Project update: West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension

If you haven’t heard, the city is going to be building a train in West Seattle.

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It won’t be up and running until 2030 (but knowing how cities handle big builds, maybe we should all be prepped for an extra 10 years…).

They are making progress with advisory groups and leadership groups reviewing feedback from the public to figure out the exact scope.

They sent out this information to help you stay informed:

Advisory Groups make recommendations

Last month, the Stakeholder Advisory Group and Elected Leadership Group each met to review feedback from the public, organizations and government agencies as part of the scoping comment period, as well as findings from the Level 3 Racial Equity Toolkit analysis. This information helped inform both groups’ recommendations on what to study as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). The Level 3 recommendations from the Stakeholder Advisory Group and Elected Leadership Group can be reviewed online HERE

You can also follow the timelines and milestones on this link so you can track the next time they are looking for public input —–> CLICK HERE

 

 

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Please Vote: Charlestown and 48th Ave SW Concept Designs

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on concept designs for new park at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St. in West Seattle

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) would like to thank everyone who has participated in the process for the new park in West Seattle at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St. The design team gathered formative input from the community on three design concepts at the meeting held on April 30, 2019.

For those community members who were unable to attend, we created an on-line survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NQMLDZ2, to allow for greater community input.

The survey is an opportunity to view the three concept designs presented at the meeting and provide feedback. The West Seattle community is encouraged to participate. The survey will close on Friday, May 24, 2019.

The information gathered from the survey will be included with previous community feedback and used by the design team to prepare a preferred design concept. SPR will host a final meeting for the project and present the preferred design concept this summer.

SPR purchased the .33-acre site at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St. in 2014 to provide the community more open space. The design of the park will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and low-impact, passive recreation features with impervious surface of the park site limited to 15% or less to minimize the effect of water run-off.

This park project is made possible by the voter-approved Seattle Park District, which provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for SPR, including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/48th-and-charlestown-landbanked-site-park-development. For questions about the project please contact Ed Pottharst at 206-386-4232 or Ed.pottharst@seattle.gov.

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City of Seattle Neighbor Day May 4th, 2019

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The city of Seattle invites residents to celebrate Neighbor Day on May 4 by indulging in random acts of kindness.

Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.

Residents, businesses, or community groups are all encouraged to participate however they like. The main goal is simply to reach out and connect with your neighbors through generosity.

Learn more & get ideas at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborday

Want to get to know your Genesee-Schmitz neighbors better? Join our new Facebook Group to connect on neighborhood happenings https://www.facebook.com/groups/geneseeschmitz

Día del Vecino: Sábado, 4 de mayo

Invitamos el 4 de mayo a todos los habitantes de Seattle a celebrar el Día del Vecino para disfrutar de un día en el que las muestras de afecto espontáneas nos hagan conocernos más como vecinos.

El Día del Vecino es una ocasión especial destinada para llegar a nuestros vecinos, hacer nuevos amigos y agradecer a aquellos que contribuyen a que nuestros vecindarios sean lugares excelentes para vivir.

Alentamos a los habitantes, los comercios y los grupos comunitarios a participar de la manera que deseen. El objetivo principal es simplemente encontrarnos y relacionarnos con nuestros vecinos a través de pequeños actos de generosidad.

Obtengan más información e ideas en http://www.seattle.gov/neighborday.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on concept designs for new park at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St. in West Seattle

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to learn about and to help design the new park at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St.  Please join SPR and Cascade Design Collaborative staff on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Dakota Place Park, 4304 SW Dakota St. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to meet the design team and provide feedback on three design concepts for the property located at 4801 SW Charlestown St. Seattle, WA 98116.

SPR purchased the .23-acre site at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St. in 2014 to provide the community more open space. The design of the park will incorporate community feedback from the first Open House, accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and low-impact, passive recreation features with impervious surface of the park site limited to 15% or less to minimize effect of water run-off.

This park project is made possible by the voter-approved Seattle Park District, which provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for SPR, including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

charlestown and 48thFor more information or for meeting notification translations please visit:

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/48th-and-charlestown-landbanked-site-park-development.

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Ed Pottharst at 206-386-4232 or Ed.pottharst@seattle.gov.

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Meet Your New Neighborhood Council Members May 5th from 10am-12pm @ Ercolini Park

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Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Map as of April 2019

What makes a neighborhood? Some would say the people, the families, their furry companions, the businesses, and the sense of community built within the space the neighbors frequent. For those wondering, our Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood currently officially includes the boundaries as shown below in case you were wondering.

 

 

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Have questions? Let us know by sending us an email at info@genesee-schmitz.org or join our new neighborhood Facebook Group and start a conversation here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/geneseeschmitz/

 

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Special Meeting to Elect New Officers Will Be Held November 29

Please mark your calendars right now for a special election meeting of the Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council, to be held next Thursday, November 29, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Great American Diner (in the back room), 4752 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. [The restaurant has kindly offered us the use of this space, and they ask that meeting attendees consider ordering a drink, appetizer, dessert, or dinner in exchange.]

The main purpose of the meeting is to elect new officers to the Executive Committee, since most of the current officers have been serving for several years and are ready to step down. We will also have brief updates on the 48th & Charlestown Park property and possibly the Urban Homestead Foundation effort to acquire the old Dakota Substation property at 50th & Dakota.

We are pleased to say we have a full slate of candidates for the election. Anyone else who wishes to run for a position may do so by notifying us ASAP at info@genesee-schmitz.org. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, and the name of the position you wish to run for. Candidates may also be nominated from the floor at the meeting.

Proposed Slate of Officers:
President                            Molly Magnifico
Co-Vice President             Nicole McCullough
Co-Vice President             Judy Croteau
Secretary                             Pam Phillips
Treasurer                            Bob Yeasting (returning)
Recording Secretary         Laurie Matthews

Questions? Please email us at info@genesee-schmitz.org.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting!

Kerrie Schurr
Communications Chair

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