Uptown Alliance meets Tuesday: Uptown schools and Key Arena RFP on agenda

The Uptown Alliance kicks off this year’s regular meetings tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10th. In 2017, the UA’s general meetings will be moving from the 2nd Thursday to the 2nd Tuesday of every other month: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Tomorrow’s meeting will be held at 7pm at the EXPO Building Community Room at 118 Republican St (Corner of Republican-Warren).

7:00-7:10: Welcome and Introductions

7:10-8:00: New Schools (in or near Uptown) – New Seattle Center High School + new Elementary school. Speaker Flip Herndon, Assoc. Superintendent of Facilities and Operations, Seattle Public Schools, will lead a discussion of needs, opportunities, and possible role for UA to help plan and support major new capital bond issue in 2018.

8:00-8:30: Committee / Issue Updates:
– Uptown Urban Center EIS/rezone process and timeline
– Key Arena upcoming RFP; community role/concerns
– Transportation Committee
– Roy Street, QA-Magnolia News event
– District Council next steps

8:30-8:45: Topics of Concern

8:45 – 8:55 January UA 2017 elections

8:55 – 9:00 Approve minutes from November

SPU picking up trees, wreaths, and garland through January

If you find yourself with a Christmas tree, wreath, or garland that you need to rid yourself of in 2017, you can set the aforementioned out with your Seattle Public Utilities yard waste collection through the end of January.

Here are the details from SPU:

From 12/26/16 – 1/31/17, holiday trees, wreaths, and greens can be composted for free. Place on the curb next to your food and yard waste cart on your regular collection day.

  • Trees must be trimmed to 6-feet or shorter
  • Trim branches to less than 4-feet to fit into the collection trucks
  • Bundle each section with string or twine (not plastic or nylon)
  • Remove any metal, lights, ornaments, or other decorative objects

Flocked and plastic trees or wreaths aren’t recyclable and will be charged as extra garbage.

At apartments

One tree may be placed next to each food and yard waste cart at no extra charge each collection day.

Two story addition to existing Queen Anne Ave building brings it to four stories

The mixed use building at 617 Queen Anne Ave N near the intersection of Roy St and Queen Anne Ave N is going to grow upwards with a two-story addition to the existing two-story building. Per the Land Use Application, the existing building will remain, minus two units.

The addition will add 30 units and bring it up to a four-story mixed use building with retail on the first floor and 52 apartments above. It’s still very early in the process, so no drawings are available and no public meetings are scheduled at this time.


Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Lama

Lama is a soft-hearted, sweet senior gentleman seeking his forever home. He is a Pekingese mix with a beautiful coat of fur and flamboyant tail. Indoors he is quiet, mellow and enjoys curling up on the couch. He likes people and loves being petted. He is a bit shy at first, but warms up with treats and a gentle caress.

Outdoors, he is an eager explorer, happily trotting by your side, showing off his fluffy tail and jaunty gait. He is athletic and confident on his walks, and always looks forward to them.

Lama will thrive in a quiet home where he will get the walks he so enjoys and will have a family devoted to providing the care this active senior fellow so deserves. One look into his big, brown eyes and you can’t help but fall in love with Lama.

Lama (SAS ID#34208198 ) is waiting patiently for your call in a foster home; you won’t find him at the Shelter. If you would like to meet him, you must first submit a Dog Adoption Application to SAS. Download the application and follow the instructions for submitting via email or fax. Or you may pick up an application at the Shelter.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Achilles (golden retriever in his golden years) – adopted!
Gwen (chatty, attention loving tabby cat) – available for adoption (formerly known as Aster)
Max (handsome cat) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
Serenity (gentle and wise Siamese cat) – available for adoption
Wren & Robin (Netherland Dwarf bunnies) – available for adoption
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Argon (quiet, noble little mouse) – available for adoption

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!

Celebrate Chanukah & local firefighters at free Sunday event

Chabad of Queen Anne is hosting a Chanukah public menorah lighting ceremony tomorrow, Sunday, December 25th at the corner of Queen Anne Ave N & Crockett St. In addition to the lighting ceremony, there will also be a tribute of appreciation for our local Queen Anne Fire Station No. 8.

The Queen Anne Seattle Fire Department lieutenant will be on hand to help with the lighting, and a fire truck will be on site for kids to explore. Plus, face painting, donuts and latkes, chocolate gelt, dreidels, and music.

The event starts at 5pm, and the first 50 people get glow in the dark menorah necklace! Plus, a raffle open to all for great Chanukah prizes.

House fire on 6th Ave W Saturday morning

UPDATE: Sad news to report from SFD about this morning’s house fire. Here’s the news directly from SFD:

“Firefighters quickly initiated a search after extending hose lines into the residence. Flames were visible from the back-right side of the house with smoke coming from the front door to the ground, and additional flames impinged on the residence to the right. During the search, Firefighters discovered an adult female in the kitchen area deceased. Crews continued to fight the housefire by cutting holes in the roof to evacuate smoke, and by applying water to the areas of the fire to douse flames. The fire was successfully extinguished at approximately 7:05 am.”


Earlier this morning, Seattle Fire Department responded to a house fire on 6th Ave W. As of 7:20am, the fire was extinguished, but 2 hours later, it’s still an “active” incident per Seattle Fire Department.

Both the Red Cross and Seattle City Light are on scene, and readers have reported that 6th Ave W remains closed between Crockett and Howe streets.