Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Share Your Input on Design Standards for Small Wireless Facilities (SWF): Most often installed on poles in the public right-of-way, SWF are antennas and related equipment that are smaller than traditional cell towers and extend wireless network coverage. The public comment period is open through November 27 at 5pm. (more)

Take the Seattle Public Safety Survey: The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results is provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. (more)

Upcoming Neighborhood Street Fund Projects: Seattle Department of Transportation is working to design and build 15 projects selected for the Neighborhood Street Fund 2019-2021 program cycle. Get the latest info and subscribe to particular projects to get regular updates. (more)

Join Seattle’s Design Review Boards: Passionate about design or architecture? Mayor Durkan is looking for qualified candidates to fill 7 upcoming openings on the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. (more)

Find Out About Travel Impacts Using a New Tool from Seattle Department of Transportation: The new dotMaps will let you find where construction is taking place now and in the months ahead--and you can even set up email notifications. (more)

Save the Dates for the Seattle Home Fairs: The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections will be hosting their popular Seattle Home Fairs in early 2020. Get information about your planned remodel, the permitting process, renting in Seattle, and more. (more)

Join Seattle’s Environmental Justice Committee: If you are committed to centering community needs in the City’s environmental work and improving environmental, health and economic conditions for our communities, apply to the Environmental Justice Committee. (more)

Free Extra Yard Waste Pickup in November: Seattle Public Utilities provides free extra yard waste pick up for household customers in November. Just set out your extra yard waste next to your food and yard waste cart on your collection day. (more)



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Seattle's urban Natives tell the story of the city's first Indigenous landmark

"On Oct. 16, Seattle approved Duwamish sacred site Licton Springs as an official landmark. Advocates reflect on what that recognition means to their community."

(See the full article in Crosscut)




Help Design New Plaza and Park in South Park: Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the design for the new plaza and park in South Park on Saturday, November 16 from 11am - 1pm at the site, 8456 Dallas Ave. S. (more)

S Rose St Sidewalk Survey: This project will connect people walking and biking between the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway and the planned 4-way traffic signal at Rainier Ave S & S Rose St. Seattle Department of Transportation is collecting input on 2 potential designs for the block and they’d like to hear from project neighbors. (more)

Share Your Ideas About Hiawatha Play Area: Seattle Parks and Recreation has a new project underway at the Hiawatha Playfield that will demolish and rebuild the play area. They are interested in finding out more about how you use Hiawatha Playfield and the park features you value or would like to see at the new play area. (more)


  • Urban Innovations - How Are Cities Fighting Displacement?: November 14, 5:30pm (more)
  • South Park Plaza Public Meeting: November 16, 11am (more)
  • Georgetown Community Council: November 18, 7pm (more)
  • West Seattle Timebank Gathering: November 20, 6:30pm (more)
  • West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions West Seattle Neighborhood Forum: November 21, 6pm (more)
  • Air Quality and Health in the Duwamish River Valley: November 25, 6pm (more)
  • District 1 Community Network: November 26, 7pm (more)



Have Thoughts About Special Events on Capitol Hill: The City of Seattle would like your input regarding festivals, parades, and special events on Capitol Hill in order to better understand the impacts of these events on the neighborhood. (more)

International Special Review District (ISRD) Board Announces Candidates for Annual Election: The 2019 ISRD Board election will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel in the plaza-level meeting room. Community members who are registered for this election are encouraged to vote. (more)

New Ride-Hail Pickup Zone Pilot Program Coming to Capitol Hill: The City of Seattle is working with partners including Uber and Lyft to add designated passenger loading zones for late-night pick-ups starting November 14! (more)

Participate in the Future of Freeway Park: Seattle Parks and Recreation and Freeway Park Association invite you to participate in the Freeway Park Improvement project by sharing your feedback via online survey. (more)


  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee: November 13, 6pm (more)
  • Belltown Community Council: November 13, 6:30pm (more)
  • Disaster Skills Training: November 14, 5:30pm (more)
  • Magnolia Community Council: November 19, 7pm (more)
  • Landmarks Preservation Board: November 20, 3:30pm (more)
  • West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Downtown Neighborhood Forum: November 20, 5:30pm (more)



Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Golden Rule Dairy / Stoneway Electric Building: You are invited to attend the meeting on December 4 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Northlake Tiny House Village to Close: The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department will not renew the contract for the Northlake Village in 2020 due to compliance and performance concerns. The village will no longer operate after December 31, 2019, and the property will be returned to Seattle City Light. (more)


  • Ballard District Council: November 13, 7pm (more)
  • Green Lake Community Council: November 13, 7pm (more)
  • Aurora Licton Urban Village Meeting: November 14, 7pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: November 19, 7pm (more)
  • Licton Springs Community Council: November 20, 6:30pm (more)
  • Technology Matching Fund Workshop: November 22, 10:30am (more)