Celebrating Seattle's Roosevelt Neighborhood
Will we see you at the Roosevelt Bull Moose Festival tomorrow?

Will we see you at the Roosevelt Bull Moose Festival tomorrow?




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Schedule (subject to change)


8:30am- 10:30am Free Pancake Breakfast – Sponsored by CCA and Whole Foods
9:15am Live music: Menghis Khan
10:15am Yoga by Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi – Start the morning off with a stretch after breakfast.
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! No Experience Necessary! (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 with snacks from Portage Bay Cafe
6:00pm Bar Crawl: Participating bars and restaurants




A community-driven project for neighbors to learn about and develop local land use policy

The RNA Land Use Academy is a series of 5 meetings to educate and organize the community around issues of pressing importance in our neighborhood:

Future Sessions:

  • Sat., Sept. 19th – Land Use 201 – Current Issues in Land Use Planning
  • Sat., Oct. 10th – Roosevelt 301 – Sisley Property Redevelopment
  • Sat., Oct. 24th – Roosevelt 302 – Sound Transit Light Rail TOD
  • Sat., Nov. 7th – Roosevelt 303 – Roosevelt Reservoir

The overall objective of the Land Use Academy is to distill and to document community sentiment around each of the last three topics above. For each subject, the RNA intends to produce a short report and summary of survey data and other outreach activity within the Land Use Academy.

To produce the best quality input from the RNA, the first two LUA meetings are primarily instructive and educational. “Roosevelt 101” will recount neighborhood planning and rezoning discussions spanning parts of three decades. “Land Use 201” will introduce a wide variety of current land use issues, including affordable housing, open space, livability and selected transportation topics.

The spirit of the Land Use Academy is to build a shared understanding of community history and values, upon which to develop local land use policy pertaining to particular projects and locations. City government wants to know what we think.

The focus of the Land Use Academy is on neighborhood residents and stakeholders, so that their concerns can be most effectively communicated. However, meetings will be open to any interested party. All participants are encouraged to understand the overall program structure of the Land Use Academy; that the first two meetings, Roosevelt 101 and Land Use 201, are primarily “listening” sessions, and that the three “electives”, Roosevelt 301, 302 and 303 are intended to capture community input.  Meetings will be video-recorded for online access.

Neighborhood land use is an often weighty and contentious matter with long-lasting consequences. An historical awareness and thoughtful perspective amidst competing interests is essential for realizing the best possible outcomes for everyone.  Welcome to the RNA Land Use Academy!   Learn more: RNA “Land Use Academy” an  introduction from Jim O’Halloran.  For more information or to reserve your seat in class contact Jim O’Halloran at jim@ohalloran.cc