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  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects Briefing: Oct. 1 and 6 at PNA We are contacting you because King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division plans to construct green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects in planting strips in some north Seattle neighborhoods with construction beginning ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2018, 9:00 AM by CBF
  • Survey about 7020 Greenwood Rowhouse Construction Project Address: 7020 Greenwood Ave NSDCI Record Number: 3032397-EGAbout the Project: Northwest Contour Building Company and Cone Architecture are partnering on the redevelopment of 7020 Greenwood Ave ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2018, 10:12 PM by CBF
  • Survey About Changing the Greenwood-Phinney Urban Village Boundaries Dear Neighbor - The impacts of more development with regards to on-street parking are intensifying.  Please participate in this short Survey about a proposed way to address these impacts by ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 5:22 PM by CBF
  • Talk about Tree Canopy at the June 5th Phinney Ridge Community Council Meeting PHINNEY RIDGE COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING  June 5, 2018 @ Phinney Neighborhood Center​June 5th, Phinney Ridge Community Council is hosting a discussion about our urban forest and a City Council proposal ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:48 PM by CBF
  • Green Lake Plans: Seattle Department of Transportation The following link is from The Urbanisthttps://www.theurbanist.org/2018/03/19/closer-look-plans-add-safety-improvements-green-lake-wallingford/) A Closer Look at Plans to Add ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:43 PM by CBF
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects Briefing: Oct. 1 and 6 at PNA

posted Sep 25, 2018, 8:58 AM by CBF   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 9:00 AM ]

We are contacting you because King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division plans to construct green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects in planting strips in some north Seattle neighborhoods with construction beginning as soon as 2021 and the project ending by 2023. Green stormwater infrastructure mimics nature by slowing or reducing polluted rainwater runoff close to its source.  We are interested to learn from your organization what we should prioritize when choosing how and where to install GSI. We have not yet chosen any locations within the University Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project’s (click on link) Project Study Area.

At the end of the month we are mailing a flier with information to all residents, businesses and property owners in the Project Study Area.

This fall we are meeting with community organizations to provide more information about the project and learn their feedback by 10/9.

  • We will host drop in sessions, including one at the Phinney Neighborhood Association. See list below.
  • Visit our Online Open House and take our survey

We also encourage you and your members to take our visit our Online Open House and take our online survey anytime from Sept. 24 to Oct. 9. (It is only live during these dates). The information online is the same information that will be shown at the drop-in sessions.

  • Post our visit our Online Open House and survey for your members:

Drop-in session -Monday, Oct. 1, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Phinney Neighborhood Association (6532 Phinney Ave. N.) – special focus on Phinney neighborhood

Drop-in session = Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Green Lake Community Center (7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N.)

Drop-in session = Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the University Heights Community Center (5031 University Way N.E.

Open house = Saturday, Oct. 6 - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairview Christian School (844 N.E. 78th St.) - special focus on Phinney neighborhood from 10 a.m. to noon

Sincerely,

Dana West King County Wastewater Treatment Division, Community Services

Dana.West@kingcounty.gov

206-477-5536

Project background

During peak storms, polluted stormwater and sewage from the north-central Seattle area goes into Portage Bay on average six times per year. To help address this, King County plans to construct natural drainage systems, known as green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). The GSI project is in its planning phases. To learn more, visit our project website at: www.kingcounty.gov/Natural Drainage

Survey about 7020 Greenwood Rowhouse Construction

posted Sep 20, 2018, 9:56 PM by CBF   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 10:12 PM ]

Project Address: 7020 Greenwood Ave N
SDCI Record Number: 3032397-EG

About the Project:
Northwest Contour Building Company and Cone Architecture are partnering on the redevelopment of 7020 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA. When it is complete, the new building will include 7 market rate rowhouses. The planning phase has just begun and construction could start as early as Fall 2019. 

Location of Project

Location of Project

Question Title

Site Plan

Site Plan

Why?
We want to hear from you. Please share your ideas about the design and activities for the new building, as well as any other thoughts that would help us understand your concerns and priorities for this project and neighborhood overall. 

When?
This survey will be available from 8/13/2018 to 9/27/2018.

Click to take the Survey
or copy/paste this URL: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KMVLDG2 into your browser


Privacy Statement:
Information you share in this survey could be made public. Please do not share any personal/sensitive information. 

You can track our progress through the permitting process. Search the project address "7020 Greenwood Ave N" or project number “3032397-EG” in the Design Review Calendar and the Seattle Services Portal.

