Category Archives: Land Use/Zoning

Growth in Crown Hill, How Will it Affect You?

Growth in Crown Hill, How Will it Affect You?

The City of Seattle has issued its preliminary 2035 Comprehensive Plan and it has implications for Crown Hill. The plan provides long-term guidance about managing growth for the next 20 years. Crown Hill continues to be an urban hub designated to absorb significant growth. What does that mean for our community?

Join us at our annual meeting with speaker Geoffrey Wendtlandt, from the Seattle City Dept of Planning & Development to learn more about growth in Crown Hill.


  • Crown Hill Neighbors Annual Community Meeting


  • Saturday, October 24, 10 AM to noon
  • Pastries and coffee provided by QFC on Holman and Holy Grounds Coffee


We’d love to have you and your neighbors there to start the discussion!

Community Meeting Flyer

Think Green Recycling Challenge Grand Prize Winner

Waste Management’s Think Green Recycling Challenge grand prize winner for Seattle is the Wednesday North pickup area!  This area includes Crown Hill and Greenwood.

The grand prize is $40,000 to be distributed through Phinney Neighborhood Association. The celebration will be:

Thursday, June 13th, 11 AM
Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building)
6532 Phinney Ave N
Illuminati attending include: Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle Public Utilities Director Tim Croll, and representatives from Waste Management and the winning neighborhoods.


From the press release:

It’s time to celebrate the
Think Green
Recycling Challenge

  • Six months ago, Waste Management challenged ten Seattle communities to reduce their waste by encouraging neighbors to work together to recycle more and model waste reduction activities. Neighborhoods performed recycling carols, organized Halloween costume exchanges, and wrote about why they love recycling.
  • We are proud to honor the four winning neighborhoods of this year’s Think Green Recycling Challenge.
  • Our Wednesday North neighborhood (Crown Hill/Greenwood) is the grand prize winner for their efforts to decrease the overall amount of garbage sent to the landfill. They will receive $40,000 to donate to the non-profit(s) of their choice.
  • With their spirited community outreach, Tuesday North (Ballard), Wednesday South (South Park/Georgetown/Delridge), and Friday North (Wallingford/Green Lake) earned $3,300 each to donate to a local non-profit of their choice.
  • Each of the ten communities has something to be proud of: the average increase in diversion rate –the amount of material kept out of the landfill — increased 1% across all competing neighborhoods, and collectively the neighborhoods composted and recycled over 3,000 tons more than the previous year!

Join us to celebrate the outstanding efforts of this year’s Think Green Recycling Challenge four winning neighborhoods:
When: Thursday, June 13th 11 am
Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center (lower brick building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Who: Seattle Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Director, Tim Croll, representatives from the winning neighborhoods and Waste Management

Poll: Crown Hill Community Center Playground

The Crown Hill Community Center recently received a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple grant for $17000 to work on upgrading the play ground at the Crown Hill Center.

We received an appeal from Johnny Otto, Director of Small Faces Child Development Center for community input in the form of an online survey. Please take a few minutes  to complete the survey ( Your input is important to ensure the needs of the community are met. The play ground area is marked in red, and the park area is marked in green on the map below.

View Crown Hill Center Playground in a larger map

Continue reading Poll: Crown Hill Community Center Playground

Holman/15th Median Study Review

15th Near 85th Artists Concept
15th Near 85th Artists Concept

Thanks to everyone who filled out a survey questionnaire to help gauge community and business support for a vegetated median along portions of 15th Ave NW (from 83rd St to 87th St) and Holman Road (from 87th St to 12th Ave).  The Holman Road / 15th Ave corridor is a dominant feature in our community, and improvements to the corridor have the potential to make our neighborhood safer for both drivers and pedestrians, healthier for businesses, nicer looking and greener.

Holman / 15th Median Study Community Review Meeting
December 10, 2009 at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30
Journey Church , 9204 11th Ave NW
Snacks provided

On Thursday, December 10 at 7:00pm the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association and the Crown Hill Business Association will host a community meeting to review designs for a series of planted medians for a section of the Holman Road / 15th Ave NW corridor.  Produced by a team of students from the University of Washington’s Community, Environment, and Planning Program, these designs reflect the responses from more than 290 Crown Hill residents through an online survey, as well as conversations with SDOT, Metro transit officials, and business owners along the corridor.

The student team will present a preliminary conceptual drawing (see draft below) and discuss several options for your comment.  Feedback from this meeting will be used to produce their final design recommendations.

Preliminary Median Concept Schematic
Preliminary Median Concept Schematic