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North City Neighborhood Association Meeting

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When
Tuesday, November 4,
Where
Anderson House, Activity Room
17201 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Note

Due to flooding at the North City Water District offices, this meeting has been moved down the street to the activity room at Anderson House.

Find out what’s happening before the bulldozer shows up!

Mark your calendar for the next North City Neighborhood Meeting!

Light rail is coming to North City, and the city is going to be making considerable zoning changes as part of the 185th Street Station Subarea Plan. The current “preferred alternative” under consideration would assign a MUR-85 designation — allowing the construction of seven story buildings — to significant portions of North City. The Planning Commission and City Council will be voting on the plan within the next few months, so the time to provide input is now.

At the November meeting, Miranda Redinger, Senior Planner for the City of Shoreline, will be giving a presentation to get us “caught up” on the zoning changes under consideration.

  • What changes to expect
  • Property value impact
  • Building heights
  • Parking
  • Zoning definitions

There will also be a discussion on what opportunities there are to influence the decisions being made.

Please come!

If your have questions, please call (206) 801-2253, or leave a comment below.


September Meeting Wrap-Up

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The Association is Alive!

Wow! We had a fantastic meeting Tuesday night (September 23) with about 45 people showing up. At the meeting a number of topics of interest were identified for future discussion/speakers/followup. These topics included:

  • learning more about 185th Station Area Planning/Zoning,
  • connecting with Police on crime prevention
  • community emergency preparedness
  • community building activities/events
  • traffic/speeding,
  • economic development
  • supporting a sense of place/personality in North City

Best of all, a number of people volunteered to form a North City Leadership Group to follow up on ideas, advocate for the neighborhood and capitalize on the momentum started on Tuesday to get a Neighborhood Association re-established. They plan to meet on Tuesday, October 14 at 7 pm at Anderson House, 17201 15th Ave NE. If you would like to join the leadership group or just hear the discussion, join them!

Thank you to all who came. Mark your calendar for the next North City Neighborhood Meeting!


Shoreline Walks

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Shoreline Walks is a community walking program to help Shoreline adults stay active, meet new people (or connect with old friends) and feel safer and more confident exploring our city by foot. Walks explore neighborhoods, parks and trails offering great insight into some of the best walking routes in our City. Specifically designed for adults ages 50+ but open to all ages and abilities, each walk is led by a Volunteer Walk Leader and all walks are free to the public.


2014 Walk Schedule

Join us on one of these great walks starting in April 2014. More walks will be added as the season goes on, so check back for the latest list of Shoreline Walks.

Shoreline (Almost) Border to Border Walk

Sunday, April 6, 9:00am

This 6 mile walk will take you from North Shoreline to South and back. Starting at the pool, we'll take the interurban trail to 145th St. and head back North on some city streets exploring a couple parks and stopping for some coffee along the way.

Walk is approximately 6 miles / 3 hrs.
Walk Rating: Difficult (for distance)
Meet at Shoreline Pool Entrance, 19030 1st Ave NE

Hamlin Park Trails Walk

Saturday, April 26, 9:00am

Get acquainted with some of the trails running through the forested haven of Shoreline's beautiful 80-acre Hamlin Park.

Walk is approximately 1.8 miles / 40-45min.
Walk Rating: Moderate (bumpy trails)
Meet at: Hamlin Park, 160th St. parking lot. (by play area)

Richmond Beach Parks Walk

Saturday, May 3, 10:00am

Visit the 4 parks in Richmond Beach while enjoying views of the mountains and the sound.

Walk is approximately 3 miles / 1.5 hrs.
Walk Rating: Moderate (some hills)
Meet at: Entrance to RB Saltwater Park 2021 NW 190th St.

Paramount Park “Million Step Challenge”

Saturday, May 10, 8:30am

Let's meet up to walk around Paramount School Park and participate in the "Million Step Challenge" as a group.

Walk is approximately 1-3 miles / 1 hr.
Walk Rating: Easy - Moderate
Meet at: Paramount School Park, 150th & 8th Ave NE, meet at play area.

Twin Ponds Park Walk

Summertime Date and Time TBD

A nice evening stroll around Twin Ponds Park with an extra loop around Parkwood School. Our walk leader will help us spot water fowl on the ponds.

Walk is approximately 2 miles / 75 min.
Walk Rating: Easy
Meet at: Twin Ponds Park, 14915 1st Avenue NE (Parking lot on 1st by Comm. Gardens)

North Shoreline Land and Water Walk

Thursday, July 10, 10:00am

Enjoy an easy late morning walk around North Shoreline and continue with a low impact workout of water walking at the Shoreline Pool. (pool walk is optional, bring swimsuit and money for pool admission fee.)

Walk is approximately 2 miles / 40-45min.
Walk Rating: Easy (some hills)
Meet at: Shoreline Pool parking lot, 19030 1st Ave. NE.

North Shoreline Loop Walk

Friday, August 1, 11:30am

This short loop walk around North Shoreline starts at the Pool and heads north up to Ballinger Way. We'll then loop around and take the Interuban Trail back to the pool.

Walk is approximately 2 miles / 40-45min.
Walk Rating: Moderate (some hills)
Meet at: Shoreline Pool parking lot, 19030 1st Ave. NE.

North City Neighborhood Walk

Thursday, August 21, 7:30pm

Stretch your legs after dinner with a walk around lovely green areas in the North City Neighborhood.

Walk is approximately 2 miles / 40-50min.
Walk Rating: Easy
Meet at: North City Elementary School parking lot, 816 NE 190th St.

