Hope all are enjoying this return to normal rainy fall weather and a relief from the smoke!
We will remain virtual for this, our last meeting of 2022, and we are very honored to be hosting the new SDOT Director Greg Spotts. All are welcome, he wants to learn about our area directly from the community to help him build a strong understanding of the city for his work ahead – so bring your questions and ideas!
We will also hear from Seattle Public Utilities about a new swale project they are planning for SW Holden west of 16th SW.
Find the Zoom link to meeting below.
(In order to allow as much community input and conversation time as possible with these guests, this month we are recommending any Public Safety issues be deferred to the SW Precinct’s first in-person Crime Prevention Council meeting since 2020, Thursday November 17th from 7pm- 8pm at the SW Precinct Community Meeting Room. And of course, we always welcome hearing your concerns, please feel free to email them to us if you prefer.)
In addition: YOU ARE INVITED!! We look forward to seeing folks at the upcoming Tricks or Trees! Highland Park is throwing a block party to celebrate the best of Fall! Lots of fun for everyone – including our furry neighbors!
Free Trees! Choose up to four trees for your property. DIRT Corps and the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps will have a gorgeous variety of native, urban-friendly trees to choose from. Homes, businesses, and places of worship are eligible. First come first served. Seattle properties only.
Pets in Costumes! We’re bringing back the Pet Costume Contest – prizes awarded to Most Original, Best Ensemble, and Funniest pets in costume. Prizes provided by Addy’s Pet Shop.
Music and Food! We’ll be celebrating Dia de Muertos with music from Mariachi Alma Nueva and tacos and tamales from CocinaMX 32! We’ll also have an ofrenda to honor your loved ones.
Candy! Come dressed in a costume and trick or treat from our participant booths (while learning about their environmental projects): RainWise, Green Infrastructure Mini-Grants, DIRT Corps training program, and the King County WTD West Duwamish Wet Weather Storage Facility.
Clothing Donation table! Neighbors from the Bethany West congregation will be collecting cold weather clothing donations on behalf of Highland Park Elementary.
Presented by HPIC & HPAC. Sponsored by DIRT Corps, Highland Park Corner Store, DVYC, Seattle Parks Foundation, Seattle Office of Economic Development, and King County.
Updates on Projects around the Neighborhood: SDOT has reopened consideration of the SW Trenton Stay Healthy Street. HPAC will be watching this work closely as traffic patterns are now returning to normal after the bridge opening. The Office of Arts & Culture has announced the selection of artist Matthew Mazzotta for the Highland /Holden Intersection art piece. His concept, tentatively titled “Where’s the Party” will be a larger than life Stellar Jay perched at the corner to watch over the neighborhood. Work has begun on the pedestrian activated stop light being added at SW Holden and 12th Ave SW. Hopefully including replacement of the fire hydrant on the corner.
Seattle Parks Department contractors have been working to beat the rains installing a fresh new walking trail surface on the east side of Riverview Playfields. Thank you Parks! (they are asking bike riders stay off this surface for a couple of weeks so the gravel can settle in well).
Long term FYI’s – SDOT continues to work on two projects brought forward by the HPAC community, improving the pedestrian walkway on the south edge of Riverview Playfields on SW Webster, and improving the inadequate pedestrian infrastructure at 4th Ave SW and SW Roxbury.
Hope to see you online or or real time:
HPAC Coalition is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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