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How Does HALA Affect Lake City? Workshop this Saturday!

HALA reportThere’s been a lot of press about the Mayor’s new Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). Much of that press has focused on the elimination of single-family zoning. Feeling confused? The report itself is long and complicated (65 recommendations and 76 pages long). However, it’s critically important to understand as Seattle grapples with the very real problem of housing affordability and livability. Wondering how HALA will impact Lake City?

Please join your Lake City neighbors for a workshop this Saturday, Aug. 1st, co-hosted by the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA)Lake City Future First (LCFF), and North District Council (NDC).

All are welcome!
12509 27th Ave NE (in the downstairs ADA-accessible meeting room)
8:30 am – Coffee available
9:00 am -12:00pm – Workshop


Goals of the Workshop?

LCNA logo with PEOPLE copyLCNA Chair, Sandy Motzer notes, “We are not attempting to seek unanimous support for any recommendation but rather to convey Lake City’s support and/or opposition and/or concerns in five areas:

  1. How-to achieve the Mayor’s stated goal of 20,000 affordable units over the next 10 years
  2. Housing (and small business) displacement
  3. Proposed single-family zoning changes
  4. Proposed development/construction requirement changes
  5. Infrastructure requirements for livability.”


Workshop agenda includes:
Brief introductions to the workshop and to the 5 topic areas, small-group discussions. There will be time for everyone to attend two of the 5 small-group discussions of choice. Discussion leaders will summarize each discussion topic for the large group. That content will be what is sent by LCNA to the Mayor and others on behalf of Lake City. LCNA is encouraging each neighborhood organization and all individuals to write letters as well. Workshop sponsors ask that anyone attending the workshop read the HALA Report as submitted by the Committee to the Mayor. You can find the report here.


You’re Invited!

Come join a Community Conversation happening May 28th, 6:30-8:00 pm at Elliot Bay brew pub. This free event will celebrate the launch of Lake City Future First, a collaborative group of residents, business owners, and organizations working together to create a sustainable organization, engage businesses, and develop a strategic plan.

OIS Mayor pic

Only in Seattle grant award ceremony with Mayor Murray (photo courtesy of Dave Morris)


Food, a beer tasting and local music will provide the backdrop for an opportunity to talk with neighbors and Lake City business owners. The event will include opportunities to learn more about a variety of Lake City actions, including:

  • The Only in Seattle grant and how Lake City Future First is organizing to support Lake City’s business district
  • Wondering what’s happening with the Pierre Visioning project?
  • Want to learn more about the upcoming changes to Lake City Way?
  • Meet members of the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance and get connected with your local community group
  • Want to provide feedback to City Departments?
  • Did we mention free food and a beer tasting?

The invitation includes a tear off RSVP form. Return the completed form to Kaffeeklatsch and receive a $1 off any Kaffeeklatsch item.

Coffee Talk #3 Tonight


Join the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance for the last in their Coffee Talk lecture series.  Tonight’s talk focuses on “taming” Lake City Way and creating a safe pedestrian environment in Lake City. If you’re interested in the Pierre property redevelopments, this is a great way to develop your vocabulary & expertise to better advocate for your neighborhood.


Tonight, May 28th 6:30-8:30pm


Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave NE (This is an ADA accessible facility)


Tonight’s speakers will help explore state highways as main streets, shared and complete street concepts,and improving pedestrian mobility and connections throughout the neighborhood. Speakers include:

  • Kevin Shively, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Assoc., Associate Project Planner
  • Paula Reeves, Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) Manager, Community Design, Highways and Local Programs
  • Staff, Seattle Dept. of Transportation
  • Planning and Urban Design Team


Come for coffee and talk with these experienced professionals and your neighbors about strengthening the Lake City’s design and identity for the future. The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) is co-hosting a series of “Coffee Talks” for the Lake City community with the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance.


Coffee Talk Series Begins Tonight

Wondering how you can have a say in the future development of Lake City? Join your neighbors for this first in a series of Coffee Talks.


This series is intended to help Lake City area residents better understand key urban planning concepts that will guide our work with both the Pierre Property redevelopment and City agencies.


Tonight’s speakers include Kay Knapton, known for her work directing a Business Improvement Area which helped revitalize the West Seattle business district and Greg Easton, an economist with Property Counselors. Their presentations will be followed by open discussion with community members.


Coffee Talk #1


Lake City Community Center – Rm #8

Open to the public


This series is jointly presented by the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance and the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT).


LCNA introduces Coffee Talks Series in cooperation with the APA

Come hear from and ask the experts about how we can come together to revitalize our area!

The Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) in partnership with the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) will be hosting a series of lectures concerning future re-visioning and development in Lake City.

From the flyer to be released by the LCNA,

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) is co-hosting a series of “Coffee Talks” for the Lake City community with the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance.  These Coffee Talks are a series of community learning opportunities to help educate our community on planning elements that will impact the success of planning for our neighborhood’s growth and development.  The intent of these Coffee Talks are to learn about key concepts that could help guide our work on the Pierre Property redevelopment and with City agencies on meeting our broader neighborhood plan goals.

Coffee Talk #1 will be held Tuesday March 26th, 2013 at the Lake City Community Center in Room 8. The focus will be Economic Development, featuring speakers Greg Easton and Kay Knapton and followed by discussion with community members.

Greg Easton is the founding principal in Property Counselors, and has over 30 years experience in providing economic consulting services.

Kay Knapton specializes in economic development and small business assistance.