Category Archives for "Development"

Transportation Levy to Move Seattle / Magnolia Elementary School

Re: Transportation Levy to Move Seattle

On June 15, 2015, Carol Burton, the President of the Magnolia Community Council, sent a letter to members of the Seattle City Council expressing the Board’s concern that the proposed $930 million transportation levy for a variety of projects and improvements does not have a provision for funding replacement of the Magnolia Bridge.  The letter points out that replacement of the earthquake prone Magnolia Bridge is not a maintenance item.  It urged the Council to exercise its leadership by taking action now to fund the replacement, and not to gamble on the possible availability of funding by bonds backed by parking revenues sometime after 2024.

Re: Magnolia Elementary School

The Magnolia Community Council, by letter dated June 22, 2015, has informed The Landmarks Preservation Board that it supports historic landmark designation of the Magnolia Elementary School, and that if the Seattle School Board decides to reopen the School because of the increasing enrollment of Magnolia children, it expects to provide input and support to the School Board.  Currently the Magnolia Community Council is exploring whether, if reopening the school is not undertaken, the building might be used as a community center similar to the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood activity center.

New & Improved MCC Website!

Hello MCC Members,

We do apologize for the long over due emails, but now we have re-established and renewed our online presence with a new fresh look on our new website.

We would like to announce our new and improved Magnolia Community Council website. We have a new look with a community outreach, resources and comment pages. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community. We are open to suggestions, feedback, comments and provide a venue to discuss any concerns that will impact our quality of life and to take appropriate action to promote and protect the interest of the community. Very often we help to negotiate changes in projects in order to mitigate potential adverse impacts.

Please take to time to visit your new community website at

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.

Summer is just around the corner.

Thank you for your support.

Magnolia Community Council Board of Trustees.


General Meeting – May 9th

Join us for our next neighborhood General Meeting.
All are welcome to attend and door prizes will be awarded!

Rezoning of property along 15th Ave. W.??

The City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development is considering changes to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the Land Use Code.

Come hear a presentation by:
Patrice Carroll, Senior Planner, DPD

This is your chance to learn about the options being proposed and voice your opinion. Questions which will be raised include:

  • Should there be more industry, multi-family housing, commercial or retail?
  • Can congestion on Dravus be alleviated?
  • Is shrinking existing industrial zones shortsighted?
  • Can existing businesses thrive as this corridor grows?
  • Is multi-family housing next to the rail line a good option?

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Catharine Blaine School – Cafeteria
2550 34th Ave. West
(Next to the Magnolia Community Center)

General Meeting – January 10, 2013

Coal Trains: Yes or No?

Proponents and Opponents will provide answers:

  • Environmental impacts
  • Routing of coal trains from the Columbia river to Bellingham
  • Traffic impacts at rain crossings
  • Impacts on Magnolia, Queen Anne and Interbay

Come to our General meeting to find out more!

Thursday January 10, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 pm

Catharine Blaine School – Cafeteria
2550 34th Ave West