Walk Score® Now Includes Transit Score

A couple of years ago, we wrote an article on Walk Score® from walkscore.com. The Walk Score® for an address is a measure of the walkability for that address, in other words how easy it is to walk to most destinations such as grocery stores, libraries, bookstores, etc. Scores at the high end (90-100) indicate [...]

‘Hood Hunt Wrap-up

The first ‘hood hunt in Crown Hill was held Saturday, April 9th, 2011. We had 39 folk assemble themselves into eleven ‘teams’ whose job was to visit 25 checkpoints in Crown Hill, and answer a ‘simple’ question about something at that checkpoint. Easy enough you say, but the maps did not have street names on [...]

SDOT proposes changes to 7th Ave NW and NW 100th Street

Many of you have received a postcard in the mail announcing proposed changes to 7th Ave NW and NW 100th Street near the QFC Shopping Center. These changes are proposed to facilitate the new routing of the Rapid Ride Line “D” which we covered earlier.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is proposing changes to [...]

Come out for our ‘Hood Hunt

NOTE: this is now over, please visit the Wrap Up article for the event.

The Crown Hill ‘Hood Hunt is a map-based scavenger hunt with checkpoints that you must find using a map that has no street names. Use your map reading skills to keep track of where you are.

Here’s how it works: [...]

Crown Hill Garage Sale Wrap-up

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).

Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale, July 24th, 2010

Click to see sale map!

As I write this at 8:30 PM on July 23rd, NOAA is calling for a sunny day on Saturday July 24th with a high of 78 F. The weather couldn’t be better … not too hot … not too cold. Get the sunscreen out, and enjoy a fabulous day [...]

Walk Bike Ride

Walk Bike Ride is a Seattle initiative to:

Create an equitable transportation system for all by providing more affordable travel choices Focus on the places where people want to be and add qualities that make them want to stay Prioritize right-of-way space to emphasize walking, biking and riding

The initiative emphasizes the transportation choices [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

Street Light Repairs

At the December Ballard District Council meeting, Council President Jennifer Macuiba called for volunteers to address poor illumination and impaired pedestrian safety along major thoroughfares in Ballard and Crown Hill. Seattle City Light does not automatically check for street light operation, leaving that up to citizens like us to initiate a repair by reporting the [...]

Sidewalks for West Crown Hill

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.

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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. [...]