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Meeting Wednesday October 25 on Fire Station – Juanita Drive – 100th Ave Corridor

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Blog, Community Meetings, Featured, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Transportation | 0 comments

Wednesday, October 25 Presentations on Fire Station plans for Finn Hill, and updates on Juanita Drive and 100th Ave Corridor projects: 7-8:30pm at Finn Hill Middle School, 8040 NE 132nd Street, Finn Hill, Kirkland.  City representatives will report on plans to renovate Fire Station 25 (Holmes Point Drive and Juanita Drive) and interim fire response plans. They will also provide updates on safety improvements to Juanita Drive and proposals to improve the 100th Avenue Corridor. Background information on each of these project is here on the City...

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October 19 Candidate Forum Location CHANGED to St. John Vianney Church

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Blog, Community Meetings | 0 comments

October 19 Candidate Forum Location CHANGED to St. John Vianney Church

The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance and the Juanita Neighborhood Association are partnering to host a city council candidate forum on Thursday, October 19 at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Council candidates Penny Sweet, Jon Pascal, Uzma Butte, Jay Arnold, Martin Morgan, and Tom Neir will be in attendance.  DO NOT MISS  your opportunity to hear their views on parks, land use planning, the budget, affordable housing, transportation, public safety, and many other issues. Ballots will be mailed out on October 18 for the November 7...

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Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan – Open House on October 10 at Finn Hill Middle School from 6pm to 7:30

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Blog, Community Meetings, Events Committee, Neighborhood Plan | 0 comments

Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan – Open House on October 10 at Finn Hill Middle School from 6pm to 7:30

Here is a quick overview of what will be happening at the Finn Hill neighborhood plan open house on Tuesday, October 10 in the Finn Hill Middle School cafeteria at 8040 132nd Street. (Note: spaces may fill up quickly in the regular parking lot, but you can also use the driveway and turn around for school buses that is accessible from 132nd to the east of the regular parking lot.) Format: The open house will run from 6:00 – 7:30pm. It will consist primarily of 5 informational stations in the cafeteria featuring maps and displays that...

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Three important meetings in October about Finn Hill’s future 

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog, Community Committee, Community Meetings, Featured, Neighborhood Plan | 0 comments

Three important meetings in October about Finn Hill’s future 

Dear Finn Hill Neighbors, There will be 3 important meetings this month about the Finn Hill neighborhood plan as well as public safety and road projects that will affect where we live. Plus, we’re co-sponsoring a forum of City Council candidates in two weeks’ time. We urge you to attend as many of these meetings as possible. Your voice matters and your engagement can change city policy. Tuesday, October 10 – Open house on Finn Hill neighborhood plan: 6:00-7:30pm at Finn Hill Middle School, 8040 NE 132nd Street. The Finn Hill...

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City Council candidate forum Thur, Oct 19

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

City Council candidate forum Thur, Oct 19

The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance and the Juanita Neighborhood Association are partnering to host a city council candidate forum on Thursday, October 19 at the Kirkland Justice Center from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Council candidates Penny Sweet, Jon Pascal, Uzma Butte, Jay Arnold, Martin Morgan, and Tom Neir will be in attendance. The Justice Center is located at: 11740 NE 118th Street, Kirkland, WA. This is your opportunity to hear the views of council candidates on parks, land use planning, the budget, affordable housing, transportation, public...

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Climate change tip for October

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Blog, Climate Action, Featured | 0 comments

Climate Change Tip Sheet from Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby – Climate change is affecting real people right now and the problem gets worse and the solutions harder the longer we put off doing something about it. Most of you are concerned and want to take action but are often somewhat overwhelmed. We have been asked to provide a series of monthly tips on personal actions that can have an effect.  Obviously not every action will be equally possible for everyone: putting up solar panels is out if you rent or live in a house that is...

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Volunteer in OO Denny, Sat. Nov 18

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Blog, Parks, Stewardship Committee, Trails, Volunteer | 0 comments

Volunteer in OO Denny, Sat. Nov 18

Join the Green Kirkland Partnership on Green Kirkland Day to help with the restoration of O.O. Denny Park. Volunteers will spend the morning participating in a mix of restoration activities which may include removing non-native invasive plants like ivy and Himalayan blackberry, spreading mulch over cleared areas, and planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers.  No experience is necessary and we encourage volunteers of all ages to join us! SIGN UP  get more information here Event Date: November 18, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM...

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Finn Hill on the Sept 28 Planning Commission Agenda

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan, Policy Committee | 0 comments

Finn Hill on the Sept 28 Planning Commission Agenda

The next Planning Commission meeting will be a held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Kirkland City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting agenda and packet are available online. The Finn Hill portion of the meeting covers the following topics in order to proceed with adoption of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan:  Read more in the packet online. 1. Draft Street Connections Map Follow Up- Joel Pfundt will attend the meeting and respond to questions from the Commission. 2. Holmes Point Overlay (HPO) Policies a. Should RSA 6 and RSA 8...

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Expedia volunteers work in Juanita Woodlands

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Juanita Woodlands, Stewardship Committee, Uncategorized, Volunteer | 0 comments

Expedia volunteers work in Juanita Woodlands

On Friday Sept 8, over 60 Expedia employees dived into helping us maintain Juanita Woodlands’ native vegetation by removing invasive plants, lead by King County Parks and FHNA volunteers.  Expedia has had annual gatherings in the park for several years, and is a major contributor to keeping the park vegetation healthy. This year the group focused on liberating the young trees planted by FHNA a few years ago from blackberries and ivy, as well as clearing an additional area for planting.  The progress the Expedia group made was...

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City Mtg Sept 14 Finn Hill Proposed Street Connections

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan, Transportation | 2 comments

City Mtg Sept 14 Finn Hill Proposed Street Connections

The next Planning Commission meeting will be a held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Kirkland City Hall Council Chambers.  The agenda item is  Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan – Proposed Street Connections, File No. CAM15-01754 Staff Contact: Janice Coogan, 425-587-3257 or jcoogan@kirklandwa.gov The meeting agenda and packet are now available to view online. Or here is the pdf: Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan Proposed Street Connections_CAM15-01754_0914  Excerpt from the packet: The July 27, 2017 Planning Commission study session...

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