All HPAC meetings are held at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except Aug & Nov/Dec)
Doors open at 6:30 – Meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Welcome from HPAC Chair – Gunner Scott
Highland Park Improvement Club updates
1) Representatives from SDOT (Seattle Department of Transportation)
Update about Highland Way / SW Holden Intersection – when will we see some relief…
As well as Seattle’s Protected Bike Lanes at 16th Ave SW / SW Holden St.
2) City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development update on the Mayor draft of the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Questions we hope to cover…
- What is comprehensive plan – just some basics to set the conversation
- What stage is the 2035 comp plan at and does the public still have an opportunity for input?
- What was accomplished from the 1994 comp plan for the Westwood/Highland Park area – what is being carried forward?
- These are high level goals – how do they actually get carried out and how are they measured? For example: “W/HP-P20 Promote the attractiveness of higher-density residential areas through the enhancement of basic infrastructure and amenities.”
- WESTWOOD/HIGHLAND PARK Residential Urban Village – also known as a “low density urban village” – what does that mean and will that change as a result of the goals for the comp plan.
- In the 1994 comp plan social equity included references to sexual orientation and other protected classes which was ahead o the curve at the time, that is no longer a part of the Seattle 2035, understanding and recognizing that racial equity should be the large lens by which actions and outcomes should be viewed through, and some Seattle residents live at the intersections which can increase the impact of oppression and negative outcomes – why is this not included?
Reference: from 1994 “Social Equity” page vi
“In order to promote equality, justice and understanding, the City will not tolerate discrimination in employment or housing on the basis of race, color, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, [add gender identity] political ideology, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. The City will aim for a society that gives its residents equal opportunities to participate in, and benefit from, economic growth.”
3) Highland Park Elementary School Updates
4) HPAC Updates
- Waste Management Think Green Challenge
Join HPAC in this Think Green Recycling Challenge and we could win funding for upcoming community projects – such as Highland Park community needs survey, plants and mulch for Traffic Circle Gardens, a custom “Welcome to Highland Park” sign, and community murals.
- Delridge District Council Updates Neighborhood District Council plan – The City’s Draft Statement of Legislative Intent SLI, for District Councils and what it means for HPAC.
- West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails
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Community announcements and closing
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