Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan

Neighborhood-PlanNeighborhoods that have long been a part of Kirkland – like Rose Hill – have their own neighborhood zoning plans, which are essentially neighborhood-tailored versions of the Comprehensive Plan.

Being a newly annexed neighborhood, Finn Hill hasn’t developed its own neighborhood plan.

FHNA has been asking the City to defer any significant zoning decisions until Finn Hill puts such a plan in place, so that City officials will understand our community priorities before they start rewriting zoning classifications in our neighborhood. We’ve even suggested a streamlined approach for neighborhood plans, in order to minimize the burden on City planners.

Maps Relevant to the Neighborhood Plan:

Additional Resources (from KirklandWa.gov website)

 

Attend Planning Meeting Thursday Jan 12

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Blog, Communication Committee, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on Attend Planning Meeting Thursday Jan 12

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...

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All things Finn Hill in August & September (so far)

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Blog, Denny Fest, Events, Juanita Woodlands, Neighborhood Plan, Volunteer | Comments Off on All things Finn Hill in August & September (so far)

All things Finn Hill in August & September (so far)

Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends: Here’s a summary of upcoming opportunities to improve your neighborhood and have some fun at the same time: Comment on 100th Avenue improvements Comments are open through Friday, August 5. The City of Kirkland is planning a host of improvements to 100th Avenue, running south from Simonds Road along the eastern boundary of Finn Hill down to 132nd (the intersection with Juanita Elementary). You can learn more about the plans and provide your comments online through Friday, August 5. Click here for the...

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Comments Open on Smith/McCracken Dock – 8341 & 8339 NE Juanita Drive

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on Comments Open on Smith/McCracken Dock – 8341 & 8339 NE Juanita Drive

PROPOSAL: Tyler Somers of Marine Restoration & Construction, LLC, the applicant, is requesting a Process I Substantial Development Permit for a proposed extension of a single-family residence joint use pier, requesting administrative approval for alternate design (width), and installation of a boat lift and dual jet ski lift. The application was received by the City on November 19, 2015 and was deemed complete on June 22, 2016. LOCATION: 8341 & 8339 NE Juanita Drive, located within the NW quarter of Section 31 of Township 26 N., Range...

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Comments Open on Short Plat Development – 14216 97th Ave NE

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on Comments Open on Short Plat Development – 14216 97th Ave NE

PROPOSAL: James Jordan, the applicant, is requesting a Process I Short Plat Permit to Subdivide a 163,373 sq. ft. lot into 9 new lots in a RSA 4 zone. Lots range in size from 7,600 to 20,108 sq. ft. and will be located on the south side of the stream. A stream, wetland and their associated buffer bisect the property. Access will be taken from 97th Ave NE. The application was received by the City on March 21, 2016 and was deemed complete on June 29, 2016. LOCATION:  14216 97th AVE NE.  Finn Hill City of Kirkland Notice of Application Bristol...

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Comments Open on Short Plat Development – 12606 82nd Ave NE

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on Comments Open on Short Plat Development – 12606 82nd Ave NE

PROPOSAL: Steve Lee, the applicant, is requesting a Process I Short Plat Permit to subdivide one parcel of 0.87 acres into five parcels in the RSA 8 Zone. The application was received by the City on March 3, 2016 and was deemed complete on June 29, 2016. LOCATION: 12606 82nd Avenue NE Finn Hill City of Kirkland Notice of Application ICAP Finn Hill South short Plat, Case No SUB16-00342 (PDF) REVIEW PROCESS: The decision on this application will be made by the Planning Director. Prior to the decision, there is an opportunity for the public to...

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Comments Open for iCap Development at 12619 84th Ave NE

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on Comments Open for iCap Development at 12619 84th Ave NE

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...

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Public Comment Open on Champagne Creek and Radke Subdivision

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on Public Comment Open on Champagne Creek and Radke Subdivision

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...

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3 New Development Applications Open for Public Comment

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on 3 New Development Applications Open for Public Comment

3 New Development Applications Open for Public Comment

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...

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Ad Hoc Residents Groups

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Blog, Neighborhood Plan | 2 comments

Ad Hoc Residents Groups

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...

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Landslide Video featured, March 23rd Annual Meeting

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Blog, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan | 2 comments

Landslide Video featured, March 23rd Annual Meeting

This week marks the second anniversary of the massive landslide in Oso, WA., which sent muddy debris spilling across the Stillaguamish River and tragically led to the deaths of 43 Washingtonians. That powerful mudslide, March 22, 2014, is thought to be the deadliest single landslide event in U.S. history. The families of the victims and those who lost homes need no reminder of this devastating tragedy, but it’s become a continuing lesson for everyone living in the Puget Sound, where extraordinary rainfall, saturated ground, and downed trees...

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