Roosevelt, Seattle

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association

Bull Moose Festival T Shirts (pre-sale!)


July 1, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments


Now available at these fantastic participating businesses:

Nature Nails
Roosevelt Vacuum
Health Mutt
Ten Thousand Villages
Whole Foods
Weaving Works
Angi’s Haircuttin’ Parlor


Schedule of events, Saturday July 25th (subject to change)

8:30am- 10:30am Free Pancake Breakfast – Sponsored by CCA and Whole Foods
9:15am Live music: Menghis Khan
10:45am Moose calling competition – our goal is to attract as many moose as possible into the neighborhood. Open to all – here’s an idea what we are looking for. Second annual event. Register in person starting at 9:00am.
11:15pm Living Voices Act – Historic performance art on the Klondike period with special segment geared towards the Roosevelt neighborhood’s connection to Teddy Roosevelt
12:30pm Fire Truck arrives
12:30pm Dance Exhibition / Contest– show us your moves and win prizes! (registration starts at 10:30am)
 1:30pm Dog Contest – bring your dog and win prizes! (registration in person at 12:00pm)
3:00pm Live Music – The Rafael Tranquilino Band
3:00pm After Party: Rooster Apartments
6:00pm Bar Crawl: Participating bars and restaurants


Save the date!  

July 25, 2015

Bull Moose Festival

Participate In the City’s Planning and Development Online Open House Today!

June 22, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

Participate In the DPD Online Open House Today!

The City of Seattle’s Department of Planning & Development (DPD) is hosting an online open house through July 24 for their Design Review Program Improvements project.

Please visit the online open house for background about the Design Review program, updates on the efforts to improve the program, and to give your feedback on initial ideas so far.

Most new private development for commercial or multi-family buildings in Seattle must go through Design Review to help ensure buildings are designed to enhance the character of the city.

The goals for the Design Review Program Improvements project are:

  • To cultivate the program’s purpose of encouraging better design
  • To improve the level of consistency, efficiency and predictability in how the City administers the program
  • To increase accessibility to encourage better dialogue between the Design Review Boards, applicants and community
  • To use communication strategies and tools to improve how information is presented, shared and reviewed throughout the entire design review process

Visit the DPD Open House and let them know what you think:


Roosevelt Neighborhood Association Land Use Committee

PS. Save the Date!
Roosevelt 101 – Recent History
Saturday, July 25, 2015
10:00 AM at the Bull Moose Festival
6801 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Read more about the RNA’s Land Use Academy



Proposed Parking Management Strategy for Roosevelt Way NE

June 18, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

Please visit the SDOT website about proposed parking management strategy:

As a result of the new Roosevelt Way NE corridor design, including transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, there will be a reduction in on-street parking. To address parking demand, SDOT is proposing a parking management strategy to better provide parking availability and meet the needs of the community. Read the Parking Management Strategy flyer for more details.

URGENT: Please take the survey online until July 13, 2015.


Tonight! Candidates Forum, District 4, Seattle City Council + Free Food, 6 pm @ U Heights

June 17, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

“Free Food! Tonight at the district 4 candidates forum there will be (lots of) free food at 6 pm. Come on over to get yourself some (very) light dinner! This is at the U Heights center. Their chairlift is currently broken, so if you have mobility issues it might not be possible to get to the 2nd floor :(” For breaking news and more frequent updates and to engage with your neighbors, please visit our facebook-based community group and follow us on twitter.

If you’d like become a volunteer to support our all-volunteer social media team, please let us know! Training provided.

Seattle City Council District 4 – Candidates Forum, June 17

June 8, 2015 by Web Master 0 comments

There will be a District 4 (that’s Roosevelt’s district) Candidates Forum on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Room 209.

Mix and mingle and snacks from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Candidates forum 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The Forum will feature Seattle City Council District 4 Candidates including: Jean Godden, Rob Johnson, Michael Maddux, Abel Pacheco & Tony Provine.

Questions for the candidates can be submitted in writing at the event.  Everyone welcome!

Access to the 2nd floor of UHC is by chairlift, please allow extra time if you are someone who may need to use this option.

Co-sponsored by: Northeast District Council,  Wedgwood Community Council, Roosevelt Neighborhood Association, University District Community Council, Laurelhurst Community Club, University Park Community Club, Ravenna Bryant Community Association, Hawthorne Hills Community Council, and Eastlake Community Council.

Funded with support from the Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund. Support provided by the University Heights Center. Support also provided by the University District Parking Associates.

