Queen Anne Greenways Community Group Meets Tuesday, Open to All

Back in November, the initial meet-n-greet Queen Anne Greenways meetings were held to capture initial thoughts about pedestrian safety on Queen Anne. Now, it’s time to organize the group, and there’s a meeting at the Queen Anne Library on Tuesday to get things started – and everyone is welcome to attend and share your thoughts.

On tap is a discussion on how to set up the group and reach out to the Queen Anne community. If you’re interested in safer streets, whether through additional lighting, more (or re-painted) crosswalks, or new stop signs at critical intersections, then plan on joining the discussion on Tuesday.

Key Details:

  • What: Meeting to Organize Queen Anne Greenways
  • Where: Queen Anne Library meeting room
  • When: Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30-7:30pm

Agenda for Uptown Alliance meeting tonight

The Uptown Alliance’s monthly meeting is taking place from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, July 14 in the Lower Queen Anne Metropolitan Market restaurant space on the far west side of the market. Take a look at the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting:

  • Greetings and introductions
  • Adopt Minutes of Last Month’s Meeting
  • Round Robin: Current Uptown issues
  • Lower Kinnear Park planning and bike/pedestrian connection from Roy Street-end to Elliott Ave. – Debi Frausto, Friends of Lower Kinnear Park
  • Seattle Transportation Master Plan (Jennifer Wieland, SDOT)
  • Seattle Parks (Department of Parks and Recreation) Strategic Plan – Don Harper, Parks and Open Space Levy Oversight Committee
  • Affordable Housing: Funding issues; How affordable housing can fit into Uptown – Rick Hooper
  • Committee Reports
  1. Parks
  2. Planning & Transportation
  3. Events
  • New Business: bring your own topics and comments.

The next Uptown Alliance meeting will take place on Thursday, September 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lower Queen Anne Metropolitan Market. There will be no meeting in August. The Alliance’s Planning and Transportation Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, August 3 at 6 p.m. at Metropolitan Market. Metro transit staff will be in attendance to present the draft details on the bike share program, which will include the Uptown area. For more information on this program, contact Rick Hooper at Nsilberg@silberg.net or John Coney (283-2049) at djohnconey@aol.com.

Queen Anne Community Council meeting tonight

The Queen Anne Community Council is holding its monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 4 at Queen Anne Manor at 100 Crockett Street. And for the first time in months the West Mercer Place debate is not a headlining topic for the meeting – just last week the QACC voted to endorse one of five alternative plans SDOT presented to the community for the project. Here’s a look at what items are on the agenda this month:

  • 7:30 p.m. – Adoption of Agenda; Approval of Minutes; Treasurer’s Report
  • 7:35 p.m. – Open Forum – Comments
  • 7:45 p.m. – Queen Anne Tree Tours- Judy Leshner
  • 8:00 p.m. – Green Seattle Partnership – Michael Yadrick, Parks
  • 8:20 p.m. – Committee Reports
  1. Transportation – Glenn Avery
  2. LURC/Planning – Craig Hanway
  3. Parks – Don Harper
  4. Communication – Michael Lapin
  5. District Council – Mike Warren
  6. NAC – Kirk Robbins, Jim Smith, Glenn Avery, Don Harper
  7. Social Issues – Kirk Robbins
  8. Police & Crime – Allen Panich
  • 9:25 p.m. – New Business
  • 9:30 p.m. – Adjournment

Upcoming community meetings:

  • District Council: Monday, May 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Parks Committee: Tuesday, May 10 – Queen Anne Manor 7:30 p.m.
  • LURC/Planning: Monday, May 16 – Queen Anne Manor 7:00 p.m.
  • NAC: Wednesday, May 18 – Port Headquarters, 4:30 p.m.
  • Transportation: Wednesday, May 25 – Queen Anne Manor, 7:30 p.m.
  • QACC: June 1 – Queen Anne Manor 7:15 p.m.

The QACC would like to remind meeting attendees to please sign in at the front desk when they arrive at Queen Anne Manor. The meeting will be held in the social room this month. To get there take the elevator at the end of the hall down to the basement. The social room will be at the end of the hallway on the left-hand side. Attendees are also reminded to please leave the building as soon as possible after the meeting in order to not disturb QA Manor residents.

Reminder: QA/SLU Public Safety Forum tonight

Don’t forget, the Queen Anne and South Lake Union area Public Safety Forum is tonight, Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Rainier Room at Seattle Center.

The discussion will cover topics on public safety, Block Watch programs,  graffiti reporting and more, with speakers and representatives from the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Public Utilities, City Council, and a number of community organization.

The forum is a joint effort by the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce, Uptown Alliance and Queen Anne Community Council.

More information on the forum tonight here.

Sustainable Queen Anne is teaching neighbors how to make their yards wildlife friendly

Interested in learning how to make your backyard attractive for birds, butterflies and other small critters? Attend the next Sustainable Queen Anne meeting on Monday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at 2501 Westview Drive W (on the corner of Wheeler) and hear how you can craft your yard into a wildlife haven.

Guest speaker Courtney Sullivan from the National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat program will talk about tips for making your garden wildlife friendly. A Q&A will follow.

Courtney Sullivan from the National Wildlife Federation who will talk about how you can make your yard into backyard habitat. We gardeners, even beginners, can help be part of the solution to restoring the health of the Puget Sound region. The four basic components are food, water, cover and places to raise young. Small changes in your yard can create these features.

After the speaker and Q&A portions conclude, SQA will continue planning future activities for the year, including the tool sharing library and bag share. Dinner will be provided.

With the motto “neighbors in stewardship and collaboration,” Sustainable Queen Anne works to “enhance the natural resources and social well-being of our community, our city and our region.” SQA holds monthly meetings on the 4th Mondays, at 6:30 pm. All are invited to attend. They strive to bring a guest speaker to each meeting and run community conscious projects. To read up on past projects or meeting minutes, see their website.