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RNAT Agenda Oct 8th.

October 7, 2015 by Roosevelt Seattle 0 comments

RNA Transport Group Monthly meeting.


Thursday October 8, 2015.   7pm to 8:30


Royal Palms Thai Restaurant. Corner Roosevelt Way & 65th (upstairs)




  1. Review minutes of Sept. meeting with follow up.


2, News from the Board & general RNA business.   Tom


  1. Code of Conduct for developers.  Meeting with Karen Ko. Peter


  1. News & action from bike group.   Scott /Shane/Bill / Ben


  1. News & Action from parking   Peter /Tom


  1. News & action from pedestrian group   Scott/ Shane/ Bill


  1. News & action from rail. Angela


  1. News & Action from buses. Peter / Erin


  1. Other business


  1. Next meeting. Nov 12th.



UW Planning Students Complete Study of Roosevelt Neighborhood

October 4, 2015 by Ron 0 comments

Throughout the 2015 Spring quarter, students from the College of Environment and Planning, under the guidance of Professor Marty Curry, performed careful social observation, mapping of the Lynch (spatiality and high-use areas), mental (individual perceptions), and asset variety (non-physical features that contribute to the neighborhood’s function), and multiple walks around various blocks to discover a variety of neighborhood assets, areas for improvement, and unique characteristics of the Roosevelt neighborhood.

Following extensive observation, research, and analysis of the Roosevelt neighborhood, several suggestions have been identified; mainly directed toward improving and creating more and better-utilized public space. This will help transition the Roosevelt neighborhood from a throughway to a place of destination.

The changing scope of the neighborhood presents great opportunities to further develop an already strong community and a livelier Roosevelt that will attract many new visitors and residents to the area.

The Reports

Land Use Academy – Session 201

September 24, 2015 by Roosevelt Seattle 0 comments

The Land Use Academy held its second session on September 19th. This session focused on current issues in land use planning.  Approximately 60 people attended the session and heard brief presentations from the Seattle Office of Housing, Seattle Parks& Recreation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Historic Seattle, and the Department of Neighborhoods.  Presenters spoke on topics such as Affordable Housing, the Open Space Gap Report, Density/Livability Issues, Sustainability, Business and Economic Development, Neighborhood Design Guidelines, and Neighborhood Advocacy.

The session closed with comments and discussion points from attendees.  Those included concerns about the neighborhood infrastructure, the rising population, green streets, architectural reviews of new building projects, Emergency Preparedness, and the upcoming Seattle Council elections.

City Council update

September 24, 2015 by Roosevelt Seattle 0 comments

The neighborhood had the rare privilege of having not one, but two, ordinances discussed and passed in the City Council session on Monday:

The revised Roosevelt Neighborhood Design Guidelines were passed: these provide recommendations to developers and architects on how to maintain and enhance the architectural qualities and public spaces of our neighborhood, and are an important step in maintaining the livability and human scale of Roosevelt in a time of rapid change. As the city department of planning & development says: “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.

The new guidelines are here (pdf). Thanks to everyone involved who worked on updating and shepherding the new guidelines through!

Additionally the Weedin Place project received a significant matching grant of $25,000 from the Department of Neighborhoods “Large Project Fund”, to cover part of the transformation of Weedin Place from a hazardous cut-through street to an urban park with innovative public art. Again thanks to everyone involved in reaching this milestone!

Minutes of the council session are here.

RNA General Meeting – September 29th

September 21, 2015 by Roosevelt Seattle 0 comments

After the summer break we are back to monthly general meetings, open to everyone living, working, or with an interest in the Roosevelt neighborhood. Next meeting is Tuesday September 29th and a great chance to catch up on all that is going on around the neighborhood. Full agenda to follow, 6:30pm socializing, meeting from 7pm to 8:30pm. At Calvary Christian Assembly.

All welcome!

Land Use Academy “201” – Saturday, September 19th

September 15, 2015 by Roosevelt Seattle 0 comments

A reminder that the second installment of the Roosevelt Land Use Academy is happening this Saturday, September 19th. It was fantastic to see so many people at the last session, and we plan to have an informative and insightful event this time around.

The topic for this session is “Current Issues in Land Use Planning” – representatives from city government and other organizations will be giving a series of short talks about the issues Roosevelt faces around density, transit, parks, sustainability etc. followed by time for discussion.

The event is from 10:00am to 11:30am, Saturday September 19th, at Calvary Christian Assembly, Room 313, on Roosevelt Way NE and 68th St. Future sessions in October and November will discuss in detail the potential developments around the light-rail station, the high school, and the reservoir.

All welcome!

More info here: Land Use Academy

[Jim O’Halloran and the LUA committee]


Fruit Stand Buildings to be Demolished

August 31, 2015 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on Fruit Stand Buildings to be Demolished

Roosevelt Development Group has reported that the fruit stand buildings will be demolished tomorrow (Tues 9/1) at 8am. An excavator machine is on-site now.


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The Roosie, September 2015

August 19, 2015 by The Roosie Comments Off on The Roosie, September 2015


Read the latest about the Land Use Academy, celebrate another successful Bull Moose Festival and find contact information for the new Roosevelt Neighborhood Association Board in The Roosie, September 2015 newsletter.

(Click on the photos to learn more about the RNA!)

Read past issues of The Roosie!

Visit the Bull Moose Festival facebook group!

Learn about the upcoming Land Use Academy learning sessions!

The Roosie September 2015 newsletter.

Please contact to help deliver The Roosie to your neighbors.

 We need many helpers to reach out to 2000+ families in NE Seattle.

Blockhead Appreciation Party, 8/26

August 17, 2015 by The Roosie Comments Off on Blockhead Appreciation Party, 8/26

Do you deliver The Roosie? Have you delivered The Roosie in the past?

We’d like to Thank You!

Please send an email to to learn details about our Blockhead Appreciation Party on August 26th from 5-7 pm!

RSVP or questions? Please email

Are you a member of the Roosevelt Business Group?

July 30, 2015 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on Are you a member of the Roosevelt Business Group?

The mission of the Business Group is to bring vitality to and interest in our neighborhood through collaborative efforts among businesses, the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association, the City of Seattle, private developers, Sound Transit, residents, schools, and other interested parties.

Annual Membership Dues
$95 – Businesses (includes one voting membership and a 20% discount on ads in The Roosie newsletter)

August 5, 2015 at Ten Thousand Villages, 8:30 am 

At 8:30am we will be meeting at Ten Thousand Villages for our August meeting and then meet back in the evening for a gathering with the Seattle Police Department intern to hear from us!

8:30am Meet and Greet – exchange opportunities and exciting news with the neighbors and find ways to collaborate on topics to solve issues and create community!
SDOT repave/bike lane/parking
SPD Community Rep: Karmen Schuur will be leading the evening event at 6pm at TTV
Bull Moose Festival
Other news?

THEN at 6:00pm
Focus group with Seattle Police Department Research Analyst for the North Precinct. Businesses, please give your insight, input, about SPD.


September 2, 2015, 8:30 am Location, TBD.


Learn more about the Roosevelt Business Group here!