Join Us for the Next HPAC Mtg Weds. 1/23/2019

Where: 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)

Agenda as follows:

7:00p Welcome from HPAC Acting Chair Gunner Scott
7:05p Community Announcements

  • HPIC
  • Other

7:10p HPAC Executive Committee Updates

  • Elections Coming in Feb.

7:15p Camp Second Chance Request for Re-Authorization / Permit Extension Conversation

c2cThis will be a facilitated structured conversation to understand the wishes of neighbors, stakeholders, community groups, and businesses in order to inform HPAC’s response to the permit extension.


7:15p – Conversation Guidelines Presented

7:20 – 7:40p: There will be 3-4 community groups representatives presenting 5 min statements for and against the permit extension.

7:40 – 8:15p – Neighbor Attendees will be given 1-2 minutes each to present comments for consideration.

8:15p – Closing and next steps.

HPAC has been requested to support the permit extension by two community groups. We have also received emails about issues with encampments and RVs  in the neighborhood not being addressed.

“Camp Second Chance is one of six encampments authorized and funded by the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department as part of the City’s emergency response to homelessness.” Founded on April, 9th 2016 – officially permitted on March 2017 by the City of Seattle. The Human Services Department extended the permit on June 7, 2018 for the Myers Way/Camp Second Chance to remain at 9701 Myers Way South for an additional 12 months, until March 2019. There is a request for a continued permit.

After the meeting a survey will be sent out via our e-list (get your neighbors to sign up!) to also assess the neighborhood’s desire on how HPAC should proceed.

8:30p Adjourn Meeting

electionsNominations for all HPAC executive committee positions is now open

Please see our By-laws at
To nominate yourself and/or another HPAC member – please provide either via email to or verbally in person at our Jan or at our annual meeting on Feb 27, 2019:

Following info: Name, position sought, email, phone, address, and up to a 75 word response to the following:

  • How much time a month can you commit to meetings and serving the mission of HPAC? 
  • What lived/professional skills, experiences, and resources would you bring to the position sought?
  • What do you like about the Highland Park community?
  • What could be one improved in Highland Park?

Positions Up for Election Include:

  1. Chairperson(s) – The duties include preside at all HPAC meetings and Executive Committee meetings, prepare agendas, report on the actions of the Executive Committee, maintain momentum of programs initiated by the HPAC. (10 -15 hours per month)
  2. Assistant/Vice Chairperson(s) – The duties include to serve in the absence of the Chairperson, to develop and encourage broader membership participation, and to plan and organize special projects and functions. Serve as liaison to Delridge District Council/Southwest District Council and other Councils as needed. (10 -15 hours per month)
  3. Secretary – The duties include notify the membership of the next meeting date, time, take the minutes of the HPAC meetings, with a summary of actions taken and assignments made ready to be presented at each subsequent meeting. (5 -10 hours per month)
  4. Treasurer – The duties include receive and disburse funds as instructed by the Executive Committee and the HPAC, works with our fiscal sponsor in record keeping, and reports on the financial position of the HPAC at each meeting. (5-10 hours per month)


Reminder:  Closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

Commute Seattle
Phone: 206-613-3206


January 4, 2019 | SR 99 Stadium Ramps Close: Northbound SR 99 on-ramp from Royal Brougham Way and Southbound SR 99 off-ramp to S Atlantic Street close about one week before the full closure to allow for work on connections to the new SR 99 tunnel.

January 11, 2019 Alaskan Way Viaduct ClosesWSDOT will close SR 99 through downtown Seattle for approximately three weeks to build roadway and ramp connections, realign SR 99 and open the new SR 99 tunnel.

Early February 2019 | SR 99 Tunnel OpensThe new 2-mile stretch of SR 99 tunnel opens to traffic. After the tunnel opens the northbound off-ramp to downtown will remain closed for up to two weeks.

Early 2019 – 2020 | Alaskan Way Viaduct Removal and Related Projects: After the tunnel opens, AWV demolition begins by the waterfront, the Battery Street Tunnel will be decommissioned, and surface streets around Aurora Ave N will be reconnected.

March 2019 | Bus Service Ends in the Light Rail TunnelKing County Metro bus routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150, 255 and Sound Transit Express Route 550 buses will no longer use the transit tunnel and will operate on surface streets, including a new transit pathway on 5th and 6th Avenues. 

2019 – 2021 | Waterfront ConstructionBuilt by the City of Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront, the new Alaskan Way street will be transformed along the waterfront with a new promenade and connections to the Pike Place Market. 

2019 | SR 99 Tunnel TollingThe SR 99 tunnel will be free to use when it opens for a period before tolling starts.  Tolling could begin as early as summer 2019.

Under construction thru 2022 | WA State Convention Center (WSCC) AdditionWSCC has launched a transformative project that will provide economic and public benefits, including affordable housing, cycling, and pedestrian improvements, and a study of lidding more of I-5 – as part of its $92 million expansion. Construction is expected to be complete in Q3 2021, with the addition open to the public in Q1 2022.

Under construction thru December 2020 | Seattle Center ArenaOak View Group (OVG) has partnered with the City of Seattle to redevelop the Arena at Seattle Center. The newly renovated Arena will be a vital asset for the residents of our region and visitors from around the world for existing and future professional sports teams, other sporting events, concerts, and shows. 

Under construction thru 2021 | Rainer Tower 2 ConstructionAt the corner of 5th Ave and Union St, Rainier Tower 2 is a new building being built in Rainier Square and will become an iconic new skyscraper on Seattle’s horizon. It will house new space for offices, retail stores, a hotel, residential units, and parking.

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Neighbors Building Community: Advocating for Highland Park, Riverview and South Delridge. An all volunteer group made up of neighbors, local business, and community organizations advocating for neighborhood infrastructure, community resources, and livability.

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