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

April 21, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

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 emstoecker@comcast.net.


 

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 http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/  for more information.

 

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

April 15, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

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:

http://buildingconnections.seattle.gov/2015/04/13/roosevelt-design-guidelines-for-public-review/.

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

SEPA notice for the revised Roosevelt Neighborhood Design Guidelines

April 13, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

DPD has published a SEPA decision regarding the newly drafted ROOSEVELT Neighborhood Design Guidelines. These guidelines were developed with many RNA members involved in the 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 blogpost about the SEPA decision for the design guidelines update: http://buildingconnections.seattle.gov/2015/04/13/roosevelt-design-guidelines-for-public-review/.  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

Listen to a Council Meeting about Transportation, Tomorrow, 9:30 a.m. Listen Line: 206-684-8566

April 13, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE* AGENDA

Tuesday, April 14, 2014 9:30 a.m.

Council Meeting Listen Line: 206-684-8566

Members: Tom Rasmussen, Chair Mike O’Brien, Vice Chair Jean Godden, Member Nick Licata, Alternate Staff: Anthony Auriemma, Legislative Assistant Evan Clifthorne, Legislative Assistant Rose Smith, Legislative Assistant

Location: Council Chamber, City Hall 600 Fourth Avenue

Council Meeting Listen Line:206-684-8566

*This meeting also constitutes a meeting of the Full Council, provided that the meeting shall be conducted as a committee meeting under the Council Rules and Procedures, and Council action shall be limited to committee business. For the most current agenda, including supporting documents, please visit the City Clerk’s Office agenda database For full agenda details, click here: https://seattle.legistar.com

Agenda Items 2 & 5:

2. Report of the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board Briefing (10 minutes; to 10:00 a.m.) Presenters: Jeff Aken and Kristi Rennebohm Franz, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board Co-Chairs

5. Seattle Bicycle Master Plan Reports on the 2015-2019 Implementation Plan and 2014 Progress Report Briefing (20 minutes; to 10:40 a.m.) Presenters: Scott Kubly and Kristen Simpson, SDOT Supporting Documents: Progress Report and Implementation Plan Presentation 2015-2019 Bicycle Master Plan Implementation Plan Update


A couple of reminders:

  • Tomorrow night is the RNA Transportation meeting (See previous blog post www.rooseveltseattle.org)
  • Want The Roosie to keep being delivered?  Please step up to volunteer to be a blockhead or even our MUCH NEEDED “lead” blockhead position!

“We have been hearing a lot about how the master plan for bikes drives specific projects and here is your chance to learn more. Items 2 and 5 on this agenda are regarding bike lane, please post.”  An RNA Member asked I post this.  Thanks for the tips, everyone.  Email laura.ea.bernstein@gmail.com for articles for The Roosie or recommendations for content for our website or Twitter.  We need all of your voices to make our neighborhood strong and inclusive.

RNA Sustainability/Land Use committee meeting 04/14/15, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

April 12, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

RNA Sustainability/Land Use Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7 – 8:30 pm.

at Calvary Christian Assembly (68th and Roosevelt Way NE)

Agenda items

1) Emergency Prep updates

2) April Earth day – RNA General meeting update

3) Neighborhood cleanup – April 25th, 9 am – 12 noon, check-in at Whole Foods

4) Bull Moose festival – ideas

5) Neighborhood Design Guidelines – SEPA notice should be forthcoming (next week) additional updates at the meeting

6) Sisley properties: park & affordable housing petition

7) Proposed new project development on 9th Ave NE, north of NE 64th St.

8) TOD process for the Sound Transit sites

9) SPU 75th St. Reservoir

 

Please be our new LEAD blockhead.

April 9, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

Do you receive The Roosie newsletter at your doorstep? Did you know that it wasn’t delivered by stork or by drone – it was HAND delivered by a caring and kind neighbor?

Right now we don’t quite have nearly enough folks willing to volunteer a few hours of their time a month to deliver The Roosie.

We need many more folks to be ‘blockheads’ and are also NOW in search of a LEAD blockhead. (Someone who carefully bundles The Roosie and coordinates volunteers each month.)

Please help us get the neighborhood news and community events to our neighbors who are not on the internet 24/7 or not on the internet at all. There is a digital divide and a paper newsletter helps bridge the gap.cropped-skylinecleanedupandweblarge.jpg

Tonight: RNA Board Meeting and pre-election meet & greet!

April 7, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

We Need Neighbors to Get Involved!

Please attend tonight’s board meeting if you are interested in becoming a Roosevelt Neighborhood Association board member!

Interested in land use developments around the light rail station? Looking for community events that help you connect with your neighbors? Have a unique talent for design, fundraising, marketing, or business development? If so, consider joining the RNA tonight to share your skills or learn more about the exciting changes in our neighborhood.

You are invited to attend tonight’s RNA Board Meeting!

Date: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Calvary Christian Assembly, 3rd Floor, 6801 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

For more information, including dates of upcoming meetings and volunteer job descriptions, contact the membership committee chair Tova Ramer attramer@rooseveltseattle.org.

 

Open House on Proposed Ravenna Protected Bike Lanes – Tomorrow 04/07/15

April 6, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

Project Open House
April 7, 2015
6 to 7:30 PM
Presentation at 6:30 PM
Ravenna Eckstein Community Center
6535 Ravenna Ave NE

This meeting is wheelchair accessible and served by King County Metro Routes 71, 76, 83. To request interpretation services or accommodation for persons with disabilities, call (206) 733-9990.

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will upgrade existing buffered bike lanes, build protected bike lanes, and improve intersections on NE Ravenna Blvd, Cowen Pl NE and the Cowen Park Bridge.  At the north end of the Cowen Park Bridge, we will install signs and markings to connect to the signed bike route on 20th Ave NE.  These improvements will increase safety for all users:

• People biking – support people of all ages and abilities riding bikes
• People walking – separate pedestrians from bicycles
• People driving – provide predictability within the street

For additional information about this project or similar ones visit our Bicycle Master Plan page.

Do you like to blog and twitter? Do you love Roosevelt?

April 1, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

Do you like to blog and twitter? Want to be the voice for the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association? Please get involved by coming to the next board meeting – next Tuesday evening, 6801 Roosevelt Way NE, 6:30 pm, Third Floor! Volunteers are needed NOW to keep this website updated and to help with communication on Facebook and Twitter!

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Seattle Design Review program – Public Engagement Survey (Needs YOUR feedback!)

April 1, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

Please take some time to give feedback about the Seattle Design Review program – Public Engagement Survey.  This is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community!

DPD is looking at ways to improve the Design Review process for new developments.

What’s Happening Now?

“The City of Seattle began the Design Review Program in 1994. Over the past two decades, the review process has improved the design of thousands of development projects in Seattle. Our Design Review Program has evolved to some degree over time. However, the basic structure and organization has not significantly changed since it was established in 1994.

Our Design Review Program Improvements project will identify, evaluate, and implement organizational, structural, and procedural changes to revamp and refresh our Design Review Program. We will work with an advisory group, conduct interviews and a focus group with community stakeholders, conduct an online survey, and host community-wide meetings throughout 2015 to identify and prioritize areas for improvement. We will use that public feedback to develop our recommendations.

Project Goals

Identify options to make the design review process more efficient and accessible Improve community dialogue on design review Identify new and emerging technologies for more effective community engagement

The End Result

We will submit a set of recommendations to improve and refresh our Design Review Program to the Mayor and City Council by the end of 2015.”