What to Expect at Neighborhood Plan Workshop on November 14

What to Expect at Neighborhood Plan Workshop on November 14

We need you! On November 14, the City of Kirkland and students from the Green Futures Lab out of the University of Washington will be conducting a neighborhood plan workshop from 10:00 AM to 2:00 at Finn Hill Middle School.  Please come help us prepare for the future of Finn Hill by attending this very important meeting.

If you do plan on coming, please click on the following link to let us know:  https://finnhillneighborhoodworkshop.eventbrite.com

What should you expect?

  • 9:30    Doors open, sign-in, and on-site registration and team assignment, coffee to be provided
  • 10:00  Presentation on what the students have heard, what we know, the day’s schedule and ground rules for participation, and process / timeline
  • 10:30  “Getting to Know You” and goal setting for the neighborhood
  • 11:00  Visions for Finn Hill – drawn on whole-neighborhood maps
  • 12:00  Pizza to be provided!  Bio break.  Walk around to see what other groups have done
  • 12:30  Re-group to work on detailed areas divided by watershed with one group to focus on commercial areas
  • 1:30    Finalize work
  • 1:40    Each group reports out with maps projected onto a screen
  • 1:55    Closing remarks from the City of Kirkland and the FHNA
  • 2:00  End meeting

We’ll provide lunch, coffee, and other beverages. We realize that four hours on a Saturday is a lot to give up, but this is the future of our community we will be talking about.

Also, if you have not filled out the city’s survey for the neighborhood plan, please click on the following link to do so:  www.kirklandwa.gov/finnhillsurvey

The neighborhood plan will be only as good as your involvement.  Your engagement is vital in order to ensure a positive future for the community we all love.  If you don’t speak up someone else will!

The City of Kirkland contracted with the Green Futures Lab out of the University of Washington to develop the neighborhood plan.  GFL uses graduate students in planning, architecture and related disciplines to collaborate with local communities such as the cities of Burlington, Edmonds, Lake Forest Park, and Seattle, and promote the application and development of green infrastructure.

GFL has toured our community with FHNA board members and used a 3D model of Finn Hill to gather input from neighbors who attended Denny Fest in September.  On October 15 they conducted a listening session where many of our friends and neighborhoods shared their dreams for Finn Hill.

Saturday, November 14, from 10 to 2pm at the Finn Hill Middle School, 8040 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland WA 98034

Mathew Pruitt, FHNA Board

Mathew Pruitt, FHNA Board

Questions email matt@finnhillalliance.org


One Response to “What to Expect at Neighborhood Plan Workshop on November 14”

  1. Steph Klein says:

    Hi Matt,

    I so wish I could be there today, however I have family in town and have had other plans in place for some time. I would like you to know that I am in agreement with Amy Falcone regarding the need for more sidewalks and safer walking routes to our schools on the hill.

    I have submitted a “request” or guidance on a stoplight or pedestrian crossing on Juanita Drive at the NE 112th Street area. A lot of people walk across right there and school buses stop there. It is really a busy cross section and cars on Juanita Drive are not the most careful.

    Thanks so much and I hope your meeting is great today.

    Steph Klein