April Highlight: Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Joins Wedgwood Community Council Meeting

One of the highlights of our April board meeting was having Councilmember Theresa Mosqueda join us to share some thoughts and answer questions.  Councilmember Mosqueda was elected to the Seattle City Council in 2017 to represent the at-large position 8. Her newsletter is available by signing up here.  Wedgwood resident, Maura, prepared the following summary of Mosqueda’s comments.  Join us for our Tuesdsay, May 2nd, 7PM board meeting where Councilmember Sara Nelson (Position 9) will join us. Seattle Councilmember Theresa Mosqueda is encouraged by the work the city is doing to help ease the region’s homelessness crisis. “There is nothing Read More …

Wong’s Redevelopment Update

There’s been some progress on the proposed redevelopment of Wong’s that we wanted to share. And no, despite the image below, not everyone in the neighborhood will soon be driving a Porsche or other convertible sports car. First, a quick history. In late 2018, a pre-design community meeting was held on-site as part of the city’s required Early Design Guidance to present a proposal for a townhome community to be developed on site. In late 2020, Milton Lam Architects proposed 3 different options for of a townhome community on-site.  The different options were simialar in some ways, but varied substantially Read More …

Annual Eckstein Band Rummage Sale is Back! Saturday, April 23rd, 9AM-3PM

In order for this event to be a success, your donations are needed.  Please set aside your gently used clothing, household items, books, music, furniture, sporting goods, and more. All donations will be accepted on Friday, April 22nd from 1:30PM to 4:30 PM in the Eckstein Cafeteria (back of the school from 75th entrance). Mark your calendar and come to the Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 23rd from 9 to 3!

Join Us for our April WCC Board Meeting. Tues, April 5th, 7PM via Zoom

You’re invited to join us for our April board meeting on Tuesday, April 5th at 7PM via Zoom (meeting details below). We are excited to be joined for this upcoming board meeting by two special guests: Teresa Mosqueda, Seattle City Council Member-Position 8 (citywide) and Vivian Van Geller, Seattle Council PTSA, District 5 Area Rep. Our agenda is still being developed, but we anticipate it will look something like the following: Welcome and Introductions Public comments Review and approve past meeting minutes Introduce Councilmember Mosqueda Social equity check-in Introduce PTSA District 5 Area Rep, Vivian Van Geller Seattle City PTSA Read More …

Panel on Homelessness in Seattle – March 30th, 7PM

The Racial Justice group at Sand Point Community Church (4710 NE 70th St) invites you to join them at 7PM, Wednesday, March 30th, for a panel discussion on Seattle’s homeless and how these organizations are working to meet the challenges presented. Panel Members include: Sharon Lee – Executive Director Low Income Housing Institute Alex Pedersen – Seattle City Council – District 4 Tiffany Washington – Mayor Deputy for Mayor Bruce Harrell Marc Dones – CEO King County Regional Homeless Authority Bill Kirlin-Hackett – Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness Jenn Adams – telling her story of being homeless Bring your friends Read More …

Join Us for our March WCC Board Meeting. Tues, 3/1, 7PM via Zoom

You’re invited to join us for our March board meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 7PM via Zoom (meeting details below).  Our agenda is still being developed, but we anticipate our will look something like the following: Welcome and Introductions Public comments Review and approve past meeting minutes Social equity check-in Wedgwood stories – brainstorming Potential guest speaker… Emergency Hub update Land-Use Committee check-in Grand Central Bakery site QFC US Bank site Wedgwood Ale House/Wedgwood Apartments NE 95th Street and Burke Gilman Trail conceptual planning update Questions Wedgwood Community Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Wedgwood Read More …

Wedgwood’s Community Emergency Hub is Seeking New Hub Captains. Get Involved!

After taking a couple years off during the pandemic, Wedgwood is literally and figuritive dusting off our Emergency Hub at the Hunter Farm site. We are reactivating our Emergency Hub and are seeking volunteers interested in becoming a Community Emergency Hub captain! What is a Community Emergency Hub captain, you ask?  And what are Community Emergency Hubs?  Great questions!  It just so happens that the Seattle Office of Emergency Management is hosting a virtual Hub 101 information meeting on March 17th, at 7PM.  If you’re curious about Wedgwood’s Emergency Hub at Hunter Farm and are interested in helping your community Read More …

Think Big, Wedgwood Community Survey

Congratulations to our friends at Think Big, Wedgwood, on winning a grant from the Department of Neighborhoods to develop new street light pole banners on 35th! Please take a moment to fill out a brief, anonymous survey to help this neighborhood group design and produce banners for our main street. You can make a difference by sharing your thoughts on Wedgwood’s community identity and public art. Learn more about the project below: Think Big, Wedgwood is a community group that cares about bringing big ideas to our little corner of the world.  You may know them from activating the future Read More …

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 …