A limited number of free parking spots will be available in UDPA Lot # 10 (on Brooklyn Ave. behind Dollar Tree) after 5:45 P.M.   To get free parking, drivers MUST pick up a token from the NEDC Registration Table at the Candidates Forum, and after the event, place the token in the yellow envelope on your car.  If the free tokens run out, parking in the lot will cost you $3 after 6 P.M.

For more information, look for updates on the NEDC Events Page.  Or contact Gabrielle Gerhard at

[Dave Wood]

RNA Sustainability & Land Use Meeting, TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 9 at 7 pm

June 8, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments



The combined RNA Sustainability/Land Use committee meeting is:

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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



Land Use Agenda items:

1. Sisley park study – update on the ongoing work from Ryan Moore who is heading the study for DPD

2. Seattle 2035 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – describes 4 alternatives, for growth over the next 20 years.  Visit: Seattle 2035 – DEIS, comments due June 18th.

Alternatives Overview

  • Continue Current Trends (No Action) 
- housing growth for Roosevelt estimated at 400 new units (seems unrealistically low)
    • would plan for a continuation of current growth policies associated with the Urban Village Strategy along with
a continuation of assumed trends that distribute growth among all of the urban centers and urban villages.
  •  Guide Growth to Urban Centers 
(Downtown, First/Capitol Hill, U-District, Northgate, SLU, Uptown) 
- housing growth for Roosevelt estimated at 400 new units (seems unrealistically low)
    • prioritizes greater growth concentrations into the six existing urban centers—Downtown, First/Capitol Hill, University District, Northgate, South Lake Union and Uptown.
  • Guide Growth to Urban Villages near Light Rail 
- housing growth for Roosevelt estimated at 1500 new units
    • prioritizes greater growth concentrations around existing and planned light rail transit stations.
  • Guide Growth to Urban Villages near Transit 

- housing growth for Roosevelt estimated at 1500 new units
    • prioritizes greater growth concentrations around light rail stations and in specific areas along priority bus transit routes.

3. Roosevelt Study by UW planning students – summary presentations from the 3 field tasks, analyzing those findings and making recommendations/suggestions based on what they have learned.

LAND USE Announcements

  1. RNA “Land Use Academy” session 101.  Bull Moose Festival – Sat. July 25th. This is a community-driven project for neighbors to learn about and develop local land use policy, and set priorities. More info:
  2. Notice of Streamlined Design Review | 6616 8TH AVE NE | Project 3020076 – Seattle Department of Planning and Development – 5 story structure containing 20 units and no proposed parking. The threshold for streamlined design review is 20 unit or less in MR zones. comments due June 14th
  3. Roosevelt Neighborhood Design Guidelines – to be presented to City Council committee on Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability, on June 19th

Sustainability Agenda items

 Sustainability committee is looking for volunteersPlease consider joining us to table and visit with neighbors.  Please help recruit committee members at the Bull Moose Festival before and after the Land Use Academy session.

  • Anyone with knowledge and skills about CB radio usage – for emergency preparedness planning
  • Others with emergency prep interest and skills
  • Other ideas for sustainability projects for 2015 – 16 as the Board plans for next year

Speakers at June 23rd RNA membership meeting will include King County Rainwise (gardens, roof water collection etc) staff, possibly Office of Sustainability and Environment review of City climate action plans and outcomes.

Again, please notice the Land Use Academy item and flyer for a special morning session at the Bull Moose Festival on July 25th.  It is very important to get as many residents and associate members to this series of educational and discussion events as possible to try to influence what happens in next 20 years in Roosevelt!!  If you can help with publicity (posting flyers, talking to your neighbors) or taking video for these events, let the RNA know.  

Thanks to all those that volunteer for our Committee and make the Roosevelt Neighborhood a wonderful community to work and reside! 

Ellen Stoecker, Secretary/Sustainability Group chair

Jay Lazerwitz, Land Use Group chair

Free RainWise workshop, June 22nd at 6 pm @ NE Library

June 7, 2015 by Laura Bernstein 0 comments

The RainWise Program may pay for rain gardens and cisterns in your yard!

This program will pay for beautiful landscaping and cisterns in neighborhoods where the storm sewer and sanitary sewer go into the same pipe. Keeping the rain out of the pipes controls sewer overflows. To find out more and check out virtual tours of nearby examples go to

Please attend the workshop on June 22 at 6 pm at the NE Library at 6801 35th AVE NE. It is FREE!

Sign up at



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Roosevelt High Capacity Transit options & Road Improvements: Tonight!

May 19, 2015 by Laura Bernstein Comments Off on Roosevelt High Capacity Transit options & Road Improvements: Tonight!

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: