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Wild Zoo Traffic, Lights, and Parking Impacts – Holiday Season

September 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Christmas, Community Benefits, Development Projects

Wildlights at Woodland Park Zoo is a planned, nightly, light display from Nov19-Jan1 with live entertainment from 5:30 – 9 p.m nightly. Learn about Woodland Park Zoo’s new annual Wildlights holiday event at a community feedback session scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. at Phinney Neighborhood Center 6532 Phinney Avenue N, Room 6   The public meeting […]

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Seattle Bus Service Cuts: An Open Letter to the Council

July 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Development Projects, Greenwood, Seattle Neighborhoods

With all the changes METRO has made and the increasing traffic, at this point it’s faster to take the bus from the north end of town to downtown than to take the bus from the Zoo to downtown and METRO considered making the 5 even slower. Seattle’s bus 358 has a troubled history, check out […]

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Ancient Home Sewers May be Leaking…

May 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Development Projects, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge

Do you know how old the piping that connects your Seattle home to the sewer system is? A hundred year old clay pipe may not be aging well in the year 2011! Side sewers are unfortunately a property owner’s expensive responsibility and generally describe the final pipe connecting a home or business’ water and waste […]

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Aurora’s Proposed New Bus Lanes Strike a Chord

September 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Community Benefits, Development Projects, Public Transit

Our recent story on the grant proposal for new bus transit lanes on Aurora has really struck a chord with the Greenwood and Phinney Ridge communities. As PhinneyRidge.org is syndicated with the SeattlePI, these comments were specific to our blog site and broadening out to the PI readers: Sidewalkless in Seattle // Sep 15, 2010 […]

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Townhouses Expanding Over Phinney Ridge? New Impacts of the Urban Village designation…

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Development Projects, Phinney Ridge

As the Seattle City Council considers changing design requirements for low-rise multifamily housing, the Phinney Ridge Community Council is considering how the changes would affect the Greenwood-Phinney urban village. Public meetings and an environmental review hearing about the new zoning ordinance will take place in May, ahead of a City Council vote in June. At […]

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Environmental Review for Fred Meyer’s Greenwood Expansion

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Development Projects, Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood

Thursday, March 11 is the next public comment on the environmental impact of Fred Meyer’s Greenwood expansion. This is an important project for our community and many have voiced concern on the impact to the peat bog. Make sure to attend this meeting if possible and we’ll be sharing our coverage with the neighborhood. MEETING […]

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Where do you want Greenwood-Phinney’s next park?

November 3rd, 2009 · 5 Comments · Development Projects, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge

There’s a good chance that the Phinney-Greenwood corridor will get a new park in the next few years. The biggest question isn’t whether the neighborhod should get a park, it’s where the park should go. If neighborhood residents have their way, it will be on the northeast corner of 68th and Greenwood. The site was […]

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6010 Phinney Development – Chemical Contaminants May Delay Project

October 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Development Projects, Phinney Ridge

The developers of the proposed 4-story mixed-use building at 6010 Phinney hired consultants to conduct an environmental assessment last month. Now the results are back, and things don’t look good for the future of the development. Geotech Consultants Inc. drilled 22 feet into the ground under the property and found significant levels of PERC, a […]

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Design Review Board approves plans for Greenwood Fred Meyer

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Development Projects, Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood

Fred Meyer’s plan for a massive expansion of its Greenwood store got the stamp of approval from the Design Review Board at Ballard High School on Monday night. The Board heard a mixed bag of comments from around 100 neighborhood residents, but no overwhelming consensus about any particular design change the neighborhood would like to […]

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Fred Meyer Greenwood Development – Design Update

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Development Projects, Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood

The Fred Meyer Greenwood development is one of the major stories of community interest to both the Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, and surrounding neighborhoods. Community feedback regarding pedestrian access, urban design, vehicle access, traffic, environmental protections, and handicap access have led discussion at extremely active previous community meetings. On behalf of Fred Meyer stores, we interviewed […]

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