February 9th, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
6:30 – 8:00 pm
In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day this week, we will be discussing what we love about Delridge, what we love about previous and ongoing projects of the NDNC, as well as the changes and improvements to the neighborhood that would strengthen our love. This will be a continuation and expansion of the very brief visioning exercise from the December meeting. Also on the docket is a discussion of the NPSF applications and numerous updates about the many things going on in our very lovable ‘hood.
Join us! There will be heart cookies! Full agenda here.
January 31st, 2013
Dianne Thomas, SDOT, asked that her message be passed on to the neighborhood (the text in bold is my emphasis). This has also been posted to the NDNC email group list.
We’re receiving a high volume of emails expressing various concerns about the new traffic signal at Avalon & Genesee. These concerns are being entered into our Customer Service Request (CSR) system, and folks who’ve written to us will receive a response.
Whenever a new signal is installed, we monitor the operation closely and generally expect there can be a need for a few adjustments. We’re unable to be on-site 24 hours a day, so we do appreciate receiving feedback. The most helpful feedback will include the time of day and the day of the week a problem is experienced along with the details of the concern. Read more »
January 25th, 2013
Word via Seattle Stairway Walks events page is that Feet First is sponsoring 15 simultaneous Seattle Stairways walks on Saturday, February 9th, 2013. A Feet First ambassador will lead each walk, including one in and around Longfellow Creek and Pigeon Point in north Delridge.
Registration is requested, but it is free.
January 23rd, 2013
Youngstown Flats is getting closer to finishing up construction. I received this note with details on upcoming road work to install sidewalks and landscaping.
As I mentioned in a previous email, Absher has begun working on the street work along Dakota and 26th Avenue. Please see the attached flyer that SDOT requires to be distributed. Read more »
January 18th, 2013
The West Seattle Blog has a great recap of Wednesday’s Delridge Neighborhood District Council meeting. The Bridging The Gap levy is going through it’s last cycle of grant applications and the neighborhood has to prioritize three projects to be reviewed by SDOT. The projects proposed include expanding greenways, improving streets with side walks/drainage and alley improvements. Also on the agenda was an update from SDOT on the Delridge road construction, bicycle master plan and neighborhood planning.
For details, please check out the West Seattle Blog post.
December 28th, 2012
Below is the notice received from SDOT regarding repaving Delridge from Roxbury to Orchard. While this is just south of our area, it will affect all of us traveling down to Westwood.
Delridge Way SW Paving Project – SW Orchard St to SW Roxbury St
Construction to begin January 10
Expect Southbound Detours
The southern portion of Delridge Way SW is an important West Seattle arterial that has deteriorated over time. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will rebuild Delridge Way SW between SW Orchard and SW Roxbury streets to improve travel conditions and promote safety.
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December 8th, 2012
For a long time, the northernmost portion of Delridge between Andover and the West Seattle Bridge trail has been a particularly egregious missing link in the West Seattle bike & pedestrian infrastructure. Coming south onto Delridge, the trail ends at a one-way intersection where drivers often block the curb ramp while awaiting a break in traffic. Once across this, users must continue on a dilapidated sidewalk for two blocks to reach the light at Andover. For cyclists in particular, this is very unsafe: the choice is between riding the wrong way on the sidewalk past several blind driveways, or making a death-defying dash across four lanes of traffic, avoiding drivers often travelling well over the posted 35MPH speed limit.
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December 6th, 2012
Heads up! WSDOT will be closing down the intersection of the Spokane Street Viaduct and I-5 in January. They are replacing/repairing expansion joints.
This is from WSDOT:
While the Space Needle is still cooling off from its fireworks show, WSDOT contractor crews begin replacing 31 expansion joints at the I-5/West Seattle Bridge/Columbian Way interchange. To do this work, we must close these ramps from Friday night to Monday morning. Not all ramps will close at the same time. To help drivers plan for the closures, we put togethera map with the weekends all planned out. We’ve also created a flyer. We hope you’ll download this and stick it on your refrigerator for quick reference. This should help local drivers navigate around the closures.
So check out the links above for detour details and plan on getting to know your surface street routes. We will update the NDNC calendar to reflect the closures.
December 5th, 2012
Monday, December 10th
6:30 — 8:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Room 106
We’re going to be talking about cannabis – medical marijuana dispensary regulations to be more precise. City Councilmember Nick Licata and Council President Sally Clark will be here to listen to community input and answer questions about the proposed legislation. Here is an informative link about the proposed regulations, which place restrictions on the size and location of dispensaries, among other things.
Also on the agenda, we will get a chance to meet the new director of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center and engage in some guided “Year Behind, Year Ahead” conversation about the opportunities and challenges of the North Delridge neighborhood. There will be Big Paper and sticky dots!
It is a special festive end-of-year meeting, so treats are provided (and you are welcome to bring a favorite holiday goody). We are welcoming a new executive council and thanking a departing executive council (although truth be told, there are quite a few people remaining for a second term). Hope you can come celebrate with us! See the full agenda here.
December 4th, 2012
On Dec. 3 the City Council and Mayor McGinn approved $2 million in funding for the latest round of Neighborhood Matching Fund projects, including a Large Projects Fund proposal from North Delridge – the Dakota Street Right of Way Community Enhancement. This project is a community-driven effort to replace an existing, vacant right-of-way with a beautifully landscaped place for the Delridge community to use and enjoy. The Dakota Street SDOT right-of-way is an empty lot that currently obscures the entrance to the Longfellow Creek Trail system, including access to Dragonfly Pavilion, and the proposed project would enhance visibility and access to the creek and trails. The right-of-way is directly opposite the new Youngstown Flats development behind the Kidney Center.
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