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April Community Resources & Connections

Every month, we share the upcoming community events in Licton Springs. Given the current environment, most meetings have been postponed or moved virtually. You can check out the meetings still happening below. This month, we'd like to share a few resources out.

Community Engagement Events:

  • Tuesday, April 7th - Mineral Springs Park Community Meeting, 6:30PM-8PM, Phone Conference Call, Dial (425) 436-6353, when asked enter 824120#

  • Wednesday, April 15th @ 6:30PM-8:30PM, Licton Springs Community Council Meeting, Zoom https://zoom.us/j/521529297
    Note: Later date due to meeting space availability

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected]

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March into Spring with Licton Springs Events

Community Engagement Events:

  • Wednesday, March 4th @ 6-8PM, Open House Discussion on Proposed Location for Fire Station 31, North Seattle College (College Center Building, Room 1161, 9600 College Way N. in Seattle
    Together, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) and the City’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) have identified a preferred permanent site for the new Fire Station 31 at 11302 Meridian Ave. N. The existing Fire Station 31 building at 1319 N. Northgate Way no longer meets SFD’s operational needs and your input is needed regarding the placement of the permanent fire station as well as an interim site at 11503 Interlake Ave. N. Attend an open house to learn about the proposed permanent and interim locations and share input. A brief formal presentation will occur at 6:45 p.m. Free parking is available on the north and south lots and bus and transit options are available. To request childcare, interpretation or ADA accommodation services, please contact [email protected] If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to share your thoughts, comments from the public are welcome via email at [email protected] through March 18. If you need this information translated or in alternative formats, visit www.seattle.gov/fas/fire-station-31.

  • Thursday, March 12th @ 7PM-830PM, Cancelled: ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church

  • Saturday, March 14th @ 10AM-2PM, Licton Springs Park Work Party, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.

  • Wednesday, March 25th @ 6:30PM-8:30PM, Licton Springs Community Council Meeting, Cascadia Elementary School
    Note: Later date due to meeting space availability

To stay up to date on other activities coming up, check out LoveLicton's calendar.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected]

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Your Voice, Your Choice 2020: Share your ideas for park and street improvements

Your Voice, Your Choice Ideas Due March 18th

Now’s your chance to share ideas for small-scale park and street improvements in your neighborhood during Your Voice, Your Choice 2020. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is asking community members to democratically decide how to spend $2 million of the City’s budget on these improvements.

From February 18 to March 18, community members age 11 and up (13 and up to participate online) who live, work, go to school, receive services, or participate in activities in Seattle can submit their idea online or in-person at any Seattle Public Library branch. Projects could include park benches, trail improvements, marked crosswalks, and sidewalk repair, to name a few. The only criteria are the project ideas focus on physical improvements to Seattle’s parks or streets, benefit the public, and cost $150,000 or less.

Once ideas are submitted, volunteers are recruited to turn the ideas into 8 – 10 proposals per council district. Then this summer, everyone will have the opportunity to vote for the top projects within their district. Of the $2 million budget, approximately $185,00 is allocated to each council district. The remaining funds are allocated to projects in underrepresented communities or Equity and Environment Initiative (EEI) Focus Areas.

Share your ideas today! You can learn more about the YVYC process and how to get involved here. For questions, email [email protected] or call 206-256-5944.

Greenwood-Phinney Greenways will be hosting a community idea gathering event for YVYC @ their regular meeting on Tuesday March 10, 2020 at 7:30PM. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Meeting ID: 695 749 283 https://zoom.us/j/695749283?pwd=c3IrdWZFbWpydTR3ZWVZN3lxY1JvQT09

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Feb 2020 Events in Licton Springs

Community Engagement Events:

  • Wednesday, February 5th @ 2-3PM, Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Groundbreaking, Northgate Station Garage
    The Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge is approaching a major milestone, please join in the celebration! CM Juarez is hosting a groundbreaking event to commemorate construction and to recognize all those who have made this project possible. At the event, you’ll hear from Seattle Department of Transportation Director Sam Zimbabwe, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff, representatives from Washington State Department of Transportation, and key community groups.

  • Wednesday, February 5th @ 7PM-830PM, North Precinct Advisory Council, Northhaven Senior Housing
    This meeting is devoted to promoting partnerships and information sharing between citizens and law enforcement and justice agencies to effectively address public safety issues.

  • Saturday, February 8th @ 10AM-2PM, Licton Springs Park Work Party, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.

  • Thursday, February 13th @ 7PM-830PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church
    Guest speaker this month is Mark Mendez Lake City’s mural mastermind. A continued goal for ALUV is community building and vibrancy through art and Mark has a wealth of knowledge that he will share.

  • Wednesday, February 26th @ 6:30PM-8:30PM, Licton Springs Community Council Meeting, Cascadia Elementary School

To stay up to date on other activities coming up, check out LoveLicton's calendar.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or by emailing us at [email protected]

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Pedestrian Bridge Breaking Ground Today!

Several Licton Springs Community Council board members stopped by the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Project Information Session held at North Seattle College on January 7th to learn more about construction efforts.

We are excited to share that the construction is approved to begin today, January 27, 2020. The bridge will connect NE 100th Ave and 1st Ave NE & NE 100th, near the future light rail station in Northgate.

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Quick facts about the new bridge:

• When complete, the bridge will be 1,900 feet long.
• West approach designed to maintain sightlines and preserve natural habitat
• East approach designed to preserve parking
• Only a 10-minute walk from one side to the other
• 1,500 anticipated users per day
• 16 feet wide
• Estimated construction completion in Fall 2021
• Typical construction hours are weekdays, 7am – 5pm
• Occasional weekends and night work will occur
• 2 freeway closures, on weekends and at night only, with detours
• Temporary full closure of the North Seattle Park & Ride on 1st Ave NE
• Trail closures on the North Seattle College campus

The first phase of construction over the next several months will focus on clearing vegetation, preparing watercourse work, drilling bridge shafts, and constructing girders for the bridge spans which happens offsite. As neighbors to the project, we can expect to see large machinery, dust, noise, debris, and traffic impacts from lane closures and shifts.

Summary

To learn more visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/NorthgatePedBridge

Additionally, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony held on Feburary 5th from 2PM to 3PM at Northgate Station Garage (at the intersection of 1st Ave NE and NE 103rd St)​. At the event, you’ll hear from District 5 Councilmember Debora Juarez, Seattle Department of Transportation Director Sam Zimbabwe, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff, and representatives from Washington State Department of Transportation and key community groups. To RSVP, please email [email protected]

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