Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Seattle Histories: Pieces of Promenade

The Seattle Histories storytelling project highlights places, people, and events that have shaped the history of Seattle’s communities. Literary artist and Seattle's first Youth Poet Laureate, Leija Farr, pens a eulogy for the Promenade Red Apple Market. The beloved Central District gem was more than a grocery store. It served as a true community hub, hosting barbecues, backpack giveaways, coat drives, and Easter Egg hunts. The market closed in 2017 after the property was purchased for real estate development.

Read Leija's piece on the Front Porch Blog.

Other City News

Equitable Development Initiative Shares Story of Central Area Youth Association: This video is the second in a series of four stories highlighting the Initiative's partners and Black-owned businesses in the Central District. (more)

Support Your Neighbors in Chinatown International District: Financial support is available for organizations, community groups, and individuals who have helped communities in the neighborhood feel safe. (more)

Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Funeral Home Considered for Landmark Status: The Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, November 17. (more)

Members Sought for Seattle’s Design Review Boards: Positions are open on boards across Seattle. Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. Apply by December 15. (more)

Applications Open for Transportation Equity Workgroup: Seattle Department of Transportation is seeking community members with personal and professional affiliations with BIPOC and vulnerable communities to serve for the 2022-2023 term. (more)

Executive Order Targets Reduction in Green House Gas Emissions at the City: Actions will focus on implementing new carbon-based building performance standards, expanding transit access and Healthy Streets, and advancing clean energy workforce development. (more)

Film Career Day Virtual Event for Teens and Young Adults: This free digital event on Saturday Nov. 6 offers workshops and networking opportunities for the next generation of film professionals from the Greater Seattle Area. (more)

Seattle Arts Commission is Seeking New Members: Members help support the City by advocating for arts policy, creating access for equitable participation in the arts, and fostering enriching arts engagement for all residents. Nominate yourself or others by November 22. (more)

Applications Open for the Small Business Stabilization Fund: The Seattle Office of Economic Development is investing an additional $4 million to stabilize micro- and small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. Apply by Nov. 9. (more)

Public Invited to Participate in Seattle Redistricting Meetings: Join the Seattle Redistricting Commission at upcoming public meetings on November 9 and 16. (more)

In The Community

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Local Non-Profit Turns Excess Halloween Candy into Birthday Treats for Homeless Children

Local moms Chris Spahn and Shannon Avery founded the non-profit Birthday Dreams 12 years ago to provide children experiencing homelessness with birthday goodie bags. Goodie bags are hand assembled by volunteers and include toys and candy. Donated Halloween candy has become an important part of the group's party planning, helping them fulfil more party requests. This year, Birthday Dreams has partnered with Ridwell. The local recycling group will be collecting candy from customer pickups and delivering it to the non-profit.

Check out the full story on King 5 News.

Share Your Feedback

Seattle Public Library Seeks Community Input Following COVID-19 Closures: Help provide information on the community’s current library needs and short-term use of voter approved Library Levy Funds. (more)

Input Needed to Help Improve Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Help the City of Seattle and King County improve on-demand, wheelchair accessible, for-hire transportation services. (more)