Next Community Conversation June 28th – 6:30-8pm
You are invited to join Lake City Future First on Wednesday, June 28, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle for a Community Conversation about the neighborhood planning project, Imagine Lake City Together. Free food will be provided by from Jose’s Taqueria, 12336 Lake City Way NE Seattle, WA 98125.
Imagine Lake City Together, is a neighborhood planning project led by the Children’s Home Society of Washington, Lake City Future First and Lake City Neighborhood Alliance. In June 2016, the project received a $100,000 Neighborhood Planning Grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support the creation of a strategy to help improve the quality of life for children and families in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood. The comprehensive revitalization plan will cover community needs ranging from affordable housing, social services, green spaces, economic development and social cohesion. Imagine Lake City Together intends to apply for implementation funding of over a million dollars in 2017.
The June 28th Community Conversation will outline the draft plan, which was developed over the past year through a process that engaged over 500 Lake City residents through surveys, assessments, focus groups, and input about parks, social services, transportation, children and youth programming, senior services, education, public safety, immigrants and refugees, and more. Attendees will review the draft and have an opportunity to help make Lake City an even better place to live, learn, work and play.
“This is not a plan that should just sit on a shelf. It needs community members’ voices and energy to move it forward and improve the quality of life in Lake City for all,”
The Lake City Neighborhood Alliance Sponsors Petition to Fund Aging Parks Facilities
LCNA is sponsoring this petition to FUND OUR AGING PARK FACILITIES. The petition urges the Board of Commissioners of the Seattle Park District (all City Council Members) to consider LCNA’s request for a new, full-service, Parks-operated community center. This effort is being done concurrently with the Green Lake Community Center group who is also sponsoring a petition to have the Seattle Park District fund aging community centers and pools and to abandon use of privatization.
Come & Review the Draft Plan
The Children’s Home Society of Washington acting as the senior partner along with the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance and Lake City Future First applied for and received a $100,000 planning grant. The effort was branded Imagine Lake City Together. Over the next ten months the leadership team, our Imagine Steering Committee, BDS Planning and a group of dedicated Volunteers engaged with over 500 Lake City Community Members to identify needs and priorities for our neighborhood. Through resident satisfaction surveys, focus groups (with seniors, people experiencing homelessness, English language learners, business owners, youth, families with young children, service providers and other residents) in addition to a parcel analysis of over 1,400 properties we are ready to report back on what we heard from the Community.
Come and and lend your voice and your energy as we look to applying for implementation funds to enhance the lives of all who live, work and play in Lake city
June 28th – 6:30-8pm – Lake City Community Center
Pick Up Your “Passport” Starting June 8th And Start Enjoying Lake City
This program to support local establishments will run until September 22nd 2017. Passports with enough stamps to qualify for a prize should be returned to the Kaffeeklatsch by close of business on September 22nd.
Simply make a purchase at any of the participating establishments, present your passport and receive a stamp. Don’t forget to thank the business for taking part.
Passports will be available at the Kaffeeklatsch as well as other of the participating businesses. You can always pick one up at the Lake City Farmers Market and they will be made available at various public events throughout the program.
Please take part in this program to support some of our most treasured Lake City Businesses. You can partner with friends, family and neighbors to qualify for the drawing on whatever level is comfortable. We are hopeful that this program helps to demonstrate our community’s ability to support our local small businesses.
We are hopeful that you find a new favorite spot and have fun visiting the ones you already have come to love. These businesses provide Lake City with its “flavor” and it is up to us as a community to help keep them here.
We have three levels of prizes indicated on the passport so that more people can take part in the fun. Winners will be chosen at random and one winner from each of the three tiers of prizes will be awarded. Winners will be contacted via the contact information on the passport within 30 days of the closing of the program.
The First 20 participants to turn in a passport with 7 or more stamps will automatically receive a $10 Gift Card to the Farmers Market
A big thank you goes out to all the businesses taking part as well as our sponsoring businesses – Two Dog Yoga, Kaffeeklatsch, Manila Manila, Elliott Bay Brewery and the Lake City Farmers Market.