May 29th Neighborhood Meeting Recap

May 29th Neighborhood Meeting Recap

Highlights from the Wednesday, May 29th Finn Hill Neighborhood meeting include presentations covering our neighborhood’s park trails, Juanita Drive corridor study, and the health of our streams and surface water management. There are upcoming June meetings on all these issues. Be sure to attend if you can and consider sharing the information with your neighbors. Other announcements: [1] Tuesday, June 25th is set for the first Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan meeting at the Finn Hill Middle School Cafeteria at 7pm. Address: 8040 NE 132nd St. . [2] The Juanita Farmer’s market started this month so be sure to drop by. [3] Saturday, June 1, is National Trails Day, so get out and take a walk in one of the beautiful Finn Hill Parks. You can find the maps here:  OO Denny  –  Juanita Heights Park St Edwards State Park and Big Finn Hill Park

 

Dave Kimmett of King Cty Parks

Dave Kimmett of King Cty Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Finn Hill Park Trails: A citizen committee has been working for nearly a year with King County Parks to develop a plan for walkers’ and cyclists’ trails in Big Finn Hill Park. Dave Kimmett of King County Parks gave a review of the committee’s recommendations and the County’s trail maintenance plans. The Goals are to:  Improve the trails, enhance the trail experience for all users of all ages, and preserve the natural character of the park. Handouts from the meeting:

The Big Finn Hill Park – Trails Planning Update

The Big Finn Hill Park Proposed East and West Trails Map

There is a Big Finn Hills Trails Plan – Public Meeting. Thursday, June 20 from 7-8:30 PM in the Finn Hill Middle School Cafeteria.

For further information about the plan and meeting, please contact David Kimmett at 206 263-7159 or david.kimmett@kingcounty.gov

 

Don Anderson, City of Kirkland,Juanita Drive Corridor Study

Don Anderson, City of Kirkland,Juanita Drive Corridor Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juanita Drive Corridor Study: The City is beginning a study of safety enhancements for Juanita Drive. Guiding Principles are:

  • Address safety needs for all travel  modes.
  • Maintain corridor unique identity and natural landscape.
  • Engage community in shared vision for future improvements.
  • Protect the extraordinary natural environment.
  • Provide financially feasible, strategic and realistic priorities for the corridor.

Don Anderson of Kirkland’s Public Works Department talked about the progress and how you can get involved in providing input on problems and possible solutions. Check out the City’s Juanita Drive Study web page. On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, a community hands-on workshop will be held on the Juanita Drive Master Plan Corridor Study where residents can help identify traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle safety issues along Juanita Drive between Juanita Village and the northern city limits in the Finn Hill neighborhood.

The Juanita Drive Study Workshop will be held Wednesday, June 12 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Finn Hill Middle School, 8040 NE 132nd Street.

Jenny Gaus, City of Kirkland, Surface Water Management

Jenny Gaus, City of Kirkland, Surface Water Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface Water Management Plan: Jenny Gaus, Kirkland’s Senior Surface Water Utility Engineer talked about flooding, erosion, and the city’s Surface Water Management Plan. The City’s surface water policies affect how properties are developed and whether we’ll be able to restore fish to our streams. The City of Kirkland’s Surface Water Management Plan is one of the comprehensive plans being updated. You can find more information on the surface water web page. Community members are invited to a Planning Day which will cover all the city’s comprehensive plans under review and in the process of being updated.

Community Planning Day is Saturday, June 8, 10 to 2 PM, Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue. For more information go to the City site.

 

 

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