To find out more about early outreach for design review, visit the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhood’s web page. 



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Northwest Contour Building Company Website                                                        Cone Architecture Website

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Survey About Changing the Greenwood-Phinney Urban Village Boundaries

posted Aug 7, 2018, 5:22 PM by CBF

Dear Neighbor -


The impacts of more development with regards to on-street parking are intensifying.  Please participate in this short Survey about a proposed way to address these impacts by changing the boundaries of the Greenwood-Phinney Urban Village.

  • This poll is intended to gather the opinion of Phinney residents and those who frequent the Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
  • We will not share or publish any names or addresses.
  • A tally of votes will guide the Phinney Ridge Community Council in preparing a proposal to the City Council for a boundary adjustment.

Individuals should respond to this survey only once - even if you receive notification several times.  Responses from each adult in a household are encouraged.  Please share the survey link with other household members.  We'd like everyone's input. 

Thank you

Click to take the Survey
or copy/paste this URL: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2Q5TSG8 into your browser

Additional Resources

Click here to see the map of the Greenwood-Phinney Urban Village boundary as it is now - which runs from 65th to 92nd

Click here to read about the City’s plans to further reduce parking requirements.
Please complete the survey only if you live in and/or frequent the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. 

NOTE:  You may receive this email through more than one source.  Please only complete the survey once per individual.  Each adult in a household is encouraged to complete the survey.  A separate email address may be necessary.  Please forward to other qualified individuals.  

Talk about Tree Canopy at the June 5th Phinney Ridge Community Council Meeting

posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:45 PM by CBF   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 10:48 PM ]

PHINNEY RIDGE COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING 

June 5, 2018 @ Phinney Neighborhood Center


June 5th, Phinney Ridge Community Council is hosting a discussion about our urban forest and a City Council proposal to further protect our vegetative canopy. The Council and others believe Seattle is losing trees and other plants, along with the critical functions they provide. We will hear a presentation by Friends of Urban Forests,  a coalition reviewing the proposed changes. Discussion will focus on if the PRCC should endorse this effort.   


Among the issues that will be discussed:

Recommended revisions from tree, plant & environmental advocates

Increased protection for exceptional trees, heritage trees, groves, etc. 

Rules regarding trees when building and remodeling

Should tree protections be exempt for developers and apply only to property owners?    

  

Other items on the agenda are briefings on:

Green Lake road resurfacing

How new City rules affect Phinney Flats parking requirements

Shared Roof rezone request for increased height

HALA policy status

Northern Urban Village boundary 

 

Please join me and the other PRCC volunteer board members to learn about changes that will affect our neighborhood. Our meetings are open to all. This is also a chance to meet PRCC's newly elected board members.


Sincerely,

 

Alice Poggi

Phinney Ridge Community Council President

phinneyridge.ccouncil@gmail.com

 Phinney Neighborhood Center is located at 6532 Phinney Ave N.

Please bring Ballard Market receipts to donate to PNA     

http://www.phinneyridgecc.org 

 Next PRCC meeting July 10, 7 p.m.

Green Lake Plans: Seattle Department of Transportation

posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:43 PM by CBF

The following link is from The Urbanist
https://www.theurbanist.org/2018/03/19/closer-look-plans-add-safety-improvements-green-lake-wallingford/)
www.theurbanist.org
In Green Lake and Wallingford, design for a series of related paving and safety redesign projects is moving forward. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) released updated information on how the department intends to rollout street improvements in 2019. Projects will entail making spot ...

Protecting and Enhancing Seattle's Tree Canopy as the City Densifies

posted Jun 4, 2018, 10:38 PM by CBF

Seattle’s urban forest is an integral and vital part of our city.  It provides many benefits and amenities to those living in Seattle and region.  Trees help clean our air and enhance public health, reduce stormwater runoff, mitigate climate change, increase property values, decrease the impacts of heat and wind, provide habitat for birds and wildlife and connect us with nature in our neighborhoods. 

Seattle’s current rules regarding tree removal have been not effective in identifying and preserving trees or replacing trees lost to development. As a result, Seattle is rapidly loosing it’s urban canopy and all of the critical functions a robust tree canopy provides. See recent article by Investigate West: http://www.invw.org/2016/07/27/seattles-long-neglected-tree-canopy-is-on-a-collision-course-with-development

A coalition of local groups including Friends of Urban Forests, TreePac, Plant Amnesty, The Audubon Society, Seattle Greenspaces, and others are working to develop an improved tree ordinance that seeks to balance tree preservation and growth with the goal of a net increase in Seattle’s urban tree cover to reach the City’s stated goal of 30% tree canopy.

