Roosevelt, Seattle

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association

RNA Affordable Housing projects – tour: May 19th 4-6pm

May 11, 2016 by Land Use Comments Off on RNA Affordable Housing projects – tour: May 19th 4-6pm

Join the RNA Affordable Housing projects – tour on May 19th 4-6pm

Interested in learning about Transit Oriented Development projects that incorporate Affordable Housing?

The RNA Land Use committee is exploring study-assistance grant opportunities through the Enterprise Foundation, in order to incorporate affordable housing, community, and social services into the future TOD site, adjacent to the future Roosevelt Light Rail station.

We are starting by touring local projects that can provide marketing, program, and development guidance to our grant and proposed study.

Join us if you are interested in helping to provide input in this process, and/or working on this project.

4:00 – 4:45 pm: 12th Avenue Arts 1620 12th Avenue. Meet w/ Chris Persons, CEO, Capitol Hill Housing

5:00- 5:45pm:  Anthem on 12th, 103 12th Avenue. Meet w/ Jake McKinstry, Spectrum Development

12th Avenue Arts

RSVP required:

Neighborhood Cleanup – Saturday

April 21, 2016 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on Neighborhood Cleanup – Saturday


Neighborhood Cleanup

Saturday, April 23rd

9:00am – Noon

Outside Whole Foods

1026 NE 64th St

  • Check in at Whole Foods to Gather Supplies and Refreshments
  • Shop these Local Stores after the Cleanup
    • 10% Discount at Ten Thousand Villages
    • Free Drink from Broadcast Coffee Roasters

Bring your ‘gardening’ or work gloves. Cleanup equipment, vinyl/latex gloves, and garbage/recycle bags all provided by Seattle Public Utilities.

Instructions on how to report graffiti found along the cleanup will be provided.

Questions? Contact Ellen Stoecker at


Graffiti in Roosevelt and Surrounding Neighborhoods

April 18, 2016 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on Graffiti in Roosevelt and Surrounding Neighborhoods

Buff-and-Burn-Logo• Who’s Doing It and Why?

• How Does the City Respond?

• What Tools are Available for Neighbors?

• Let’s Find Some Creative Solutions!Date-Time-Location

City Panel

• Chris Young SPD – Graffiti Detail

• Idris Beauregard SPU – Graffiti Prevention Specialist

• Allynn Ruth – Department of Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods Panel

• Marcus Johnson – U-District Partnership

• Katie Wood – Roosevelt Neighborhood Association

• Matt Gasparich – Fremont Neighborhood Council



Meet and Greet with Representative Brady Walkinshaw*

April 9, 2016 by Blockhead Comments Off on Meet and Greet with Representative Brady Walkinshaw*

Join Former State Representative Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney, Former City Councilmember Jean Godden, City Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5), State Representative Jessyn Farrell, Betty Means and Jeff Smith for a Meet and Greet with State Representative Brady Piñero Walkinshaw!

You’ll get a chance to talk about the issues that you care about most, and hear from Brady about how we can bring make real progress in Congress.

Light snacks provided – just bring yourself and ideas for our region.

What: North Seattle Meet and Greet w/ Rep. Brady Piñero Walkinshaw

When: 11 a.m.Saturday, April 16, 2016

Where: Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125)



*The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association does not endorse any candidates or public officials listed in this blog post.  All candidates for any office and/or public officials are welcome to send the RNA notices of public meetings to post here in an effort to reach out to the Roosevelt community.

April Roosie Newsletter Now Available

April 6, 2016 by Ron Comments Off on April Roosie Newsletter Now Available

In this newsletter:

Is RPZ 19 working for you?; Let’s Make Roosevelt Shine! (Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanup Event); Roosevelt Repave Underway; Roosevelt Business Group; Roosevelt Developments; U District Renters’ Council Meeting (April 16th); Weedin Place – It’s a Go!!! (Your help is needed to paint the street); RNA Elections in May; Temporary Art on Sound Transit Construction Wall; RainWise Workshops; Get Involved!

Read it online here.

Roosevelt on Komo4 News

March 29, 2016 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on Roosevelt on Komo4 News

Roosevelt Graffiti and Upcoming Multi-Neighborhood Graffiti Meeting Mentioned on Komo4 News




SEATTLE — Residents in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood are sick and tired of all the graffiti in the area, and now they’re fighting back.

Vandals have been targeting street signs, buildings and even homes in Roosevelt in recent months.

Katie Wood is a member of the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association, which is trying to raise awareness about the graffiti problem that some say is getting worse.

“I like knowing we’re living in a safe neighborhood,” she said. “Having graffiti everywhere — while Roosevelt is safe neighborhood — it gives appearance it might not be, and I don’t like that.”

Seattle police get about 800 reports of graffiti each year. A detective who investigates the cases spoke last week at the Roosevelt neighborhood meeting to educate resident on the issue.

