Lake City Partners Announce $550,000 Grant

The Children’s Home Society of Washington as the lead agency along with senior partners, Lake City Future First and the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance received a $550,000 implementation grant to help move the work of the “Imagine Lake City Together” action plan forward.

Please read the press release for additional details: Press Release and Grant Info

Great Conversation!

Residents, Business Owners and People Working in LC Came Out to Weigh in on Draft Action Plan

For those of you who missed our June 28th Community Conversation – our presenters from LCFF, LCNA, Children’s Home Society and BDS Planning and Urban design had the opportunity to share the Imagine Lake City draft action plan with about 50 Community Members. Notes from the meeting and a copy of the plan will be made available here at within the next week or so. We hope to see you at our next LCFF Community Conversation on July 26th.

Imagine Lake City Together

Tonight!  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,”





Imagine Lake City Together

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