Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Fathers and Sons Together

Neighborhood Matching Fund Invests $750,000 in 23 Community-initiated Projects

“The funds we received from the Neighborhood Matching Fund will help us continue our mission to support our amazing youth, families, and community. Strong communities are everything. We can’t change the world, but we can help strengthen our community to be a more vibrant, safe, and enjoyable place where fathers, sons, mothers, and daughters live, create memories, and thrive.”

– Larry Wilmore, Fathers and Sons Together


Port of Seattle Announces New Names for Six Parks along Duwamish River: Learn about how the names reflect the cultural, historical and environmental significance of each site.(more)

Join Mayor Jenny Durkan for a Virtual Town Hall on the West Seattle Bridge: Monday, November 16, 5:00-6:30 pm. RSVP // Event Link

What's moving this week in your neighborhood: Learn about construction impacts you can expect in your neighborhood this week. (more)

Legacy of Love: A Virtual Forum for African American Caregivers and Others: Join this online forum on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. While focused on African American caregivers, the event is open to anyone who provides special care for an elder. (more)

Passionate About Environmental Justice? Join Seattle’s Environmental Justice Committee and provide guidance to City departments, work toward shifting power to community and learn about funding to bring environmental learning to your community. (more)

Winter Weather Emergency response protocols: Learn about Seattle's plans to support people experiencing homelessness during winter weather. (more)

Need Help with Rent in Seattle? People can apply for help covering rent and eviction prevention at the King County eviction prevention and rent assistance page. (more)

Improvements along Rainier Ave S reduce risk of landslides: Learn about how Seattle Department of Transportation has made Rainier Ave S safer. (more)

Clean Cities Proposal will address illegal dumping and trash in streets and parks: With some initial steps in progress, proposal using new revenue could quickly expand city services. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Hotel Elliott / Hahn Building for landmark status. The public is invited to participate in the virtual meeting December 2 at 3:30pm and make comments regarding the nomination. (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)


Station Coffee Shop window with gold painted letters

Community Comes Together to Save
The Station coffee shop in Beacon Hill

When Luis Rodriguez and Leona Moore-Rodriguez put out a call for help on Oct. 13, they knew their community would answer that call. But they couldn’t have imagined all the ways their neighbors would rise to the occasion. A few days later, the GoFundMe a friend and customer set up for them has raised over $25,000, and members of the community have found a host of creative ways to help keep their favorite coffee shop from closing. 

Read the full article in the South Seattle Emerald.


Public comment period open for Urban Forestry Management Plan update: Offer your feedback on Seattle's Draft Plan(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)

Bike Beacon Hill early planning and design survey: Share your thoughts on ideas for a bike route from the Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge to the intersection of Beacon Ave S and 39th Ave S in Beacon Hill. (more)

Community input needed for Soundview Terrace Play Area in Queen Anne. (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)