and enjoy these benefits:

  • Voting privileges
  • Invitation to Association sponsored member events
  • The enjoyment of building community

Annual Membership

$20 – Individuals & Associates
$35 – Households
$50 – Non-profits (includes one voting membership and a 20% discount on ads in The Roosie newsletter)
$95 – Businesses (includes one voting membership and a 20% discount on ads in The Roosie newsletter)

Students and low income individuals and households can pay what they are able to afford.

Donate now!

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 Please welcome me, by name, as a new or renewing member on the website/twitter/facebook/next issue of The Roosie.
If you would prefer, you may mail a check payable to: The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association
Mailing Address: RNA, 6910 Roosevelt Way NE, Box #518, 98115

Membership Questions?  Please email,  Subject: RNA Membership.  
We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming RNA event! 

Donate now!

May Open House for Roosevelt to Downtown High-Capacity Transit Study

May 9, 2015 by Web Master 0 comments

Seattle Department of Transportation is exploring options for high capacity transit along the Roosevelt to Downtown corridor. SDOT is holding an Open House in our neighborhood on Tuesday, May 19th to update people about SDOT’s research on the corridor; explain what transit options and improvements are being considered; and gather public feedback. All members of the community are invited to come and share their thoughts on how they use the corridor, and how things could be improved – please come along and/or encourage your neighbors, so your voices can be heard. There is also an open house on Monday May 18th in South Lake Union (same content at each). The Open Houses will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, May 19, 6-8PM
UW Tower, Cafeteria North
4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle

South Lake Union
Monday, May 18, 6-8PM
Y at Cascade People’s Center
309 Pontius Avenue N, Seattle

More info below or on the SDOT project page.

[Dave Wood]

Initial Design Review meeting for 831 NE 66th development, May 11th

May 7, 2015 by Dave Wood 0 comments

Heads up: There’s an Early Design Guidance review meeting this Monday, May 11th, for the proposed “Roosevelt Formosa” development at 831 NE 66th St. This is a proposed 6-story building containing 40 small efficiency dwelling units, and 2,318 sq. ft. retail and office space. This is on the site adjacent to the new “Rooster” building on NE 66th St.

The meeting is on Monday May 11, 6:30 pm at:
University Heights Community Center,
5031 University Way NE

Move information about the proposed development is HERE.

 [Dave Wood]

RNA Sustainability/Land Use Committee Meeting Next Tuesday!

May 4, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

We hope to see you at the RNA Sustainability/Land Use committee meeting next Tuesday!
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 7 to 8:30 p.m.
at Calvary Christian Assembly church (68th and Roosevelt Way NE)
Some of the agenda items:
Bull Moose festival – focus on sustainability
Proposed new project development on 6404 9th Ave NE
Review Meeting – Early Design Guidance

June 1, 2015 6:30 pm, University Heights Comm Ctr, 5031 University Way NE, Room 209Design Review, Early Design Guidance meeting for a 7 story, 84 unit apartment building with ground floor retail. Parking for five vehicles will be located within the structure. Existing structures to be demolished.
Sisley properties: park ordinance update.
Roosevelt Neighborhood Design Guidelines – how we can use these to advocate for community ideas and concerns.
Weedin Place – updates for this proposed open space and development of this future converted street, and the public artwork selection process.

Join us for a Community Cleanup event on April 25, 2015

April 21, 2015 by Laura Bernstein Comments Off on Join us for a Community Cleanup event on April 25, 2015

Please join the Roosevelt Sustainability Group and Whole Foods Market, on Saturday April 25th, for a spring community cleanup event, 9 a.m. to noon!

Check in at Whole Foods Market on NE 64th St at 9 a.m. to gather your supplies. Cleanup equipment, gloves, and garbage/recycle bags all provided by Seattle Public Utilities. Please join us in making our community sparkle! Rain or Shine! If you have questions, contact Ellen Stoecker at


Other Earth Day Events supported by the RNA Sustainability Group include:

Inaugural Climate Action Festival at Seattle Central to feature Earth Day founder Denis Hayes

Seattle Central College’s students will spotlight sustainability efforts throughout the region by hosting the first-ever Climate Action Festival on Earth Day, April 22. The all-day event will bring a variety of speakers, performers and organizations to campus, including: Earth Day founder Denis Hayes will address the festival along with Duwamish Tribe Chair Cecile Hansen, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and K.C. Golden of Climate Solutions. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with performances and speakers scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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WHAT:  The Climate Action Festival brings together a variety of climate-focused speakers, performers and organizations to campus to spotlight regional sustainability efforts for Earth Day.

WHEN: April 22, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Seattle Central College 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

ENTRANCE: The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or RSVP are required.

The Northwest Green Home Tour is an annual educational event, open to the public, produced by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, that showcases local, sustainable, and green new homes, remodels, and energy retrofits in the https_proxygreater Seattle area. The 2014 tour, which took place on April 26, included 35 sites and 12 Sustainability Stops, sponsored by members of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and Built Green.
The 2015 tour will be a two-day event, taking place on April 25 and 26. Visit  for more information.


Urgent: the SEPA comment period is only two weeks, ending on 04/27/15

April 15, 2015 by Laura Bernstein Comments Off on Urgent: the SEPA comment period is only two weeks, ending on 04/27/15

We need you to get involved in the next 10 days!

DPD has published a SEPA decision regarding the newly drafted ROOSEVELT Neighborhood Design Guidelines. The guidelines will RNA members have been involved in this process. The design guidelines are the backbone of the Design Review Program. They direct designers and project reviewers to look closely at the neighborhood and its character to design new buildings that enhance their surroundings. The guidelines are used by the Design Review Boards and our staff to assess the merits of a project.

Here’s the link to the DPD blog post about the SEPA decision for the design guidelines update:

This also allows people to link to the Land Use Information Bulletin notice and the related documents (SEPA checklist, Determination of Non-significance, and draft guidelines).

  • The comment period is two weeks, ending on 4/27;
  • The guidelines are still draft so changes can still be made;
  • These will be sent to City Council soon after the SEPA appeal period ends on 5/4; and
  • This would not have been possible without the effort that the Committee put in to this, making it a great example of a community-led process.

Link to draft document: Roosevelt Design Guidelines.pdf

The following individuals were instrumental in preparing the 2015 Roosevelt Design Guidelines: 
Jay Lazerwitz
John Adams 
Shane Binder
Jon Breiner
Bill Dunning
Ed Hewson 
Lorne McConachie
Jack Mowreader
Jim O’Halloran
Chris Pasco
Ron Rundus
Sarah Schacht
Wallis Thompson 
John Arthur Wilson
Geoff Wentlandt, City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Aly Pennucci, City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Ryan Moore, City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Shane Dewald City of Seattle Department of Transportation