It is urgent that the Mayor and the City Council act now to pass an effective ordinance to stop the loss of trees, particularly exceptional trees, Heritage trees and tree groves, and to promote environmental equity as we commit to increasing our tree canopy. 

The Phinney Ridge Community Council will have a presentation on a new Draft Seattle Tree Ordinance at the Phinney Center at 7:00 pm on June 5.  We are actively seeking community input at this meeting. Please join us.

SCALE: Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability, and Equity

posted May 18, 2018, 10:45 PM by CBF

SCALE Notice of Appeal:   https://www.dropbox.com/s/ac2tgmh9h8c4poy/SCALE%20Coalition%20Appeal.pdf?dl=0  

www.dropbox.com
Shared with Dropbo

 https://www.seattlefairgrowth.org/appellants.html   Click on the SCALE Coalition and the document comes up!  


www.seattlefairgrowth.org
Seattle Fair Growth 2442 NW Market Street, Box 487 Seattle, WA 98107
If SCALE is successful, Greenwood/Phinney Urban Village may have a good chance of having a revised height and bulk decrease.

DONATE: https://donorbox.org/scale-appeal-match

SCALE Appeal Schedule and Prehearing Order

Amended 24April2018

Dates (from 16 Feb 2018 Pre-Hearing Order). All deadlines 5 pm except June 11.

April 2: Appellants’ Preliminary Witness and Exhibits lists

April 9: City’s Preliminary Witness and Exhibits lists

April 11: City’s responses due to written discovery

April 13: Appellants (and City?) Update Preliminary Witness and Exhibits lists as a result of City’s responses to written discovery

April 12 – May 31: Deposition period

April 30 May 31: Cut-off date for depositions

April 30 May 31: Discovery and in limine motions final date

            Responses due within 7 days

            Replies due within 2 days

May 11: Final Date for Motions including Summary Judgment

            Responses to Motions due within 14 calendar days

                                    City Filed April 17; SCALE Response due May Day

            Replies on Motions due within 7 calendar days of Response

June 11, Noon (Monday): Appellants’ Final Witness and Exhibits Lists due

Copies of Exhibits must be served by 5 p.m. unless known to be in City possession. Witness and Exhibits list is filed. Exhibits are NOT filed with HE.

June 11: Third Pre-Hearing, 3:30 pm; discuss hearing time allocation and schedule; parties to come prepared with time needs/desires and “availability of witnesses”

June 18: City Final Witness and Exhibits Lists due, along with copies of exhibits known NOT to be in possession of other parties. Exhibits NOT filed with HE.

June 25 – 29: First week of hearing

July 23 – 27: Second week of hearing

August 20 – 24: Possible extended hearing dates TBD at June 11 Third Pre-Hearing; Other dates possible between August 13 and 31.

 

Candidates for PRCC Board Positions

posted May 1, 2018, 8:02 AM by PRCC Webmaster

Voting will occur at tonight's (May 1) PRCC meeting to fill eight two-year board positions that have terms expiring at the end of this May.  The candidates for these positions are:

Remington Below
Terry Cook  
Duncan Griffin   
Ted Inkley   
John Jeffcott
Mark Phillips
Jeff Reibman   
Tom Yeager   

 The agenda and location for the meeting is here.

North Seattle Town Hall on the Progressive Tax on Business; May 2, 6-8 p.m., Ballard

posted Apr 30, 2018, 9:17 PM by PRCC Webmaster

From: O'Brien, Mike <Mike.OBrien@seattle.gov>
Date: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 3:11 PM
Subject: You're Invited: North Seattle Town Hall on the Progressive Tax on Business
To: "O'Brien, Mike" <Mike.OBrien@seattle.gov>


Hello,

Thank you for engaging with me and my office.  Although you have engaged on a range of issues, most everyone is aware of our neighbors facing homelessness and the way that has touched all the issues you have contacted me about.  

Last year, then-Councilmember Kirsten Harris-Talley and I proposed generating the necessary resources for addressing this crisis by asking those businesses that had benefited the most from our economic boom to contribute a few cents an hour for each employee to pay for housing, shelter, and services for those left behind. With consultation from the Progressive Revenue Task Force, that proposal has evolved at Council.

You can see the proposed legislation by Councilmembers Mosqueda, González, Herbold, and myself here.

