Friday, February 26, 2010

2010: Seattle's "Year of Urban Agriculture"

Urban Agriculture logoDid you know that 2010 is officially the Year of Urban Agriculture in Seattle?

This reinforces the 2008 Local Food Action Initiative adopted by the city council to promote local and regional food sustainability and security. Look for the city to make growing food on planting strips and city land easier. Here are some places to find out more:

I know a lot of Wedgwoodians who will be doing their part to give this effort a boost!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Citywide Design Guidelines - public mtg Feb. 23

thumbnail image of cover of draft documentSeattle's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is updating the 16-year-old citywide design guidelines and a draft is available for review.

DPD is hosting a public meeting at which staff will present the updated guidelines and offer opportunities for public comment. Details:

* Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
* 5:30pm Open House/6:00-7:30pm Presentation and public comment
* Bertha Landes room, City Hall
* 600 4th Ave., 5th Avenue entrance

For more information, see

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Wedgwood Vision Project
2nd Community Meeting
Saturday, April 10th 9:30am~12:30pm
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (corner of 35th & 80th)

The first community gathering in January was a great success with everyone attending contributing to the Vision Project by voicing their opinions, wishes, and concerns about our neighborhood. Building on the first meeting, and together with the results of a neighborhood-wide survey which will launch soon,we will take it up a few notches and engage our community further in creating a future vision for Wedgwood.

The event will start at 9:30AM with a bagels and hot beverage social segment. Then get right into discussions and exercises led once again by Makers, our project consultants.
We hope to see you on Saturday morning April 10th!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pinehurst Safeway Rebuild to be LEED Silver

There's another Safeway to be rebuilt before ours, and not too far from Wedgwood. It's the Pinehurst Safeway at 15th Ave NE & NE 125th St. Take a look at the PI's North Seattle neighborhood blog for more info: They are apparently going to build to LEED Silver standards.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Community Meeting on Parks Acquisition in Wedgwood

The March 11 general meeting of the Wedgwood Community Council is all about potential park acquisition in Wedgwood. Chip Nevins, Seattle Parks and Recreation Acquisition Planner, will be there. Come prepared to listen to your neighbors and discuss:

- What kind of park should we have?

- What do you want in our park?

- Where should our park be (general area and/or specific site)?

The meeting is March 11th, 7 p.m. at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (35th Ave NE & NE 80th St). Please email for more information.