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Recent Announcements

  • Upcoming Design Review Meeting for 6817 Greenwood See the 6817 Greenwood N Development Page for details.
    Posted Apr 10, 2021, 6:34 PM by PRCC Webmaster
  • Seattle Police Dept. North Precinct Advisory Council The North Precinct Advisory Council has been meeting since 2012. There are 31 community based volunteer organizations including Phinney Ridge that participate in the monthly Advisory Council meetings. These meetings ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2021, 2:47 PM by PRCC Webmaster
  • CM Dan Strauss to Meet with PRCC April 6th Phinney Ridge Community Council will be hosting Seattle City Council Member Dan Strauss on Tues April 6, 7pm.  Dan represents our District 6 on all issues pertaining to our area ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2021, 3:05 PM by PRCC Webmaster
  • PRCC Zoom Meeting Feb 2nd JOIN COMMMUNITY MEETING VIA ZOOM  (sign on at 6:50pm)https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86147874334?pwd=NDFWcmpFQ2YvVmg0cUltR2MzMXFCUT09 Meeting ID: 861 4787 4334 Passcode: 419008 One tap mobile +12532158782,,86147874334 ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2021, 8:50 AM by PRCC Webmaster
  • 2019 PRCC Community Issues Survey Please go to this link to give your input to the Phinney Ridge Community Council via a survey that we are conducting.   Thank you!Phinney Ridge Community Issues SurveyWhat ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2019, 8:13 AM by CBF
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Upcoming Design Review Meeting for 6817 Greenwood

posted Apr 10, 2021, 6:34 PM by PRCC Webmaster

See the 6817 Greenwood N Development Page for details.

Seattle Police Dept. North Precinct Advisory Council

posted Mar 10, 2021, 1:15 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 10, 2021, 2:47 PM ]


The North Precinct Advisory Council has been meeting since 2012. There are 31 community based volunteer organizations including Phinney Ridge that participate in the monthly Advisory Council meetings. These meetings are devoted to promoting partnerships and information sharing between citizens and law enforcement and justice agencies to effectively address public safety issues.

Agendas and minutes for this monthly meeting can be found here NPAC Blog: http://seattlenpac.blogspot.com
Next meeting is Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 7:00 pm. Check NPAC web for Zoom log in instructions.  Meeting cover a variety of public safety topics, guest speakers, and an informative report by Captain Brian Stampfl.

CM Dan Strauss to Meet with PRCC April 6th

posted Mar 5, 2021, 5:02 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 14, 2021, 3:05 PM ]

Phinney Ridge Community Council will be hosting Seattle City Council Member Dan Strauss on Tues April 6, 7pm.  Dan represents our District 6 on all issues pertaining to our area and on city wide issues.

When: Tuesday April 6, 7 pm PDT
Topic: Phinney Ridge Community Council
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87683090831?pwd=RnpWZ3l1ekV5U3IyK2dtQ1lUK1MxUT09

Meeting ID: 876 8309 0831
Passcode: 723637

Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) 

Please join a few minutes early so we’re all settled before the meeting begins. When you join the meeting by clicking on the join meeting link below, you will first be entered into a waiting room. A greeter will soon let you into the meeting. Everyone except the speakers will be muted and unable to unmute themselves. If you have a question, use the Chat function at the bottom of your screen to type it to the Questions host, who will read it aloud during the Q&A period.


Dan will provide updates pertaining to this neighborhood and there will be time for questions from the audience. 

In preparation for asking questions you are encouraged to visit his website    https://www.seattle.gov/council/strauss


PRCC Zoom Meeting Feb 2nd

posted Feb 2, 2021, 8:50 AM by PRCC Webmaster

JOIN COMMMUNITY MEETING VIA ZOOM  (sign on at 6:50pm)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86147874334?pwd=NDFWcmpFQ2YvVmg0cUltR2MzMXFCUT09 

Meeting ID: 861 4787 4334 
Passcode: 419008 
One tap mobile 
+12532158782,,86147874334#,,,,*419008# US (Tacoma) 
+13462487799,,86147874334#,,,,*419008# US (Houston) 


Discussion of Proposed Project  6817 Greenwood:             https://6817greenwoodaven.wordpress.com
(between Fini Condos and Woodland Park Presbyterian Church)
25  studio and 1 bedroom units.  Bicycle parking provided

Developer: Build Urban                                                          http://buildurban.com/about/
WE BELIEVE IN sustainability

At Build Urban we commit every day to designing and building environmentally friendly homes.  We look at site and water protection, energy efficiency, health and indoor air quality, and materials efficiency.  Building sustainable homes helps conserve natural resources, saves money on operating and home maintenance costs, creates healthier homes and habitat and reduces carbon footprints – by reducing energy and water usage and conserving resources, we can all have less impact on our planet.


Design Review of Living Building Program                           https://www.seattle.gov/sdci/permits/green-building/living-building-and-2030-challenge-pilots
SDCI team does review the living building pilot projects and there is no blanket approval. At this Eearly Design Guidance stage the information is very conceptual and enrollment in the pilot does not occur until a completed Master Use Permit (MUP) is made. During the MUP phase we have a formal sustainability review We work with International Living Futures Institute (the Living Building Challenge certification organization) and the development team to ensure the project is progressing towards the end goal. The attached document provides a summary of what we require to be shown on plans and what documents are required during the permit process.


