Build Lake City Store Front a Dream Come True

Outreach in the Heart of Lake City

As project manager for “Build Lake City Together” (BLCT) under the administration of the Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW) I am thrilled to share that BLCT has a store front space on Lake City Way. This has been a long time dream of many of us working here in Lake City. One of the primary neighborhood goals of BLCT is to connect people to information and resources so that all our neighbors can advocate and give energy to what is important to them. The space will act as an information station for local efforts and a place to come in order to find out how to get involved with our partners and within the BLCT Community Action Plan. The space located at 12545 Lake City Way northeast is a prime location in our central business district.

BLCT will have office hours there to help people learn more about Lake City efforts and the work of CHSW and the North Seattle Family Resource Center around support of children and families. We are also very honored to be able to offer space to the Lake City Collective (LCC Facebook page) who we are working with on outreach and support of our small local businesses. We look forward to hosting many of our partner organizations to provide outreach, materials and information on all the amazing work being done in the community. Part of the location will also be our BLCT “Business Incubator” space. We are very excited to have the Refugee Artisan Initiative be our first business model sharing the space. You can learn more about RAI’s work  by clicking here.

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LCW Planters Part of Larger Effort

Lake City Collective Organizes LCW Planter Facelift

Photos Courtesy of Lake City Collective



Below from the Lake City Collective: Lake City Collective Facebook Page

“Next time you walk/drive by Downtown Lake City you’ll start seeing some things that have been seating quietly for years, they’re located between NE 123rd and NE 125th St and have gone unnoticed by most of us…these are the Lake City planters!
We thank Gavin from McGeorge Brothers LLC-Window Cleaners for their support by giving these planters the care and visibility they deserve, as his crew pressure-washed the ones on the west sidewalk today! they will come back next weekend to work on the ones located on the east sidewalk.

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LCW Corridor Improvement Project

LCW Corridor Improvement Project Update – September 7, 2018 – Info From SDOT

This month, there will be two informal public drop-in sessions to provide an opportunity for Seattle residents to ask questions, engage with the project team, and learn more about proposed improvements. Interpreters will be present to assist non-English speaking individuals with these languages: Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo, Somali, Chinese (Traditional), Spanish, and Russian. Light refreshments will be provided.

Drop-in Session 1 – September 17, 2018
6-8 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
8208 18th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, 98115

Drop-in Session 2 – September 25, 2018
6-8 PM
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, 98115 Continue reading “LCW Corridor Improvement Project”

Information from SDOT on LCW Work

Just South of 125th & LCW – Bus Stop Extension

Click Here for Construction Notice

The below message is information from Paul Elliott with SDOT Community Relations on May 2, 2018:

 “I’m sorry to hear that we’ve got people concerned about a permanent loss of valued on-street parking on Lake City Way.  The “no parking” a-frames that have appeared are indeed for construction. 

Our contractor is going to be nearly doubling the length of the southbound bus stop on Lake City Way, just south of NE 125th St.  Currently, the zone is 65-feet long and can only serve one bus at a time.  When there are two coaches that approach the zone, one bus must wait on the north side of the intersection, delaying bus patrons, while also causing traffic backups on both southbound Lake City Way and eastbound NE 125th St. Continue reading “Information from SDOT on LCW Work”