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The notes from the December 14 2017 Central Houghton Neighborhood Meeting are available below followed by the slides from the City's Housing Strategy Workshop (December 2) and the Northwest University's presentation at the November 14 CHNA meeting.
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Today, Kirkland’s over 84,000 residents are served by several transit routes connecting the city to various Eastside destinations and Seattle. Similar to other areas in the region, Kirkland is becoming a major employment center that attracts transit trips, and transit frequency is increasing to meet the growing demand.
In response to increased growth, the City of Kirkland is working to improve transit service for residents through the Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (KTIP). In 2015, the City worked closely with stakeholders and the community to adopt the Transportation Master Plan. This plan helped to prioritize transportation projects through 2035, including the KTIP. The City is now working to develop the KTIP as a way to build upon the goals of the Transportation Master Plan and improve transit throughout the City. The KTIP will serve as a tool to help get Kirkland residents where they want to go in the fastest and most convenient way.
Transit Implementation Plan Open House
Tuesday, November 14
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Heritage Hall, 203 Market St, Kirkland, WA 98033
About this Meeting
The City of Kirkland is working to develop a Transit Implementation Plan. The plan will identify possible transit improvements in key areas of the city.
A key part of this plan is hearing from Kirkland residents about priorities for transit investments. One of the big ways that we’re doing this is through the Open House.
We could really use your help in spreading the word about this meeting to your neighborhood lists and contacts. The City will also be sending this out via social media and our weekly email newsletter, so please share our posts or forward the e-newsletters when you see them.
Residents can come to the open house to:
Have you ever wanted to ask candid questions of your local law enforcement officers but didn’t feel like you could? Now’s your chance.
Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity to ask those questions, voice concerns and make suggestions while getting to know the Kirkland Police officers in your neighborhood. The first date is on October 4th, 2017 at Urban Coffee, 12348 NE 115th Place just off 124th Avenue NE. Join Officer Deana Lansing there from 11am-1pm.
For more information contact Neighborhood Resource Officer Deana Lansing at 425-587-3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During this week, there will be a series of events where communities bring together immigrants and U.S. born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. Community members are invited to host events (big or small) that are welcome to all and that provide an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together.
Here is a link to many of these events happening on the Eastside this week:
We would like to see KAN and individual neighborhoods participate with an event/s next September. Try to attend a couple of events, and bring back your ideas!
The Juanita Neighborhood Association put on the "Welcoming Kirkland" event yesterday at Heritage Hall. Thank you Juanita!
Crossing Kirkland - September 9, 2017
Great turnout for our first year. Thanks to everyone who came, all of our volunteers, and our sponsors. Hope you all had as much fun as we did! And if you'd like to be a part of next year's event let us know.
City Manager Kurt Triplett has announced the hiring of Kathy Cummings as the new Communications Program Manager for the City of Kirkland beginning June 1, 2016. She replaces Marie Jensen who recently took a communications position in Bellevue. Cummings will over-see city-wide communication efforts, media relations and work to enhance public outreach and create meaningful connections between the City and the community.
Kathy sends along the following message to everyone in Central Houghton:
Hello Central Houghton Neighbors. I'm the new Communications Program Manager at the City of Kirkland. I'm excited to be here and hope I can be of help to you all. Mission one: more social media. So please, like our Kirkland, WA - Government page or find us on Twitter @Kirklandgov My email is email@example.com and my phone is 425-587-3021.
A bit of Houghton history sent to us from Karen Story in the Highlands neighborhood. This is from "Lucille McDonald's Eastside Notebook," available at the library.
Sound Transit released its ST3 Draft Plan at its March 24 Board Meeting. While the overall plan includes plans for transit in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties, there were some projects which will impact the Kirkland area:
There is an open comment period from now until June when the elements for the November ballot measure will be finalized. You can send your comments to the Sound Transit Board via the Sound Transit ST3 website or by sending email to the Sound Transit Board or by calling 206-903-7000.
The Kirkland City Council will receive an update and discuss the draft plan at its regular meeting on Tuesday April 5.
Draft plan documents from the March 24 meeting follow:
Lisa McConnell and I attended the Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods meeting last night. While the majority of the meeting concerned the proposed Aquatic Recreation Community (ARC) center, Eric Shields from the Planning Department gave an overview of the marijuana zoning ordinances. Because Initiative 502 prohibits marijuana sales (as well as processing and production) within 1000 feet of school grounds, playgrounds, recreation centers and facilities, state licensed child care centers, public parks, libraries, or any game arcades for persons aged twenty-one years or older, the number of elible locations for retail sale of marijuana here in Kirkland is limited. The full sized .pdf of the map of these locations can be found here here.
The next meeting of the CHNA will be held:
Sept. 11, 2018
*Please note that the default day for meetings is the second Tuesday of the month.
Also note, CHNA dos not typically meet during July and August, unless there is a specific immediate topic to share.