The Public Hearing packet is up on the City of Kirkland website at:
Please look through and join us at the Public Hearing this Thursday March 23 at City Hall. Open House from 6-7. Public Hearing starts at 7pm in City Council Chambers.
Below are the 5 documents for the March 23rd meeting:
As many are aware, the Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center (HENC) is being looked at as part of a zoning change. There was a meeting at Northwest University in which people discussed design aspects they would like to see as part of the HENC and 6th Street Corridor Study. We've hosted a number of post-it fests to better understand our neighborhood concerns and desires.
The HENC process continues on with these upcoming meetings:
No regular November CHNA meeting. Instead please attend the Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center (HENC) and 6th St Study Meeting on Wed, Nov 2nd, 6:00 PM Open House, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Working Session (at Northwest University, 5520 108th Avenue NE, HSC 231 Building (#18 on map).
Topics covered in October meeting:
NOST3 - We ran out of time during the meeting but wanted to pass along the following from Rich Jones;
Neighborhood Safety Program
This is a city program that provides neighborhoods an opportunity to get small capital projects done. Lisa provide an presentation review previous and future projects. The entire presentation can be found on the CHNA website.
Previous project in our neighborhood include
By Nov 3rd, our neighborhood needs to submit our project. There are several project we are considering:
Please either cast your vote for one of the project above to Lisa M. You can also send her new project ideas or Submit a Project Idea Go to “Suggest a Project”—Click the “I want to…” orange button and then select “Submit a Project Idea.” The interactive map will step you through the process.
ICS & Neighbors
Dr. Gregory J. Moncada, Principal of International Community School (ICS) & Community School came to the meeting to introduce their new Campus Security Monitor, Tim Sullivan and talk about improvements requested by the neighbors. In September, Dr. Moncada, met with several neighbors to discuss concerns around child safety, communication and the beauty of our neighborhood.
Additionally, Dr. Moncada wanted to an invitation to the community to come listen to this year’s concerts; Fall Concert December 7, 7pm, Winter Concert March 15, 7pm, and Spring Concert June 7, 7pm.
Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center (HENC) & 6th St Study
Consulting teams have been hired to work on HENC in conjunction with a study of the 6th Street Corridor. The consulting teams include; 3 Square Blocks, Berk and Transpo. The team’s work will include public outreach and facilitation, the 6th Street Corridor study, and the Houghton/Everest Neighborhood Center study. Angela Ruggeri, Senior Planner for City of Kirkland and Marcy from 3 Square Blocks presented the early results from the online survey. If you haven’t already, Please fill out the online survey. The entire presentation is posted on the CHNA website.
Highlights from presentation:
This is an integrated land use/transportation study
It is a comprehensive outreach, a corridor study and a HENC study. The study is expected to cover to period of 12-16 months make sure to catch season changes.
he current online survey is from Aug 22 – Oct 28 – you still have time to fill out the survey!
Survey results so far are based on 442 responses:
Next up is a Community workshop on Wed, Nov 2nd at Northwest University with doors opening at 6pm and starting at 7pm. Please voice your opinion either by the online survey, attending community workshop or sending your comments via email to the City Planning Commission.
Northwest University Master Plan
The master plan updates have been post on the city website. There is much to read! If you can’t read it all, it is recommended to read the Project Narrative and the Traffic Impact Analysis. Those can be found on the right hand bar on the city’s website (see link above). Additionally, Lisa included information at the end of the power point posted on the CHNA website. Please review and get your comments to city council.
Or check out the CHNA website.
Thanks to all for attending tonight. Below are the topics covered during the meeting
Northwest University Master Plan update
The plan has been submitted to the city. As soon as the plans are posted, we will send an updated link to access the content of the plan. Neighbors at the meeting have concerns with the plan, especially around field usage, traffic, noise and lighting. Follow up to the question of taxes and student usage need to be answered. At a high level, the process will be for the City to review before it is reviewed by the HCC. If you have concerns regarding the plan, we recommend you write to the City Council and HCC as well as speak at the council meetings.
To find drawings, Master Plan summaries, and comment reports of the Open Houses held by Northwest University to get public feedback please see https://www.northwestu.edu/master-plan/
Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center/6th Street Corridor
You should have received an email from the City asking for your to fill out an online survey. If you haven’t done this yet, PLEASE DO, by Sept 16th. Here is the link to the survey https://he6.metroquest.com/
If you would like to get more information about this project, you can go to the city website:
The City’s Neighborhood Safety Program (NSP) is accepting ideas for projects that will improve the safety and livability in neighborhoods throughout the City. Kirkland residents are encouraged to submit their ideas through the Capital Improvement Projects “Suggest-a-Project” database.
Projects submitted through September, will be considered for the 2017 funding cycle. The NSP funds projects under $50,000, but all ideas are welcomed. The City reviews and responds to all suggestions and will notify those submitting projects if they meet the NSP parameters. All suggestions will be shared with the respective Neighborhood Association and posted on the City’s web site.
The 2017 cycle is starting earlier this year by one month, so as to be in better alignment with the bid process and to get better prices and start earlier in the season on the construction phase of the projects.
Community Art Project
The community art project will be unveiled on October 8, 2016 and live on the Corridor at the intersection of 110th Ave NE Ave in the Highlands Neighborhood until mid-November. Find out more at www.kirklandwa.gov/arts or follow the Cross Kirkland Corridor Facebook page for updates. Community workshop dates below: Help sort, clean, assemble or embroider leaves for the project. If you write poetry, please bring your own to stitch or write out for others to work on.
The City of Kirkland’s recycling team, Kirkland Conserves, is joining forces with Waste Management and Sight Connection to kick-off a month long textile recycling drive in September. Residents can schedule curbside pickup of textiles for reuse and recycling with Sight Connection on September 6, 12, 21 or 30 by signing up on the organization’s website.
No Month of Concern for the Hungry food drive this year. Both KAN and City staff volunteer commitments fell through this year. We urge you to make fresh harvest donations or any donations at any time to Hopelink. Or start your own food drive. Maybe CHNA can help.
Don’t throughout books or DVDs. Please drop off at the library. The Friends of the Library will be happy to take them.
If you have not already, please join the CHNA Facebook page so you can get automatic updates.
Or check out the CHNA website.
We hope to see you at the October meeting.
Please be aware that the City is moving forward with plans for the Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center (HENC) and the 6th Street Corridor study.
Scheduling and planning for public input for the Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center and the 6th Street Corridor was discussed at the June 22nd meeting of the Transportation Commission Meeting.
On Thursday, June 23, the Planning Commission and the Houghton Community Council held a joint meeting to discuss the work schedule for both the 6th Street Corridor Study and the Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center. The work product for the two studies will include:
Public Outreach and Facilitation
6th Street Corridor Study
October 10, 2017
*Please note that the default day for meetings is the second Tuesday of the month.