If you haven't seen it yet, please enjoy this virtual performance from Licton Spring's Robert Eagle Staff Middle School. Although we may be physically apart, we can still make music together. The love and joy of learning a subject does not necessarily have to only occur in a classroom.
To learn more about the group's performance, check out the article from KIRO.
In our previous post, we mentioned some community resources to help support you during this unpresedented time including the COVID-19 Resources from the Office of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and local community group, For North Seattle.
We would also like to highlight some ways to give back to support the most vulnerable in our community.
Licton Springs Community Council would like to invite you to join them in donating to the Washington Food Fund and Epic Life Church's Support for Covid-Response to our Community.
WA Food Fund is a relief fund which comprises of three Washington-based organizations working on the frontlines of food insecurity — Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest and Second Harvest — who will use these funds to distribute food to hundreds of food banks across the state from our cities to our most rural communities.
Please note: due to Stay Home order, food banks are asking for donations to be made by credit card or check instead of in-person food drop offs. If you make a donation, please reach out to [email protected] to claim your virtual bouquet of flowers to say thank you.
Additionally, Aurora Commons has set up the COVID-19 Unshelted Community Fund to help our unhoused community shelter in place by providing enough supplies to keep them warm, sheltered, and fed during this crisis.
Finally, Together Washington: Help Support Family Emergency Kits is working with World Vision USA, For North Seattle, and Seattle Parks and Recreation to bring Family Emergency Kits with key essential items to some of the most vulnerable families in North Seattle. You can donate here and specify North Seattle as the location when you donate.
Do you know of another resource that our community should know about? Email us at [email protected]
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.
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
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.
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.
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].