QACC hosting meeting on Safeway redevelopment this Monday

Tomorrow, Monday, September 18th, the Queen Anne Community Council (QACC) is holding its LURC (Land Use Review Committee) meeting. Nearly the entire meeting will be devoted to the planned redevelopment of the Upper Queen Anne Safeway. The Safeway development project team will be on hand at the meeting. See the preliminary plan below.

The meeting is open to the public. If you have questions or concerns about this project, attend tomorrow’s meeting at the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave W) at 7pm,

Here’s the agenda from the QACC:

7:00PM – 7:15PM
Update current legislation and amendments concerning the Uptown Rezone.

Update the current proposals to revise the Design Review program.

Update the permitting process and upcoming public hearing concerning the Garfield Exchange Building.

7:15PM – 9:00PM
The Safeway block is undergoing a complete redevelopment and the project team will come to LURC to present their very preliminary plans to us Monday night. Their goal is to double the store size and improve the physical store and shopping experience to a much higher level. Their development plans include the entire block except for the collection of small buildings at the corner which they do not own. They do own the parking lot on the northeast corner.

In addition to the new Safeway, they have proposed several floors of housing above and ample parking below grade to service the store and apartment residents alike. As is often the case, we have invited the development team to come before LURC and our community to learn more about our issues and opportunities for them to consider.

Queen Anne Community Council meeting has Key Arena and SPU expansion on the agenda

The Queen Anne Community Council meets tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7th at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). This month’s agenda includes Key Arena and Seattle Pacific University’s plans to expand to the west of 3rd Ave W.

Here’s the full agenda:

7:30 – Adoption of Agenda

7:35 – Open Forum-comments from the attendees

7:45 – Seattle Pacific University-Natalie Quick et al

8:10 – Street/Park Fund voting

8:25 – NAC approval of Bill Wilkerson, new facilitator

8:30 – Key Arena

8:35 – Committee Reports

9:25 – New Business

9:30 – Adjournment

All are welcome to attend QACC meetings.

Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday

QA sign smallThe Queen Anne Community Council meets this Wednesday, November 2nd. The meeting is open to all Queen Anne residents and business owners. In addition to an open forum for comments from attendees and possible discussion of the 7-way stop, the agenda includes the following:

7:35 – Open Forum-comments from the attendees

7:45 – After-market muffler problem

8:10 – Picture Perfect Queen Anne

8:15 –  6th Avenue Street End name

8:25- Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce

8:30 – Committee Reports: LURC/Planning, Parks, Transportation, Public Safety, District Council, Uptown Alliance, Communications, NAC

9:25 – New Business

The Queen Anne Community Council meets the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:30pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).

Thoughts on Bhy Kracke Park? Attend Wednesday’s QACC meeting to learn about renovations

Bhy Kracke Park upperIf you use Bhy Kracke Park and have input on future improvements, mark this week’s Queen Anne Community Council meeting on your calendar. This Wednesday, September 7th, the QACC hosts Seattle Parks and Recreation at its regular monthly meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).

Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning to start the Bhy Kracke Park project next summer, with an estimated completion date of Fall 2017. Planning kicked off last week and runs through Spring 2017, with the QACC meeting as the first public meeting. Residents are invited to attend and ask questions of the Project Manager and also provide feedback.

Bhy Kracke PlaygroundSeattle Park District provides $261,000 for planning, design and construction. Planned improvements include new retaining walls, wider pathways, and plant restoration. Parks is also looking for input on the arbor to the south of the playground. The playground will be closed during the restoration work.

The QACC agenda also includes elections and committee reports – you do not need to be a QACC member to attend to discuss Bhy Kracke Park (or any other QACC meeting).

7:30 – Adoption of Agenda
7:35 – Open Forum-comments from the attendees
7:45 – Bye Kracke Park-Seattle Parks
8:30 – QACC annual election committee
8:35 – Committee Reports
9:25 – New Business

UPDATE: QACC meeting Wednesday includes public comment on Metro routes 3 and 4

Route 4UPDATE: the QACC agenda did not include the date. A QACC member has confirmed the date is Wednesday, July 6th.

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In spite of the long holiday weekend, business as usual continues for many, including the Queen Anne Community Council. The QACC meets Wednesday at 7:30pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). Although the comment period for cuts to King County Metro routes 3 and 4 has concluded, the QACC will be able to take comments tonight and provide them as input.

