Don’t miss the Bradner Garden Plant Sale May 24!

Tomato plantJoin Bradner Gardens Park P-Patch for their annual plant sale benefiting the P-Patch and activities for the community. It will be held on Sunday, May 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Get your “ready to plant” heirloom tomato, vegetable, and herb starts at great prices. Plant advice provided by Neighbor Sally and expert gardeners. Shop while you enjoy Liz’s coffee, tea and pastries.

The Bradner Gardens Park P-Patch is one of our 90 P-Patch community gardens. Learn more about the P-Patch Community Gardening Program.

 

 

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of Elementary Schools in Magnolia and West Seattle

Magnolia Elementary SchoolSeattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Magnolia Elementary School (2418 28th Avenue W) and the E.C. Hughes Elementary School (7740 34th Avenue SW) on Wednesday, June 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by June 2 at 3:00 p.m.:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649 (mailing address)

A copy of the Magnolia Elementary School Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the Magnolia Branch Library (2801 34th Avenue W; 684-4225) and the Hughes Elementary School nomination can be viewed at the Southwest Branch Library (9010 35th Avenue SW; 684-7455). Both nominations can also be viewed at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). They are both posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/landmarks.htm, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

 

Jimi Hendrix Park, Coming Soon!

Jimi Hendrix Park LogoConstruction has begun for the new Jimi Hendrix Park, a 2.5-acre park located adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum. Assisted by our Neighborhood Matching Fund, the park plan aims to create an engaging space that celebrates the life, music and legend of Seattle native Jimi Hendrix.

Following a year-long public design process, the non-profit Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation and the Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park launched a capital fund-raising campaign in 2012 that raised more than $1.4 million to finance construction of the first phase in a two-part project. Phase 1, designated “Little Wing,” will include a new stairway and grand entrance at the southeast corner of the park at 25th and Massachusetts, paved pathways, a chronological timeline of Jimi’s life and career, enhanced landscaping with trees and native plantings, seat wall benches, improved fencing, ADA accessible walkways, rain infiltration gardens, a butterfly garden, and a central plaza for community gatherings and performances.

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of 100 Denny Way Building in Uptown neighborhood

100 Denny Way credit The Johnson PartnershipThe Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of 100 Denny Way Building (104 Denny Way) on Wednesday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following mailing address by May 19 at 3:00 p.m.:
Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

A copy of the Landmark Nomination is available for public review at the Queen Anne Branch Library, 400 W. Garfield St (386-4227), and at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (206-684-0228). The nomination is also posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, seattle.gov/neighborhoods/historic-preservation/landmarks, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

Mayor Murray seeks candidate for Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board

Ballard Landmark District blogMayor Murray is inviting applicants for an opening on the Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board. The opening is for either a Ballard historian or a person having a demonstrated interest in the Ballard community.

The seven-member Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board protects the historical and architectural values and significance of the Ballard Avenue Landmark District by regulating all proposed changes to the external appearance of buildings, structures, and public rights-of-way located within the district boundaries

The Board includes two district property owners, two district property owners/business persons, one district tenant/resident, one architect and one Ballard historian or person with a demonstrated interest in the Ballard community. Five board members are elected for a two-year term at annual elections in the District, and two are appointed by the Mayor and approved by Seattle City Council.

Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. Board members generally must commit two to four hours a month to Board business. Members serve without compensation and must be Seattle residents.

Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest by Tuesday, May 19. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to: Heather.McAuliffe@seattle.gov (reference Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board in the subject line). To submit a paper copy, mail it to: Heather McAuliffe, Coordinator, Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649. 

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

For more information, call Ms. McAuliffe at (206) 684-0229.

 

 

Mayor Murray seeks two new members for Landmarks Preservation Board

Judge Ronald HouseMayor Edward Murray is looking for two new members to serve on the Landmarks Preservation Board in the At-Large position and the Architect position.

The 12-member Landmarks Preservation Board makes recommendations to the Seattle City Council for landmark designation and reviews all proposed physical alterations to designated features of landmark properties.

The Board is composed of two architects, two historians, one structural engineer, one representative each from the fields of real estate and finance, one member from the City Planning Commission, a Get Engaged member (a position for adults ages 18-29), and three members at-large. All appointments are made by the Mayor, subject to City Council confirmation.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m. The Architect and Historian board members also serves on the Board’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC). In general, Board members must commit approximately 10 hours per month to Landmarks Board business.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents, and Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by May 15, 2015. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible. Please email your letter and resume to: Erin.Doherty@seattle.gov (reference the Landmarks Preservation Board in the subject line).

To submit a paper copy, please address: Erin Doherty, Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

For more information, contact Erin Doherty at (206) 684-0380.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

 

Come to Dinner for Belltown P-Patch, April 24-30

Tavolata InvitationBelltown P-Patch Community Garden is proud to be partnering with the fabulous Ethan Stowell restaurant Tavolata in Belltown for some delicious vegetable courses to be served up April 24 through April 30.  Tavolata will donate proceeds of these special dishes to the Belltown P-Patch for renovation of the solar-powered fountain and completion of a community bed left bereft by recent new construction.  Celebrate Earth Day/Earth Month at Tavolata and help your local P-Patch. Tavolata is located on 2nd Avenue in Belltown between Bell and Battery Streets. Belltown P-Patch is one of our 90 P-Patch community gardens located throughout the city.

Duwamish Children’s Potlatch Share Cultural and Food Traditions on April 26

Duwamish Children's PotlatchJoin us for a free children’s program sharing the cultural and food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe at the Duwamish Children’s Potlatch on Sunday, April 26. Beginning at 1 p.m., the event will include storytelling, crafts, singing and dancing led by Duwamish Heritage Group “Singing Feet,”  and followed by a shared meal from 3 – 4 p.m. Doors open at noon and there is free parking in the area.  RSVP here.

Traditionally potlatches were winter season gift-giving feasts. The warmer months were for procuring food and wealth for the family and village, then coming home and sharing with neighbors and friends.

The Duwamish Native Food Program is sponsored by the DUWAMISH RIVER OPPORTUNITY FUND (DROF): Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and 4Culture.  The program is bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Sundays through July.

WHEN:  Sun., April 26, 2015, 1-4pm.  Doors open at noon.

WHERE:  Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW in Seattle

FOR QUESTIONS: Contact Linda Dombrowski, Event Coordinator, at 206.431.1582 or linda@lindadombrowski.com

or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1437608 to RSVP.

 

Storytelling and Video Celebrating Earth Day and the Duwamish River on April 19

Earth Day StorytellersCome hear the Seattle Storytellers Guild present tales around “Earth Day Storytelling 2015: New Seeds, New Growth” on Sunday, April 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center (4705 W. Marginal Way SW). In addition to storytelling, a video will be shown about youth in the Delridge neighborhood who were inspired by a story to paint a 210-foot mural of the history of the Duwamish River at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. This event is funded by a Small Sparks award of $1,000.

 

Lake2Bay to Host Belltown/Denny Triangle Walk & Celebration on April 19

Belltown WalkJoin us for the Belltown/Denny Triangle Walk and Celebration Sunday, April 19.  Explore the neighborhoods’ public spaces and provide community input to help shape public spaces yet to be created. The walk begins at Regrade Park (2251 3rd Ave.) at 3:00 p.m. and concludes with a celebration at the Belltown Community Center (415 Bell St.) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Well-behaved puppies are invited to join the event! This event is part of the Belltown and Denny Triangle: Connected Public Realm Small and Simple project, which received a $25,000 award.