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Crown Hill Urban Village — Update July 20, 2016

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]
    1. 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.
    2. 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:
    1. A group of six lawyers are being displaced from their offices on 15th Ave NW by new construction. [Read the whole story]
    2. 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?

  1. [Sign up for updates on Committee Activities]
  2. [Volunteer to help out]
  3. [Take the survey]
  4. [Check out the website]
  5. [Attend the What is an Urban Village meeting on the 26th]
  6. Communicate your thoughts to your city council members.

Ballard and Crown Hill Discovery Day at Ballard Commons Park, June 14th, 10 AM

Call-to-Action-Flyer-Walk-With-Us-June-14From 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 dennis@crownhillneighbors.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.IMG 0890-002

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, david@folweiler.com

Garage Sale Map, July 27, 2013

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.

Garage  Sale Map and Listings 2013
Click for map and listings

Crown Hill Article in the Seattle Times

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.