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February Community Happenings

LoveLicton Sponsored Events:

Open Source Hackathon!

Open Source Hackathon meetups provide an opportunity to work with others on Open Source Projects. All contributions, from code to graphic design and documentation are welcome. If you’ve always wanted to get involved in Open Source or work on projects with other developers in the community this is a great way to start! Free and open to all skill levels and experience. Food, coffee, and expert advice provided free.

Social Events:

  • Saturday, February 9th @ 12-4PM, Greater Seattle Linux User Group, North Seattle College, Education Building, Room 1840A
    GSLUG is a community of people in the Seattle area who share an interest in Linux and open source software. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve never used Linux before or you’re a seasoned kernel developer. Come join us the 2nd Saturday of each month to learn and share!

Community Engagement Events:

  • Tuesday, February 5th, @ 6PM-7PM, February Mineral Springs Park Community Meeting, Meridian Center for Health
    Discuss Mineral Springs Park events, work parties, and community engagement.
  • Wednesday, February 6th, @ 7PM-8:30PM, SPD North Precinct Advisory Council, Cascadia Elementary School’s library, 1700 N 90th St.
    Questions and informal networking with law enforcement and community members follows the agenda for about 15 minutes. NPAC meetings are open to the public and people concerned about public safety are encouraged to attend.
  • Saturday, February 9th @ 10AM, Friends of Licton Springs Park Clean Up,
    Licton Springs Park Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.
  • Saturday, February 9th @ 11AM, 8547 Midvale Ave N, On Site Design Review
    Northwest Builders Finance and JW Architects are collaborating to design the redevelopment of 8547 Midvale Ave N. To give feedback attend this drop-in session or take the 8547 online survey before February 15.
  • Saturday, February 9th @ 11AM, 8551 Midvale Ave N, On Site Design Review
    Northwest Builders Finance and JW Architects are collaborating to design the redevelopment of 8551 Midvale Ave N. To give feedback attend this drop-in session or take the 8551 online survey before February 15.
  • Thursday, February 14th @ 7PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church 10510 Stone Ave N
    ALUV stands for Aurora Licton Urban Village and seeks to build a pedestrian-safe, visually vibrant, economically sound, livable, and welcoming urban village using sustainable-growth principles.
  • Wednesday, February 20th @ 6:30PM, Licton Springs Community Council Monthly Meeting, Meridian Center for Health
    Licton Springs Community Council Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm at Meridian Center for Health (10521 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133).

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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Community Input Wanted: Neighborhood Street Fund & Your Voice, Your Choice

Help Prioritize Neighborhood Street Fund Projects

Community members have submitted over 300 projects for the Neighborhood Street Fund and now it is time for community prioritization of the initiatives. Every vote has a huge impact at this stage of the process.

Please consider supporting some of the proposed Licton Springs projects:

You can find a map of all the submitted projects here.

Upcoming Community Meetings:

  • District 6 - Crown Hill Center, Tuesday, January 29, 7pm to 8:30pm
  • District 5 - Broadview Branch Seattle Public Library, Thursday, January 31, 6pm to 7:30pm
  • District 5 - Lake City Community Center, Tuesday, February 5th, 6:30pm to 8pm
  • District 6 - Phinney Center Community Hall, Wednesday, February 13th, 6pm to 7:30pm

To provide feedback, rank projects proposed in your district online here, or at a Community Prioritization Meeting in your district. The meetings will begin with a presentation of all the projects proposed in the hosting district. Then, you will receive a score card, where you can rank your top projects and submit to SDOT staff. Top-ranked projects will proceed to the voting phase in spring 2019.

Submit Ideas for Your Voice, Your Choice 2019:

After voting on Neighborhood Street Fund Projects: help decide how to spend $2,000,000 of the City's budget on small-scale physical improvement projects to Seattle's parks & streets through Your Voice, Your Choice!

Each project must: Benefit the public Cost $90,000 or less * Be a physical project that is located within Seattle's parks or streets

Ideas may be submitted online or in-person at any Seattle Public Library branch or various public outreach events. Submit your ideas by February 22nd!

Please contact Amy Nguyen at [email protected] or 206.222.2044 with any questions.

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What's next for Nesbit?

Nesbit Ave N. between N 85TH and N 90TH street has seen more than its fair share of change and disruption over the last few years. A tiny house village opened on the street 2 years ago, while reports indicated that crime was concentrating in the area. Then, after months of escalating tensions, a homeless man was shot and killed on Nesbit. While all of this was occurring, a large seemingly abandoned lot, and 2 large construction projects left few eyes on the street.

Tiny Houses Abandoned construction

This led Seattle Neighborhood Group to create a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) report on the 8800th block of Nesbit at the end of 2017, and then survey neighbors about the area last year.

Since then, the tiny house village has announced its permanent closure, to be replaced with a 112 unit affordable housing project built by LIHI:

Tiny House Replacement

On the street, branches have been trimmed, new lights installed to improve visibility, and sharps containers planned. And of course, construction projects are getting closer to completion:

new_lights 88th construction

Seattle Neighborhood Group wants to keep this momentum going, and is hosting a community meeting to discuss the survey and improvements this Thursday:

Nesbit Meeting

The meeting will be held at the nearby Cascadia Elementary School, January 17th, 6-7:30 PM. Hopefully, as neighbors, we can impact the future of Nesbit together.

~Timothy

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New Life Being Breathed into Oak Tree Market

Following the remodel that occurred at the next door Oak Tree Cinema a few years back, HT Market is now also being remodeled. Once the remodel is complete, around 1/4 of the market will be dedicated to Real Plaza Latina, which will provide Latin groceries, baked goods, and a deli.

Changes Coming

A Mediterranean section is also being added to HT, helping transform it into a truly international market.

Mediterranean Section

Finally, Fun DJ appears to have closed, and is set to be replaced by a new dumpling restaurant:

Fun DJ Dumplings

All of this, while Pilgrim Coffeehouse continues expanding its presence in the plaza, now open 5 days a week:

Fun DJ

With one of Seattle's most comfortable theaters, a truly international market, phenomenal inexpensive teriyaki, and a local coffee roaster: Oak Tree is becoming not only a great community resource but a place worth the stop.

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