The notes from the March 12, 2019 Central Houghton Neighborhood Association meeting are available below. If you have any questions or comments or ideas for future agenda topics, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The agenda for CHNA's March 12, 2019 has been revised and is available below. The revisions are shown in italics. You can also download it using the file link.
The primary focus of the meeting will be on transit service changes that will affect south Kirkland in the near future and over the next several years. We will be hearing from KC Metro on upcoming changes to Kirkland bus routes affected by eliminating buses from the downtown Seattle transit tunnel due to the increase in light rail in the region. Changes to bus service on route 255 and other routes due to construction on SR 520 at Montlake also will be provided. Sound Transit will provide us the latest information on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project for I-405, including concepts for the Kirkland station at NE 85th Street/I-405. City of Kirkland staff will then present city plans and projects for improving transit service within south Kirkland, including the recently completed Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (KTIP).
We also will provide updates the Neighborhood Safety Program, the Neighborhood Matching Grant project application, the ongoing update to the City's Tree Code, and the latest schedule for the Northwest University Master Plan.
Please come and join us and share in the discussions.
The notes from the January 8, 2019 Central Houghton Neighborhood meeting are available below.
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Transit Service Changes Proposed for Kirkland!
King County Metro Transit is asking the communities of Bothell, Kirkland, Kenmore, Woodinville, and Redmond for input on proposed changes to north Eastside transit service and bus routes. The proposed changes are design to meet the changing needs of the region.
The changes affect the following areas:
North Eastside service area: Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville
Routes affected: 234, 235, 236, 238, 243, 244, 248, 255, 277, 930, ST 540, ST 541, ST 545
There are two ways to share your input:
1) Take the survey (http://www.kingcounty.gov/metro/north-eastside by Nov. 13 2018)
2) Attend a community meeting in Kirkland:
• Nov. 5, 6–8pm, Kingsgate Library in Kirkland, Meeting Room, 12315 NE 143rd Street
• Nov. 7, 6–8pm, Kirkland City Hall, Peter Kirk Room, 123 5th Avenue
North Eastside Mobility - Programs & Projects - King County Metro Transit - King County
Goals: Expand transit service and improve mobility in the north Eastside, and strengthen connections to important destinations
KIRKLAND TRANSIT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN - LEARN AND PARTICIPATE
Explore this ONLINE OPEN HOUSE and SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK about improving transit service in Kirkland. Open online through June 11.
This is a very informative tool to improve transit in Kirkland. Input gathered through this online open house will be used to guide transit improvement priorities in Kirkland and to identify specific projects to enhance transit service.
The notes from the April 10, 2018 Central Houghton Neighborhood Meeting are available below.
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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:
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.
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:
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland is hosting a second community update on high capacity transit candidate projects that are being considered by Sound Transit as part of the ST3 ballot measure. The City’s public event will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, 11605 132nd Avenue NE, Room W404. Sound Transit officials will present basic information regarding three candidate projects that propose high capacity transit to serve Kirkland:
The City is analyzing how high capacity transit could be designed to address concerns expressed by the Kirkland community such as access to the CKC, safety, noise, protecting sensitive areas and ensuring safety on the CKC. The City also analyzed how BRT on I-405 could be designed to address basic access issues. General findings will be presented during the two informational presentations. Sound Transit’s analysis of all of the candidate ST3 projects can be found at www.soundtransit3.org and select “Shaping ST3.”
On December 4, 2015, Sound Transit released its analysis and project templates for each ST3 Candidate Project and is seeking technical input from the City of Kirkland regarding the three candidate projects located in Kirkland by January 21, 2016. The Kirkland City Council will be discussing its response letter to Sound Transit at its January 5 and January 19 Regular Meetings.
For background on the City’s outreach efforts, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/ST3. For specific questions, please email ST3questions@kirklandwa.gov or contact the Public Works Department at 425-587-3800.
Through March 2016, Sound Transit will continue to develop its Draft System Plan and will initiate a public involvement process in April 2016. The Sound Transit Board of Directors will approve the Final System Plan in June 2016 that will be presented to regional voters in the November 2016 General Election.(12.29.15)
The next meeting of the CHNA will be held:
Thursday May 23, 2019
(Board Elections and Grant Status)
*Please note that the default day for meetings is the second Tuesday of the months of September, November, January, March, and May. To be timely, we may call special meetings to discuss topics of major neighborhood interest.
Also note, CHNA does not typically meet during July and August, unless there is a specific immediate topic to share.