Smart Sustainable Growth – Top Project Goals for Residential Land-Use & Density

Hello Skyway West Hill Community,

We need your input to guide our planning efforts. The results are in and there is a difference in opinion on how we should plan for our future residential land use and density.

Overwhelmingly, residents want to keep the average home price in the community affordable to lower and moderate income families. Building more housing is one way to do this but the community is at odds as to whether it wants to do a or b.

Tell us what you think by clicking the open house tab and completing the Sustainable Smart Growth Virtual Open House Survey!

a. Do you want to develop our vacant land with housing unites at the same size, scale and density as the traditional existing development?

OR

b. Do you want to develop our vacant land with a mix of housing types, scales and densities to provide for more housing choices but not exceed an average density of 7-8 homes per acre?

 

 

SWAP – Steering Committee Meeting on Thursday 3/12/2015 from 7-9pm

Please join us for the SWAP Steering Committee meeting on 3/12/2015 at the Skyway Water and Sewer Building.

Draft Agenda:
1. Introductions
2. Debrief Smart Sustainable Growth Open House
3. Review Projects
4. Discuss the Thriving Educated Youth Open House
5. Upcoming Project Opportunities & Resources
6. Outreach & Engagement for March & April Open Houses
7. SWAP Meet Toolkit – Who is interested in hosting a SWAP meet

Invite a friend or neighbor.

Dinner will be provided, please email Kahdijah.Jackson@skywaysolutions.org if you have special dietary needs.

Sincerely yours,

Andra

SWAP Steering Committee Meeting Minutes from 2/12/2015

Skyway/West Hill Steering Committee Notes

Meeting 8: February 12, 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm

Skyway Water and Sewer Building located at 6723 S 124th St, Seattle, WA 98178

Meeting began at 7:00 pm

Welcome and Introductions

Attendance: Bong Domingo, Bill LeDrew, Lisa Cooper, Annie Patu, Jon Ault, Ruth Frickle, Connie Horstmana, Sheley Searest, Deputy Curtis Andrews, Charlene Miller, Preston Horne-Brine, Patty Horne-Brine, Mark Johnston, Ania Beszterda Alyson, Kahdijah Jackson and Andra Kranzler

Goals for February 12th:

  • Debrief the HCN Open House
  • Discuss the Outreach and Engagement Plan for February
  • Start Planning the Sustainable Smart Growth Open House – Save the date, February 27, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm at Dimmitt Middle School.

Policy Research

Sheley Searest will be our Policy Research Analyst. We are partnering with Urban League.

Sheley began February 2015. Sheley will She will report out once a month to the SC

Comments:

What about taxes and hospital district 1?

How much of this research will focus on the budget?

We are always looking into the budget but that is more of Scott and Andra’s role

Accounting of old ban measures? Where are our taxes going – can they come back in the community?

How to make it easier to get permits for vacate land?

Trying to connect with Renton School District staff to become on the steering committee?

Debrief Healthy Connected Neighborhood Open House

  • 15 people attended/ 3-4 virtual open house
  • Packet was very comprehensive- if there was a lot of people it could have been too much
  • Remove the top four pages and only use questions as a one pager
  • Engage students at the schools so the parent will come
  • Continue with raffles

What needs improvement?

  1. Survey is too long – abbreviate it or change format
  2. Have someone talk about it then ask people to fill out or go step by step
  3. Slideshow of main/introductory concepts running continuously
  4. Need entertainment
  5. Let people know food is dinner – not just a snack
  6. Outreach needs have earlier notifications and capitalize relationships with groups/neighbors
  7. Maps need to be a clearer depiction of Skyway – perhaps more like 50% – but also still show comparison areas
  8. Doing dots and survey seemed redundant – suggestion that we only give people the last 2 pages of the survey to fill-out.

What worked?

  1. Angel City Deli Food
  2. Renton School District Email Notice
  3. Rank your project sheets

Public Safety projects reviewed and comments from Deputy Curtis Andrews

Curtis Andrews responded to the project list of Public Safety from Healthy Connected Neighborhood Open House

A. Create an action group dedicated to increasing and coordinating neighborhood community watch programs

If you’re interested in creating one or knowing where yours is located – email him or visit him at the storefront. They’re held once a month and it is helping residential burglary. Past two months they have increased five block watches and since then there has been two burglaries.

B. Create an action group dedicated to establishing programs for at-risk youth and individuals as alternatives to criminal and gang activity

They are looking into bettering the gang unit. They are also using a new program called LEAD a diversion program that is available to help individuals involved in low-level criminal activity.

  1. Increase police presence and patrol cars from the King County Sheriff’s department

He says they are currently working on this task as well. They only have two employees on staff.

D. Increase safety ‘infrastructure’ in key public and commercial areas, including area lighting, police call boxes, and security cameras

E. Create an action group dedicated to working with the King County Sheriff’s department and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to pursue alternative community policing models

Ideas to increase our Outreach and Engagement efforts:

  1. Pass out many more leaflets
  2. Think of a branding campaign to get word out
  3. Get message out to major entities like schools
  4. Do cider and chocolate distribution with leaflets
  5. Facebook event invite
  6. Everyone do personal posts on own social media
  7. Put out info in churches, whatever way they share
  8. Water bill notice
  9. Have kids perform to attract parents to come
  10. Invite 5 people each to next open house
  11. Coor a block watch rally in partnership with the churches
  12.  Talk people into coming to at least one open house
  13.  King County Channel on Public TV –Channel 21 Seattle City Channel
  14.  Host a SWAP meeting with neighbors, church groups
  15. Increase water bill mailing size and pay more to educate the hill
  16. Bulk mailing to all

Smart Sustainable Growth Open House

  • Review Project List that was passed out
  • We will have 2 planning meetings at Park Hill Apt. Bldg. 8: 12511 69th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178
    • Wednesday, 2/18/2015 from 3-5pm
    • Wednesday, 2/25/2015 from 3-5pm

Meeting Adjourned 9:05pm

Sustainable Smart Growth Planning Meeting 2/15/2015 from3-5pm

Hello Skyway West Hill community,

Please join us tomorrow, 2/18/2015 from 3-5pm at Park Hill Apt. Bldg. #8 on 69th Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98178.

