P-patches Are Now Emergency Meeting Places

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management has coordinated with the Department of Neighborhoods to make P-patches ready to become neighborhood meeting places in the event of a major emergency.  The article at this site describes the program. The Bitter Lake P-patch is one of those included.

Meanwhile, our Broadview Prepares Emergency Hub locations continue.  More information about such neighborhood hubs is available at Seattle Emergency Hubs.

The hub at Luther Memorial Church will participate in the city wide hub drill on July 29.  More information about the drill and the participation of local hub volunteers will be available soon.

Hold a Night Out Block Party August 1st

Each year on the first Tuesday in August neighbors on a block participate in Seattle Night Out by holding a block outdoor event.

The event is part of the Block Watch program, and helps neighbors get to know each other.  Night Out is a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department (SPD) Crime Prevention. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.

Start your planning early and get neighbors involved. More information about the event, and how to register your event if you so choose, is here at SPD’s site.

Debora Juarez to Speak at Next Broadview – Bitter Lake Community Council Meeting

The Broadview – Bitter Lake Community Council has announced the speaker and topics at its next meeting.  Below is the announcement.

At the next Broadview Bitter Lake Community Council Meeting on Tuesday June 20th Debora Juarez, District Five Seattle City Council Member, will speak on a variety of topics that affect our neighborhood…. such as an update on the lid/park over the reservoir… is the 130th street new Seattle Police Department North Precinct happening? what to do about the homeless in our area, the new city Income tax proposal and updates on Affordable Housing.

There will also be updates from Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) on Greenwood projects coming up over the summer as well as how to vote for Your Voice, Your Choice projects in our area.

 The meetings are held at the Luther Memorial Church at 132nd and Greenwood.  13047 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

 The doors open at 6:30 for sign in and social time.  The meeting will start at 7pm and go to 8:30pm.

 All are Welcome!

At last! Time to Vote on Your Voice, Your Choice

Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods- Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is a participatory budgeting initiative in which Seattle residents democratically decide how to spend a portion of the City’s budget on small-scale park and street improvements. A total of $285,000 is set aside in each City Council District, and residents can cast their ballots for their top three choices in the district where they live, work, go to school, receive services, or volunteer. VOTE NOW!

Three of these are in our neighborhood:

5C. BROADVIEW: Walkway Improvements near Viewlands Elementary- Complete 60% of design for walkway improvements on 3rd Ave NW between NW 105th St & NW 107th St to allow pedestrians to walk near Viewlands Elementary and a bus stop.

5G. BROADVIEW: Walkway Improvements near Broadview-Thomson K-8-Improve walkways, including low-cost curbing, along 132nd Street between Greenwood Ave NW & 3rd Ave NW near Broadview-Thomson K-8 SDOT.


5J. BITTER LAKE: Traffic-calming on N. 143rd St, between Greenwood and Linden Ave-Restrict turning from Linden Ave N onto N 143rd St (potential partial closure), install speed humps, and add speed signs to reduce speeds and cut-through traffic.

For more details: District 5 projects



Micro-Community Policing Plan coming up in July

Notice from: Research Assistant Jessica Chandler

Bitter Lake is: Wednesday, July 12th 6:15pm-7:15pm at the Broadview Public Library Branch
As an ongoing research project, I will be conducting focus groups again this year! The focus groups are part of Seattle University’s evaluation of the Micro-Community Policing Plan. I am interested in talking to all the micro-communities in the North Precinct area about knowledge of the Micro-Community Policing Plan, interactions with the Seattle Police Department, crime and safety concerns and suggested improvements for each of your unique neighborhoods! The focus groups are semi-structured and typically last one hour.
North Precinct Picnic in coming up- July 8th from 1:00pm -4;00pm
Join in and get to know your neighborhood police officers.
There is still time to reserve a half a table to share information. Looking forward to see all of you at the picnic. During this nice weather keep your eye out for children playing or darting into the street. Lets keep our neighborhoods safe. Respectfully, Sgt. Dianne
Respectfully, Sgt. Dianne
Here’s the flyer:

Enjoy your Sunny 3 Day Memorial Day Weekend!

Planning on hanging around the home, maybe catching up on all those weeds in our yards, setting up a garage sale or a well deserve doing nothing this weekend.  Here are a few ideas for some breaks in the days.

Swing by our neighborhood eatery, Little Tings Dumplings. A great review from Seattletimes.


Swanson Nursery event, Saturday, May 27 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Chihuly Garden experts will have their recently published book available, Chihuly Garden and Glass: Color for All Seasons Field Guide. They’ll also be sharing their knowledge on seasonal planting, color, and the inspiring garden you can grow with plants from Swansons! http://www.swansonsnursery.com/whats-happening-swansons-nursery/chihuly-garden-glass-field-guide

Don’t forget our wonderful neighborhood Carkeek Park for morning walks or watching beautiful sunsets. You can stop by the newly expanded Diva Coffee shop and get your drinks and snacks to go. #divaespresso

We wish you a safe, fun and relaxing weekend!

