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January 2024
The RNA wishes all a Healthy, Happy, Meaningful 2024!

We will continue to be engaged in a number of Neighborhood efforts and City sponsored programs, and always looking for new members and board involvement to help further all of these projects.

eNews January 2024:

SDOT 11th Ave NE & 12th Ave NE Paving & Safety project
The SDOT team has begun the process of selecting a contractor and expects to have them on board early this year, and expect construction to begin as soon as early this year and continue into 2025. SDOT wants to know if you have any needs during construction such as business loading and deliveries, ADA-accessibility, and special events that may be impacted by construction. Take our pre-construction survey to let us know.
What to expect during construction
Typical weekday working hours from 7 AM – 5 PM. Overnight work may be required, and we will provide advance notice to affected neighbors. Temporary disruptions to on-street parking and sidewalks. Detours for people walking, biking, and rolling will be provided. Noise, dust, and vibrations during work hours.
For more info: seattle.gov/transportation/11th12thPaving Email SDOT: 11th12thPaving@seattle.gov

Business Support
The RNA has been reaching out to Business and Property owners to understand what issues and problems are important to support our local commercial activity. We are initiating an effort to create a business-to-business communication network. We will be hosting an in-person meeting in March for business and property owners. If you have a business in the Roosevelt neighborhood, please get in touch with us to learn more. rna@rooseveltseattle.org

Weedin Place
The RNA has been engaging SDOT regarding improvements to activate this place to be more inviting. While there is a long-range plan for this space, there is not the budget to complete that plan, so the RNA is exploring smaller steps and ideas to upgrade this potential community space. With Zania (Mediterranean cuisine) moving into the adjacent building, there will be a more around. Tell is your ideas and/or get involved in this project.
One Seattle Comprehensive Plan
The City has delayed (and delayed) publishing the Draft-EIS for the Comp Plan. The deadline for the City to complete the Final-EIS is Dec. 31, 2024, so this delay may reduce the amount of time for public review and comment. While we do not know when this will be made public, the RNA will host an educational meeting so that people can learn more about current zoning, and the process currently underway. 

Sound Transit TOD 
There are two small properties owned by Sound Transit (ST), one on the SE corner of 12th Ave NE and NE 67th St., and the other south of NE 66th St, directly west of the south station entrance. ST will be working with the RNA on what future uses and community principles that are appropriate for both of these sites, starting in 2024. The RNA will be reaching out to keep the community informed and hope that you will take part in future workshops to help guide this project.

New Development and Commercial activity
6615 Roosevelt Way NE (former Bank of America building).While there is an application to demolish this structure, the RNA has been actively working with the City and Fire Department to accelerated this process as the building is a magnet for graffiti, and other activity.
917 NE 63RD ST. Land Use Application to allow an 8-story, 131-unit apartment building with retail. Parking for 39 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. Early Design Guidance conducted under 3039992-EG.917 NE 63RD ST – Seattle in Progress
6206-6202 Roosevelt Way NE. EDG – New multi-family building with approximately 150 housing units and 1 level of underground parking. Demolition of both existing buildings on site. 
6300 9th Ave NE  – Completed. 7-story, 140-unit apartment building. Parking for 90 vehicles.

The RNA is looking to expand our Board, and welcome anyone who has interest in community projects.Please contact rna@rooseveltseattle.org to learn more.