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Artists, merchants and neighbors meeting to improve the Hill

February 24th, 2010 at 4:52 am | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Several meetings are coming up in the next week for groups of neighbors with big plans for Beacon Hill. Robert Hinrix writes:

Calling all Beacon Hill Artists!

We’re investigating starting an Arts Council for our neighborhood. While there are some artists groups up here on the hill, there is none willing to tackle the issues of how to schedule and promote the Lander Festival Street. We also want to promote other arts-related events up here on Beacon Hill—how about a craft market, or an outdoor cinema? And we want to create a forum for artists and musicians to share information: about grants, shows, projects, and ideas. Our first meeting will be next Monday, March 1, 6:30 at the Beacon Hill Library (2821 Beacon Avenue South). If more discussion is needed after the library closes, we’ll have to retire to our friendly neighborhood pub!

Let me know if you’d like to be included in future events but can’t make the meeting.

Robert also mentioned in a comment on this blog yesterday:

One thing we’re trying to do up here is start a Beacon Merchants Association. This would replace the Chamber of Commerce which is essentially defunct. Better communication among existing businesses could help them and the greater community. We’re just in the process of forming, having had one preliminary meeting. Our next meeting will be this Friday at noon at Baja Bistro (2414 Beacon Avenue South). Our intent is to capture home businesses as well, so if you’re a business owner drop by to get more info and contribute your ideas. Anyone wanting to be added to the list can contact me directly.

You can reach Robert at roberthinrix@gmail.com.

The North Beacon Hill Council’s March meeting will include a presentation from Findlay Church regarding the development at 14th and Bayview. Another presentation will be given by the Department of Planning and Development regarding proposed new development guidelines for the City of Seattle.

The NBHC meeting is on Thursday, March 4, 7:00 pm at the Beacon Hill Library. It is open to all who wish to attend. Here’s the agenda:

  • 7:00 pm: Welcomes and introductions
  • 7:05 pm: Presentation by Findlay Street Church on proposed construction of church and market rate housing on 14th Avenue South
  • 7:20 pm: Questions and answers
  • 7:35 pm: Presentation by the Department of Planning and Development on proposed city development guidelines
  • 7:40 pm: Questions and answers
  • 8:05 pm: Update on Public Safety: South Precinct Seattle Police Department
  • 8:15 pm: Community concerns, announcements
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