Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Indigenous Peoples' Day Spotlight

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we hosted this series of profiles to recognize local Indigenous leaders, artists, and activists. The groups and individuals featured in this series have dedicated their work to supporting Native American communities and commemorating Indigenous peoples, cultures, and histories in the area and across the nation.


City of Seattle Partners with Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to Provide Free Vaccinations for Uninsured Neighbors: Vaccinations available at more than a dozen locations across the City including five locations in high-density BIPOC neighborhoods in South and West Seattle. Language Access will be provided at City of Seattle Genesee Park clinics.  (more)

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Seattle Immigrants: The City of Seattle has launched the $9 million Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants, its newest program to help vulnerable residents who have been both financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and purposely neglected by the federal government.  (more)

Final Design for Relocation and Renovation of the Play area at Hiawatha Playfield: Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to announce the completion of the final concept design for the new play area at Hiawatha Playfield. (more)

Apply for a Trick or Street Block Permit & Other Fun Ideas to Celebrate Halloween Safely: Find out how to safely celebrate Halloween outdoors in accordance with Phase 2 guidelines of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan (which limits gatherings with more than 5 people outside your household).  (more)

Free Street Use Permits for Businesses Extended through October 2021: The free sidewalk café and curb space permits allow restaurants, retail stores, vending trucks and carts to operate in the sidewalk or curb space while the free street closure permits allow businesses to operate in one or more blocks in front of their business.  (more)

West Seattle Bridge Update: Get the latest on the City's progress to stabilize the bridge, efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. (more)

More Seattle Residents to Receive Monthly Food Benefit: Fresh Bucks will add 1,000 new customers from the program wait list this October, providing a much needed food benefit as families across the city struggle to meet basic needs. (more)

Seattle Parks Opens Seven Learning Hubs for Seattle Students: Free, with Wi-Fi, these spaces are equipped with community center and youth program staff who can help your student get engaged in learning. (more)

Join the Seattle Design Commission: Mayor Jenny Durkan is recruiting to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Seattle Design Commission – the positions are for an urban planner and an at-large position. Apply by December 2. (more)

Bordeaux House on Capitol Hill Considered for Landmark Status: Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Bordeaux House (806 14th Avenue E) on Wednesday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m. (more)


photo by: Agueda Pacheco Flores, Museum of Museums facade

You need more art, especially now: Six new Seattle art spaces defying COVID

A secret basement. A front-yard mailbox. A museum of museums. The show goes on, in unconventional ways. Proving that creativity can flourish in the face of adversity, at least six new art spaces have opened across King County in recent months, despite and in some cases inspired by COVID-19 closures.

“It made sense to start a gallery that flat out said: no visitors, no website, no hours. It's only on Instagram all the time.” says artist Robert Yoder.

Read the full article at Crosscut // photo by Agueda Pacheco Flores


Micro-Community Policing Plans: Seattle University is administering the 6th annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. (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)

Highland Park Community Meeting for Reconnect West Seattle: We’ll share what we heard on the Home Zone walks and collect additional feedback from the community to develop a proposed Home Zone Plan. The meeting is co-hosted with the Highland Park Action Coalition (HPAC). October 28, 7pm. (more)

Lowman Beach Racket Court New Design Online Survey: Explore options to install a replacement racket court for all ages and will be ADA accessible.(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)