The Seattle City Council is considering amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the City’s Land Use Code to implement the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan, known as Seattle 2035. The proposed amendments are available at 2035.seattle.gov.
The Mayor’s Recommended Plan proposes to significantly rewrite the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the Mayor’s Recommended Plan.
June 27, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Seattle City Council Chambers
City Hall: 600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor.
With the new State Route 520 floating bridge now open to traffic and a new West Approach Bridge North slated to open next summer, SDOT is gearing up for a 2018 start of construction on the next phase of SR 520 improvements in Seattle. Interested to know what is involved?
A rendering, looking east, of a new landscaped lid crossing over SR 520 at the Montlake Boulevard interchange in Seattle.
Please attend one of the open houses to find out what’s ahead for SR 520 construction between I-5 and Lake Washington – the highway segment called “the Rest of the West.” SDOT’s first open house is online, now through July 8, at sr520.participate.online.
Just log in for overviews and design renderings of the next phase of corridor improvements in Seattle’s Montlake area. This online “meeting” also allows you to provide feedback to WSDOT on the corridor plans.
Next week is the in-person open house
On Tuesday, June 28, SDOT is holding an in-person open house on the planned improvements to SR 520’s west side corridor in Seattle. Both the online and in-person open houses are focusing primarily on the first of three phases of west side construction. This next phase includes construction of:
A landscaped lid and multimodal transit hub over SR 520 in Montlake
A separate “land bridge” across SR 520 for bicyclists and pedestrians
The West Approach Bridge South, which will carry eastbound Seattle traffic across Union Bay to the new floating bridge
Join in person!
When:4:30 to 7 p.m.Tuesday, June 28
Where: St. Demetrios Hall – 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112
Meet Madison Park Author Leslie Stark
Author of Bella of Madison Park
Book Launch Event
Hitting shelves this summer, local Madison Park author Leslie Stark’s Bella of Madison Park is a sweet story inspired by a curious dog named Bella and her adventures in Seattle.
Like many young children, Bella can’t wait to explore everything around her. And when she sets off on her quest, what she discovers is nothing short of magical. Filled with whimsical rhymes and beautiful illustrations, Bella and her charming story about curiosity, adventure, the human-animal bond, and the value of staying close to home will win over kids and adults alike. Join us as we celebrate the book’s release at a launch party with Stark—featuring a reading and discussion, book signing, prize drawings, and more!
Book Launch Party
Thursday, July 7th 7 PM
University Book Store 4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Leslie Stark began writing at age 13 when she wrote a fictional story for a class project that included all of her classmates as characters. Her teacher enjoyed the story so much she began reading daily excerpts to the class.
The eldest of four children, Leslie grew up in a small town in Washington State near the Canadian border. Her love of animals began in childhood, with horseback rides through the woods of the Pacific Northwest. She also had pets of all persuasions: Dogs, cats, mice, hamsters, fish, birds, and even lizards and turtles. Leslie’s beloved dog Bella was the inspiration for Bella of Madison Park.
Leslie earned a BA in Social Sciences from Washington State University, and studied animation, screenwriting and storytelling at Bellevue College. She enjoys exploring new places, and has traveled as far away as Italy, Mexico and Africa. Leslie is also a classically trained singer. She currently resides in Seattle with her two four-legged companions, Addie and Lucy.
We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker will be Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. Chief O’Toole will speak about a number of issues related to safety, neighborhoods and community. We anticipate a very engaging Q&A with Chief O’Toole.
Agenda items include:
Election of new Board members and re-election of members up for a second term
For more information about the MPCC, board member terms and officer duties, please read our bylaws.
Annual Treasurer’s Report
Farewell words from outgoing board members, Maurice Cooper, Gene Brandzel and Doug Berry
Madison Park Community Council boundaries include Madison Park, Washington Park, Broadmoor, Canterbury and part of Denny Blaine.
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise to address that disaster.
Conducting successful life-saving and life-sustaining response operations in the aftermath of a Cascadia Subduction Zone disaster will hinge on the effective coordination and integration of governments at all levels – cities, counties, state agencies, federal officials, the military, tribal nations – as well as non-government organizations and the private sector. One of the primary goals of Cascadia Rising is to train and test this whole community approach to complex disaster operations together as a joint team.
Stop by the Madison Park Emergency Communication Hub (located at the north end of the Madison Park park tennis courts) on Saturday, June 11th from 9:30-11:30AM to learn how you can prepare your family and community for a major event as well as to volunteer to help prepare the Madison Park area.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of North America spans from northern California to southern British Columbia. This subduction zone can produce earthquakes as large as magnitude 9 and corresponding tsunamis.
What: Bring your sack lunch & your bike to City Hall at 12 p.m. Let Seattle City Council know we can’t wait any longer for safe connected streets. Help fill the main 5th Avenue bike parking of City Hall with your bikes. Write postcards and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways will deliver to Seattle City Council telling your stories. (Facebook event)
2) TESTIFY at CITY COUNCIL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
What: RSVP to testify on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Seattle City Council Transportation Committee to let Council know we can’t wait for safe streets. Cascade will help you sign up to exercise your democratic rights to speak to our elected leaders.
The Madison Park Community Council (MPCC) will have our monthly meeting on Monday, May 2nd from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Madison Park Bathhouse.
Feedback and suggestions from the community are important so please join us on Monday! Our meetings are held at 7 pm at the Bathhouse in Madison Park, located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112.
Everyone is welcome to attend as the meeting is open to the public.
Topics for discussion include:
Upcoming Community Programs
MPCC Annual Membership Meeting – June 2016
Keynote speaker: Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O’Toole
City People Development Impact on Madison Park
Transportation & Street Improvements
Recruiting & maintaining sustainable businesses to Madison Park
Emergency Preparedness HUB container
Community Improvement Grant Requests
We are looking for new board members to join the community council in June. If you are interested in serving or volunteering for small community projects, please come to one of our meetings or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.