“His answer was, on average, you’re not seeing more, but because of construction in area we’re seeing buildings in transition and that attracts them,” Wood said.

Much of the development is happening along Roosevelt Way near Sound Transit’s Light Rail project, where a historical mural has repeatedly been defaced.

So far, residents say the best way to combat the vandalism is to remove it as quickly as possible, but that can be a daunting task.

Next month there will be an event to discuss Seattle vandalism. The meeting will take place April 21 from 6-8 p.m. At the University Heights Center on University Way.

Join the Democratic Caucus Saturday

March 22, 2016 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on Join the Democratic Caucus Saturday

The Democratic Caucus is happening Saturday at 10am at your local caucus location.caucus map and numbers

Find your local caucus here:

Volunteers are needed for Precinct Captain, Secretary and delegate tally counter for each of the precincts below (name listed is the current elected Precinct Committee Officer for the 43rd District Democrats):
43-1271 – NONE
43-1279 – NONE
43-2048 – NONE
43-2049 – Laura
43-2068 – Andrea “Andy”
43-2069 – NONE
43-2071 – NONE
43-2084 – NONE
43-2237 – Bill – unsure
43-2238 – Al
43-2239 – Sue
If you’re able to volunteer for the above positions, contact Laura Anderle Bernstein <> today. Laura and Al Lee are Co-Area Caucus Captains.
If you’re able to volunteer as a greeter, set up helper, etc…. please show up to the site at 8:30 am. Caucus starts at 10 am and will go for about 2 hours or more. Pack water and a snack.
Locate your Precinct with a zoomable map:

March General Meeting Tonight

March 22, 2016 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on March General Meeting Tonight

Calvary Christian Assembly
6801 Roosevelt Way NE – Top Floor
6:30 – 7:00 – Meet and Greet
7:00 – 8:30 – Presentation
On the Agenda:

Graffiti Presentation / Discussion

Detective Christopher Young, graffiti investigator for the Seattle Police Department will present info ranging from types of graffiti, graffiti subculture, myths about graffiti, tools used to catch suspects, followed by a Q&A session.

Weedin Place Update

Land Use Academy Update

Spring Clean-up Event Update


This weekend NE Seattle Greenways may be having a walk to NE 70th&  I-5 overpass to look at the problems crossing the street there. The NEDC selected a project concerning this intersection to move forward in the NPSF Grant process.

February General Meeting Tonight

February 23, 2016 by Roosevelt Seattle Comments Off on February General Meeting Tonight

Calvary Christian Assembly
6801 Roosevelt Way NE – Top Floor
6:30 – 7:00 – Meet and Greet
7:00 – 8:30 – Presentations
On the Agenda:

Roosevelt Reservoir Survey Results

The Land Use Academy will present the results from the surveys neighbors filled out regarding the potential uses of the Roosevelt Reservoir (if the City determines it no longer needs the site as a reservoir).

Weedin Place Concepts

ART CONCEPTWeigh in with your input before Phase 1 of the project is implemented this spring/summer. The landscape architects, SvR, have been working on the glacier theme with the public artist, Chris Burnside, and have some landscape drawings ready for the RNA to share for feedback. If you cannot make the meeting, check out the concepts online and email your comments to

HALA Community Focus Group

February 15, 2016 by Land Use Comments Off on HALA Community Focus Group

Want to serve on a HALA Community Focus Group?

The City is looking for community members to serve on our community focus groups that will guide the implementation of HALA. Learn more and complete the application today!  Applications are due Friday, February 26, 2016, by 8pm.

What is the purpose of the HALA Community Focus Groups?

The Community Focus Groups will guide implementation of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) – the bold action plan put forth by Mayor Murray and the City Council to improve housing affordability and availability throughout Seattle. Residents from neighborhoods across the city are asked to participate as volunteers to inform the HALA process.

 A key focus of the Community Focus Groups will be land use and zoning changes that could affect neighborhoods.

  • Community Focus Groups will meet monthly, March through December in 2016, about * meetings, not more than one per month.
  • 4 or 5 groups will be formed, each comprised of 20 to 40 people.
  • Group will include representatives of every urban village and neighborhood vicinity in the city.
  • The meetings are intended to bring about constructive dialogue about housing programs.
  • Meetings will be open for other members of the public to observe and comment during a set time on the agenda.
  • Meetings may also be recorded or filmed so a broader public audience can follow the process using social media or online tools.

This is going to be a really important part of the community engagement over the next year for how HALA proposals (particularly the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirement) could work in neighborhood areas. It will address issues that I’m sure are important to people in Roosevelt.  Please see the HALA website here, and click on the link for participating in a Community Focus Group:

We’re hoping for about 3 representatives from our urban village area who could be a part of the Community Focus Group process, and serve as a sort of liaison back to local community-based efforts. A high priority is to include both seasoned neighborhood advocates, and people who traditionally haven’t been as involved in neighborhood planning and land use issues.