Updated October 22: The Find It Fix It walk has been rescheduled for November 19th, 10:30 – 12:30. Meet at Baker Park
UPDATED October 13: The Find It Fix It walk has been postponed due to a dangerous weather forecast. We will get out another notice with the new date when it has been rescheduled. Thanks.
The walk will begin at Baker Park map at 8347 14th Ave NW. The City will provide refreshments in Baker Park from 12:30 to 1:00, and the one mile walking tour will begin at 1:00 and end at 2:30. The City will distribute gift bags to the first 50 people who sign in at Baker Park at 12:45.
Please join the Mayor, the City and your Neighbors at Baker Park on Saturday, October 15. Your RSVP is not required, but would be appreciated so we can notify attendees of any changes.
Why the Find It Fix It Walk Matters for our Neighborhood
Crown Hill Urban Village is projected to grow by 50% over the next 20 years, and this growth will have significant impacts on residents living within the Urban Village and Expansion area, as well as in the nearby community. The City is moving forward quickly to upzone our neighborhood to increase density. Crown Hill Urban Village includes areas of Whittier Heights, Crown Hill, Loyal Heights, Olympic Manor and Greenwood.
The City’s Crown Hill/Whittier Heights Find It, Fix It Walk, with Mayor Murray and City Officials, will be an opportunity for us to show them our neighborhood and discuss pressing issues impacting the livability of our community that needs to be addressed before growth, including many of the issues highlighted in our community survey. Issues such as flooding and drainage problems, lack of sidewalks and safe pedestrian mobility over arterials, necessary transit improvements, public safety concerns, parks and school capacity and the need for comprehensive neighborhood planning for smart growth are the types of concerns we hope to address with City Officials and the Mayor.
More information on the Mayor’s Find It Fix It Community Walk
This Find It Fix It Walk was initiated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Mayor Murray’s office, and it is sponsored by the City of Seattle. The Crown Hill Urban Village Smart Growth Committee is working with the City and other neighborhood organizations to facilitate this event. We believe this opportunity with the Mayor and City department heads is very important opportunity to point out real needs in our community that must be addressed as the City adds density.
The City will host a Find It Fix It Walk planning meeting on October 1, 10:00 AM at the Crown Hill Center Room 7 (9250 14th Ave NW). All neighbors are welcome to join that planning meeting.
If you have ideas for the walk, or a personal story or photo of something in our neighborhood that needs to addressed, you can attend the planning meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 30th. One of our volunteers will try to get back to you, and we will bring all ideas to the planning meeting on October 1.