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Archive for April, 2011

James Court Woonerf Community Meeting

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

example of a woonerf

Please join the 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee and the Seattle Parks Department for the first community meeting for the James Court woonerf project.

A woonerf (a Dutch term) is a street where pedestrians and bicycles have equal priority of the street, along with cars.  A woonerf will usually also have a different paving pattern, low or no curbs, and more greenery than a typical street.  The James Court woonerf was a community-initiated project that will create a woonerf on James Court between 12th and 13th Avenues.  The redesigned street will create shared spaces, increase the feeling of openness and connection with the adjacent James Court Park (which will be constructed at the same time), and slow down traffic on James Court.  This will be one of the first streets of this kind in the city.

Please join us for the first community meeting where Parks staff will outline the project scope and schedule, and we can share community priorities for the project.

Tuesday, May 10th
5:30 – 7:00pm
Seattle University Alumni & Admissions Building
824 12th Avenue (corner of 12th and E Marion Street)

Questions:  Please contact Susanne Rockwell at Seattle Parks and Recreation 206-684-0902 or susanne.rockwell@seattle.gov

Upcoming 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee meeting

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Please join the 12th Avenue community for our monthly meeting next week.

Tuesday, April 12th
Seattle University Alumni & Admissions building
(12th Ave and E Marion Street)

Agenda items include:

  • Meeting the owner of the Project Room, a new community arts space opening on E Pine Street
  • Discussion with King County on the Youth Detention Center redevelopment
  • Discussion about bylaws and election of officers for the Stewardship Committee

Please note that we are not meeting with the Parks Department to discuss the plan for the future James Court woonerf.  That meeting will hopefully happen in May.  More details coming soon.

As always, food and drinks will be provided.  See you next Tuesday!

Great article about Bluebird Ice Cream

Friday, April 1st, 2011

We all know Bluebird Ice Cream is awesome and folks at MSN agreed when they named Bluebird one of the top 10 ice cream joints in the country.

Bluebird is also a great neighbor and donates ice cream to community events all the time. Find out more about Bluebird’s awesomeness in this great article from Seattle University’s Community Connections publication here: Bluebird article