WCC Board Ends Pursuit of the Wedgwood to Inverness Pedestrian Connectivity Project

In March 2021, the WCC proposed the Wedgwood to Inverness Pedestrian Connectivity Project, a variation of a 2012 grant pursuit that also included a low-impact trail through the Inverness Ravine Park. The Wedgwood to Inverness Pedestrian Connectivity Project, as proposed in March 2021, was a feasibility-level study of a pedestrian connection along undeveloped city rights-of-way along NE 88th Street and 45th Ave NE. The feasibility-level analysis would have studied whether a trail or similar walkway could be constructed given the challenges associated with the site, which includes steep slopes and a history of unstable soils. The reason for this project Read More …

Add your voice to Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Strategic Plan for its park facilities

Seattle Parks and Recreation published its strategic plan in March 2020. However, as the covid pandemic demanded the city’s emergency response, the implementation of the Strategic Plan was put on hold. Now the city is asking residents for feedback on how their needs have shifted or evolved given the pandemic and they would like your feedback via an online Open House and survey. Wedgwood has 4 park properties and Picardo P-Patch within our boundary. The park properties include Dahl Playfield, Inverness Ravine Park (virtually inaccessible), a small triangular property known as Wedgwood Square at 31st Ave NE and NE 82nd Read More …

Join Us for our September Board Meeting on Zoom! Tues, 9/7, 7-8:30 PM

You’re invited to join us for our September board meeting on Tuesday, September 7th at 7PM via Zoom (see meeting details below). Our agenda may change over the coming week, but the meeting will likely include time to discuss the following: Welcome and public comments Review July meeting minutes Social equity check-in NEDC Systemic Racism Statement endorsed by WCC SNG Racial Equity Workshop, 9/9, 5:30-7:30PM via Zoom Follow-up on our Wedgwood to Inverness Pedestrian Connectivity Project Discussion in July Follow-up dialogue and coordination Site walk summary Next steps NEDC – Zoom contributions? Land-Use Committee check-in QFC US Bank Creative Images Read More …

NEST Fest, a 10-year Anniversary Celebration. Saturday, 9/11, 11-3PM

NEST – North East Seattle Together – is inviting you to join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary at NestFest! This free, outdoor event will take place on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at our location – Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave. NE, Seattle 98115 – from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be food trucks, activities, raffle prizes, games and more! NEST is a local non-profit supporting older adults in the community by providing social, physical activity, and learning opportunities — building community connections and resources for people to age successfully in the place they call home. For Read More …

You’re Invited: Northeast District Council (NEDC) September Meeting, Thursday, 9/2, 5:30PM on Zoom

The Northeast District Council, an organization advocating for neighborhoods and business districts throughout NE Seattle, holds monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM. This Thursday, September 2nd, the NEDC will host Marc Dones, Executive Director of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, and Ann Forrest, who will give an update on NE Seattle Emergency Communications HUBs. The meeting will be hosted via Zoom and all are welcome. More information about the NEDC and the meeting, including agenda, can be found on the NEDC’s website. Zoom Meeting Details: Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82235246278?pwd=cFNqaW5sNDhLZlNJL2pxWWF6Wi9KQT09Meeting ID: 822 3524 6278Passcode: 748617One Read More …

Long-time Wedgwood Salon, Creative Images Hair Salon, is for sale.

After 47 years in Wedgwood, long-time stylist and salon owner Carolee Sepe, has decided its time to pass her shears and the business on to another and has asked us to spread the word. Carolee updated the salon, located next to Cafe Javasti, 3-years ago with a new stylish interior and fixtures. The salon has 4 wet stations and 3 dryers with four part-time stylists. Carolee notes that the landlord is a great guy and easy to work with. Creative Images has been rated 5-stars by its Yelp customers. If you’re interested and want more information, reach out to Carolee Read More …

Emergency Repairs Coming Soon to Wedgwood’s Underground Electrical Infrastructure

Seattle City Light recently issued the following public notice of upcoming emergency repairs to Wedgwood’s underground electrical infrastructure, which failed following the extreme heat event we had earlier this summer. The repairs will begin in mid-August and last approximately 2 months. Click here for more information. This notice is intended to inform you about upcoming Seattle City Light construction in the Wedgwood area. Seattle City Light crews will be performing emergency work in the Wedgwood neighborhood to replace all the aging underground infrastructure that caused several unplanned power outages in this area. The excessive heatwave earlier this summer generated several Read More …

Grant Received! Congrats Think Big Wedgwood!

Think Big Wedgwood (TBW), a collection of residents from greater Wedgwood who have come together to make change in our community through the creation of art, non-violent direct action, and community engagement, recently was notified that they received a grant from the Department of Neighborhoods. The grant funds TBW to lead a public design process to design non-commercial banners along 35th Ave NE within Wedgwood to create a sense of unity in our neighborhood through art that communicates that Wedgwood welcomes all. Not only will the banners bring art and beauty to the business district, but the banners will hopefully Read More …