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Panel to discuss Cheasty Greenspace mountain bike project 7/12

July 10th, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 2 Comments | Posted by Mira Latoszek

The Seattle Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a panel discussion this Saturday, July 12 at 9 a.m. on the proposed mountain bike pilot project in Cheasty Greenspace.  The panel will include Mark Mead from Seattle Parks and Recreation, proposal proponent Jay Gairson and opponent Patricia Naumann, natural areas expert Ruth Williams, and former Parks Board member John Barber.

The SNC meets on the second Saturday of each month at The Central, located at 500 30th Ave. S. in the Leschi neighborhood in the Central District. The Central is one block south of South Jackson Street and the #14 Metro bus.

This is a breakfast meeting (complete rotating buffet and beverages, $12 or $5 for beverage service), with the first 30 minutes focused on networking and engagement with fellow activists.  This is followed by a speaker’s presentation and up to an hour of lively Q&A.

Read more at the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition website.


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Cheasty Greenspace, PacMed Tower, skateable art sculpture, and Board Elections on NBHC agenda

June 3rd, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 2 Comments | Posted by Mira Latoszek
There will be an open house for the Cheasty Greenspace tonight (Tuesday, June 3), at the Beacon Hill library from 6:10 to 6:50.  There will be photographs of the Cheasty forest featuring native plant and tree species, birds, maps from the Seattle Parks Department “Cheasty Greenspace Vegetation Management Plan,” information on Cheasty wildlife and history, and lively discussion about the future of South Seattle’s own Cheasty Greenspace Forest.  Mark Mead from the Seattle Parks Department will be on hand to give an update and answer questions during the regular North Beacon Hill Council meeting starting at 7 p.m.
Also on display will be images of the skateable sculpture by artist C.J Rench that will be installed at the north end of Jefferson Park later this month.  More info on the project can be found on the project page at the DPR website.

Full NBHC Agenda:
  • 7:00-7:05   Introductions, Greater Duwamish District Council and Department of Neighborhood updates
  • 7:05-7:20   Happening on the Hill—community calendar and construction updates: there’s a lot going on this summer! SPL librarians will be on hand to share news about the July 12 Anniversary Celebration of our branch! TEN YEARS!
  •  7:20-7:35   NBHC board nominees: brief presentations from those interested in running for a two year position on the NBHC board; bylaws available for review if desired
  •  7:35-7:55   Pacific Tower and Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority
  •  7:55-8:20  Cheasty Greenspace update: Seattle Parks Department Urban Forester Mark Mead 
  • 8:20-8:25   Board elections (if you’ve attended one meeting in the past calendar year, you’re a voting member)
  •  8:25-8:30  Old/New business
  •  8:30-8:55  NBHC Board meets in Beacon Hill Resource Center (open to the public)

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Beacon Hill business owners, employees invited to networking luncheon

November 15th, 2013 at 6:03 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Beacon Hill Merchants will hold their monthly luncheon on Tuesday, November 19 at Inay’s Restaurant (2503 Beacon Ave. S.) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All business owners and employees, including home-based businesses, are welcome to attend and share news and Beacon Hill events, trade business cards and flyers, and enjoy lunch.

Here’s the agenda:

  • 11:30am – 12:00pm Purchase your lunch, mingle and socialize; the cost of lunch is approximately $10 plus drink, tax, tip
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm Luncheon program

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to 206-255-6500 or sandra@beaconhillmerchants.com.


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Mid-Beacon residents to discuss crime prevention

November 13th, 2013 at 6:20 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Neighbor Deirdre writes to share:

A crime prevention specialist from Seattle City Police will be meeting with residents of mid-Beacon Hill at Maple Elementary, 4925 Corson Ave. S. on Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

We will be learning about:

  1. Recent crimes in the neighborhood
  2. The new marijuana laws – what’s legal, what’s not legal, and who to call if you have concerns.
  3. How to recognize and report suspicious activity
  4. Basic crime prevention techniques, and more.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!


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North Beacon Hill Council meeting at library tonight

November 5th, 2013 at 5:00 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Today is not only Election Day, but as the first Tuesday of the month, it’s also North Beacon Hill Council meeting day. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S. All interested neighbors are invited to attend.

