Input Needed on School Walk Routes

LWSD has recently updated the school walk route maps for elementary schools, and we need your help in reviewing them to ensure that they are accurate. If your child attends Sandburg, Thoreau, or Juanita Elementary School, please take a moment to look at the map for your child’s school and send an email to Amy Falcone (amyef81@yahoo.com) with your feedback, including any parts of your child’s walk route that aren’t already included on the map and any areas of your route that are a particular safety concern, with a description of the safety issue. Amy will share the neighborhood’s consolidated feedback with the school district for consideration in map revisions. It’s important to have this map reflect your child’s walk route so that any needed improvements can be eligible and prioritized for future funding opportunities. Thank you!...

ARC Center Location Gets Nod by City Council

The latest Aquatics-Recreation-Community Center update: At its June 16, 2015 meeting, the Kirkland City Council approved Resolution R-5132, (PDF – 813k) authorizing the evaluation of the Christ Church property as a possible site for the proposed Aquatics-Recreation-Community (ARC) Center and allowing property acquisition discussions to begin between the City and Christ Church representatives. The City Council also set a public hearing date for the formation of a Metropolitan Park District (MPD) for July 7, 2015. You can get more details here: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/NewsRoom/NR-MPDARCUpdates_071715_s3_p11708.htm...

Approved: Radar Speed and Flashing Beacon Safety Projects

Two Finn Hill safety projects were approved at last night’s City Council meeting. FHNA board members submitted these requests as part of the City’s Neighborhood Safety Program, which prioritizes proposed projects that address pedestrian and bicycle safety issues in Kirkland’s neighborhoods. The approved Finn Hill projects include: A Rapid Flashing Beacon at 84th Avenue NE and NE 138th Street (near Thoreau Elementary and the entrance to Big Finn Hill Park). A radar speed sign on Juanita Drive (in the vicinity of Woodlands...

Spring Meeting Recap

We had very good attendance at the March neighborhood meeting. We first provided an overview of the process and timeline for completion of our very first neighborhood plan! If you want to get involved, please email matt@finnhillalliance.org. The remainder of the meeting included discussion with the developers of the Radke property 18-home development east of Juanita Drive and north of NE 125th Street (see attached map). They provided an overview of their planned development and answered questions from the audience. There were also several updates and announcements on other neighborhood items. View FHNA-NeighborhoodPlanPresentation Thank you to everyone who was able to make it!  ...

Bastyr Withdraws Proposal on St Ed Facility

We learned today that Bastyr University withdrew their proposal to renovate the old seminary building. Below is the official announcement. OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON SAINT EDWARD STATE PARK BUILDING PROPOSAL After careful consideration and months of due diligence, Bastyr University has decided not to move forward on acquiring access to Saint Edward State Park facilities. Based on information developed during our meetings with Daniels Real Estate, The Washington State Parks Commission and City of Kenmore, we concluded that from an operational and financial standpoint working to renovate and occupy the buildings at the park were not feasible for us at this time. We thank everyone involved for all of their hard work and regret that the timing of this potential project did not work for Bastyr University’s goals/needs. We wish nothing but the best for the future of the park, its facilities and the greater Kenmore community. Daniel K. Church, PhD  Bastyr University...

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