Join Us for our July Board Meeting on Zoom! Tues, 7/6, 7-8:30 PM

You’re invited to join us for our July board meeting on Tuesday, July 6th 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 May and June meeting minutes Social equity check-in NEDC Systemic Racism Statement Wedgwood to Inverness Pedestrian Connectivity Project Discussion Members of Inverness and Matthews Beach invited to participate! Land-Use Committee check-in Wedgwood Ale House QFC US Bank Grant Received for 35th Ave NE Banner Project – Think Big Wedgwood! Meeting details follow: Wedgwood Community Read More …

Free Pile Day – Sat, June 5th

Neighbors throughout NE Seattle are organizing a “Free Pile Day” this Saturday, June 5th. According to one of the organizers, the “Free Pile Day” is a day when those with free items to offer leave their stuff in their driveway or lawn. Interested neighbors add their address to a map (deadline has passed) and “shoppers” can use the map to find these free piles. Interested in shopping for some free stuff? Check out the map below to see where the closest free pile is to you. Thanks to the organizers and to those who are piling up their stuff!

Bus Changes Coming to Wedgwood

Sound Transit recently announed the opening of the new Northgate Link Extension would be October 2nd, opening up the new University District, Roosevelt, and Northgate Stations along with 4.3 miles of new track. Link riders will be able to travel from Northgate to downtown in 14 minutes. In response to the opening of the Northgate Link Extension, King County Metro is making service changes to bus routes in North Seattle to improve connections with Link. One of the changes Wedgwood will see is the permanent elimination of Routes 71 and 76, which were suspended in September 2020. A new route, Read More …

Join Us! June WCC Board Meeting, Tuesday, June 1st at 7-8:30PM

You’re invited to join us for our April board meeting on Tuesday, June 1st 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 May meeting minutes May election results Social equity check-in Anniversary of George Floyd’s murder Land-Use Committee check-in Wedgwood Ale House QFC US Bank Business district brainstorming – survey, outreach, support Wedgwood to Inverness Pedestrian Project – Update Membership discussion and fundraising brainstorming Summer picnic/events brainstorming Meeting details follow: Wedgwood Community Council is inviting you Read More …

Wedgwood Ale House – More 35th Ave NE changes perhaps on the horizon, which we’re monitoring…

Note: This post has been revised since it was first published. In February, we posted of about potential changes along 35th Ave NE that we were/are monitoring with: QFC having notified the public of its intent to close, The US Bank property at 87th for sale ($3.7M), The Thai of Wedgwood property for sale ($1.5M), The former Wong’s property at 94th for sale after submitting plans for redevelopment ($2.7M), and The Wedgwood Apartments and Veraci, south of Safeway, listed for sale ($6.5M). Today, we learned that two parcels (Wedgwood Ale House and the Wedgwood Apartments [no, a different one from Read More …

#StopAsianHate

In September 2020, the Wedgwood Community Council published a post on our website honoring the land itself upon which our community resides and the first people whose traditional lands we live on. Our statement also acknowledged systemic racism which has led to pervasive inequities and unjust treatment of our Black and Brown neighbors for centuries and the role that the WCC may have played to perpetuate these systems in the past. Finally, we affirmed that Black Lives Matter and that we stand with our Black and Brown neighbors in support of true equity with the hope of creating a community Read More …

Join Us! May WCC Board Meeting (and ELECTIONS!), Tuesday, May 4th, 7-8:30 PM

You’re invited to join us for our April board meeting on Tuesday, May 4th 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 April meeting minutes Social equity check-in #StopAsianHate Statement NEDC Statement Membership discussion Proposed by-laws revisions Land-Use Committee check-in QFC – update US Bank Meeting details follow: Wedgwood Community Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Wedgwood Community Council May Board MeetingTime: May 4, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Read More …

The intersection of NE 95th St and Lake City Way (SR 522) to Close for 2+ Weeks

As you’ve driven down NE 95th Street and along SR 522 (Lake City Way) you’ll have noticed a lot of activity over the past several weeks. This work has been to prepare for improvements to the intersection which include new signals, sidewalks, curb ramps, and crosswalks (see image below). To accomplish this work, the intersection will be closed between Monday, April 26th to May 14th. More information can be found on WSDOT’s SR-522 – I5 to 61st Ave NE, Paving and ADA Compliance project website and SDOT’s Lake City Way Corridor Improvement Project website.

Thank you QFC Employees! The Final Days of Wedgwood’s QFC…

On February 16th, QFC announced they would close the Wedgwood QFC – along with their Capitol Hill location – in 60 days with April 24th being the store’s final day. The decision to close the “underperforming” stores was “accelerated” due to the a city council policy to require an additional $4/hour hazard pay for grocery store workers, a policy Kroger (the parent company of QFC) claims is the city’s “attempt to pick winners and losers among essential businesses and workers.” The decision and statement drew interest over the blame placed on local policy to require supplemental compensation to grocery workers Read More …

Join Us! April WCC Board Meeting, Tuesday, April 6th, 7-8:30PM

You’re invited to join us for our April board meeting on Tuesday, April 6th at 7PM via Zoom (see meeting details below). Our agenda may change over the coming weeks, but the meeting will likely include time to discuss the following: Welcome and public comments Review minutes (View draft meeting minutes here) Announcement: “Mayor Mondays” organized by the Victory Heights Community Council. Social equity check-in #StopAsianHate Statement NEDC Statement Land-Use Committee check-in QFC – update Grant pursuit updates – Pedestrian connectivity between Wedgwood and Inverness Collaboration with ThinkBigWedgwood for banners on 35th Ave NE Membership discussion Potential changes to by-laws Read More …