Join Mayor Murray for This Year’s Find It, Fix It Community Walk
Mayor Ed Murray announced the six neighborhoods where he will host his annual Find It, Fix It Community Walks. Now in its fourth year, these walks bring City officials, business owners, and community members together to address each neighborhood’s needs.
Mayor Murray will lead the Find It, Fix It Community Walks in the following neighborhoods: Wallingford (Tuesday, March 14), Little Brook, Northgate, Highland Park, North Beacon Hill, and First Hill.
Join HPAC and your neighbors on the Community Walk Action Team
Each walk will follow a route determined by community members on Community Walk Action Teams convened by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Specific dates and locations will be announced at least two weeks prior to each walk. If you are interested in participating on a Community Walk Action Team to help plan the walk in one of the six neighborhoods, contact Lemmis Stephens, Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator, at Lemmis.Stephens@seattle.gov or call (206) 386-1907.
The City will continue to offer Community Project Grants for every walk. These grants provide support for community-led revitalization and beautification projects. In 2015 and 2016, 209 community volunteers, with assistance from City staff, completed 20 projects across the city.
Mayor Murray spearheaded the Find It, Fix It Community Walks in 2014 in partnership with Cities of Service, a national nonprofit that works with cities to provide support and training to encourage civic volunteerism.
Whether or not your neighborhood is part of this year’s walks, community members can report safety needs or city maintenance issues anytime with the Find It, Fix It mobile app. Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from the App Store.
Neighborhood Parks and Streets Fund – District 1 – Your Voice, Your Choice – Let’s Get Some Projects Moved Forward!
Dept of Neighborhoods has received over 870 projects citywide for Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets! For District 1 (all of West Seattle & South Park), without looking too far into the list and combining many of the duplicate submissions, there are 188 ideas.
HPAC is calling on all neighbors to learn more about or be involved in the next phase of Your Voice, Your Choice – the Project Development Teams.
Sample of projects submitted from the Highland Park/Riverview/South Delridge Area include:
- Flashing beacon cross walk on Highland Parkway/9th Ave SW between SW Holden and SW Cloverdale Street
- Speed bumps SW Henderson St and 12th Ave SW in Highland Park
- Southern half of the heavily used Riverview Park trail, located at the junction of the ballfields and greenbelt needs to be maintained or paved
- Trail surface degraded along bluff in Riverview Park from ballfield access road to south edge of park.
- 19th Ave SW on the 5200 block. There are no sidewalks on most of the street.
- Speed bumps on 11th Ave SW and SW Portland St between SW Holden and SW Kenyon St
- For Westwood neighborhood/Urban village, there needs to be added safety measures for pedestrians
- Crosswalk improvements for Delridge Way SW & SW Findlay St
If any of these ideas or others not listed appeal to you come make them happen.
What happens during Project Development?
In March, there will be four 2-hour meetings scheduled within each council district (see dates below). Anyone is welcome to attend one or all four of these meetings within their council district.
In each meeting, there will be a set number of project ideas that meeting participants will be asked to review and evaluate based on need, impact, and equity within the district. These will be interactive meetings that evoke learning and discussion about needs in your district, and thoughtful consideration of projects’ benefits to your district. This is about helping to identify those projects that are going to serve the highest need and provide the most benefit for your district, not about advocating for the particular project that you may have submitted.
- March 9 @ Southwest Library, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- March 13 @ High Point Neighborhood House, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- March 21 @ Highland Park Improvement Club, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- March 30 @ Southwest Library, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Because DON will need to prepare a lot of materials to support you all in this process, they asking kindly that you RSVP for the meetings that you are willing and able to attend.
Contact Jenny Frankl, Strategic Advisor, Office: 206.233.2044 seattle.gov/neighborhoods
Next HPAC Meeting – March 22, 2017
All HPAC meetings are held at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (from Jan – June & Sept – October)
Doors open at 6:30 – Meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Draft Agenda Includes
- Planning HPAC Neighborhood Clean Up – Scheduled for May 13th.
- Update on Neighborhood Parks and Streets Fund
- Planning for HPAC Summer Neighbor Event
- Developing a Neighborhood Survey
- Update on Myers Way Encampment
- Open Discussion on Timely Issues
HPAC will also be unveiling new logo and outreach materials, come celebrate with us!
Community Events at HPIC
Happening at Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC)
- 1st Fridays – Corner Bar
- 2nd Fridays ART LOUNGE Art Class + community art lounge + HPIC bar
- 3rd Fridays Family Movie Night
- Every Monday and Thursday 7:00 pm Yoga Flow All Levels
- Every Friday 10:00 am Parent Child Yoga (Starts April 15th)
Delridge Neighborhood District Council Monthly Meeting
3rd Weds of the month at 7p – Meeting at HPIC through March 2017