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Upcoming 12th Avenue Stewards Meeting Nov. 13 2012

Monday, November 12th, 2012

12th Avenue Stewards:  Next Meeting

TIME: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – 5:30-7pm

LOCATION: Seattle University Alumni & Admissions building(corner of 12th Ave and E Marion Street)

Please note the full agenda for this meeting.  Time limits on agenda items will be strictly followed to allow for all items to be discussed.


5:30 to 5:45pm:  12th Avenue Square Park Art – Patrick Donahue,
Seattle Parks and Recreation.

A conversation with Patrick Donahue of Seattle Parks Department to discuss next steps and goals for the park at 12th Ave and James Ct, including cost overruns regarding the art planned for the site.   For more information on the park and the space (including some helpful images of
possible designs), use this link: http://seattle.gov/PARKS/proparks/projects/12thAve.htm

5:45 to 6:15pm – Bridging the Gap Application

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) introduced the “Bridging the Gap” initiative which aims to improve sidewalks and other infrastructure, as well as to implement longer term goals such as the pedestrian and bicycle Master Plans.  Grants are still available: join us for a conversation about what project the 12th Avenue Community might engage in.  For more information on Bridging the Gap, click here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/BridgingtheGap.htm


6:15 to 6:50pm – A Conversation with County Councilmember Joe McDermott

The 12th avenue Neighborhood is now within the new King County Council District 8. The 12th avenue Stewards committee welcomes Councilmember Joe McDermott for a discussion of issues and projects in the area.  In particular focus will be the redevelopment plans for the King County Youth Detention Center. Councilmember Joe McDermott’s home page: http://www.kingcounty.gov/McDermott.aspx


6:50 to 7pm  – Denny Substation and Power Lines

Discussion of City Light proposal to build a new substation and to run transmission lines above ground using large poles (“possibly 100 ft” tall) along 14th Ave, E Spruce, and 12th Ave S. More information here: http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2012/10/21/plan-for-denny-substation-could-mean-new-electrical-towers-running-across-capitol-hill


Please note the change in the agenda:  Chip Nevins of Seattle Parks and Recreation has to cancel his appearance.  We hope to continue the discussion of a new or improved park space on the current King County Youth Services center block.  We hope to reschedule Chip for the December Stewards meeting.

We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday, November 13, starting at 5:30pm.


The 12th Avenue Stewards


Help us clean up 12th Avenue!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Capitol Hill Housing is working with the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce to plan cleanup work on 12th Avenue as part of The Clean Sweep. The Clean Sweep, a neighborhood street clean that covers Broadway and 12th Avenue, is on Saturday, May 12th from 10am to noon.  Volunteers (that means you!) are invited to gather at Cal Anderson Park at 10am for a pre-clean up breakfast and inspiring speeches from local elected officials.  Everyone will get equipped to clean, put together in teams (you’re welcome to create your own), and sent out to clean up areas. After a few hours hard work, volunteers will gather back at Cal Anderson Park for lunch and musical entertainment.

If you’d like to help us spruce up the 12th Avenue neighborhood, please RSVP with Jennifer Power, Sustainable Communities Assistant, at jpower(at)capitolhillhousing.org.

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!

Mayor’s Town Hall in the Central Area – March 22

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Mayor McGinn will be hosting a Town Hall meeting next week for Central Area residents. Come and meet your neighbors, find out what groups are active in your area and how to get involved, and have the chance to ask questions of the Mayor and other City staff.

5:30-6:30  Meet and Greet with local organizations
6:30-6:40  Performance by local youth group
6:40-8:00  Q & A with the Mayor
Garfield Community Center
2323 E Cherry Street

No 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee Meeting in March

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee will not be meeting in March.  We’ll resume with the usual second Tuesday schedule on April 12th.

March 3:  The public meeting for the James Court woonerf was tentatively scheduled for this date but has been postponed to April 12th.
March 8:  Monthly 12th Avenue meeting has been canceled.

12th Avenue Stewardship Committee Meeting – February recap

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Below are meeting minutes from February’s 12th Avenue meeting. Included in the conversation was:

  • King County’s Request for Proposals (or any good idea) for how to rebuild the courtroom building at the Youth Detention site by trading County-owned land
  • Update on future park sites, woonerf talk, and future green streets
  • SU’s redevelopment of Logan Field and new 70-foot tall lights
  • Future changes to Union Street at 12th and 13th Avenues
  • Bylaws and elected officers for 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee?

February Meeting Minutes

Union Street drawing

King County RFQ press release

12th Avenue Stewardship Committee Meeting – Feb 8th

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

1313 E Columbia Street - meeting location

Interested in getting more involved in the community?
Do you live or work in or near the 12th Avenue Urban Village? (see map to the bottom)
Then the 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee is the community group for you!!

Please join us at the next meeting.
Tuesday, February 8th
Seattle University Facilities Building
1313 E Columbia Street (corner of 14th and E Columbia)

Here’s the agenda for the upcoming meeting:

Park Space

  • James Court woonerf plans (what’s a woonerf? Find out here!)
  • Future woonerf development on Barclay?
  • Update on other new park options in the area

What’s happening at the King County Youth Detention Site
Future plans for Union Street between 12th and 13th
Future of 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee…bylaws? elected officers?

Please join us! Food and beverages will be provided.

The 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee meets monthly and is a great place to get engaged in neighborhood activities and issues. A couple things the group has been involved in include:

* Two new city parks for the neighborhood
* Traffic and street modifications
* Major institution development
* Seattle Housing Authority expansion
* New housing and retail development
* Big changes at the King County Youth Services site
* The future of the landmark Washington Hall
* Much, much, more!!

12th Avenue Urban Village boundary

12th Avenue Stewardship Committee Meeting – January 11th at 5:30pm

Friday, January 7th, 2011

1313 E Columbia Building


Here are notes from the January meeting.

Jan 2011 meeting notes

Please join us for our first 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee Meeting of 2011!

January 11th



1313 E Columbia Street, Room 115

This is the former Coca Cola bottling plant building on the corner of 13th and Columbia.  Enter on Columbia Street.


  • Update on James Court Park schedule and planning
  • Good news about Capitol Hill Housing’s 12th and E Jefferson development
  • Planning for new projects in 2011

Please join us for a great community meeting and get to know what is happening in the neighborhood.

We’ll also be providing snacks!

No 12th Avenue Stewardship Meeting in December

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee will NOT meet this December. Please join us in 2011 for regular monthly meetings. Mark your calendars!

Second Tuesday of the month
Seattle University Alumni & Admissions Building Meeting Room

Corner of 12th Avenue and E Marion Street