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You're invited to the "Aurora Bright Dawn" Art Dedication!

Come join ALUV and artist Vicki Scuri for the dedication of “Aurora Bright Dawn” on Saturday, April 27th!

Aurora Bright Dawn was commissioned by the City of Seattle’s Arts & Culture as part of the Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. The NSF program funds projects requested by the community and is helping achieve ALUV’s goal of building community together- A safe, pedestrian-friendly, inclusive urban village that works for everyone.

Where: Oaktree Plaza Pedestrian Crossing Aurora Ave N at N 102nd St.
When: April 27th 12:00 pm-1:00pm
Who: Open to everyone.
What you can do: Although completely voluntary and not necessary to attend, Vicki Scuri is asking neighbors who would like to participate to donate solar LED globes that change colors. This donation will help by not only bringing a splash of color and light but also a sense of building community together.

Aurora Bridge Art


Feedback requested along Aurora

As we reported back in May, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) added Licton Springs along Aurora Ave. to its pilot list of twice-weekly cleanup locations. Now SPU is asking residents and businesses in the area for their thoughts on the effectiveness of the Litter Abatement Pilot Program and the additional 2x/week litter cleanup it has provided. The survey seeks community thoughts on how they feel about cleanliness in their neighborhoods to determine next steps on the Litter Pilot Program.

Take the survey here.

Additionally, if you live, work, or travel through Nesbit Ave. N. between N 88th to N 90th streets:

Nesbit Survey Area

then Seattle Neighborhood Group would like to know about any safety concerns you have, via this survey.


Appeal hearing set for property of old Gold's Gym

A member of the community has come forth to formally appeal the development of the old Gold's Gym location, which helped compliment other nearby business such as Emerald City Smoothie, into a storage facility. The area in question has a moratorium on non-pedestrian oriented businesses, but the permit for the storage facility was placed right before it was put into effect. Beyond Aurora, the property is surrounded by homes and townhouses, and there is a strong desire by many within the area to increase housing and retail along Aurora, by lining it with apartment complexes that contain retail on the bottom. The thought being, that this would increase the safety of Aurora while helping to soften our current housing crises.

Gold's Gym Location Public Storage Notice of Land Use Houses behind gym

The appeal comes as "Greenlake" Self-storage continues its construction just a few blocks south.

Greenlake Self-Storage

The hearing for the appeal is set for 9 AM on Monday, Aug. 13, at the City of Seattle Hearing Examiner’s Office, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., 40th Floor.

Hearings are open to the public, but generally only those who are parties to the appeal and persons called by the parties as witnesses will have the opportunity to testify. A person who has not appealed, but who has a substantial interest in the outcome of the appeal, may request to be allowed to participate in an appeal as an “intervenor”. An intervenor, like the parties, would have the option of appealing the Hearing Examiner’s decision in this matter. Intervenor status should be requested as soon as possible prior to hearing and in accordance with the Hearing Examiner Rules. For information regarding appeals and intervenor status, contact or visit the Hearing Examiner. The Hearing Examiner’s office provides barrier-free access.

The reason for the appeal reflects the concerns shared by many:

My interest is to maintain some sense of residential and environmental neighborhood atmosphere. This project unfortunately has been grandfathered into the rezoning of past. The current rezoning would not support this project.

You can see the full reasoning behind the appeal as well as all supporting documents on Seattle's Hearing Examiner site.