Greenways in Crown Hill? Presentation April 22nd, 2013

Crown Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting a speaker from Ballard Greenways at the monthly meeting on Monday, April 22 at 7:15pm. There will be a short presentation followed by Q & A.

Seattle Greenways is a volunteer organization representing 19 neighborhoods. Their goal and mission is to plan and advocate for safe and healthy streets [...]

NW 85th Street Repairs to Start August 2nd

Work crews from Seattle Dept of Transportation will begin repaving and making other repairs to the road surface on NW 85th St between 27th Ave NW and 31st Ave NW. Though not directly in Crown Hill, 85th is frequently used to get to Golden Gardens, Sunset Hill and the Locks.

Paving crews from [...]

Seattle Transportation Public Input Wanted

The Seattle Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee III (CTAC III) is seeking public input. CTAC III was established by City Council Resolution 31240. The Mayor’s office appointed a 14 member committee this winter. The committee has been charged with setting priorities for the Seattle Dept of Transportation (SDOT) and recommending funding sources. They held 6 meetings [...]

85th Street Repaving Project — Get ready

At our annual meeting on May 14th, SDOT presented some information on their upcoming project to repave N & NW 85th St. from Interstate 5 to 15th Ave NW.

The project will begin at the western end of 85th this fall. Exact start date is unknown at the moment. 85th will be CLOSED in the [...]

N/NW 85th St repaving project Oct 2011 to Fall 2012

One of Crown Hill’s major streets is scheduled for repaving. Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be repaving 85th Street from I5 to 15th Ave NW. This project has the potential to disrupt all modes of transportation on 85th and divert traffic to 80th and Holman Road as it avoids 85th. SDOT’s project information page [...]

Rapid Ride Line D is coming

King County Metro will be replacing the current 15 and 15 Express buses which serve Crown Hill with Rapid Ride D Line by the end of 2012. As shown on KC Metro’s graphic (at the end of this article), both the Northern and Southern end of the line details have yet to be firmed up [...]

Sidewalks in Crown Hill -- Are We Getting Any Closer?

In the last round of project submissions for the Bridging the Gap Levy funds, the Ballard District Council recommended three Crown Hill Projects for funding. The three projects are: 1) Walkway along 13th Ave NW from NW 90th to Holman Road, plus walkway along 90th from 13th Ave NW to 14th Ave NW; 2) Walkway [...]

15th Ave NW Traffic Cameras Now Working

15th and 85th (click to go to Traveler's Information Map)

The traffic cameras at NW 85th St. and 15th Ave NW have now gone live, and are beaming back minute by minute images of the intersection. The cameras were installed earlier in the year at 15th and 85th, 15th and 65th, 15th and Market, [...]

CTAC III Transportation Public Input Meeting, May 24th, 2011.

The Seattle Citizens Transportation Advisory Committe Public Input Meeting for the North Sector will be held:

May 24th, 2011 5:30-7:30 PM Fremont Library Meeting Room 731 N. 35th Street Seattle, WA

Read more about CTAC III here.

Murals of Crown Hill

Pipe wrench mural

Upon moving to Crown Hill in 2002, I noticed many blank walls on buildings, often tagged with graffiti, painted out graffiti, re-tagged, re-painted out, etc. What is it about a blank wall that encourages vandals to leave their marks? Our major streets, 15th Ave NW, Holman Road, and NW 85th Street [...]

New Traffic Information Sign 14th and Holman

Traffic Information Sign, 14th and Holman, click to enlarge

The sharp-eyed among us will have noticed Seattle Dept. of Transportation crews hard at work along Holman Rd and 15th Ave NW this week. MyBallard.com gave advance notice of the work here. The work is being done to provide more information for drivers and transportation [...]

Sidewalk Closures Holman Road, Feb 1st to 12th, 2010

A contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will paint the railing on a raised portion of Holman Road NW at 8th Avenue NW from February 1 to February 12. The sidewalk will be closed 24-hours-a-day. During the first week, the crews will close the northern sidewalk, and then starting February 8 the [...]

SDOT Bridge Painting Projects Rescheduled

This just received from SDOT. The Holman Rd railings repainting project has been rescheduled to begin on January 27th. It was originally slotted to be completed in December. During painting pedestrian access to the walkway on the Holman Road overpass over 8th Ave NW may be restricted.

2009 Bridge Painting Projects Construction Update: [...]

Holman/15th Median Study Review

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 [...]

Holman Road Median Study Meeting

December 10, 2009 at 7:00pm Journey Church , 9204 11th Ave NW

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. [...]