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The Green Kirkland Partnership received funding from the Royal Bank of Canada’s Blue Water Project through the Kirkland Parks Foundation to do restoration work in the riparian forest along Denny Creek in O.O. Denny Park. The work will be happening this month. The work site is located between the stream and the northern trail, adjacent to the parking lot northeast of Holmes Point Drive. VOLUNTEER on Saturday February 25 10 am – 2pm The EarthCorps crew will be working in the sensitive areas closer to the stream and also in areas too steep...read more
Daniels Real Estate to host St. Edward Seminary open house from 10 am to 2 pm on Feb 11. The open house includes tours and presentations by Daniels Real Estate. More information on the open houseread more
Dear Finn Hill Neighbor: The Super Bowl’s over and so is the inauguration…so how about turning your attention to protecting Finn Hill’s tree canopy? There’s a big opportunity to let the City of Kirkland know that you value a healthy tree canopy this Thursday evening, February 9. At 7pm, the Planning Commission will convene the first of two study sessions on the Holmes Point Overlay ordinance, a special land use regulation that attempts to preserve trees on the slopes and in the ravines of the Holmes Point area west of Juanita Drive....read more
The following summarizes the issues raised about potential revisions to the Holmes Point Overlay ordinance. Holmes Point neighbors have expressed an interest in amendments to the ordinance. To ensure that the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance fairly represents the views of the Holmes Point community, we will circulate the points highlighted in this summary to Holmes Point residents and will solicit their reactions. Below are the contents of an email letter sent to the City of Kirkland Planning Department highlighting these concerns: Email Ltr...read more
On January 12, 2017 the Planning Commission discussed eleven (11) study areas considered for potential land use and zoning changes associated with the Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan. For reference the Finn Hill zoning areas under review are identified in this zoning map. The scope of change for each study area and recommendations discussed by the Planning Commission is described in their meeting packet, Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan, File No. CAM15-01754. This link will take you to the January 12, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting packet ...read more
Dear Finn Hill neighbors, UPDATE The Planning Department has just posted its report to the Planning Commission on zoning issues that will be discussed Thursday evening at City Hall. You can read the report here – and read (or reread) my earlier note, below, about the meeting and the neighborhood plan process. It would be great to hear any reactions you have to the staff memo. I and other FHNA board members will do our best to wade through it and we’ll you email with our observations in the next day or two. Again, we hope to see...read more
The Kirkland Police Department will be accepting Online Police Reports at: www.kirklandwa.gov/onlinereporting. Online Reporting can be used for a variety of crimes including car prowls, vandalism, telephone harassment, littering, lost property, and thefts (including identity theft and mail theft). You can find out more by reading the City of Kirkland press release.read more
Due to the event’s ever-growing popularity, the City is instituting a few changes in 2017 to ensure that all Kirkland residents can be served. Material will only be accepted from Kirkland residents – staff may ask to see resident ID or other proof of residence. Each household will be limited to one carload of material, and trailers and box trucks or moving trucks will not be allowed. Events will be run by contractor StyroRecycle, and hours are changing to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents can drop off their clean plastic foam on designated...read more
Congratulations to Jon Pascal, Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance Board member, on his new position as council member. The Kirkland City Council, in a letter, appointed Jon Pascal to fill the position 2 seat vacated by Shelley Kloba. The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance board thanks Jon profusely for his contributions and camaraderie over the years that he served as an FHNA board member. When Finn Hill was annexed by the City, Jon was a leader in forging a single Finn Hill neighborhood and in helping the Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance (DCNA)...read more
Over Thanksgiving weekend, a landslide occurred in Big Finn Hill Park on the trail to O.O. Denny Park. It slid from the very top of the Denny Creek ravine, somewhat narrowly, and like a molten wave poured into Denny Creek and then out and up the other side, delivering sludge about 20 feet up the opposite slope. It flung trees every which way as the mud and debris cascaded down the hillside. Downstream the slide scoured the creek edges, flattened the creek bed, ripped the railing off the second pedestrian bridge, and destroyed the first...read more