A Statement of Acknowledgement and Apology from the Wedgwood Community Council

In 1946, the Wedgwood Community Club – the precursor to the Wedgwood Community Council (WCC) – formed and continued representing the neighborhood until 1971.  In 1987, what we now know as the WCC formed as the city was creating a formal neighborhood council structure through the city’s new Department of Neighborhoods.  Since that time, the WCC has continued to represent our neighborhood with periodic dips and peaks in engagement and activity natural to most volunteer neighborhood organizations.  The events over the last few months throughout our country and here locally have weighed heavy on the hearts of all WCC board Read More …

Routes 71 and 76 Suspended – Transit Changes Coming to Wedgwood Starting September 19th

In response to COVID-19 and associated budget constraints and reduced ridership, Metro has announced a variety of service changes that take effect on September 19th. Among the changes are the suspensions of Routes 71 and 76. The rationales provided for both the 71 and 76 are as follows: Route 76 (and 71) service is suspended as part of the temporary reduced service network due to the COVID pandemic and its associated loss of ridership and revenue. With no certainty over COVID-19 and the planned openings of new Sound Transit Link stations at the University District, Roosevelt, and Northgate in 2021, Read More …

Development of Wedgwood’s New Park Suspended

The WCC has been notified by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) that in response to significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19 which impacts the city’s 2020 budget, the city and SPR are suspending $10 million in capital project work. Included in the suspended work is the development of the city’s five land-banked park properties, of which our new park is one. Unfortunately, there is no known time frame when the new park will be developed or what its name will be. SPR has simply noted that they will work to secure funding in future budget cycles. We know Read More …

Announcement: Changes to the WCC Board

Following 3 years of incredible service as Board President, John Finelli has stepped down as current president and will continue serving as a trustee, chairing the Events Committee, and serving as an alternate WCC representative to the NE District Council. With this change, the WCC board has appointed Per Johnson to a vacant board member position and subsequently appointed Per to serve as Interim Board President. Per is a past-president having previously been involved in the WCC between 2009 and 2015. This change is an excellent reminder that the WCC is an all-volunteer board and welcomes new engagement and interest Read More …

Trick or Treat!

The annual Wedgwood business district trick-or-treat is on Thursday, October 31st from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Continuing a favorite neighborhood tradition, shops and businesses along 35th Ave NE will open their doors to little superheros, monsters, princesses, and pirates on Halloween afternoon.  Wedgwood Community Council volunteers will serve as crossing guards at the NE 75th Street and NE 85th Street intersections, so stop by and say hello!

2019 Wedgwood Community Picnic – Saturday, September 14

Join your neighbors for a fun night of food and music at the 2019 Wedgwood Community Picnic! This year’s picnic will take place on Saturday, September 14 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Hunter Tree Farm. The picnic will feature food trucks, local music, and activities for kids. This year’s picnic will also include a beer garden. Many of our local businesses and organizations will be there as well. We’d like to give a big thank you to our official sponsors this year, Van Gogh Coffeehouse, Orange Theory Fitness, Blue Poppy Floral and Gifts, and Danielle Burton and Brian Turnbull at Edward Read More …

New left-turn signals at NE 75th St

A 35th Ave NE Project update from SDOT … New left-turn signals at NE 75th StWe’ve heard from many of you throughout this project with requests for protected left-turn signals at NE 75th St. During our ongoing evaluation of operations on the corridor, we’ve determined that these protected left-turn arrows met our current guidelines. Earlier this week, new signals were installed on the existing poles and wires. We plan to upgrade the signal poles at a later date, likely next year. What’s nextAs you know, we lowered the speed limit along 35th Ave NE from 30 mph to 25 mph Read More …

Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Name For New park in Wedgwood

October 18 deadline for submitting names Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the public to submit potential names for the new park in Wedgwood. The deadline for submitting names to the Parks Naming Committee is Friday, October 18, 2019. Please submit suggestions for park names in writing by Friday, October 18, 2019 and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. Send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to paula.hoff@seattle.gov

Budget Town Hall with Council Member Pacheco and Mayor Durkan

The event will be held in the auditorium space of University Heights Center (5031 University Way, Seattle, WA 98105) on Saturday, September 7th. Doors will open at 11:30 am, with the panel discussion and Q+A running from 12:00 – 1:00. It will be a great opportunity for community members to learn more about the city budget, to hear from CM Pacheco and the Mayor about their priorities, and to share what you want to see in the budget with them. Have a look at this page for details and to RSVP.