Roosevelt, Seattle

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association

SATURDAY – Roosevelt Street Painting Party

June 20, 2017 by Roosevelt Seattle 0 comments

A big thank  you to everyone who played a part over the past 4 years in closing Weedin Place and imagining what it could be.

We are finally implementing the first phase of the “Roosevelt Glacier” theme!!! Yay!! Come out this Saturday to help paint the street and listen to live music.

Fun bands and activities for the kids in the morning! Free Pancake breakfast at 9am. Family friendly bands in the afternoon – A must-see!!

If you’d like to help paint, setup at 8am or teardown at 4pm, let me know!!! All setup/teardown volunteers and painters get entered into a raffle for prizes from local businesses! Bring your paint clothes, rollers and wide brushes!

Event schedule, Band Info, Map, and More Info 

Phase 1 will be completed after the street painting. SDOT will place boulders along the painted blue “meltwater” river and add planters on the north and south ends of the closed section of the street. Future phases will be implemented when funding is raised.

MEET CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR SEATTLE MAYOR

May 30, 2017 by Roosevelt Seattle 0 comments

photo: Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell, Bob Hasegawa, Michael McGinn, Cary Moon, Nikkita Oliver images from candidate media pages

The Northeast District Council invites you to meet candidates running for Seattle Mayor at 7 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church located at the corner of 35th Avenue NE and NE 80th.

Candidates joining us include:

Jenny Durkan
Jessyn Farrell
Bob Hasegawa
Michael McGinn
Cary Moon
Nikkita Oliver

The event timeline:

7-8 pm          Candidates introduce themselves and address the question of how they will serve Seattle’s diversity of citizens: age group; neighborhood; income; ethnic background, etc.

8-9 pm          Questions taken from the audience

Sound Transit Board approved resolution R2017-20 supporting affordable housing

May 26, 2017 by Land Use 0 comments

The approved resolution supports affordable housing at the Roosevelt Station TOD site.

This bases the valuation for the property, to maximize affordable housing creation by reducing acquisition costs, for development to those not earning more than 60% of area median income (AMI) and establish a base price in the offering commensurate to achieving that outcome.

see: https://www.soundtransit.org/sites/default/files/Resolution%20R2017-20.pdf
the approved resolution outlines for the ”Restricted Value” of the site at $6.75 to $9M

PROPOSED ACTION (1) Declares that the Roosevelt Station – Central Transit-Oriented Development Site property is suitable for development as housing; (2) directs staff to offer the property first to qualified entities to support affordable housing creation pursuant to RCW 81.112.350; and (3) directs staff to offer the property through a process that prioritizes development of the maximum number of units affordable to those earning no greater than 60 percent of area median income and establish a base price in the offering commensurate to achieving that outcome.

Thanks to City Councilmember Rob Johnson (and ST Board member) for his strong support & leadership on this issue; to Mayor Murray; and also Mayor Marchione of Redmond WA for his succinct synopsis of the 3 options that the Sound Transit Board had in regard to this vote, and his persuasive direction.

Roosevelt Paint Party – NEW DATE 6/24/2017

May 12, 2017 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on Roosevelt Paint Party – NEW DATE 6/24/2017

The kid-friendly paint party, music celebration, and free pancake breakfast that was scheduled for May 13th has been postponed due to inclement weather delaying SDOT’s implementation of the thermoplastic on the street. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 24th.

We continue to pre-register neighbors for the event. We encourage all of our neighbors and anyone interested to pick up a brush and paint a section of the street – even if it’s only for 10 minutes. All volunteers will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes from local businesses.

If you would like to volunteer, we have the following opportunities:

  • Now: Assist with organizing event, seeking sponsorship of cash, products for raffle, or paint supplies.
  • June 10-18: Post posters and flyer homes around neighborhood
  • June 24: Volunteer to setup and cleanup tables, chairs, cones, caution tape, etc.
  • June 24: Assist setting up volunteers to paint
  • June 24: Paint the Street (10 min – 2hr depending on number of volunteers)

Please contact weedinplace@rooseveltseattle.org to volunteer in any capacity, but also if you would like to sign up to be a painting volunteer and secure a spot to paint.

Find out more info about the Weedin Place project at www.rooseveltseattle.org/weedin-place

PHASE 1 Implementation (light blue areas to be painted by community)

 

 

 

Final Designs (to be implemented as funding becomes available)

Ravenna/Cowen Cleanup

May 5, 2017 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on Ravenna/Cowen Cleanup

Reposted from the May Roosie

By Fred Potter

If you frequent Ravenna and Cowen parks, you have probably noticed an influx of unauthorized encampments, associated garbage, and even needles over the last couple of years. The parks department does a good job keeping all the main paths and play areas clean, but they don’t get to many of the off-path areas. Abandoned encampments and just general trash can linger for months.

A group of neighbors and park goers are forming a Ravenna/Cowen Cleanup Crew to do regular cleanups in the park. We’ve done two cleanups already this year and collectively have gathered about 80 bags of garbage and disposed of 37 needles. We plan to host cleanups every 4-6 weeks and our next one will happen on Saturday, May 6th at 10am.

