News & Updates

Baker Park Redesign Plans Online

The City has rolled out three concepts for the Baker Park redesign –activating the park with children’s playground areas and a fitness center. According to their survey, 31 people have voted, with Option A the clear winner to-date. Have a favorite of the three concepts? Want your voice to count? Email  The final community meeting to review a preferred option for the park redesign will be scheduled at the end of October.

Holman Road Overpass Removal on Hold

SDOT representatives sent an email to those who attended the overpass removal community meeting indicating a need for more time to review options to original plan for overpass removal. We will communicate more news about SDOT’s proposal for the pedestrian overpass and the greenway’s and pedestrian paths that approach it when we receive it.

Crown Hill Urban Village UpzoneCHUV Logo For Blog Posts

The comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) ended in August.   The final EIS statement on the proposed Upzones to implement the Citywide Mandatory Housing and Affordability Plan (MHA) is expected to be released in October, and it will include a new recommended re-zone map for Crown Hill Urban Village.  We will share the final EIS and map and suggest next steps.


Soundview Playfield Renovation—Public Meeting on Design Input

Wednesday, October 4 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Whitman Middle School  9201 – 15th Ave NW

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting this event to gather input on their plan to install synthetic field surfacing, additional lighting, ADA access improvements, and field drainage enhancements for Soundview Playfield.

CHUV Committee for Smart Growth will be there to engage City staff on pedestrian safety concerns and the importance of linking and providing pedestrian pathways on the existing (17th NW) and future (North Seattle – 92nd St) Greenways. We believe proximity of both Greenways and the Playfield to Whitman Middle School’s need for safe routes to school should be considered; particularly in light of the projected urban village growth over the next 20 years. Please join us!

Save the Date:  Community Information Meeting—Seattle City Light

November 6, 2017
Ballard First Lutheran Church 2006 NW 65th St.

Seattle City Light Surplus Properties

Seattle City Light is evaluating the disposition of seven former substation sites in Northwest Seattle that are no longer needed. One of those properties is in greater Crown Hill/North Beach at 9407 19th Ave NW. City Light is hosting a Community Information Meeting with representatives from Parks and Recs, SDOT, and others to explain the constraints of selling and developing these properties. This is your opportunity to learn whether the property is likely to be sold to a developer or has the potential of being sold to Parks for public use. Come learn more about the property on 94th and 19th and other City Light properties and the options Seattle City Light has for selling or disposing of that property.

Save the Date:  Public Hearing—Seattle City Light
City Light Substation Surplus Sites

November 16, 2017
Ballard First Lutheran Church   2006 NW 65th St

Make your Voice Heard at the public hearing by providing testimony on City Light’s plans to dispose of these same properties.  If you can’t make it to either the community meeting or the hearing but have questions or concerns, email for more information.


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