Neighborhood Plan Listening Session Recap

Neighborhood Plan Listening Session Recap

Upcoming Workshop on November 14th, 10am – 2pm
Will be held at the Finn Hill Middle School.
All Finn Hill residents are invited to attend!

Finn Hill residents had their first opportunity to weigh in on a long-term plan for their neighborhood last Thursday evening, October 15, at a listening session in the Finn Hill Middle School sponsored by the City of Kirkland and the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA).

The consultant leading the planning effort, UW’s Green Futures Lab (GFL), set up a dozen different stations, hosted by UW faculty members and grad students, at which attendees were invited to provide their input on zoning, traffic, open space, commercial development, surface water management and other topics that will be addressed in the neighborhood’s development plan for the next 20-50 years.

Neighborhood Plan Listening Session October 15, 2015

Neighborhood Plan Listening Session October 15, 2015

GFL also conducted an instant poll – using text messages from attendees’ cell phones – to collect initial views on what a commercial center for the neighborhood (e.g., the Inglewood shopping center) might contain and look like in the future.

Upcoming Workshop: GFL will digest the residents’ input and use it to frame the next stage of the process – a workshop to discuss key planning issues. This session is scheduled from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, November 14, also at the Finn Hill Middle School. All Finn Hill residents are invited to attend! In order to help us prepare for the meeting, we would appreciate your letting us know of your interest in participating. We plan to have drinks and food (pizzas, pastas, and salads) available.

We expect to hold additional public meetings on the Finn Hill neighborhood plan next year before a recommendation is submitted to the City Council in the fall of 2016. It is vital that as many Finn Hill residents participate in this process as possible. The neighborhood plan will drive zoning, traffic, and other infrastructure decisions for the next two decades. If you care about where you live – and who doesn’t? – now is the time to make your voice heard.

Please let us know if you want to get involved. And share your vision for Finn Hill. Post a comment below or send an email to board@finnhillalliance.org. Sign up for email alerts.

And keep an eye on this webpage. We hope to post a new article every week about zoning, traffic issues, open space preservation, and other planning topics.

Neighborhood Plan Listening Session October 15, 2015

Neighborhood Plan Listening Session October 15, 2015

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