Here’s the planned agenda this month:

  • 6:45-7:00 Snack and shake hands: come early, get to know your neighbors, enjoy a little bite
  • 7:00-7:05 Introductions; NBHC updates plus reports from the Greater Duwamish District Council and Department of Neighborhood
  • 7:05-7:15 Happening on the Hill/Community Calendar: updates from neighborhood groups and calendar of events
  • 7:15-7:45 Seattle Police Department: Introducing Captain Carme Best, commander of the South Precinct. Sgt. Ann Martin also attending.
  • 7:45-8:00 Seattle Public Schools boundary change proposal
  • 8:00-8:15 New business
  • 8:00-8:30 NBHC board meets in Beacon Hill Resource Center (open to the public)

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Open house to showcase pedestrian safety improvements

October 31st, 2013 at 7:56 am | 9 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Map by SDOT.

Map by SDOT.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) wants you to know what’s in the works for the streets and sidewalks on North Beacon Hill. All interested neighbors are invited to a Project Open House at 6 p.m. at Beacon Hill International School, 2025 14th Ave. S.

Planned improvements include a new sidewalk on Beacon Avenue South, changes to the intersection at Beacon Avenue South and 14th Avenue South, curb bulbs at 14th and South College Street, and a new ramp on the Holgate overpass.

Construction of the improvements is scheduled to take place starting next summer.

For more information, see the website.


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El Centro project, school attendance boundaries on this month’s busy NBHC agenda

September 27th, 2013 at 6:19 pm | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Kids walking to school are an important element of walkable, livable neighborhoods. How will proposed new attendance boundaries affect Beacon Hill? Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt.

Some blistering-hot topics are on the agenda for this month’s North Beacon Hill Council meeting, at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 1, at the Beacon Hill Library. Topics this time around include an update on El Centro’s Plaza Roberto Maestas development project, a discussion on changes in school attendance boundaries, an update on airplane noise, and more.

Here’s the agenda:

  • 6:45-7:00 Snack and shake hands: come early, get to know your neighbors, enjoy a little bite
  • 7:00-7:05 Introductions, NBHC updates, reports from the Greater Duwamish District Council and Department of Neighborhoods
  • 7:05-7:10 Happening on the Hill/Community Calendar: updates from neighborhood groups and calendar of events
  • 7:10-7:15 Green Day Seattle: Dee Dunbar
  • 7:15-7:35 Port of Seattle update about airplane noise
  • 7:35-8:05 Growth Boundaries: Seattle School District changes to reference school boundaries. School board Director Betty Patu will be there.
  • 8:05-8:30 Update regarding Plaza Roberto Maestas from Kate Gill de la Garza, Beacon Development Group
  • 8:30-9:00 NBHC Board meets in Beacon Hill Resource Center (open to the public)

The Beacon Hill Library is at 2821 Beacon Avenue South.


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North Beacon Hill Council meetings start up again 9/10

September 5th, 2013 at 3:17 am | 4 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

After a couple of months off for the summer, the North Beacon Hill Council (NBHC) will meet on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. in the Beacon Hill Library meeting room to discuss air quality, new construction, and other issues of interest to Beacon Hill neighbors.

Here’s the agenda for the September meeting:

  • 6:45-7:00 Snack and shake hands: come early, get to know your neighbors, enjoy a little bite
  • 7:00-7:20 Introductions; NBHC updates plus reports from the Greater Duwamish District Council and Department of Neighborhoods
  • 7:20-7:40 Happening on the Hill/Community Calendar: updates from neighborhood groups and calendar of events
  • 7:40-8:00 Air quality concerns and how to deal with them. Craig Kenworthy, Executive Director Puget Sound Clean Air
  • 7:45-8:15 What are they doing on that corner? Update on new developments and how to cope with construction.
  • 8:15-8:30 Wrap up: new/other business
  • 8:30-8:55 NBHC Board meets in Beacon Hill Resource Center (open to the public)

The Library is at 2821 Beacon Avenue South.


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Public invited to discuss Jefferson Park tree removal

August 17th, 2013 at 12:39 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The community is invited to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, August 27 from 7 – 8 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center to discuss new emergency access road construction and removal of 22 white poplar trees on the edge of Jefferson Park.

Construction of an emergency access road for the VA hospital has caused root loss to 22 trees between the hospital and Jefferson Park. The trees were in poor condition previous to the construction and root loss.

The Veterans’ Administration Health Care System will fund the restoration of landscaping and replanting of trees at a 2:1 ratio when the construction project is finished.

Jefferson Community Center is located at 3801 Beacon Ave. S. For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Yadrick at 206-615-1046 or michael.yadrick@seattle.gov.


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PacMed hearing cancelled

August 2nd, 2013 at 9:08 pm | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The public hearing scheduled for next week on the future use of the North Beacon building officially called Pacific Tower (but universally known as PacMed) has been cancelled. The public hearing had been scheduled for Wedneday, August 7. No reason was given for the cancellation and we don’t yet know if it will be rescheduled.


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