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Kirkland News Bites: Upcoming Events Learning to live with urban wildlife Residents are invited to attend and participate in an educational workshop focused on coexistence with urban wildlife and simple actions people can take to reduce conflict and live peacefully with creatures such as coyotes, cougars, deer, raccoons and black bear. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m., at Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Ave, in the City Council Chambers. The event is sponsored by the City of Kirkland in conjunction with Washington...read more
About 50 people attended the June 15th Finn Hill neighborhood meeting at St. John Vianny church. Several presenters fielded questions while sharing information on three controversial topics. Take some time learning about these issues and note any deadlines for public comment. These three issues affect the quality of life on Finn Hill. New fire station for Finn Hill: Kirkland’s Deputy City Manager Marilynne Beard provided an update on Kirkland’s progress in finding an appropriate site for a new fire station to serve the eastern side of Finn...read more
The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission is seeking an artist or artist teams to serve as “Artist in Residence” to create an ephemeral art project on site at the Cross Kirkland Corridor. The artwork will be constructed and installed on the Cross Kirkland Corridor during the period of Sept 10 – October 8, 2016. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2016 at 5pm. Please read the Request for Proposal for more information. Questions can be directed to Philly Marsh at...read more
This is a reminder that the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is hosting a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, June 15, at 7pm in the social hall of St. John Vianney Church at 12600 84th Avenue. This meeting is for everyone who lives in the Finn Hill neighborhood (and even those who don’t), so please come. We always think our neighborhood meetings are important – they concern issues that affect our daily lives, after all. This Wednesday’s agenda is no exception: it will focus on 3 items of particular interest to us as Finn Hill residents and...read more
PROPOSAL: Steve Lee of Preferred Engineering, LLC, the applicant, is requesting a Process I Short Plat Permit to divide one 37,800 SF parcel into 5 parcels ranging from 6,039 SF to 6,683 SF in the RSA 8 Zone. The application was received by the City on May 10, 2016 and was deemed complete on June 7, 2016. LOCATION: 12619 84th Ave NE PUBLIC COMMENT: Comments may be provided in writing only. To be considered, written comments must be received prior to 5 p.m. on July 5, 2016. The City of Kirkland Notice of Application for the ICAP Finn Hill...read more
All flowers are beautiful in their own way, but there are some that spell trouble in spite of their aesthetic appeal. King County noxious weed specialists shared photos of a few not-so-lovely noxious weeds. Here is the King County 2015 annual report on noxious weeds. From King County: “This report reflects the hard work of numerous public land managers and municipal workers, commercial property owners, non-profits, volunteers and hundreds of homeowners and county residents. Noxious weeds know no borders, and this report shows what we...read more
Here are some June neighborhood events that we hope you’ll participate in and some updates that may be of interest. And this bulletin finishes with a BIG thank you to all of you who contributed to the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance during the GiveBIG event last month. O.O. Denny Park restoration party on Saturday, June 11 – Volunteers needed! The Green Kirkland Partnership is sponsoring a work party this Saturday from 9am to noon at O.O. Denny Park. The objective is to remove forest-killing invasive species like ivy and blackberries. You...read more
A permit is submitted seeking coverage regarding soil disturbance and Champagne Creek. The full public notice is below: “This project involves 3.36 acres of soil disturbance for Residential construction activities. The receiving waterbody is Champagne Creek. Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application or interested in Ecology’s action on this application may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this...read more
Attached are 3 subdivision applications on which the City is accepting comments through June 13. The 2 Ridge developments are in an RSA 8 zone to the West of 84th and the Hageman short plat is a 9 lot plat in an RSA 4 zone a half block up the hill from Juanita Drive as it runs from the hairpin east into Juanita Beach. You will see maps showing the location of each project. Hageman Short Plat, File No. SUB16-00807 Ridge at Finn Hill North, File No. SUB16-00704 Ridge at Finn Hill South, File No. SUB16-00706 If you feel an application may...read more
Thursday, May 26 from 7 – 8:30 Finn Hill residents who are interested in having a role in affecting the neighborhood plan met.. The topics covered were: An overview of the Finn Hill neighborhood plan process – quick history Plan principles Specific study topics for the summer – topics in which we should be involved Volunteer – how we can affect the plan Ad hoc residents’ groups were formed to focus on four individual study topics and engage with city officials/experts who are drafting policy for that...read more