Here’s tonight’s agenda, the meeting is open to all:

7:30-Adoption of Agenda, Approval of minutes, Treasurer’s Report

7:35 – Open Forum – comments from the attendees

7:45 – Metro Service/Route 3 & 4 changes- Katie Chalmers, Jack Whisner

8:15 -6th Ave W Street End Improvement- Diane Walsh, Shannon Glass

8:45 – Uptown rezoning report- Rick Hopper, Uptown Alliance

8:55 – QACC annual election committee

8:50 – Committee Reports

9:25 – New Business

Learn more about the Block Watch program at Monday’s QACC Public Safety Meeting

QA Crime WatchIf you’ve ever wondered about Seattle Police Department’s Block Watch program, you can find out more get answers to your questions at Monday’s Queen Anne Community Council’s Public Safety meeting. The meeting is open to all, and neighbors who already participate in Block Watch programs are encouraged to attend and share their experiences.

At the meeting, you can ask questions of current Block Watch captains, as well as of SPD representatives. Our local West Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, Terrie Johnston, and SPD’s Officer Larrabee will be on hand to discuss the program and answer questions.

If you’re interested in starting your own Block Watch program, this meeting is a great way to find out the easy steps you’ll need to take to kick one off for your immediate neighbors.

As a reminder, the annual Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday, August 2nd. You can register to close your street for a Block Party, deadline to do so is August 1st.

The QACC Public Safety meeting will be held at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St), from 7pm to 8pm on Monday, June 27th. All are welcome to attend.

Queen Anne Community Council welcomes State Representative Noel Frame on Wednesday

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 8.44.23 PMThe Queen Anne Community Council meets tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).

This month’s agenda features State Representative Noel Frame. The meeting is open to all, if you have questions for Frame, be sure to attend the QACC meeting.

Here’s the full agenda:

7:30 – Adoption of Agenda

7:35 – Open Forum: comments from the attendees

7:45 – State Representative Noel Frame

8:30 – Committee Reports

9:25 – New Business

Learn more about the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) and its impact on Queen Anne on Monday

 

If you have questions or comments about the City of Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), mark this Monday on your calendar. The Queen Anne Community Council is hosting a Land Use Review Committee meeting on Monday, May 16th at 7pm, with the sole focus on HALA.

The meeting is open to the public, gathering city hall planners, SDOT, residents and community leaders from Queen Anne, Fremont, Wallingford, Ballard, and Magnolia. The meeting will be hosted at the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave W.

The Queen Anne Community Council’s statement on HALA is as follows:

HALA is being promoted by city leaders as a lovely way to open the door to affordable housing in single-family neighborhoods.  But really, it’s a tool to cater to developers’ interests to over develop and choke our quality of life.  Taller height buildings with no parking are a problem already.  Zero-lot line backyard micro houses and over-the-garage apartments are more likely to become Air B&B rentals than low income mother-in-law units.  We need to stop this foolishness now and speak loudly that HALA guidelines to change the planning code in Seattle is not welcome.”

If you have concerns or questions about HALA and how it may or may not impact you and the neighborhood, plan on attending Monday’s meeting.

Learn more about the new Expedia campus at the Queen Anne Community Council meeting

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 4.59.41 PMHave you been curious about Expedia’s plans for the old Amgen campus on the waterfront? Or, perhaps you have questions about traffic impacts and mitigation? If so, attend this month’s Queen Anne Community Council meeting to learn more.

The QACC meeting is Wednesday, April 6th at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). It begins at 7:30pm, here’s the full agenda:

7:30 -Adoption of Agenda, Approval of minutes, Treasurer’s Report

7:35 – Open Forum-comments from the attendees

7:45 – Expedia

8:30 – Port vacation letter

8:40 – Committee Reports – Parks, LURC, Transportation, PR, Public Safety, Communications, District Council, NAC

9:25-New Business

Adjournment

Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday; Pier 86 grain silo art on the agenda

The Queen Anne Community Council meets tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2nd, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). The meeting kicks off at 7:30pm and runs to 9:30pm. All Queen Anne residents and business owners are welcome to attend.

The QACC has drafted a letter that addresses proposed art on the Grain Elevator at Pier 86. Per the letter:

“The Queen Anne Community Council has been briefed on and discussed the draft feasibility study concerning adding public art at the grain terminal at Pier 86. Pending a specific art proposal, the Council has not taken a position for or against, but based on our discussions, Council members have strong opinions on the matter.”

Attend the meeting to find out more about the opinions of the QACC. And, read ahead at the Friends of Art on Pier 86 website to learn about the potential for making the grain silos more visually appealing and enriching to the community. Photos of the grain silos is from their site:

From an Airplane

Pier 86 Grain Terminal & Silos Aerial View

Here’s tomorrow’s agenda:

7:30 – Adoption of Agenda, Approval of minutes, Treasurer’s Report

7:35 – Open Forum – comments from attendees

7:45 – LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion)

8:15 – Grain Elevator Art letter

8:30 – Committee Reports (Transportation, LURC/Planning, Public Safety, Parks, District Council, NAC, Communications, PR)

9:25 – New Business & Adjournment