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Arts North Studio Tour

Studio Tour October 13th and 14th

Don’t miss the opportunity to view some great art on the Arts North Studio Tour including several locations right here in Lake City.
Lake City’s Annie Stocker will be hosting at her “Little Dog Studio” and will feature two local artists, Lynn DeBeal and Nadia Hakki.
Stop by This Weekend Oct 13 and 14 anytime between 10am and 5pm.

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Community Outreach for Design Review

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Has New Site to Track Development

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods would like to let you know about a new way for neighbors to learn about and weigh-in on new development in your neighborhood. The Early Community Outreach for Design Review program came into effect on July 1st, 2018 and requires developers to notify residents and businesses of new multi-family, mixed-use or commercial projects in your neighborhoods and elicit community input early in the design and permitting process.

How does this new process affect me and my neighbors?

Developers are now required to reach out to nearby neighbors, community organizations, and small businesses of new projects by at least one printed, one digital and one in-person outreach method. This gives you an opportunity to learn about new developments and give input very early on in the process. You can learn more about these new requirements by reviewing the Early Outreach for Design Review website. Continue reading “Community Outreach for Design Review”

2018 Fall Clean

Join Your Neighbors for Our Last Scheduled Clean Up for 2018

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October 21st from 1pm – 3pm

Friends, we would really love to have a strong showing for our last regular clean up this year. If you have been hoping to make one of the clean up efforts please make sure you don’t miss this one. If you have been one of our past participants please come back out so that we can thank you for your dedication.

We will have some raffle prizes at each station, free “Love Lake City” t-shirts (while they last) along with some light snacks and refreshments. We provide all you need to participate.

Choose from 3 locations to meet our leads and pick up goodies and supplies –

1) Lake City Library at 12501 28th Ave.

2) Lake City Mini Park at the corner of NE 125th and LCW

3) God’s Lil Acre on 12517 33rd Ave. NE

Lake City Loses A Hero

Chuck Dickey Was the Definition of Civic Dedication

Our Friend and Neighbor, Chuck Dickey, passed away peacefully at home this last week shortly after his 86th birthday. He was the model of dedication and service to Community. While we will be posting more information about his life in the days to come, I wanted to share just a bit about him and encourage others to do the same.

Chuck will never be replaced in our Community and everyone that knew him will miss his love of Lake City, his commitment to the neighborhood and his infectious laugh. Whether Chuck was stocking planters, organize clean up crews, hanging flags along LCW, venturing out to the pumpkin patch to pick up pumpkins for local families or working with the Lion’s Club on their many efforts in the Community, Chuck stayed busy.

I site Chuck as one of the primary reasons I got involved in the Community about seven years ago. Chuck was going door to door in the neighborhood to let people know there was a public meeting happening in Lake City. That was when I first really talked to Chuck about his work in the neighborhood and he helped me to realize that Lake City needed to be better connected. I had the honor to work alongside Chuck on graffiti removal (Chuck stored gallons upon gallons of paint for this purpose), planting flowers in LCW planters with local youth and several clean ups. Whenever I ran into him he had ideas on how to address challenges and work to make things better. I had the good fortune to spend time with Chuck talking about Lake City and his life on several occasions and I will miss him greatly as will the Lake City Community.

If you would like to share a picture or story about Chuck Dickey please send it along to as we will be creating a page on the in his honor.