|From our friends at Groundswell Northwest. If you are unable to make this event at Ballard Commons Park, we will be walking the Crown Hill area a bit later please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 250-0392.
Discovery Day Ballard Commons Park
|Walk with Groundswell NW towards Ballard’s future on Saturday, June 14th in Ballard Commons Park at 10 AM. Join friends and neighbors for an inspirational urban adventure to consider the future of open space and discover other place making ideas in Ballard.
In an effort to build upon the 1996 Open Space Plan, Groundswell NW volunteers will inventory the existing assets and potential new assets for additional parks and open space in Ballard. Walking groups will be organized by neighborhood. Meet and work with your Neighborhood Open Space Captain and walk together to tell us what you think about open space.
You can use this flyer to pass the word along to friends and neighbors. We hope to see you there!
More information about the Ballard Open Space Plan is at our sister website.
|Location: Ballard Commons Park, 5501 22nd Ave NW, Seattle
Contact: David Folweiler, email@example.com
UPDATE: the 2013 sale is over. The 2014 Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale will be held on July 26th this year. Signups will open in the last week of June 2014.
Signups for the Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale on July 27th are now closed. The final map and listings are available here: http://crownhillneighbors.org/gsale/
Thanks for participating in our sale whether you are selling or buying. Best of luck to all in finding or selling those special treasures. Take care and drive safely.
There will be a design review meeting regarding the 9076 Holman Rd NW site, Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Ballard High School Library.
Crown Hill was featured in an article in the Seattle Times, December 18th, 2012. West Crown Hill residents Maggie Skinner (a board member of Crown Hill Neighbors) and Jon Bez were interviewed about why they moved to Crown Hill. Catherine Weatbrook detailed the establishment of Crown Hill Center and the effort to acquire the property from the Seattle School District for the Center and the new Crown Hill Park. And Evelyn MacDonald (a 50-year resident) talked about her time in the neighborhood and teaching second grade at Crown Hill School. Read the whole article here.
Rather than publish a new article here for each week’s log of crimes in Crown Hill, we created a new page which will be updated from time to time with crime reports from around the neighborhood. Information is retrieved from the online map provided by the Seattle Police Department. Most reports get no notice by the news media. However, if a media outlet has reported a crime, we will attempt to link to that. The link on the description (following the date) links to the actual police report.
We will update the page from time to time with the new reports, and a map of the incidents. You can view the page here: http://crownhillneighbors.org/wp/neighborhood-information/crown-hill-crime-log/
July 24th, 2010 saw our most successful neighborhood garage sale to date. We had 56 participating sales, including a few in Lower Crown Hill (otherwise known as close to downtown Ballard). It looked like everybody was having a good time in the fabulous sunny weather (high temperature of 77 F on my weather station).
In August 2009 we published a tree survey questionnaire here. We got quite a few responses, but we’re looking for more. Our grant proposal is currently being reviewed has been approved for funding by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. If approved, We will contract with an arborist to survey the neighborhood for trees, but Crown Hill is a large area to survey, and we can ensure the trees we think are significant are looked at by the arborist by identifying as many as possible ahead of time. We’ll be sponsoring a neighborhood walk in September 2010, and publishing a push-pin type map (similar to the one below) showing the trees. Please take a look around and submit trees you think are significant whether they are in your yard, a neighbors yard, a public space. UPDATE (May 2010): Our grant proposal was approved for funding by the DON. The questionnaire is still open, so take a look at the updated map below and submit more trees. Thanks
View Crown Hill Tree Map in a larger map
To see the map larger and with a descriptive legend, click here.
A dedicated group of neighbors in West Crown Hill recently applied for Bridging the Gap Large Project Fund money to construct sidewalks in their area. Deborah Jaquith shepherded the effort. The area defined for the proposed project spans from NW 85th to NW 90th between 15th Ave NW and 20th Ave NW.