We are always looking for news stories related to our neighborhood.

Please feel free to email us: susangeorge@broadviewseattle.org



Viewlands Trail Repair wins Grant

Good news for the users of Carkeek Park — a grant to rebuild and reroute part of the trail from Viewlands School has been approved.  Mudslides at the bottom of the trail have damaged the access and threaten to close the trail the next time a mudslide occurs.

Members of the community voted on three options for using the grant, and the Viewlands Trail option won.  Thanks to all you who helped make this possible.

Here is a link to the announcement by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.

A time frame for doing the work has not yet been established.

Pedestrian Safety Improvements: Greenwood Ave N from N 137th St to N 145th St

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to construct pedestrian safety improvements on Greenwood Ave N, beginning this year. These improvements will help achieve Seattle’s Vision Zero goal to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

Project overview: 

The first phase of the project will construct a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb and gutter along the east side of Greenwood Ave N, between N 145th St and N 137th St, as well as a new pedestrian activated signal at N 137th St.

Other improvements will include Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at each intersection in the project area and pedestrian signal improvements at N 143rd and N 145th streets.

The second phase of the project will construct a new sidewalk, planting strip, curb and gutter along the west side of Greenwood Ave N, between N 145th St and N 137th St. This phase of the project will also include repaving work to improve the roadway surface of this section of Greenwood Ave N.

Schedule: Final design is now complete for safety improvements on the east side of Greenwood Ave N. Construction is expected to begin this Fall. Preliminary design is currently underway for west side improvements and roadway surface repaving.

Funding: This project is funded by SDOT’s Safe Routes to School ProgramSidewalk Development Program and the Move Seattle Levy, which was approved by voters in 2015.


We are always looking for news stories related to our neighborhood.

Please feel free to email us: susangeorge@broadviewseattle.org

SPU Broadview Program Update

For the Broadview Program, SPU continues to work on multiple program and project needs:

  • SPU is completing the NW 120th Outfall project improvements, and the 11th Avenue NW Drainage improvements, both due to be substantially complete this spring.
  • SPU staff are still in the process of completing the design amendment for our technical consultant contract for future work elements, and,
  • The next Broadview project, the 12th Avenue Northwest Drainage Improvement is scheduled to be next out of the gate.  SPU staff expects to finalize the 12th Avenue NW Drainage project’s business case within a couple months.  This step enables the project to gain executive leadership and project approval to move into design.  If all goes well, we hope to have design information to share with the community in early summer.

Once 12th has been approved to move into design, we will concentrate our efforts on procuring the necessary technical contracts for the Dayton Sewer Improvement Project, and completing its business case, which we are coordinating with SDOT for their Move Seattle elements.  We anticipate that Dayton will be approved to move into design this fall and we will begin formally reaching out to the community then. Our community outreach representative on both projects will continue to be Katie McVicker.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.  Thanks.



Project Manager

Grace Manzano


Community Outreach Representative

Katie McVicker 


Spring is here and summer is around the corner. It’s hard to believe with our weather.

2017 Summer Employment Guide is here! Great time for kids to earn some extra money- jobs go quickly.

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and 37 citywide advisory councils, is now accepting applications for various summer programs. Temporary positions are available at 24 community centers, eight indoor swimming pools, two outdoor pools, two small craft centers, and many public beaches and wading pools.

Click here to download information highlighting the programs and positions for which we are currently recruiting for the summer season. If you need more information regarding the programs or positions, please inquire with the appropriate contact person for the program in which you are interested.

As our days get longer and warmer, think about volunteering in our neighborhood park, Carkeek!  

Weekday Workers (WeWos) are forest stewards that focus on special planting and plant care projects with the help of volunteers who are available during the week. The work varies as needs arise in Carkeek Park. Typical activities are planting, invasive species removal and clearing blocked trails. Location of work within the park and type of work varies from week to week.

For details about location and work plans please contact:
Loren McElvain at 206.782.7617 or Forest@CarkeekPark.org

Carkeek Park Demonstration Gardens meet most Tuesdays, 9 am to Noon. The volunteer gardeners will be in the garden to answer questions about the gardens and successful, low-impact gardening. If you would like to volunteer in the gardens, please contact one of the gardeners listed below before showing up to volunteer. Volunteers should wear gardening clothes; we have spades, shovels, and rakes, but bring your favorite small tool

For more information or to volunteer: Lead Gardner: Deborah Phare | 206.979.1476 | DPhare@msn.com