Seattle Home Fairs (Virtual): This Weekend, Jan. 29 & 30

This weekend, you can learn about some of the most pressing issues facing Seattle homeowners and renters from the comfort of your own home. Sessions will cover important information on topics ranging from landslide and earthquake prep to landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities. The Wedgwood Community Council particularly recommends the sessions on accessory dwelling units (aka ADUs). These units represent one approach to meeting the urgent need for more housing options and more affordable housing within our neighborhood. Encouraging the expansion of affordable housing options is in alignment with the WCC statement on social equity and our commitment to Read More …

Join Us for our February WCC Board Meeting. Tues, 2/1, 7PM via Zoom

You’re invited to join us for our February board meeting on Tuesday, February 1st at 7PM via Zoom (meeting details below).  Our agenda is still being developed, but we are excited to welcome members of Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE) to discuss their organization and their documentary film which premiers Monday, January 31st at 7PM.  Our agenda will look something like the following: Welcome and Introductions Public comments Review and approve past meeting minutes Social equity check-in Kick off to Black History Month! Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE) Wedgwood Neighborhood Map update! Shop Wedgwood website! Land-Use Committee check-in Read More …

Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black and White – UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY FILM PREMIERE (MONDAY, JAN 31ST, 7PM)

A group of Roosevelt High School alumni, following the murder of George Floyd, began meeting to discuss their experiences with racism. Ultimately these informal discussions evolved into the Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity…or RARE.  Upon their formation, RARE first setup a scholarship to fund 2 economically disadvantaged students of color at Roosevelt pursue higher education.  Additionally, RARE has produced a documentary film titled “Roosevelt HIhg School: Beyond Black and White” which debuts online on Monday, January 31st, at 7PM (register here). The film, which can be previewed below, delves into past issues of race at Roosevelt High School including the Read More …

Join Us for our FIRST board meeting of the New Year! Tues, 1/4, 7PM on Zoom

You’re invited to join us for our first board meeting of 2022 on Tuesday, January 4th at 7PM via Zoom (see meeting details below). Our agenda is a bit light, but is intended to allow for discussion on our 2022 work plan and how we implement all the good ideas we hope you help us come up with. The agenda may change a bit over the coming days, but the meeting will likely include time to discuss the following: Welcome and Introductions Public comments Review and approve past meeting minutes Social equity check-in Board Member Terms Land-Use Committee check-in QFC Read More …

SPU Collection Dates Canceled This Week Due to Snow

Happy holidays to all those who celebrate and an early Happy New Year to everyone as well! While the snow has added a thematic feel to the holiday season, it has unfortunaely caused a bit of havoc on Seattle Public Utilities’ collection schedule. Initially, those of us in Wedgwood with a Wednesday pick-up had our garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection pushed to today (Thursday). However, with last night’s snow SPU has canceled collections for the week and instead will allow us to put 2X as much out for collection next week. A tweet with their notification is below. You Read More …

Join Us for the December WCC Board Meeting. Tues, 11/7, 7PM via Zoom

You’re invited to join us for our December board meeting on Tuesday, December 7th at 7PM via Zoom (see meeting details below). Our agenda remains a bit light, so this may be a bring your questions. The agenda may change over the coming days, but the meeting will likely include time to discuss the following: Welcome and Introductions New board member candidates Public comments Review past meeting minutes Social equity check-in Duwamish Real Rent payment confirmation Think Big Wedgwood missing banners Officers and Roles discussion Park update Land-Use Committee check-in QFC 2022 work plan and priorities discussion Questions Wedgwood Community Read More …

QFC Update!…or at least what we think we know.

It’s been nearly 11 months since Kroger, the parent company for QFC, announced they were closing their Wedgwood and Capitol Hill stores. Two stores that Kroger claims were “underperforming” but whose closure was “accelerated” due to the city’s “hero pay” mandate for grocery workers. Seattle was one of several cities where Kroger closed stores and blamed “hero pay” legislation. Whether or not their stated reasoning was true is for others to say. But, the store did close on April 24th with a nice send-off to QFC staff and the store has basically sat empty – apart from fixtures – since. Read More …

Behind the Scenes Progress on Wedgwood’s Future Park Site

Last week, a couple of signs popped up at the land-banked park site at 35th Ave NE and NE 86th Street. The two signs indicate the progress that has been and is occurring behind the scenes which we mentioned in our February update on the park. Despite the budget for design and construction being eliminated and the development of Wedgwood’s future park site put on hold, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department (Parks) has continued the necessary permitting of the project. First, a large informational sign was installed on-site summarizing the project status and indicating that Parks is ‘working to Read More …

Please help. Hand-painted Murals and Banners Removed from Wedgwood’s Future Park site.

Think Big Wedgwood, a local social and racial justice group that has helped to activate the currently land-banked future park site at 35th Ave NE and NE 86th Street, had their hand-sewn and painted banners removed from the park site on November 8th. If you know anything about the whereabouts of these banners, which were created by many people investing their resources and time, please reach out to hello@thinkbigwedgwood.com.

Happy Native American Heritage Month

To honor Native American Heritage Month and the first people whose traditional lands our community calls home, the Wedgwood Community Council contributed $500 to Real Rent Duwamish this month. This follows the $500 we contributed in 2020 and continues our commitment to positively contribute towards a more equitable and inclusive Wedgwood. As we approach Thanksgiving, we give thanks to the Duwamish Tribe, their ancestors, and the Coast Salish peoples who have and continue to steward these traditional lands of theirs throughout our neighborhood, city, and region.