Bitter Lake’s Find It, Fix It

Find It Fix It Community Walk poster.pdf logoFrom the Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator/AmeriCorps VISTA

City of Seattle, Office of the Mayor

Dear Bitter Lake neighbor,

Thank you for participating in Bitter Lake’s Find It, Fix It Community Walk on November 14! Mayor Ed Murray created these walks to bring neighbors and city officials together to improve neighborhoods, one block at a time. That togetherness and engagement was on full display in Bitter Lake.

As a result of community input during the walk, the following infrastructure improvements have been made or are in process:

  • Parks has a contractor lined up and is working with Bitter Lake P-Patch gardeners to coordinate the installation of the gunite encapsulation of the gabions to prevent further injuries
  • The North Precinct has increased patrol on Linden Ave
  • 3 incidences of graffiti removed
  • Parks pruned vegetation along Bitter Lake shoreline
  • Traffic calming on N 143rd St (in process)
  • Department of Transportation (SDOT) is meeting next week to review the Linden Ave corridor and anticipates key improvements and updates will be made (in process)

SDOT representatives will be present at the Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133) on January 21st, from 7-8pm to address the traffic calming project and additional SDOT improvements in Bitter Lake.

In addition, community groups, using grants distributed as part of the Find It, Fix It Community Walk, are implementing neighborhood projects:

  • PTA’s playground cleanup project at Broadview Thomson K-8 (before/after)
  • Interpretive sign at Bitter Lake shoreline (in process)
  • Community Center art project (in process)
  • P-Patch art project (in process)
  • What do you love about Bitter Lake? (in process)

As a reminder, please continue to use the Find It, Fix It App to report issues. The app can be found in the iTunes and Google Play stores. In addition, please take our new survey and give us feedback on the walk.

Thank you again for your commitment to improving your neighborhood and the city of Seattle.

Best,

Lindsay Bingaman

Lindsay.bingaman@seattle.gov

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