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.
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Land Use/Sustainability meeting is scheduled for 7pm on 5/9 at the Calvary Christian Assembly.
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/
February 25, 2017 by Dave Wood Comments Off on Report: Eleanor apartments mix-and-mingle
At the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association, we are looking for new ways to meet the local community, chat with our neighbors, and hear their opinions and concerns about Roosevelt. Our latest event was a ‘mix-and-mingle’ for residents of the “Eleanor apartments” on 67th. Over a glass of wine and some pizza, we introduced the past and present of the Roosevelt neighborhood, explained what the RNA does, and talked with some of the building residents.
In addition, we encouraged people to write-down: “What I love about Roosevelt”, and: “What I wish could be changed about the neighborhood”. We got many great suggestions – lots of people commented that the walkability; beautiful parks; many stores and restaurants; and closeness to Green Lake and the U. District make Roosevelt a great neighborhood (we think so too!). We also heard important concerns including bus service to downtown, traffic, and parking issues – these ideas will help guide what the RNA focuses on in 2017.
The Eleanor is a beautiful building, with a spectacular rooftop clubhouse and deck, cozy lobby area, other great amenities, and a friendly and professional staff (with a great blog). There are apartments ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms. Thanks to all who attended, and particular thanks to Leah from the Leasing Office for agreeing to host the event, and helping us get everything set up.
The RNA is planning to hold more events of this kind in apartment and condo buildings in the neighborhood – please get in touch with us at email@example.com if you are interested in holding a similar event.
January 5, 2017 by Land Use Comments Off on Roosevelt Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Open House
Roosevelt Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Open House – Jan. 12th 5:30-8:30pm at Roosevelt High School commons, 1410 NE 66th St., Seattle, WA
Sound Transit and the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association invite you to a community open house to discuss future development at the Roosevelt light rail station construction site.
As the Roosevelt Station takes shape, the area used for construction adjacent to the future Roosevelt Station will become available for Transit Oriented Development (TOD). TOD usually involves a mix of housing and commercial uses that support the transit facility.
Combining housing and commercial activity, clustered around, and adjacent to the transit station, will make it easier for people to get around via transit, support local businesses and contribute to neighborhood growth, making Roosevelt a better place to live, work and spend time.
Sound Transit and the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association are eager to hear from you. This is meeting is an opportunity, to comment on the type of housing, community amenities, and urban design features to be included in the future development of the site
January 2, 2017 by Land Use Comments Off on HALA proposal for Urban Village boundary & zoning changes
Over 70 community members attended the Dec. 10th RNA sponsored HALA workshop to discuss the Zoning and Urban Village boundary changes proposed by the City of Seattle. An RNA report will be submitted to the City of Seattle based on the various comments and responses. If you would like to add your comments to the RNA Survey, please go to the online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/pqW8cWRhN0dIxDu52
December 9, 2016 by Land Use Comments Off on HALA – Roosevelt Land Use Academy – Sat Dec 10th 10a-12p
HALA – Land Use Academy : Saturday, December 10th, 2016 10:00am – 12:00pm
Calvary Christian Assembly, lower floor gym @ 6801 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
The City has drafted plans which will reshape transit-oriented communities. The proposed changes will affect many properties in the Roosevelt, and some Ravenna parcels east of 15th Ave NE. This event will focus on small group discussions & comments following short presentations on the HALA background and draft-plans.