Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

Meadowbrook Community Meeting- May 10, 2016

Meadowbrook Community Center 7PM-8:45PM

I’m pretty excited about our upcoming May 10th meeting which is shaping up to be quite interesting. For our featured agenda item, we will have a family friendly slide presentation by Plant-for-the-Planet youth Climate Ambassadors and Michael Foster, founder Plant-for-the-Planet U.S.A. They will explore climate change challenges, opportunities and the actions

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

families can take during this significant time in history.

“Our generation is the first to feel the effects of climate change, and the last who can do something about it.” President Obama

Now that we have our annual elections behind us and the new bylaws approved, the MCC Sidewalks Committee has been busy applying for Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) and Neighborhood Street Fund grants (NSF). We will report of our successes and ongoing efforts at this next meeting.
Our re-certification package that we submitted to NDC was accepted, no problems. Meadowbrook and Wedgwood CCs have joined forces to pursue a greenways project on 32nd Ave Ne and I’m still exploring ways to do some community service work in the LaVilla Natural with Meadowbrook CC members. Standing reports on the garden, crime and the website will also be presented and ideas on topics for future meetings in 2016 will, as always, be welcome. Agendas will be available at the meeting. Mark your calendars– Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Dan Keefe, President

2016 Presidential Primary Important Dates

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This information is from Washington Secretary of State Elections Division
2016 Presidential Primary
*Post courtesy of Susan George, Broadview Resident and Community Leader*

Key Dates for the Presidential Primary and Party Caucuses

February 20 – Washington State Republican Party Caucuses (for more info: www.wsrp.org)
March 26 – Washington State Democratic Party Caucuses (for more info: www.wa-democrats.org)
April 9 – Military and overseas ballots mailed for the Presidential Primary
April 25 – Deadline to register by mail or online, or update your registration
May 6 – Presidential Primary 18-day voting period begins / regular ballots mailed
May 16 – Deadline for new Washington state voter registration (in person only)
May 24 – Presidential Primary
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UPDATE 4/20/2016: Sand Point Way Construction

This is an update on the emergency replacement of a retaining wall in the 8500 block of Sand Point Way NE. Please feel free to share with others.

ALL FINISHED FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Traffic on Sand Point Way NE has just been reopened to traffic in both the north and south bound directions and will remain open through the weekend.

The detour for north bound traffic will be re-established on Monday morning at 6:30AM. The northbound detour will be in effect Monday through Saturday during the month of April between 6:30AM and 3:30PM, and will begin just north of the NOAA Drive.

South bound traffic will NOT be detoured off Sand Point Way, but drivers should remain cautious and attentive to flaggers present. Slow moving heavy equipment will occasionally be on site, although most work activity will be out of sight on the eastern vertical face of the new wall. Additional pictures of the work will be posted to the project website sometime Monday. Continue reading

Meadowbrook Community Mtg — March 8, 2016 7PM

Our March 8th meeting is shaping up to be not only very important, but also interesting.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

Two matters of important business include our annual elections for the executive board positions and, for the first time in many years, the existing bylaws have been revised and sent out for membership review. At our March 8th meeting we hope to vote to approve the changes and begin operating on a more reasonable and up to date set of bylaws. Continue reading

Mayor Murray Announces His “Shared Vision for Lake City”

A Vision For Lake City (Seattle.gov)

A Vision For Lake City (Seattle.gov)


On Wednesday, February 10th, Mayor Ed Murray, Diane Sugimura, Interim Director of the new Office of Community Planning and Development (OCPD), CM Debora Juarez and a number of City Department heads met at the 33rd Ave NE Park site to discuss planned improvements to the Lake City area. The mayor announced that Lake City is the first neighborhood to have all of our planning efforts coordinated in the new OCPD and that 80 units of Workforce Housing will be built at the old FS 39 with the ground floor to be rebuilt as pre-K classroom space. In addition to these low income housing units, sidewalks will finally be added to a number of important pedestrian / safe routes to school corridors as well as improved transportation to the Meadowbrook Community Center.

For details about the projects slated for the Lake City Area, please view the attached PDF (click on the document thumbnail above, to the right).

Also in attendance: Chris Leverson (LCFF Director), Mariela Fletcher (LCFF and small business owner of Manila Manila), Janine Blaeloch (LC Greenways), and Sandy Motzer (LCNA) and a number of other community residents/advocates.



Video of the event courtesy of The Seattle Channel

For more information, please visit the project page on Seattle.gov.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Sandpoint Way Closure

Click to enlarge (SDOT)

Click to enlarge (SDOT)

Emergency retaining wall repair on Sand Point Way NE

UPDATE: FEB 02: this project has been delayed until Monday, February 8th

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will begin emergency replacement of a retaining wall in the 8500 block of Sand Point Way NE starting Monday, February 8th.

The failing retaining wall requires replacement as soon as possible to prevent further risk to the roadway and to protect a nearby water main.

Sand Point Way NE will be closed to through traffic between NE 70th Street and NE 95th Street while repair work is underway. Local access will be maintained and the Burke Gilman Trail will not be affected.

Construction Schedule

The full closure is expected to last 3-4 weeks, and will likely be followed by another 3-4 weeks of closure for northbound traffic.

What to Expect During Construction

During the initial weeks of this emergency repair work, you should expect:

  • No traffic through the construction zone in the 8500 block of Sand Point Way NE; detour will be in place using NE 70th Street, 35th Avenue NE and NE 95th Street
  • No access for bicycles and pedestrians through the construction zone; travel along the Burke-Gilman Trail will not be affected
  • Large equipment with heavy loads operating in the roadway 5 to 7 days a week, typically for 9-12 hours per day
  • Temporary relocation of utilities, potential short term service disruptions
  • Significant excavation work, boring for new support piles and retaining wall construction
  • For King County Metro service stop relocations and service advisories please refer to http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/

Detour Route

Alternate Routes. Click to enlarge. (SDOT)

Alternate Routes. Click to enlarge. (SDOT)

Meadowbrook Meeting Announcement January 12, 2016 @ 7-8:30PM

Happy New Year to you all and I trust and hope you all had a good holiday season.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

For our first meeting in 2016, interestingly as in January 2015, our featured presenter will be Brian Dougherty of SDOT who will present the 100% completion drawings (up from 60% in 2015…slow going!) for sidewalk segment between 39th and 40th aves on N 110th street and will share where he is at on the other NE 110th segments. His projected construction schedule will also be discussed which I believe will start mid-year.

The meeting will be at the Meadowbrook Community Center on Tuesday, January 12th, and will start at 7pm. Continue reading