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Entries from June 2016

Burke-Gilman trail “Missing Link” draft Environmental Impact Statement now available

June 21st, 2016 by sarawilly

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Burke-Gilman Trail Extension Project (Missing Link) and has made the document available for public comment. The DEIS evaluates four alternatives for connecting two existing portions of the Burke-Gilman Trail between the intersection of NW 45th Street and 11th Avenue NW, and the Ballard Locks.

SDOT will hold two public hearings to provide information about the DEIS and to solicit public comments. The public hearings will be held at Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th Street on:

• Thursday, July 14

6 – 9 p.m.

Presentation at 6:15 p.m.; public comments: 7 – 9 p.m.

• Saturday, July 16

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Presentation at 10:15 a.m.; public comments: 11a.m. – 1 p.m.

The DEIS and information about how to provide comments can be found on the project website here. Hardcopies of the report are available for viewing at a number of Seattle Public Libraries, including the Central Library (downtown), and the Ballard, Fremont, Greenwood, Magnolia, Queen Anne and University branches. Comments on the DEIS will be accepted until midnight on August 1, 2016.

The Burke-Gilman Trail (BGT) is one of the most heavily used pedestrian and bicycling routes in Seattle and connects multiple neighborhoods and other city and regional trails. It serves as a major transportation and recreation corridor for people walking, jogging and biking.

The Burke-Gilman Trail Extension (Missing Link) Project would connect two existing portions of the Burke-Gilman Trail through the Ballard neighborhood to complete the regional facility that otherwise runs continuously from Bothell to Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park. SDOT proposes to connect these two segments of the BGT with a marked, dedicated route.

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Are you going to the community meeting for the Lincoln High School project?

June 20th, 2016 by sarawilly

This letter was sent to neighbors of Lincoln High School, but all are welcome to join in the discussion:

Dear Lincoln High School community:

Seattle voters approved the Seattle Public Schools Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy in February 2013, which includes the project to modernize and open Lincoln High School. The meeting will be presented by representatives of Seattle Public Schools BEX IV capital projects team and Bassetti Architects and will include information about the project’s early design progress.

You will be able to learn more about the project scope, schedule, existing conditions and design exploration. You will be able to ask questions and give us input and feedback. We hope that you will be able to join us! For more information, please visit

The 19M renovation is part of the Seattle School District’s (BEX)) “Building Excellence” bond.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln High School Auditorium, 4400 Interlake Ave. N.

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UW students and staff get free Market Bucks

June 3rd, 2016 by sarawilly

Every 1st Saturday of the month, UW students and staff get a $2 Market Buck to spend at the University District Farmers Market. Just show your Husky ID at the market info booth: UW Husky Days at U-District Farmers Market.

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