Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New and Improved WCC website

Please visit the new and improved Wedgwood Community Council website! The site has been completely transformed into a newsy, up-to-date, and informative website for all things Wedgwood. There are several proposals and initiatives, as well as information on new developments, all related to the Wedgwood Vision Plan. Thanks!

Friday, July 23, 2010

City's new tree regulations now available for comment

The Department of Planning and Development is undertaking a comprehensive update of private property tree regulations for the first time since the creation of the Tree Protection code (SMC 25.11) in 2001. This update is part of a city-wide effort to reevaluate existing goals, policies, and regulations to implement the Urban Forest Management Plan, released in April 2007.

More information...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Would you like one or two scoops with your Vision Plan?

It was a perfect summer evening to celebrate the official release of the Wedgwood Vision Plan. Neighbors gathered outdoors on the Wedgwood Presbyterian "south lot" for ice-cream, a copy of the Wedgwood Vision Plan hot off the press, and brief presentations.

Mary Beth O'Neill, a Wedgwood Vision Project steering committee member, kicked off the meeting and read a statement from Kurt Westman, the community council president. WVP chair Randy Barnett gave an overview of the process that led to the plan, and then consultant John Owen from MAKERS facilitated a Q&A session. Randy closed the meeting with a discussion of next steps, emphasizing that the plan is only a beginning and encouraging attendees to dig into projects they are passionate about.

Thanks to all who attended and offered their support and insights as we move into the implementation phase. See you at the Wedgwood Art Festival -- also at 80th & 35th -- this Saturday, July 17!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wedgwood Vision Plan now available online


The Wedgwood Vision Plan is complete and is now available online as a PDF: (3.3 MB)

Hope to see you Wednesday 7 p.m. at the Wedgwood Presbyterian "south lot" lawn at 35th Ave NE & NE 80th St. We'll have some hard copies of the plan available there too.

And did we mention we're starting the meeting with ice-cream social time?

The plan may be complete but making the vision reality moves ahead. Come help prioritize some near-term projects!

- The WVP steering committee

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The official release of the Wedgwood Vision Plan on 7/14

Wedgwood Vision Project

3rd and Final Community Meeting
(plus ice cream social!)
Wednesday July 14, 7:00pm-8:30pm
On the lawn across from Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
NE 80th & 35th Ave NE
(or, in case of rain, downstairs in the church)


Come help celebrate the completion of the Wedgwood Vision Plan!

As a result of hosting several successful community meetings and conducting a neighborhood-wide survey, the Wedgwood Vision Plan is now ready to be presented to the community.

Copies of the Vision Plan will be available to attendees and the event will begin with an ice cream social at 7 pm. We will present a project overview and field questions, along with discussing "what's next" for the future of the Wedgwood neighborhood.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

July 1 at Town Hall Seattle -- Our Future: Walkable Urbanism

An excellent panel assembled by Island Press will address ways to create walkable urban centers and encourage transit in the context of local and federal policy, as well as opportunities for architects, developers, and preservationists to consider current regulations and policy change. Thursday, July 1, 2010, 6 – 7:30pm downstairs at Town Hall Seattle; enter on Seneca Street. $5. More...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Aging in Place -- NEST gets coverage in the Seattle Times

Northeast Seattle's nonprofit "virtual village" to help residents stay in their own homes and neighborhoods as they age got an excellent write-up in the Seattle Times today. You can visit NEST (for Northeast Seattle Together) online at