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Weeding Help Needed

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There used to be a fair amount of horsetail (equisetum) growing in the Gateway planters. Since we've replanted them, it doesn’t want to go away without a fight.

Horsetail
Horsetail

Digging or pulling the horsetail out is not practical. It is impossible to get all the roots — any bits left will continue to grow. The best approach is to keep snipping of any shoots it sends up. That depletes the roots of energy, eventually doing them in.

If you happen to be by the planter and see some horsetail, help us out and cut off any shoots!

Horsetail hiding under some grasses
Horsetail hiding under some grasses

Also, remember that we can use help watering, too!


Watering Help Needed!

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Please help us water the new plantings at the North City Gateway (NE 175th and 15th NE)! They need to be watered twice a day through the summer hot season.

To volunteer to water the plants, sign up here.

Gateway plantings


Instructions & Notes

There are 2 high planter boxes as well as the lower area beneath the North City sign.

Water jugs Please bring your own water, 5 gallons at the minimum. Gallon jugs with caps work well. A watering can or a bucket in a box will prevent it from toppling over in your car.

As long as the Animal Medical Center parking lot is not full, we have permission to park there while watering since watering won't take much time.

Thank you!


Gateway Planting Project

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The neighborhood association has started has been working to revamp/replant the landscaping in the North City Gateway planters at the corner of 15th and 170th. Gateway planting

Thanks to the efforts of many, but especially Karen Benson and Yoshiko Saheki new plantings are now in! Thanks also to Kevin Atkinson and the Ken and Victoria Adams family (as well as whoever else I've left out) for weeding and cleanup in preparation for the planting.

Gateway planting As the Summer heat continues, we will be seeking volunteers to help with watering. Stay tuned for more on that.


Proposition 1: Shoreline Parks Bond

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On January 25, Shoreline City Council voted to place a bond measure on the April 27, 2021, special election ballot. If approved by Shoreline voters, this proposition authorizes improvements to City parks, including the acquisition of new park land.

The City will be providing Factual Community Presentation on the proposition via Zoom at the following times:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m.

Here is the Zoom link for the meeting. Further details may be found on the City's Prop 1 webpage.

Details

Significant improvements will be made at Brugger’s Bog, Hillwood, Richmond Highlands, Briarcrest (Hamlin East), and James Keough Parks. These improvements, depending on the location, may include playgrounds, splash-pads, multi-sports courts, walking trails, picnic shelters, off-leash dog areas, and a fully accessible play area for people of all physical abilities.

Concept plan for “Ridgecrest Park” (Hamlin East)

Park land acquisitions and improvements will expand Paramount Open Space, Brugger’s Bog, and Rotary Park, and will include additional park land acquisitions.

Cost

If approved, Proposition 1 will authorize the City to issue up to $38,500,000 in general obligation bonds to finance and refinance these projects and set excess property taxes to repay those bonds. The bonds would mature within 20 years. Although the exact amount of property taxes per household necessary to repay the bonds will depend on interest rates and property values, the City estimates the annual property tax paid by the owner of a median-valued home ($517,000) would be approximately $112 per year or $9 per month. This is roughly a 50% increase over the cost of the expiring $18.5 million 2006 park improvement bond.

References

Here is the City’s webpage on Proposition 1.


Stride S3 Bus Rapid Transit Online Open-House

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The Stride Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on SR 522 and NE 145th is the result of a grassroots coalition that advocated for better transit for north Lake Washington communities.

The Stride S3 Line, or the SR 522/NE 145th BRT service, will connect north Lake Washington communities to the regional transit system with fast, frequent and reliable transit service. Riders will be able to transfer between the SR 522/NE 145th Stride S3 Line, I-405 North Stride S2 Line, Link light rail, and other transit services provided by Community Transit, King County Metro and Sound Transit.

Stride S3 BRT poster

Online open house now through August 23

Sound Transit is hosting an online open house at sr522brt.participate.online through Aug. 23.

Shoreline residents can visit this website to see design updates, sign up for the project email list, and share their input to inform the design and future community outreach.


175th Street Corridor Improvements Survey

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Changes are coming to 175th street between I-5 and Stone Way. Planning started in 2019. The City has now developed “design concepts” for the project and would like to gather community feedback on them before choosing a preferred design.

175th project area map

Visit 175corridor.participate.online to view and give feedback on the design concepts the City has developed for roadway, bike, and pedestrian improvements to the N 175th Street corridor between Stone Avenue N and I-5. Concepts also include intersection improvements at N 175th Street and Meridian Avenue N. Design concepts are based on feedback collected in the spring of 2019.

The City will also be hosting a one-hour webinar on the project on July 29 at 6:00pm. For more information on the project and the webinar, see the City's project webpage.


195th Pedestrian Bridge Temporary Closure

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The NE 195th street pedestrian overpass across I-5 will be closed for several weeks this Summer to facilitate the constructions of the Lynnwood Link light rail extension. The closure is scheduled to start on July 6 and expected to last roughly six weeks.

The nearest alternate pedestrian routes across I-5 are at NE 185th and at NE 205th.

For more information see SoundTransit’s page about the closure.


North City Neighborhood Social

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Our next meeting will be Tuesday February 25 at Monka Brewing in North City

Please join the NCNA, have a beverage, and meet your neighbors in a casual setting to talk about issues and events in North City. Learn more about, and help shape the NCNA's plans for 2020.

Details here.

Photo of neighbors enjoying some beer