Monday, November 30, 2009

North Delridge Neighborhood Council - power in numbers

There is power in numbers when it comes to volunteers. The NDNC board consists of 4 volunteer executive members. In order to be more effective, we are inviting all who can join us to help draft the definitions for our committees. In short, these committees will serve the neighborhood in a more comprehensive way. We hope to see several people serve on those in various capacities from a few hours a month to every several hours per quarter.

Maybe you could be a go to person for writing a letter, emailing a city council member or coordinate a park clean up day...?

Please note the reminder in the previous post - Together we can make a difference!

Reminder: Public NDNC meeting, Wed. 12/2, 6:30 pm @ Delridge Library

Here's a reminder for North Delridge Neighborhood Council co-chair that the December 2nd meeting is a potluck where we can casually discuss and sign up for committees to help get stuff done around N. Delridge. Hope you can come.

Just wanted to remind everyone that our next NDNC meeting is this
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:30pm in the Delridge Library.

Agenda: We’ll be enjoying a potluck and open discussion about the new
committees we’re forming to better tackle the various issue in our
neighborhood. We need YOU to help us make a difference! Here are the
committees to think about:

1. Public Safety
2. Outreach
3. Beautification
4. Streets/Pedestrian
5. Transportation - Pedestrian, Bus, Car and Bike
6. Land Use and Economic Development

See you there,
Holli Margell
NDNC Co-Secretary

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Delridge Playfield improvements: follow up

The West Seattle Blog coverage of the meeting last night has some good news and pictures of the new layout.

From my point-of-view as a neighbor, I'm most thrilled with the new lighting that will be more energy efficient and less intrusive into the surrounding area.

It's good news the field will be also striped for lacrosse, because it will mean more people coming to the neighborhood and experiencing it in a positive way. The more sports, the better.

This is a great example of why it's important to show up at meetings. The striping never would have happened if lacrosse supporters hadn't come to the first meeting and made their case. Well done.

And to all the sports people, welcome to the neighborhood.

Edited to fix some grammar and phrasing.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Delridge Playfield improvements: Seattle Parks public meeting #2

Reminder that tonight is the second and final public design review of Delridge Playfield (that's the softball/baseball/soccer field south of the center).

Monday, November 23, 2009
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW

Updated: Here's a link to the WSB coverage of the meeting and pictures of the final layout.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Delridge Skatepark - Final (?) design

SeattleSkateParks.Org comments on, and links to images of, the latest design iteration of the Delridge Skatepark.

Note: the Skate Park Advisory Committee meets Monday night to discuss this and other issues of interest to Skateboarders.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

North Delridge Bridging the Gap Street Projects

NDNC Prioritized Bridging the Gap Street Projects

On November 4, 2009, during the North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting, 19 neighbors voted to prioritize this list.

1) 2007-392 Delridge Way SW between SW Andover and Myrtle Streets: Traffic Calming by adding a median with trees and plants to the turn lane where it is not needed to actually turn onto a side street. - Projected Cost: $6,800,000-$8,320,000
2007-425 SW Brandon Street between 23rd and 30th Aves SW: Sidewalk to continue across creek and up the hill. The sidewalk would continue from the north side, then continue on the south side up the hill. Why the switch? Probably because of a drainage/stability issue - but not certain. Cost: $2,060,000-$2,520,000
3) 2007-396 SW Hudson Street between 26th Ave. S.W. and Puget Blvd. SW: Add a sidewalk. This stretch doesn't have a sidewalk, and it is heavily used to reach the bus stop on the South East corner of Delridge Way and Hudson Street, and as a school bus stop. Cost: $1,300,000-$1,600,000
2007-402 25th Ave SW between SW Brandon and Juneau Streets: Sidewalk with new drainage system. This would change how people could park in front of their homes. Cost: $1,480,000-$1,820,000
5) 2007-399 SW Edmunds Street between 25th Ave. SW and Cottage Pl. SW: Sidewalk. There is no sidewalk currently. It would cross Delridge adjacent to Pearl's and is located close to two bus stops. This project would cut into some yards per the city's 60 feet property line. Cost: $490,000-$610,000
6) 2007-400 26th Ave SW between SW Graham and Puget Blvd SW: Sidewalk on East side of the street only. No sidewalks currently exist in this stretch of 26th. This would affect how people park in front of their homes. Cost: $1,980,000-$2,440,000
7) 2007-397 SW Findlay Street between 23rd and 26th Aves SW: Sidewalk with new ADA corner Bulbs, drainage and widening the street to meet the city's 60 feet criteria. There is an existing sidewalk, this project would cut into some people's yards, but be an improvement compared to the current sidewalk. Cost: $850,000 - $1,050,000.

If you'd like to voice your support of any projects, please attend the Delridge District Council meetings - the next one is Nov. 18th from 7-9pm at
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW