An Update on Wedgwood’s Future Park

It started in 2008 with the Parks and Greenspaces Levy which identified Wedgwood as a community with a gap in accessible park space. Responding to this ‘gap analysis,’ the Wedgwood Community Council led a park siting process to identify a preferred site for a new neighborhood park. In 2011, more than 150 people in the community attended a public meeting hosted by the WCC to select Wedgwood’s newest park site. Following this, Seattle Parks and Recreation led an acquisition process where Seattle City Light (the former landowner) cleaned-up the site and demolished the structure that was there before its formal Read More …

Changes to 35th Ave NE We’re Monitoring

(This post has been updated since its original posting) With the news that QFC will be leaving Wedgwood in April, interest in the future of our 35th Ave NE business district has understandably increased. Our land use committee has been proactively monitoring potential land use changes in our neighborhood and advocating on behalf of the Future 35th Ave NE plan, which was completed in 2015 by a community-led planning committee. Back in October 2020, US Bank announced plans to permanently close 15% of its branches (about 400 branches) nationwide, but details of which branches weren’t specified. Announcements were made in Read More …

Join Us! March WCC Board Meeting, Tuesday, March 2nd, 7-8:30PM

You’re invited to join us for our March board meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7PM via Zoom (see meeting details below). There’s a lot to discuss this month! Our agenda will be evoloving over the coming week before being finalized, but the meeting will likely include time to discuss the following: Welcome and public comments Social equity check-in NEDC Statement Josiah Wedgwood and the Wedgwood medallion Land-Use Committee check-in QFC and Wedgwood Center US Bank property Parks check-in Updated on land-bank park Inverness Ravine Park update Grant pursuits – Pedestrian connectivity between Wedgwood and Inverness 35th Ave Business District Read More …

BREAKING: QFC to close in Wedgwood (and Capitol Hill) in April

This post has been updated since its original posting. According to multiple reports (link), Kroger – the parent company of QFC – announced today that it would close two stores in Seattle, one of which includes the store in Wedgwood on 35th Ave NE and NE 85th Street. According to these reports, these two stores are “underperforming,” but the company took the decision to “accelerate” their closure due to a new $4/hr hazard pay requirement imposed by the City Council which took effect earlier this month. The stores will remain open until April 24th. Update 1: Adding a tweet from Read More …

Join Us! February WCC Board Meeting, Tuesday, February 2nd at 7PM (via Zoom)

You’re invited to join us for our February board meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7PM via Zoom (see meeting details below). To celebrate and honor Black History month, the WCC board is dedicating our meeting to our on-going social equity discussions (see here and here). For this meeting, we’re also pleased to be joined by members of Think Big Wedgwood for our meeting, but all are welcome to join. Zoom meeting details: Topic: Wedgwood Community Council’s February Board Meeting – ZoomTime: Feb 2, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98293902982?pwd=UWsxY3JtZ0Q2QUpCbkxYejhTdXVmQT09 Meeting ID: 982 9390 Read More …

January 12th WCC Board Meeting, 7PM, via Zoom – Please Join Us!

Hi neighbors! Over the past few months, the board has begun to resume our regular meetings via Zoom as we try and adjust as an all-volunteer organization to this pandemic. This transition has been a hodge-podge of testing various platforms and getting creative to find ways to meet as a group. However, as 2021 begins, we wanted to prioritize providing opportunities for our neighbors to join us. So, we’ve finally joined the rest of the world and get a Zoom account. Please join us for our January 12th, 7PM, board meeting (details below). Agenda: – Opportunity for public comments– Review Read More …

What Next? Positively Contributing Towards an Equitable and Inclusive Wedgwood.

In September, the Wedgwood Community Council board members issued a statement honoring the Duwamish People – past and present – the current and ancestral lands of the Duwamish Tribe upon which our community lies. Additionally, we clearly affirmed the obvious yet necessary statement that Black Lives Matter. Finally, we acknowledged where we fell short in the past to actively foster a more equitable and inclusive Wedgwood. But these remain just words as was pointed out to us on Twitter. Great question. As we say, this is Step 1. But excellent question. — WedgwoodCommCouncil (@WedgwoodCC) September 17, 2020 Since issuing this Read More …

Official: WCC’s Annual Trick-or-Treat Canceled

We have officially made the decision to cancel our annual trick-or-treat event along 35th Ave NE. Ultimately, we decided that we could not guarentee the safety of the kids, parents, volunteers, or employees at the businesses who generously partner with us each year. This was probably expected by most, but nevertheless was a difficult decision since these community events (including our summer picnic) represent what we love to do most – bring community together. We hope that your Halloween is as spooky and fun as ever, despite this weird and pandemic-filled year.

Oct 3rd SPU Recycling Event at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church

Seattle Public Utilities will be hosting a recycling event at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church on October 3rd, from 9AM to 1PM. More details can be found here. Accepted items: Styrofoam Household batteries (no damaged batteries) Florescent tubes and bulbs (no broken bulbs, limit: 4 ft.) Small electronics Small appliances (non-freon) Clothing & linens (any condition, must be clean and dry) Furniture & household goods (in good condition) Paper for shredding (limit: 4 boxes of paper) Items not accepted: Commercial loads Broken furniture or household goods Garbage Yard waste Household recycling (items that go in your cart/dumpster) Hazardous waste Automotive waste Construction Read More …

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 …