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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.


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].


Licton Springs Neighborhood 2019-2020 Survey Results

LoveLicton is excited to share the 2019-2020 Licton Springs Community Council survey results. The survey began November 13, 2019 and ran through January 6, 2020. LSCC received 69 responses. The majority of respondents are long term residents, living in Licton Springs for more than 5 years. Only 29% of respondents had ever attended a LSCC meeting. Please join us for the next LSCC meeting on February 26th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Cascadia School Library.

Top themes included concerns over safety & crime, cleanliness/litter control, RVs in our neighborhood, state of the sidewalks (especially north of 100th), interest in business development/ additional commerce, and need for a community center.

LSCC Survey Results:Issues

As a result of the survey, the Licton Springs Community Council will be discussing the issues identified and sharing the results with our City representatives. Based on inital discussions with city representatives, they encouraged the continued use of the Find It-Fix It app for illegal dumping and other related issues. The community council will also reach out to individuals who have expressed interest in volunteering.

Thank you to Salt Blade for sponsoring a prize for the survey. LSCC has contacted the winner.

Want to give back? Licton Springs Community Council is a 501c(3) organization which participates in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program as well as Amazon Smile.


Funding Secured for ALUV Community Center Feasibility Study!

Earlier this year, we wrote about the need for an Aurora-Licton community center. We are happy to report that $150,000 was granted for an Aurora/Licton Springs Community Center feasibility study as part of the Seattle 2020 City Budget.

You can join ALUV in celebrating this win (along with many others) on Thursday, December 12th from 7PM to 8:30PM at Lantern Brewing. Find the Facebook event here.


More Art in Licton Springs

You may already be familar with the Light Bulb Bench and Big Tesla located around the Seattle City Light North Service Center building but earlier this month, two new art works were dedicated by Seattle City Light and the City of Seattle Arts & Culture.

The two pieces “Undulating Currents” and “Licton Flow”, located on N 97th St, were created by renowned artist W. Scott Trimble and commissioned with the City Light 1% for Art funds administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Seattle City Light 2019: W. Scott Trimble

Seattle City Light Art

Be sure to take a stroll through the Seattle City Light North Service Center building to see additional artwork inside.

Have you seen any other public art in Licton Springs? Let us know in the comments.