The Crown Hill Business Association is hosting a Summer Social for the businesses and residents of Crown Hill to get to know each other, and enjoy some of the fine summer weather (while it lasts). This is a free event, so come on out, enjoy free pizza and beverages, and meet some of the businesses in the neighborhood.
The social will be in the parking lot by the Edward Jones office, A Perfect Fit, and Juliano’s Pizza (formerly Pizza Time). This is on the East side of 15th Ave NW, and the parking lot can be accessed by the driveway just South of Edward Jones at 8327 15th Ave NW.
Crown Hill Neighbors will be holding its annual general meeting this year on Saturday, May 15th. A dynamic program is planned. We’ll start with about 30 minutes of updates on neighborhood topics such as:
Crown Hill Park
Holman Road Median
Landmark Tree Survey
Crown Hill Center (former school) facility improvements and changes planned
Then the well-known neighborhood activist, Jim Diers, will fire us up with his energy and ideas. Many people recall that Jim Diers was instrumental in the Neighborhood Small and Simple Grants program, developing the neighborhood plans for Seattle, and putting Seattle in the forefront of empowering neighborhoods to create local color and local amenities.
9250 14th Ave NW
10 a.m. to Noon for essential neighborhood updates and presentation
Noon – 2:30 PM for “neighbor power” workshop
Here’s the publicity flyer for the event! Take a look because it gives you a little more information and context for what’s going to happen on Saturday. (click on the image to make it large enough to read).
The future Crown Hill Park is nearly here! The temporary Fire Station #35 will be moving back into the new quarters later this year. And that clears the way to move forward on the Crown Hill Park. The park is to be located on the southern portion of the former Crown Hill Elementary School site. Seattle Parks and Recreation worked with the community a few years ago to develop a plan for the site. Since that time, the land for the park was acquired, the Crown Hill Project acquired the school building, and there was money allocated in the recently voted on parks levy for development. It is now time to review the former plans with respect to a revised park footprint, and site conditions. Seattle Parks and Recreation is convening this public meeting to define a preferred schematic plan based on the formerly developed plans and current site conditions. This is your chance to see what is in store and provide input. More information on the project (including links to the complete PDF for the schematic below) is available from the Parks department website at: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/crown_hill/
Crown Hill Park public meeting, Wednesday, April 28th, 6:30-8:00 PM, Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW.
OK, what is all this talk about CSO’s? And what is a CSO? And why should I care? Beware that various areas in Crown Hill drain to different treatment plants. Areas south of 85th drain southward rather than to the North Beach and Carkeek treatment plants. If you are reside in the area outlined on the map below, this information affects you. If you reside outside, you may be affected by a different drainage area, and the information may also be of interest. At the end of the article are some more resources you may want to consult. Read on for some easy to understand information extracted from a recent letter from King County, and there is a meeting on March 30 at Loyal Heights Community Center, 6:30-8 PM:
What is a CSO?
Combined sewer overflow
Why are CSOs a problem at North Beach?
Like many cities around the country , the older parts of King County’s wastewater system carry both wastewater and stormwater to the treatment plant. When heavy rains fill the pipes, excess stormwater and sewage flow directly into Puget Sound near North Beach. These events, called combined sewer overflows, or CSOs, help to avoid sewer backups into homes and businesses and onto streets during storms, but they are a public health and environmental concern. When a CSO happens, about 90 percent of the overflow is stormwater and the rest is dilute sewage.
In 2008, King County reported that the North Beach CSO facility has 10 overflows per year on average that discharge a total of 2.2 million gallons into Puget Sound off North Beach. King County’s goal is to reduce the number of CSOs each year, with a long-term goal of no more than one untreated discharge per location per year on a long-term average to meet state regulations.