City Council Special Meeting: Uptown Rezone & Design Review at SIFF on Monday

The Seattle City Council is hosting a special public meeting tomorrow, Monday, September 11th at SIFF Uptown. The meeting will cover two major topics: the Uptown Rezone and changes to the Design Review process. The meeting is open to all, it begins at 5:30pm at SIFF (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

The Uptown Rezone seeks to increase building heights in Uptown/Lower Queen Anne. Per the agenda, the meeting will includes 90 minutes for a presentation and discussion of the Uptown Rezone.

The second part of the meeting includes 120 minutes for a briefing and public hearing on proposed changes to the Design Review Process.

The latest maps for the Uptown Rezone are below. You can also read the latest on the plan here, and bring your questions and concerns to tomorrow’s public meeting at SIFF:

Looks like Nana’s is closed

We’ve had readers report that Nana’s Restaurant is closed, and Yelp reviewers have reported the same. It’s not too surprising as this listing – for Nana’s – has been all over Twitter:

The link to the listing is now gone, so Nana’s owners may have found a buyer. Or, the listing may be renewed. Right now, no confirmation on what’s next for the spot at 1825 Queen Anne Ave N – recent restaurants that have tried and failed at that spot include Emmer & Rye and Julia’s.

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: SAS Foster Heroes – Getting to know Rita and her foster mom Nix

Rita is a 12-year-old sweet and gentle cat looking for a quiet forever home to fill with her purrs. She is visually impaired but that doesn’t stop her from being an explorer. Rita enjoys mapping new places, meeting new people and is very comfortable around other pets.

Rita loves cuddling and doesn’t hesitate to ask for petting. Nix, Rita’s foster mom, has been a volunteer for over a year and has been fostering Rita since October 2016. She only has words of love and compassion for Rita and her previous SAS foster cats.

“When I go to my family on holidays I always talk about my fosters and what they are doing. They become part of your life, you get to know them really quick for a short period of time and help them find the perfect family. It’s really fun! Although it can be hard saying goodbye, you know that they are going to the arms of someone who is going to love and take care of them.”

Rita would like a calm home that appreciates her Zen nature and comes with warm spots to take catnaps! Currently, she lives in a foster home with another cat and doesn’t mind a feline companion as long as her personal space is respected.

**Important Note** You won’t find this kitty at the shelter. This kitty is waiting patiently in foster care for your call. Please contact the Foster Care Hotline at 206-684-0685 to arrange a meeting.

Rita also qualifies for the Senior Citizen Discount program (learn more by clicking here). You can also be a foster parent! We are always looking for volunteers who can take care of animals in their homes.

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!

Early results from SDOT Sidewalk Survey now available

You may recall the SDOT Sidewalk Survey from earlier this year – we posted on it in April, but the post was lost to the server migration. Anyway, the survey provided residents the opportunity to rate and rank sidewalk issues, like uneven sidewalks, blocked sidewalks, and poor surface conditions. Well, now the survey results are not only available, they’ve also been supplemented by literal feet on the street.

As of August 24, 2017, SDOT had inspected 95% of the city’s sidewalks as just one part of the City of Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP). The goal of the PMP is to make Seattle the most accessible and walkable city in the country, with improved safety and accessibility.

How’d they do it? In May, 14 college interns walked over 2,300 miles of Seattle sidewalks looking for sidewalk cracks, gaps, and obstructions. Here’s what they found:

The intrepid interns will complete their on-site surveys by the end of September. You can read more about the project on SDOT’s website.

Major crash on Aurora Bridge – avoid the area

If you’ve been hearing helicopters for the last 20-30 minutes, it’s due to a major 3-car crash on the Aurora Bridge. SDOT is advising drivers to take alternate routes, here’s the latest traffic map:

KING5 has live video here.

It’s Market Day: Queen Anne Farmers Market Special Events & Vendors for August 31st

It’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is open from 3pm to 7:30pm to fill your market needs.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

3pm-7pm: Community Tent
Come see Washington Trails Association at the Community Tent and learn about sustainable hiking, protecting trails and creating a community that values our natural spaces. Kids can go on a scavenger hunt and win stickers and treats to enjoy on the trail.

4pm-6pm: Kids’ Tent – Roots to Shoots
This Thursday, learn how to make paper towel butterflies and then try your hand at the two-bite challenge!

5pm: Event Tent – Eden Hill Chef & Owner Maximillian Petty
Join Eden Hill Chef and Owner Maximillian Petty as he sets up in our Event Tent for an incredible demo. He’ll be making a cured tomato tartare served with Sea Wolf Bakers bread. The demo starts around 5:00 with samples to follow shortly after.