If you’d like to participate in the next cleanup or just follow along, visit: www.ravennacowencc.org. Follow the link there to join our Facebook group and get details on upcoming cleanups or discuss problem areas in the park.

image reposted from www.willhiteweb.com

April General Meeting – 4/25

April 24, 2017 by Scott Cooper Comments Off on April General Meeting – 4/25

Come and learn about what’s happening in your neighborhood and how you can help shape it for the better!

Calvary Christian Assembly (upstairs)
6801 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

6:30 – 6:50: Set up, meet and greet, social
6:50 – 7:00: Introductions
7:00 – 7:30: BofA Affordable Housing Challenge, Roosevelt Light Rail Station – UW Students
7:30 – 8:00: Measuring the UW Master Plan – David West, SEIU
8:00 – 8:10: RNA Transportation Committee – Chris Mitchell, RNA
8:10 – 8:20: Weedin Place Project – Katie Wood, Project Lead
8:20 – 8:30: Community feedback and ideas

Feedback about Seattle’s Street Trees requested!

April 5, 2017 by Sustainability Emergency Prep Comments Off on Feedback about Seattle’s Street Trees requested!

Did you know that the Seattle Dept of Transportation (SDOT) is responsible for maintaining 40,000 of Seattle’s 250,000 trees? As part of the new Levy to Move Seattle, they’ve created a new Street Tree Management Plan (STMP).

From SDOT:

The STMP aims to improve the condition of SDOT maintained street trees by the end of 2024 in a more comprehensive way. Through effective inventorying, maintenance, replacement, and community involvement we hope to ensure the health, preservation, and expansion of Seattle’s urban forest.

Moving into the second year of the program, we would like to engage with communities and do our part in creating and maintaining clean, healthy, resilient, and safe environments.

We’d appreciate it if you could forward our 10-minutesurvey to any relevant listservs or member groups you may have. The survey provides an opportunity to share any thoughts on where and how SDOT should focus street tree work through 2024. In addition, we have recently launched an informational website to provide anyone who is interested with more information about our activities.

Together we will continue to keep Seattle’s trees growing and thriving!

To specially note: In 2017, SMTP will be focusing on University District / Ravenna / Eastlake. This survey asks for public input about how the plan should prioritize work and provide information to citizens.

Land Use/Sustainability Meeting on 4/11 – CANCELLED

April 4, 2017 by Scott Cooper Comments Off on Land Use/Sustainability Meeting on 4/11 – CANCELLED

Our apologies, but the upcoming Land Use/Sustainability meeting scheduled for 4/11 has been cancelled as our Land Use Chair is unable to attend. If you have any questions/comments please email Scott at president@rooseveltseattle.org

The next Land Use/Sustainability meeting is scheduled for 7pm on 5/9 at the Calvary Christian Assembly.

Roosevelt Neighborhood Association – March General Meeting Agenda

March 24, 2017 by Scott Cooper Comments Off on Roosevelt Neighborhood Association – March General Meeting Agenda

March 28th, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Calvary Christian Assembly (Upstairs)

6801 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, WA 98115

 

6:30 – 6:50:     Set up, meet and greet, social

6:50 – 7:00:     Introductions

7:00 – 7:20:     NE 70th St Overpass Project – Neighborhood Street Fund

     http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/NSFNE70overpass.htm

     Kristin Anderson, Project Communication Team

     Scott Cooper, RNA President and grant applicant

7:20 – 8:00:     Proposed MHA rezone

     https://hala.consider.it/

     Spencer Williams, Legislative Assistant to Councilmember Rob Johnson

  • What it is and why it is proposed
  • RNA’s outreach efforts
  • Opportunities to give feedback to the City

8:00 – 8:10:     Weedin Place Project Update

     http://rooseveltseattle.org/weedin-place/about-weedin-place-project/

Katie Wood, Project Lead and Grant Manager

8:10 – 8:20:     NE 65th St Vision Zero – Project and Neighborhood Forum

     http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/NE65VisionZero.htm

  • Review of forum and next steps

8:20 – 8:30:     Community feedback and ideas

RNA – Housing Affordability Livability Agenda (HALA) Survey

March 18, 2017 by Land Use Comments Off on RNA – Housing Affordability Livability Agenda (HALA) Survey

Please participate in RNA Survey by 5/15/17

https://goo.gl/forms/ySlzigeFBGAF3NQ62

The City has drafted plans that will reshape transit-oriented communities in response to Seattle’s growth and affordability issues. The HALA plan changes will affect all residential and commercial properties in the Roosevelt, and some Ravenna parcels east of 15th Ave NE. You can watch a video of our December Land Use Academy on this topic here: http://bit.ly/2mYx8uR

In response to the City of Seattle’s March neighborhood outreach regarding HALA, the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association (RNA) has identified a need to reopen this survey, which solicits the community’s input on the draft Roosevelt zoning changes (“Roosevelt Draft Plan”).
You can also submit feedback directly to the City via https://hala.consider.it/