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Seeking Magnolia Resident for MCC Board Vacancy

The Magnolia Community Council is seeking a Magnolia resident to fill several vacant positions on its Board of Trustees beginning in November 2019 with potential renewal for a 3 year term.
The Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, except July, August and December, in the evening.  All are welcome to apply.
Experience in local government, land use, transportation or communications a plus but not required. It is likely there will be several candidates and the current board members will hold a small election at our November annual meeting. 
Please send your letter of interest and short personal bio by October 4 via the comment section on the Contact page of our website, or to magnoliacommunityclub@gmail.com.   Candidates are invited to attend the October 15 meeting to introduce themselves.

Monthly meetings are always open to the public!

Magnolia Bridge 1:1 Replacement – Letter to SDOT and Elected Officials

The Magnolia Community Council submitted a letter to the Seattle Department of Transportation and elected officials on behalf of the neighborhood encouraging cooperation to continue strategizing a regional solution for a 1:1 replacement of the Magnolia Bridge, as the City considers budget decisions.

A copy of the letter sent by the Magnolia Community Council is available HERE.

Magnolia Community Council Votes to Support Alternative 1 for Ft. Lawton Redevelopment Project

For Immediate Release

Consistent with its mission “to monitor private or governmental activities that affect the quality of live in Magnolia and to take appropriate action to further or protect the interests of the community,” the Board of Trustees of the Magnolia Community Council (MCC) voted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, to support Alternative 1, the Preferred Alternative of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Fort Lawton Army Reserve Development.

The fate of the Army Reserve site at Fort Lawton has been a topic of intense interest to the Magnolia community over the course of many years. The MCC Board has reviewed the process and alternatives, and joins in supporting the Preferred Alternative of affordable housing and new park land so that we may be proactive stakeholders in solving community concerns for transportation improvements, bringing amenities to the site, and building a welcoming community for all.

The Board of Trustees will continue to engage with the community to bring forward suggestions and solutions that will make this project a success. Community members are encouraged to engage in careful reviews of the options and provide written comments as provided below:

“The City of Seattle is holding a 45- day comment period that extends through 5:00 p.m. January 29th, 2018. Comments may be submitted via email to:

OH_Comments@seattle.gov

Or via mail to:

Lindsay Masters
Office of Housing
PO Box 94725
Seattle, WA 98124-4725

These comments will help the City to improve the completeness, accuracy, and objectivity of the analysis.”

Contact: https://magnoliacommunitycouncil.org/contact/

View a PDF of this press release.


Information about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Fort Lawton Army Reserve Development:

Alternative 1 (the Preferred Alternative):

Development of 238 units of affordable housing on ~7.3 acres, including:

  • 85 units of supportive housing for formerly homeless seniors, including veterans, plus 1 manager unit (Catholic Housing Services)
  • 100 units of affordable rental housing (Catholic Housing Services)
  • 52 units of affordable ownership housing (Habitat for Humanity)

Provision of 21.6 acres of park and recreation area, including 2 multipurpose fields (owned by Seattle Public Schools), preserved existing natural areas and conversion of an existing structure to a park maintenance facility (owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation).

 

For more information please see the full presentation provided by the City of Seattle (presented January 9, 2018) and send all comments to the City at OH_Comments@seattle.gov by 5:00 p.m.  January 29, 2018. Your input can make a difference!

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Update

The city has sent updates regarding the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A scoping report summarizing the comments they received during the scoping phase was published this week, describing how they are considering those comments as they determine the final scope for the EIS. The scoping period began on October 2, 2017 and was scheduled to end November 1, 2017. Before its scheduled end, they received requests to extend the scoping comment period. In response, the city extended the comment period 15 days to end on November 16, 2017.

The city is now preparing the Draft EIS. After they issue the Draft EIS, there will be a public comment period and opportunities to provide verbal and written comment.

You can contact the project team at ADUEIS@seattle.gov.

Aly Pennucci
Council Central Staff

Nick Welch
Office of Planning and Community Development

The Land Use Committee of the Magnolia Community Council will review this topic at upcoming meetings. Please mark your calendars for two upcoming meeting dates:

January 22, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Seattle Public Library – Magnolia Branch
MHA FEIS Appeal Hearing Update and Outreach – Impacted Magnolia properties

February 26, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Seattle Public Library – Magnolia Branch
Discuss the city’s expected issuance of the Draft EIS for Accessory Dwelling Units

Seattle Public Safety Survey – Community Feedback Wanted

Seattle University is administering the 3rd annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle.

The survey is accessible at publicsafetysurvey.org until November 30th and is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey.

A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making Magnolia safer and more secure.

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