Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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P-Patch Community Gardening ❤️

Seattle’s P-Patch Gardens have served as community hubs for more than four decades. They have brought people together to grow food, explore cultures and customs, share ideas, and build supportive communities across the City.

Learn more about what makes these gardens so special directly from the gardeners themselves in our latest video.


Seattle Unveils Pre-Approved Plans for Backyard Cottages Which Lowers Fees and Permitting Time: The City launched a new website called ADUniverse that features backyard cottage designs that have been granted pre-approved City permits and step-by-step instructions for homeowners, accessible in dozens of languages. (more)

Mayor Durkan Announces up to $11.6 Million in Funding for Homeless Service Providers: This funding for shelter, day-centers, and permanent supportive housing will help pay for costs incurred during the initial phases of the COVID-19 response and to maintain higher-level services throughout the pandemic. (more)

Attend a Virtual Drop-In Session on Safe Routes to School & ORCA Opportunity: At this session on September 29, Seattle Department of Transportation will provide an overview of  ORCA card eligibility and resources for students who walk or bike to school. (more)

City Allocates Over $19 Million in COVID-Related Funding to Rental Assistance and Homeowner Support: The City will launch a new effort to provide mortgage counseling and direct assistance to homeowners at risk of foreclosure. (more)

West Seattle Bridge Update: Based on your feedback and ongoing community engagement, Seattle Department of Transportation has finalized the Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan. (more)

Environmental Justice Fund Now Accepting Proposals: This is a grant opportunity for community-led projects that improve environmental conditions, respond to impacts of climate change, and get us closer to achieving environmental justice. The application deadline is September 25. (more)

Providing Hygiene Resources for Our City’s Most Vulnerable: For many of us, access to water and basic hygiene is something we never really think about. But for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, access to hand washing and showering can be a real struggle. Learn what the City of Seattle has done to help meet the hygiene needs of our most vulnerable residents during COVID-19. (more)

Digital Equity Funding Opportunity: King County seeks applications from organizations that provide digital access, internet connectivity, and/or digital literacy support to adults who are seniors, limited-English speaking, unemployed, or experiencing homelessness, and who face barriers to accessing digital services. Application deadline is September 22. (more)

Have Fun & Raise Awareness with Storm Drain Stenciling: Stenciling storm drains helps to bring awareness to our friends and neighbors that our waterways connect to our local storm drains. This is a chance to get outside, give back to your local community, and learn the importance of pollution prevention in our local waterways. (more)



Input needed for SW Brandon & SW Findlay Streets Trail Improvements & Wayfinding: Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Department of Transportation invite the Delridge and High Point communities to participate in creating better pedestrian connections in the Delridge neighborhood. (more)

Share Your Input on the Salmon Bay Park Play Area: The project focuses on installing new play equipment (the newly replaced zipline will be retained), access improvements, and replacing site furnishings at this neighborhood park in Ballard. (more)

Review Design Options and Share Input on South Park Plaza Project: Each of the four designs offers a play feature, lawn, and different types of gathering spaces. Please participate and let the design team know what is important to you. (more)

Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid Project: The Washington State Department of Transportation invites you to an online open house to learn about and provide feedback on key environmental processes for the Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid Project. (more)

Share Feedback on the North Link Connections Mobility Project: King County Metro is seeking a final round of public feedback on concepts for updating bus service to integrate with three new Sound Transit Link Light rail stations in 2021. (more)

Give Input on the New North Rainier Park: The goal of this engagement effort is to collect textile/fabric designs to be incorporated into the park and nearby street improvements that represent the diverse cultures and heritages of the neighborhood. (more)

Give Input on the Spruce Street Mini Park Play Area: Share your input on this play area project in the Central District and tell Seattle Parks and Recreation's design team what the community values about this park and and how it might be improved. (more)