Although the revenue generated could potentially be a huge lift, many folks in the district have expressed concern over the tax structure, the impact on businesses, and our current spending. I invite you to learn more by coming to our North Seattle Town Hall on the Progressive Tax on Business to address housing and homelessness. There, you can hear more about this process and proposal and ask questions from the proposers and task force members themselves, including me.

See you there!

Mike

North Seattle Town Hall: Progressive Tax on Business

Wednesday, May 2

6pm-8pm
Trinity United Methodist, Ballard

6512 23rd Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98117


2018 Property Taxes - Info from King County

posted Apr 30, 2018, 9:13 PM by PRCC Webmaster

 Release Date: February 13, 2018

2018 Property Taxes

Property tax bills coming: increases will fund education, fire protection, and veteran and senior services 

SUMMARY

Property taxes across King County will increase about 17 percent on average this year, primarily due to additional taxes passed by the Legislature to increase funding for K-12 education. About 57 percent of property tax revenues collected in King County pays for schools. Property taxes also fund voter-approved measures for veterans and seniors, fire protection, and parks among other services. 

STORY 

King County Treasury will begin sending out the annual property tax bills in mid February. King County collects property taxes on behalf of the state, the county, cities, and taxing districts (such as school and fire districts), and distributes the revenue to these local governments.  
Voters have approved several property-tax increases that will make much-needed investments in veterans and senior citizen services, fire protection, and parks. In some parts of King County, as much as 50 percent of the property tax bill is the result of voter-approved measures.  

New levies approved in 2017 for collection this year include: 

  • Fire protection levies in Maple Valley, Vashon, and Skyway. 
  • School bonds for Shoreline and Federal Way. 
  • Renewal of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy in King County. 

In addition to approved local measures, the Washington State legislature passed an additional property tax to increase funding of education. Previously, the State Supreme Court ruled that the state must make new investments into public education; as a result the legislature added $1.01 per thousand dollars of assessed value, in King County, to their portion of property tax collection in order to fund the mandate (this is known as the McCleary Plan). 

“Communities in our region are thankful to voters for approving new funding for essential services, but we know that property taxes can be especially tough for those on fixed incomes,” said King County Assessor John Wilson. “That’s why we’ve been aggressively reaching out to seniors, veterans and disabled homeowners with the property tax exemption program. Additionally, I’ve been working with Executive Constantine to create more tools for transparency around property taxes,” Wilson continued. 

Low-income seniors, veterans and disabled homeowners may qualify for a property-tax exemption offered by King County. Information on how to apply for an exemption, along with other property-assessment-related information, can be found at kingcounty.gov/assessor. Property taxes vary depending upon location, the assessed value of the property, and the number of jurisdictions levying taxes (such as state, city, county, school district, port, fire district, etc). 

With property taxes going up 16.92 percent on average, that means countywide property tax billings will be $5.6 billion in 2018, up from $ 4.8 billion last year. Aggregate property values in King County increased by 13.41 percent, going from $471.5 billion in 2017 to $534.7 billion in 2018. 

“Without doubt voters are going to see a property tax increase due to the funding model the legislature has passed to fund education. So at a local level we are building more tools and supporting more legislation to increase transparency and fairness around the property tax. It is a work in progress and we will continue working on behalf of King County taxpayers,” said Wilson. 

To avoid interest and penalties, the first half property taxes must be paid or postmarked by April 30, 2018. The second half property taxes must be paid or postmarked by Oct. 31, 2018. 


Property Search

Assessor eReal Property Search

View valuations, property characteristics, levy rates, and sale history 

Contact us
General Info: 206-296-7300
TTY: 1-800-833-6388
Senior Exemptions: 206.296.3920
Email: assessor.info@kingcounty.gov

Tax Advisor Office

King County Tax Advisor

Provide advice and assistance on property tax related matters including appeals 

Contact us
Telephone: 206-477-1060
Toll Free: 1-800-325-6165 ext. 7-1060
TTY Relay: 711
Fax: 206-296-0948
Email: taxadvisor@kingcounty.gov

Your tax dollars at work.

Pay your property taxes

First half of 2018 property taxes are due April 30th 

Contact us
Property Tax Hotline: 206-263-2890
Foreclosure: 206-263-2649
Email: kingcountytreasurer@kingcounty.gov
500 4th Avenue RM 600 Seattle, WA 98104


Where Do Your Property Tax Dollars Go?

2018 Property Taxes Pie Chart

A day in the life of a King County Appraiser

Tax Advisor Office
How King County's revenue falls behind even as property taxes go up

2017 Area Reports: The King County Department of Assessments annually revalues 700,000 parcels.

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