- Key Upcoming Dates
- Northwest University Master Plan update
- Neighborhood Safety Program
- Community Art Project
- Textile Recycle Drive
- Other Updates
- Fill out now the HENC/6th Street survey – last date is October 28
- Sign up now for the textile recycling drive
- Submit ideas for the Neighborhood Safety Program
- Thursday, September 8th, 7PM, Joint Houghton Community Council and Planning Commission meeting, City Hall Council Chambers
- Saturday September 10, 2016 – 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Community art project
- September 10 Crestwoods Park – table with project information
- September 11 Everest Park – table with project information
- September 12 NW University – table with project information
- Saturday September 24, 2016 – 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Community art project
- September 28th, 2PM, Kirkland Urban groundbreaking
- October 5 Central Houghton Neighborhood meeting (staff and consultants)
- October 5 Walk to School day
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:
- Listen to the audio portion of the joint HCC/PC meeting of June 23rd, please go to http://kirkland.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=12&clip_id=3374
- Attend or (listen live) on Thursday, September 8th, 7PM, to the Joint Houghton Community Council and Planning Commission meeting at City Hall Council Chambers.
- Visit the following locations were a table with project information will be set up:
- September 10 Crestwoods Park
- September 11 Everest Park
- September 12 NW University
- Attend a neighborhood meeting where staff and consultants will be presenting an overview of the project, what has been done so far , and a review of key findings of the survey.
- September 19 Moss Bay Neighborhood meeting
- September 27 Everest Neighborhood meeting
- October 5 Central Houghton Neighborhood meeting
- At each neighborhood meeting they will provide Last Half of October (approximately October 24th) Community Workshop, location TBD
- November 2016 through February 2017 Staff and the consulting team will attend various Planning Commission, Transportation Commission, Houghton Community Council and City Council meetings from November 2016 through February 2017.
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.
- Saturday September 10, 2016 – 11 a.m. -3 p.m. – City of Kirkland Maintenance Center - 1129 8th Street, Kirkland, WA www.ckcairwksp1.eventbrite.com
- Saturday September 24, 2016 – 11 a.m. -3 p.m. – City of Kirkland Maintenance Center - 1129 8th Street, Kirkland, WA www.ckcairwksp2.eventbrite.com
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.