Crown Hill Neighbors and Crown Hill Business Association are joining forces as the Crown Hill Village. Our mission is to connect neighbors and businesses to celebrate and support our vibrant community.
Our new board includes a mix of neighbors, businesses, and business owning neighbors. Our new website is coming soon but you can drop us a line or find us on social media!
Call For Board Members
Crown Hill Neighbors and Crown Hill Business Association are joining forces! We are looking for residents and business owners who want to join the board.
Our neighborhood is growing and we want to create an organization that connects the residents and businesses of Crown Hill. Both organizations have partnered on projects in the past, and have the same goal to create a vibrant neighborhood. We want to combine efforts to create an organization that supports the entire community.
The Neighborhood and Business associations both accomplished so much as separate organizations. From neighborhood clean ups, to the community garage sale, and even the purchase of the Crown Hill Center.
The new combined association will kick off with a public art project – details to come. We will also continue to organize the Crown Hill Market, a weekly event that creates a gathering place for neighbors and a showcase for hyper local makers and artisans. The market was a neighbor’s idea that gained momentum and support. What is your big idea for the community?
Join the new Crown Hill Association board and be part of our neighborhood’s momentum!
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in being on the board or you want to contribute in some other way (publicity, website, social media)!
The fabulous 10th Annual Crown Hill Garage Sale is on from 9AM-3PM, Saturday, July 23rd this year! You won’t want to miss out on these sales. Lots of excellent merch on the purveyors tables, and plenty of refreshments as well.
Online, interactive maps are available here: http://crownhillneighbors.org/gsale
Printed maps will be available after 9 AM at 9250 14th Ave NW on the brick wall to the left of the building entrance.
To see the latest information on the Crown Hill Urban Village Smart Growth Committee, you’ll want to check out their website at crownhillurbanvillage.org.
There’s lots of recent activity happening and this is just a sample of some of it:
- A survey has been developed to assess some of our priorities around the shape of denser development and what city services and infrastructure are required to support that increased growth and create a vibrant, walkable neighborhood. [Take the survey]
- Neighbors like you are participating in public hearings being held by Seattle City Council. They are spreading the word that Crown Hill, Whittier Heights, Loyal Heights, Olympic Manor, North Beach, and Greenwood are keenly interested in how we can shape growth in the Crown Hill Urban Village. Bert Hopkins speaks at minute 2 for about 2 minutes of this Seattle Channel video of a City Council hearing on July 6th. We have the largest potential upzone area in the 2035 comprehensive plan, and the impacts of HALA zoning changes may have even more effects. Yet Crown Hill has no effective neighborhood plan.
- There are new articles appearing on their website. [Visit the website]
- “So, What is an Urban Village anyway? Find out July 26” — a meet and learn opportunity featuring Geoff Wentlandt from the City to explain some of the terminology. Meeting is at the Greenwood Library on July 26th.
- “Mandatory Housing Legislation Vote Scheduled” — call to action to contact your Seattle City Councilmembers to let them know what you think.
- The committee is starting to flesh out stories from people affected by current development. The first two of those stories are on their website now:
- A group of six lawyers are being displaced from their offices on 15th Ave NW by new construction. [Read the whole story]
- A retired school teacher will be moving from her comfortable rental across from Soundview Playfields when her duplex is redeveloped into higher density and more expensive housing. [Read the whole story]
- The committee is working closely with Council Members Mike O’Brien, Rob Johnson, and Lisa Herbold to make sure that neighborhood concerns are heard. The survey mentioned above will be used to frame the discussions and develop a workable plan for our neighborhood and especially the Crown Hill Urban Village.
What can you do?
- [Sign up for updates on Committee Activities]
- [Volunteer to help out]
- [Take the survey]
- [Check out the website]
- [Attend the What is an Urban Village meeting on the 26th]
- Communicate your thoughts to your city council members.
Time to check out what’s in your garage and basement to go out for the 10th Annual Crown Hill Garage Sale! Great chance to simplify and clean out stuff you no longer need in your life! Remember, one person’s junk is another’s treasure! Organize with your neighbors for a multi-family sale or even a block sale! The more, the merrier. As always, young entrepreneurs of all ages are encouraged to sell lemonade, baked goodies to the thirsty and hungry sale cruisers.
This year’s sale is Saturday, July 23rd from 9-3. Signups are easy, just put in your information here: crownhillneighbors.org/gsale/gsinput.html. Sellers are encouraged to list individual sales on CraigsList and link to our online sale map as well. The more publicity, the more folks will come.
As we get more signups, we’ll populate the map here: crownhillneighbors.org/gsale and there will be printed maps and a mobile device friendly map on the day of sale as well. We’ll publicize the sale on CraigsList, NextDoor and other media.
Hey, maybe you’ve got a closet full of shoes?
Sign up here: crownhillneighbors.org/gsale/gsinput.html