Monday, December 7, 2009

Community meeting set for Thursday, January 14

Join your neighbors for interactive discussion and breakout sessions on crafting a vision for Wedgwood!

When: We'll start at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and snacks (if you can, bring a food item to share), then begin the meeting portion at 7 p.m.

Where: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 35th NE & NE 80th.

The Wedgwood Vision Project steering committee and our consultant, MAKERS architecture + urban design, will serve as the evening’s facilitators.

Help shape the vision!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Vision Project launches a blog

We envision this blog as a good way to provide timely updates of Wedgwood Vision Project activities and, more importantly, to provide neighbors an additional way to interact with the project by commenting on the posts. We look forward to the exchange!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Project steering committee organized

Six members of our neighborhood have agreed to become members of the Vision Project Steering Committee, leading us in this effort. Together with Makers consulting and WCC chairing the committee, they will begin work next week.

The Steering Committee is comprised of members from our neighborhood with diverse interests and backgrounds, including residents at large, schools, small business, and religious organizations. They will actively engage our community in creating a vision for Wedgwood in the months ahead.

Read the full November 2009 update as a PDF file.

Project consultant selected!

We are pleased to announce that MAKERS architecture + urban design has been selected to help Wedgwood accomplish the Vision Project. Makers has many years of experience in consulting and planning neighborhood-based efforts, especially in land use and design with inhouse tools to facilitate a project like ours. John Owen (Partner-in-charge) and Dara O’Byrne (Planner, AICP) will be working directly with us on the project.

The selection process of a consulting firm was no easy task. We received proposals from a far greater number of very qualified candidates than initially expected. Final selection has been made just in time, as the newly-formed project steering committee will have their first meeting next week.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The September 2009 Update is now available

WCC trustee Randy Barnett has prepared a Vision Project "News and Updates" document for distribution at community meetings. You can view the September 2009 issue as a PDF file.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wedgwood Vision Project awarded $15k grant

As a result of diligent work by members of the Wedgwood community including David Atcheson, Jeanne Carpenter, Brian Swanson and many others, the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods awarded a grant of $15,000 for the Vision Project. The duration of the grant (thus deadline to complete the project) is one year. The primary use of funds will be to employ a community affairs/community building consultant to help create the Project. The effort will be led by the Wedgwood Community Council. Randy Barnett (trustee) will represent WCC in this endeavor.