Also, we would love to get the word out to your neighbors about the SWAP Open House on Sustainable Smart Growth at Dimmitt Middle School. Dinner is free, kids are welcome and we will have live music. Will you help us? Please contact Andra.Kranzler@skywaysolutions.org if you need flyers or if you would like us to come talk to your community group.

Talk to you soon,

Andra

 

Thank you!

Pictures of Projects and Maps

Pictures of Projects and Maps

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Thank you for attending the SWAP Healthy Connected Neighborhoods Open House at Bryn Mawr Elementary School.

 

Skyway/West Hill Steering Committee Notes, 12/18/2014

Meeting 6: December 18, 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm
King County Fire District Training Center

Meeting began at 7:00 pm

Attendance: Bill LeDrew, Charlene Miller, Lisa Cooper, Patty Horne-Brine, Preston Horne-Brine, Ronnie Polk, Ruth Frickle, Ryan Quigtar, Victor Jones, Marty Jackson, Ginger Finau, Marilyn Cooks, Andra Kranzler and Kahdijah Jackson

Welcome

Goals for December 18th Meeting

  1. Build team dynamics
  2. Develop messaging
  3. Complete Equity Group Exercise Pt II

Team Building Exercise

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Skyway/West Hill Steering Committee Notes, 11/18/2014

Meeting 5: November 18, 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cynthia Green Family Center

Meeting began at 7:30 pm

Attendance: Preston Horne-Brine, Melissa Allen, Ruth Frickle, Michael Blumson, Lisa Cooper, Charlene Miller, Patty Horne-Brine, Jon Ault, Mark Johnston, Annie Patu, Bon Domingo, Andra Kranzler, Ginger Finau, Michael Majeed, Kahdijah Jackson, De’Chanelle Kalulu-Finau, and Douglas Russell.

Welcome & Introduction

Goals for November 18th Meeting

  1. Review maps of Skyway West Hill
  2. Review demographics of Skyway West Hill
  3. Draft problem statement
  4. Review past plans and visions summary
  5. Identify equity tools/measure for success
  6. Draft list of solutions to the problem statement

Administrative

Please attend the Annual End of the Year Community Potluck held on December 11th from 7-9pm at Secondary Learning Center. The next December Steering Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 7pm-9pm at Fire District Training Center. Proposed to have a meeting on December 30th but the committee did not agree and preferred to communicate via email/survey monkey if need be.nk

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Skyway/West Hill Steering Committee Notes, 11/6/2014

Meeting 4: November 6, 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm

King County Fire District Training Center

Meeting began at 7:10 pm

Attendance: Patrick Lowndes, Preston Horne-Brine, Ronnie Polk, Ruth Frickle, Michael Blumson, Bill LeDrew, Lisa Cooper, Charlene Miller, Patty Horne-Brine, Keith Watts, Jon Ault, Mark Johnston, Scott Logel, Alan Painter,Andra Kranzler, Ginger Finau, Kahdijah Jackson, De’Chanelle Kalulu-Finau, and, Douglas Russell.

Welcome & Introduction

Administrative

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7pm-9pm at RAYS Cynthia Green Family Center. Skyway Solutions has invited all to attend the Annual End of the Year Community Potluck held on December 11th from 7-9pm at Secondary Learning Center. Flyers will be sent soon. The second December Steering Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 7pm-9pm at Fire District Training Center.

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Skyway/West Hill Steering Committee Notes, 10/28/2014

Meeting 3: October 28, 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm

King County Fire District Training Center

Meeting began at 7:15 pm

Attendance: Ayanna Brown, Bridgette Hempstead, Patrick Lowndes, Preston Horne-Brine, Ronnie Polk, Ruth Frickle, Michael Blumson, Bill LeDrew, Lisa Cooper, Brian Davis, Alicia Cole, Annie Patu – Urban Family Center, Anthony Shoecraft, Burhan Hassan – Somali Youth & Family, Patty Horne-Brine, Ryan Quigtar, Keith Watts, Jon Ault, Phyllis Beggs, Mark Johnston, Melissa Allen, Bong Santo Domingo – King County, Jim Street, William Ayears, Skyway Solutions: Andra Kranzler, Ginger Finau, Kahdijah Jackson, De’Chanelle Kalulu-Finau, and Michael Majeed.

Welcome & Introduction

Community Outreach & Engagement

We will extend the timeline for the planning process. We will scout out 9 different locations to host our open houses and one will be done in each neighborhood. There will be five large open houses and four small ones. We will branch out to different groups such as the senior center, Eritrean, Vietnamese, Filipino, and Lao communities. Andra and Ginger have met with the Urban Family Center Executive Director Annie Patu, she has agreed to do a youth-led pot-luck style open house sometime in February 2015.

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