FHNA Projects

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Special bulletin for Holmes Point residents: Come to today’s Council meeting & support better rules to protect trees!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Blog, Communication Committee, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan | 0 comments

Special bulletin for Holmes Point residents: Come to today’s Council meeting & support better rules to protect trees!

Dear Holmes Point neighbors and friends, FHNA is writing to urge you to attend tonight’s City Council meeting on emergency legislation to help protect trees in the Holmes Point area. The Council will decide whether to keep or cancel a recent ordinance that should give you more say on tree preservation in Holmes Point housing developments. The Council meeting starts at 7:30pm – Tuesday, September 5 – and will be held in City Hall at 123 Fifth Avenue in downtown Kirkland. As you may recall from earlier emails, the Kirkland...

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Neighborhood Plan Meeting on Sept 7 Postponed

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Blog, Community Meetings, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on Neighborhood Plan Meeting on Sept 7 Postponed

Neighborhood Plan Meeting on Sept 7 Postponed

The calendar of meetings relating to the Finn Hill neighborhood plan has changed. In brief, the City is postponing the open house on the neighborhood plan that was scheduled for September 7 at St John Vianney Church. The Planning Commission will also delay a public hearing on the plan that it had scheduled for September 14. These changes were made by the Planning Commission at its meeting on August 24. The Commission has asked City staff to return on September 14th with more information about proposed street connections on Finn Hill. The...

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One last summer hike on Finn Hill

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Blog, Parks, Trails | Comments Off on One last summer hike on Finn Hill

One last summer hike on Finn Hill

Big Finn Hill Park is a King County park located on Finn Hill.  It has 220 acres and 9.5 miles of trails to explore Douglas Fir, Madrona, Cedars, ferns and spotting deer, owls and owls. King County description:  This 220-acre park has a range of recreation options, as well as being a wooded urban oasis along Juanita Drive. To the east of the road, the park offers ballfields, a play area, a picnic shelter and natural surface trails; to the west of the road, trails loop through the forest. The trails are frequented by mountain bikers, dog...

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Holmes Point residents: Tell the Planning Commission what you think about preserving trees and downzoning parts of the neighborhood

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Blog, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan, Policy Committee | Comments Off on Holmes Point residents: Tell the Planning Commission what you think about preserving trees and downzoning parts of the neighborhood

Holmes Point residents: Tell the Planning Commission what you think about preserving trees and downzoning parts of the neighborhood

Dear Holmes Point neighbors: Following up on yesterday’s message about the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday night, we’re posting a copy of FHNA’s letter to the Commission regarding the Holmes Point Overlay ordinance (HPO). Click here to read it. To help you get up to speed, we’re providing a quick summary of the ordinance in the following paragraphs. And we have an important message about downzoning (i.e. reducing housing densities) in parts of Holmes Point. FHNA urges you to read on and then tell the Planning Commission what you...

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Holmes Point tree ordinance: important meeting at Planning Commission on Thursday Aug 24

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog, Communication Committee, Community Meetings, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan, Policy Committee | Comments Off on Holmes Point tree ordinance: important meeting at Planning Commission on Thursday Aug 24

Holmes Point tree ordinance: important meeting at Planning Commission on Thursday Aug 24

Dear Finn Hill Neighbors: For all of you who came to DennyFest on Sunday, thanks for joining us at O.O. Denny Park — and if you stood in line waiting for food, thank you for your patience! Looking forward, we’re alerting you to several important meetings about the neighborhood plan and Holmes Point Overlay ordinance coming up in the next few days and weeks. We urge you take advantage of these opportunities to participate in the City’s process for finalizing recommendations on the neighborhood plan and the HPO. The Planning...

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Meeting on Holmes Point Overly (HPO) Aug 24 Thursday at 7pm

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Blog, Holmes Point Overlay, Neighborhood Plan | Comments Off on Meeting on Holmes Point Overly (HPO) Aug 24 Thursday at 7pm

Meeting on Holmes Point Overly (HPO) Aug 24 Thursday at 7pm

The next Planning Commission meeting will be a held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Kirkland City Hall Council Chambers. The Planning Commission will discuss the tree retention and code enforcement in the Holmes Point Overlay zone. The Planning Commission will provide direction to City Planning  staff on the following items in preparation for the September 14th public hearing related to the Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan: 1. Draft code amendments to KZC Chapter 15, 70, 95, KMC 1.12.00 related to zoning, tree retention and code...

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DennyFest tomorrow – 10 reasons why you should go

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Blog, Denny Fest, Events Committee | Comments Off on DennyFest tomorrow – 10 reasons why you should go

DennyFest tomorrow – 10 reasons why you should go

Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends, We’re looking forward to seeing you at DennyFest tomorrow for a sunny afternoon of great music, food, and fun. It’s free (except for the wine tent – $5/glass, cash please) so why wouldn’t you come? If you’re still hesitating, here are the top 10 reasons to head down to O.O. Denny Park tomorrow between noon and 5pm. 10. The solar eclipse is Monday morning. You better get as much Vitamin D as you can because who knows if the moon doesn’t decide to just stop. 9. In case it does...

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DennyFest is happening! Sunday Aug 20 noon-5pm

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Blog, Denny Fest, Events | 1 comment

DennyFest is happening! Sunday Aug 20 noon-5pm

DennyFest, is happening on Sunday, August 20,  from noon to 5pm on the shores of Lake Washington in Finn Hill’s own O.O. Denny Park. We’ll have free food and drink, a bouncy house for the kids, magic tricks, fortune telling, massages, a dog show, and of course, great music: Geoffrey Castle Band from 12:30 – 2:00 Ruben Barron magic show from 2:00 – 2:30 Finn Hillbillies from 2:30 – 3:45 Infusionary from4:00 – 5:00 What else would we need for a great summer beach party? Well, we certainly would like you to...

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Climate Change Tip Sheet from Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog, Climate Action, Projects | Comments Off on Climate Change Tip Sheet from Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby

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 heavily tree-shaded and using public transportation to get to work doesn’t...

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Slurry seal roadwork on Finn Hill

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog, Transportation | Comments Off on Slurry seal roadwork on Finn Hill

Slurry seal roadwork on Finn Hill

Kirkland’s 2017 slurry seal contractor has delayed by one week the day it will start closing more than 40 sections of residential streets in the Finn Hill, Norkirk and Houghton neighborhoods. Telfer Technologies will be closing each of these road-sections for one business day while its crews treat it with slurry seal. Telfer Technologies will apply slurry seal to 26 Finn Hill street-sections on Aug. 11, 14, 15, 16. The contractor will treat 11 sections of Norkirk’s residential streets on Aug. 11 and 16. And in Central Houghton’s Sandhurst...

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