Want to be a Volunteer Walk Leader?

The Shoreline Parks and Recreation Department is always seeking volunteer walk leaders to lead community walks around our community. If you know of great walking routes around our city and would like to lead a group walk, please contact Marianne Johnson, Recreation Assistant at mjohnson@shorelinewa.gov, (206) 801-2638. For more information on being a volunteer walk leader, please view our Volunteer Information and Proposal Form.


Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps

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When
Where
Shoreline Conference Center

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps and afterschool enrichment classes integrate collaborative team building activities using LEGO® Model Making, Robotics, Art, and Stop Motion Animation into challenging programs incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).

The 2014 summer camps will be held at the Shoreline Conference Center from July through August.

Register by April 25th 2014 and get 20% off! Use coupon code: 5310D886B8B81

Here’s a flyer with more details about the camps.


Neighborhood Placemaking Workshop and Potluck

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When
Where
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Note

RSVP by Monday, 4/28 to 206-801-2218 or deernisee@shorelinewa.gov

Fred Kent, the President of Project for Public Spaces, calls Placemaking “the thing that turns a neighborhood, street, or city from a place you can’t wait to get through to one you never want to leave.” If you are a Shoreline resident who longs to make your neighborhood memorable, wonderful place, this workshop is for you.

This fun and high-energy workshop includes a working potluck dinner, fascinating placemaking concepts, inspiring case studies, and ample time to share and process your ideas. If you are creative, passionate, or simply curious about improving the function of your local public realm with “lighter, quicker, cheaper” placemaking projects, we invite you to come to the workshop and collaborate with like-minded neighbors.


North City Business District Street Light and Signal Pole Replacement

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Construction Coming Soon!

Over the past several years, the street light poles and signal poles within the North City Business District have experienced significant paint failure. After successful negotiations with the original construction contractor, all of the street light poles and signal poles will be replaced within the district at no cost to the City. The contractor assigned to do the work is Prime Electric.

Street light poles between NE 172nd St and 15th Pl NE (just north of 180th St NE) along with all of the signal poles will be replaced.

What to Expect?

With the construction, there will be a variety of impacts that will result from the removal and installation of the poles. Below is a general list of what you can expect:

  • Construction impacts: Construction activity (noise and equipment) will be visible along the corridor and will impact street/sidewalk to facilitate construction. Lane closures will be in place as needed.
  • Driveways: some driveways may require short term temporary closures. These closures will be coordinated in advance with each business as needed.
  • Parking (during construction): Street parking may be impacted and reduced in areas where the poles are being replaced. These impacts will be temporary and will be restored upon completion of the new pole installation.
  • Bus Stops: Bus stops may be temporarily impacted resulting in temporary relocations of stops.

Schedule

  • Construction Start: April 2014
  • Construction Completion: Anticipated May of 2014

Were You the Victim of a Burglary Between January 2012 and July 2013?

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Were you the victim of a burglary between January 2012 and July 2013? If you were and you live somewhere between Mill Creek, Washington and Tigard, Oregon we may have property that was stolen from your burglary.

Detectives from the Sammamish Police Department and the King County Sheriff's Office are trying to find the owners of stolen property that was recovered last July after the arrest of a couple who admitted to committing dozens of burglaries between Tigard, Oregon and Mill Creek, Washington.

Krystal Sweetman, 27 of Puyallup and Steven Tipton, 27 of Tacoma were arrested last July after an investigation that revealed the couple had committed over 80 residential burglaries between January 2012 and July 2013. The couple sold many of the stolen items at area coin shops netting over $346,000 in the 18 month crime spree.

Detectives also discovered that the pair had a storage unit that was packed with property taken from the burglaries. Many of the stolen items from the storage unit have not been claimed and detectives are hoping to reunite victims with their property.

In January, Sweetman pled guilty to multiple charges and was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 36 months in community custody. Tipton is expected to plead later this month.

Detectives have photographed the unclaimed property and have provided a link to photos for the public to view. Detectives are asking anyone who was the victim of a burglary between January, 2012 and July, 2013 to look at the photos to see if any of the property belongs to you.

If you have questions please call 804-885-KCSO. Do not call other police department numbers. If you see property that you believe belongs to you follow the instructions on the link. You will be asked to provide the case number of your burglary and will need to provide some proof the item is yours.

If you have trouble accessing the site please try at another time. We expect the site to be inundated with viewers and access may be limited during the initial release of information.

The photos are at http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/kcsophotos/library/13-160094. The password in SammamishPD (case sensitive.) There are many pages of photos.


2014 Master Builder Rampathon Applications Available

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Residents of Snohomish or King County can apply for a free ramp to be built by Master Builders Care Foundation. Apply for a relative, a neighbor or yourself. For more information, and to download an application form, see the Master Builder Care Foundation website.


Free Tax Help is Available

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The United Way of King County and AARP provide free tax help to low and moderate income families.

Help is available at the Shoreline Library starting on February 1 on Thursdays from 4:30–8:00PM and Saturdays from noon–4:00PM. For more information see this flyer


Garden Plot Applications Now Available for Sunset and Twin Ponds Parks

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Interested in gardening and need a sunny place to plant? Apply for a Shoreline Parks department garden plot now. There are four plots available at Twin Ponds, and approximately twenty plots available at Sunset School Park.

Applications accepted through February 21, 5 p.m. A lottery drawing to assign plots will be held February 24. For more information, call Lynn Gabrieli at (206) 801-2602 or visit the City's Community Gardens webpage.