SDOT RapidRide J-Line Community Design Survey closing soon

SDOT RapidRide J-Line Community Design Survey (Sept 23, 2022 deadline).

SDOT RapidRide J Line Community Design Survey

Rapid Ride to run from University District to Downtown Seattle (more information): RapidRide J Line – Formerly RapidRide Roosevelt – Transportation | seattle.gov

New Developments in Roosevelt

6500 Roosevelt Way NE SDCI# 3039396-EG

August 22, 2022: Design Review Early Design Guidance for a 9-story, 144-unit apartment building with retail. Parking for 23 vehicles proposed. 

6500 ROOSEVELT WAY NE – Seattle in Progress

Sustainable Living Innovations – has submitted a more refined proposal for this key corner location in the neighborhood. The project will include prefabricated panelized construction, reduction of construction impacts on neighborhood, improved energy efficiency, increased ground level setbacks, increased water conservation, Solar PV powered building, reduced construction carbon-footprint, and other innovative ideas.

One major change is that the current proposal shows 3 alternatives, all of which incorporate 22-23 parking spaces. Given the location, the access will be disruptive so close to the busiest corner of the neighborhood.

see previous RNA blog post: Sustainable Living Innovations project proposed for 65th and Roosevelt

6716 Roosevelt Way NE

Land use application to allow a 7-story, 243-unit apartment building with retail. Parking for 166 vehicles proposed.

6716 ROOSEVELT WAY NE – Shaping Seattle: Property & Building Activity | seattle.gov

UPDATE: NE Design Review board is recommending design without further modifications.

Resolution to Rid Seattle of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Passes City Council

Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) heralded the passage of legislation by the Seattle City Council to sunset harmful gas-powered leaf blowers in Seattle to protect workers, reduce noise, and improve the environment. Specifically, Resolution 32064 calls for ending the use of harmful gas-powered leaf blowers in city government by 2025 and the rest of Seattle by 2027.  

Nicole Grant, Executive Director of 350 Seattle, a grass roots environmental and climatejustice organization building momentum for healthy alternatives to fossil fuels, said, “Gas powered leaf blowers are contrary to our values — they use fossil fuels and are unwelcoming with their excessive noise and toxic emissions. We are pleased that Councilmember Pedersen is proposing a sound process for the City to transition away from these unnecessary machines.” 

2022 City Budget

Mayor Harrell will propose his first budget as the City’s chief executive. Then your City Council will spend October and November reviewing, amending, and adopting the budget documents and related legislation. Typically, City Councils alter less than 10% of a mayor’s proposal, but that 10% ends up being very important to projects receiving – or NOT receiving – support as the money is shifted around. A revised revenue forecast in October sometimes produces additional funds to make that part easier, but not always.

You can always communicate your budget priorities to District 4 City Councilmember  Alex.Pedersen@seattle.gov, to the entire City Council at Council@seattle.gov,and to the Mayor (CLICK HERE for his contact form).