Preliminary questions for Build Urban developers and architect?
Shadows from height of 62 ft height plus additional 15 ft height of elevator shaft
Location of elevator shaft which adds 15 additional feet of height
Are there other rooftop features that add height to the main building?
Setbacks of walls from adjacent buildings at ground level and above ground.
Noise from any recycling of processes
Note: that there is no parking required for buildings in this area.

2019 PRCC Community Issues Survey

posted Sep 24, 2019, 8:10 AM by CBF   [ updated Sep 24, 2019, 8:13 AM ]

Please go to this link to give your input to the Phinney Ridge Community Council via a survey that we are conducting.   Thank you!


What is important to you, when it comes to your next City Council District 6 Councilmember?

Phinney Ridge Community Council is collecting feedback on the topics most important to the residents and business owners in Phinney Ridge.  We will use these topics to select/generate questions for the Phinney Ridge Community City Council D6 Candidate Forum on October 12th.

The area served by the Phinney Ridge Community Council is bounded on the east by Aurora Avenue, on the west by 8th Avenue NW, on the south by N 46th Street, and on the north by N 75th Street in the City of Seattle.

The responses to this survey are anonymous.  We would like to collect as much input as possible so please consider sharing with adult family members and neighbors in Phinney Ridge.

It is our goal to post the results of the survey on the PRCC website & Facebook page.

Protect Seattle's Trees and Urban Forest

posted Aug 13, 2019, 10:14 PM by PRCC Webmaster

Take action to protect Seattle's trees and urban forest.  Follow these links to engage and for info to communicate to Seattle government officials:

Friends of Urban Forests - Includes draft revision for the Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance


The Last 6000 - Help inventory the last 6000 trees in Seattle over 30" in diameter

SCALE Will Appeal MHA to the Growth Management Hearings Board: Press Release

posted Jun 4, 2019, 11:10 AM by CBF   [ updated Jun 4, 2019, 11:12 AM ]


5/19/2019

 

SCALE Will Appeal MHA to the Growth Management Hearings Board

The Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity (SCALE) has decided to appeal the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) citywide upzone ordinance to the Growth Management Hearings Board and will submit the appeal by June 3. Issues include displacement of existing residents, preservation of trees, historic resources, and failure to consider alternative policies.
“We are not opposing growth or density,” SCALE President David Ward said, “but we are asking that the Growth Management Act be followed when it calls for balance between growth and livability. Each neighborhood has its own needs. Impacts should be evaluated on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis.”
“Affordable housing for current residents should be preserved, and those residents not be displaced. Racial and social justice impacts should be at the forefront, not be an afterthought. Neither the City’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) nor the MHA ordinance acknowledged this duty to preserve livability while we grow,” Ward said. Ward is a renter in the Ravenna neighborhood.
“After 19 days of hearings and 11 expert witnesses, the City’s Hearing Examiner ignored almost all the evidence,” Ward said. The examiner found the EIS “adequate,” except for the City’s lack of any assessment of historical resources. The City Council adopted the MHA ordinance on March 18.
“We believe the ordinance violates not only the requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act, but also the Growth Management Act, so the next step is to appeal to the Growth Management Hearings Board on this broader basis,” Ward said.
SCALE is optimistic that the Growth Management Hearings Board will find in its favor and will remand the EIS and the entire upzone ordinance back to the City for planners to complete a true EIS that is thorough, transparent, accurate, inclusive and honest, and an ordinance that includes true neighborhood engagement and neighborhood-by-neighborhood planning for impacts and mitigations.
For More  Information :
See the SCALE website at 
www.scaleseattle.org.
Contact Frank Fay at 
media.contact@scaleseattle.org.
The goals of the state Growth Management Act (GMA) are defined in RCW 36.70A.020.

The Growth Management Hearings Board process can take up to six months for a decision.

The purpose of the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) is to defend and promote affordability, livability, and equity in Seattle neighborhoods as informed by public participation of the residents themselves in each of Seattle’s unique neighborhoods.

Board Elections at the May 7th Meeting

posted Apr 25, 2019, 9:03 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Apr 25, 2019, 9:13 PM ]

Click here for the flyer as a pdf.  

Cancelled Due To Weather: Tuesday February 5th Meeting

posted Feb 5, 2019, 8:22 AM by CBF

Due to our bout with wintery weather, it is in the best interest of everyone to not be out and about in the cold and ice.  So the Community Council meeting is CANCELLED.  We will let you know if there is a new date this month.

Looking forward to our next meeting Tuesday March 5 at 7pm,, we will host our City Councilman Mike O'Brien.  Mike is sponosr of Backyard Cottage policy revisions which effectively changes singles family zoing as we no experience it.  Mike is also a strong proponent of height increases to new buildings (55 feet in our neighborhood)  to try and create "affordable" housing.  Both proposals have considerable controversy so this would be a chance to ask question directly.  So mark your calenders next month.  

Alice Poggi
PRCC President

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