5pm: Market Music
Join us as we welcome Lava to QAFM for the first time. Lava offers gorgeous harmonies with sincere and affecting lyrics. An acoustic folk foundation with keyboard and synth for a unique alternative sound.

This Week’s Rotating Food Vendors:
Bonnie B’s Peppers
Bumbu Truck
Don Lucho’s
Firefly Kitchens
Han’s Chicken Rice
Kiss My Grits
Mochila
Mystic Kombucha
Napkin Friends
Papa Bois
Wilridge Winery

For a full list of who’s going to be at market this week, check out the interactive map.

Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, August 31st, 3pm-7:30pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Princess

A 13-pound Princess is waiting for you!

This sweet lady is a terrier mix of 4 years old who can be shy at first, but adjusts quickly once acquainted. Princess has settled nicely into her foster home this past June, at first with a nursing puppy who has already been adopted. She is surrounded by other foster and family dogs, both large and small. Her favorite is her brother King Charles! They cuddle and sleep together.

Princess is a lovely dog who enjoys to cuddle and being near people. She would do great with someone who wants a loyal companion! She also can be left alone for several hours during the day and will behave as a royalty member. She is excellent on a leash and loves her daily walks. Whenever she sees someone heading for the front door, where the leashes are hung, she starts jumping for joy but patiently waits for the leash to be fastened.

Princess would really appreciate someone who wants to work with her to lessen her fear of unknown noises, people and canines. Her anxiety has greatly diminished thanks to her foster family, but it still occasionally presents itself. She has been through a lot! Someone who can give her consistency and stability will make a huge difference in her behavior.

Princess (ID 35752931) is enjoying herself at a foster home, so you won’t find her at the Shelter. If you would like to meet her, you must first submit a Dog Adoption Application to SAS. Download it from here and email it to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foster Dog Program at adoptionreview@gmail.com Alternatively, you may pick up and drop off an application at the Shelter.

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!

Buy a glassybaby and help the Queen Anne Helpline

Apparently there was a glassybaby sale yesterday at Macrina Bakery, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Queen Anne Helpline. We didn’t get the news, but if you missed out, don’t despair! You can order glassybabies online through Wednesday, August 23rd and glassybaby will donate 10% of your purchase to Queen Anne Helpline.

To purchase, go to glassybaby and enter the code “qahelpline” when you check out.

It’s Market Day: Queen Anne Farmers Market Special Events & Vendors for August 17th

It’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is open from 3pm to 7:30pm to fill your market needs.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

3pm-7pm: Community Tent
Come see Picture Perfect Queen Anne at the Community Tent to learn about what grows on Queen Anne and have your photo taken with Craig the scarecrow!

4pm-6pm: Kids’ Tent – Roots to Shoots
This week, Bats Northwest will be at the tent (that’s right, BATS) talking about how amazing and helpful bats are to our ecosystem.

5pm: Event Tent – Seattle Public Utilities’ Love Food, Stop Waste Program
40% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten. SPU’s Love Food, Stop Waste program partners with Seattle residents to help them save money and protect the environment by reducing their food waste. They provide tips and resources to help residents waste less food at home, including information on how to plan meals, where to store foods to stay fresh longer, how to freeze food, what date labels really mean, and where to dispose of your food scraps.

5pm: Market Music
Welcome Sunday Speedtrap back to the market this Thursday. Chris Eric, the man behind Sunday Speedtrap, plays a combination of originals and covers and guarantees a good time.

This Week’s Rotating Food Vendors:
BeanFish
Bonnie B’s Peppers
Bumbu Truck
Firefly Kitchens
Juice Harbor
Mochila
Mystic Kombucha
Napkin Friends
Papa Bois
Wilridge Winery

For a full list of who’s going to be at market this week, check out the interactive map.

Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, July 20th, 3pm-7:30pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

Surrell popup restaurant at Bite Box this Friday

Bite Box is hosting a popup restaurant this Friday, August 18th. Locally-owned Surrell will move into the space for an evening to feature a tasting menu and wine pairing. And, it’s not the only instance of Surrell’s popup – they’ll also be at Bite Box (307 W McGraw St) on select dates in the future.

This Friday’s feature menu is all about tomatoes. The all-tomato dinner includes a special wine pairing by Sommelier Zach Geballe. You can purchase tickets to Friday’s dinner online, and stay tuned for future popups at Bite Box!