A Flexible Design for Gathering at the Hunter Farm Site

UPDATE: Visit the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project page to register for the COMMUNITY BUILD, between August 18-21. Last night, the Pomegranate Center unveiled the design developed for the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project, a project funded through a grant from Tully’s Coffee (I mean seriously, have you seen their Kuerig machine?). Over 70 people showed up to Wedgwood Presbyterian Church to hear Milenko Matanovic, the Executive Director of the Pomegranate Center, describe how the community shaped the design and what is intended by each design element. However, midway through the presentation the power went out to the church, so Read More …

Building 11 Update

For those interested in the controversy around Building 11 at Magnuson Park, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw recently posted a status update and summary of the July 7th meeting.  While the WCC has not been intimately involved in this process, we have formally written to the City in opposition to the deal struck between the City and Building 11, LLC.  You can read what the opponents of this deal, Friends of Building 11, have to say here.

Lots of Changes to Thornton Creek

NE Seattle has 1 of Seattle’s 4 salmon-bearing streams flowing through it, Thornton Creek.  The stream, who’s headwaters is the Ronald Bog in Shoreline at N 175th Street, flows through a highly modified system that had been increasingly encroached upon by construction of I-5 and Seattle’s northward expansion, as it makes its way to its confluence with Lake Washington at Matthews Beach.  However, its ever-encroached upon fate has been changing for Thornton Creek in the relatively recent.  Many local groups (e.g,. Thornton Creek Alliance), regulatory agencies, and City departments have begun efforts to restore the stream and its hydrograph, improve Read More …

A Gathering Place for Wedgwood?

As most people familiar with the WCC knows the Wedgwood Parks Committee has been actively and diligently working towards the acquisition and development of a new park for Wedgwood to address a usable open space gap identified in our neighborhood by the City.  Levy funds have been appropriated for such a task as part of the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy.  In fact, on January 12th, we had an extremely successful public meeting about the site the Parks Committee identified for acquisition, which is the Morningside Substation at the NW corner of 86th Street NE and 35th Ave NE.  Read More …

Wedgwood Parks Meeting a Success!

About 150 people packed into the meeting room at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church for the WCC’s January 2011 general meeting, co-hosted by Seattle Parks and Wedgwood Parks.  The purpose of the meeting was to formally announce the WCC’s recommended site for park acquisition, the Morningside Substation, using legislatively approved funds from the 2008 Parks and Open Green Spaces Levy. Wedgwoodians began showing up around 6:45 in anticipation of the meeting and to get their hands on the new Wedgwood t-shirt.  Kurt Westman, the President of the WCC, kicked off the meeting with and overview and introductions before the presentation began.  Chip Nevins, Read More …