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

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Market

UW Center for Urban Horticulture

3501 NE 41st St., Seattle

Friday, May 5, 4-8 PM open to public

For the Friday Preview Party, tickets available online

Saturday, May 6, 9-5 PM, NO SUNDAY

This is the King County Master Gardeners 2-Day Sale.

The weekend starts with the Preview Party a fundraiser for the MG Foundation of King County, Friday, May 5. Tickets are available.

Tons of tomatoes, veggie starts, fragrant herbs, perennials, natives and specialty vendors with garden art. Master Gardeners will help to choose the right plants, find easy-to-grow plants, and give advice on planting and maintaining your garden throughout the year. Join us to get your garden growing this year.

NEW this year. Garden Education Talks on Saturday, May 6th. Open to the Public: Ciscoe Morris, Karen Chapman, Bill Thorness, Elaine Sherbrooke.

Please visit website for times and more details: mgfkc.org

Broadview-Bitter Lake CC is having a panel discussion on Seattle Taxes.

Mark your calendars!

Are your taxes done? It’s that time of year again, and taxes have been a hot topic in the news. To bring some clarity and discussion to the fore, the Broadview-Bitter Lake Community Council is planning a panel discussion about taxes in Seattle for our next member meeting. All are welcome. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 18, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. We meet at the Luther Memorial Church, 13047 Greenwood Ave. N.  Doors open at 6:30 for socializing and memberships.

Jayapal Announces Four District Town Halls in April

March 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will hold four town halls in April throughout Washington’s 7th District. The first will be a senior-focused event for residents of Horizon House in Seattle. The following three will take place on Vashon Island, Shoreline, and Burien, respectively.

These four meetings are a continuation of a series of town halls that began in March and will extend throughout the year. At the events, Jayapal will discuss her work in Congress and take questions from constituents. Town halls are an important way for constituents to connect with their representatives in government and hold them accountable.

What: Town Hall: Senior Solutions (Open to Horizon House residents)
When: Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Horizon House, 900 University St, Seattle

What: Town Hall in Vashon Island
When: Thursday, April 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Vashon High School, 9600 SW 204th St, Vashon
Facebook link

What: Town Hall in Shoreline
When: Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline
Facebook link

What: Town Hall in Burien
When: Thursday, April 20, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien
Facebook link

Media interested in attending the town halls should RSVP to Ansel Herz at ansel.herz@mail.house.gov.

Washington’s 7th District encompasses most of Seattle and surrounding areas, including Vashon Island, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds and parts of Burien, Shoreline and Normandy Park.

Elected in 2016, Jayapal serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. She is also the Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee.

Support a project to repair the Viewlands Trail at Carkeek Park.

You can vote to support money to repair the Viewlands Trail at Carkeek Park. No need to go to a meeting!

Please see link: Parkways.seattle.gov to vote.

The mudslides near the bottom have eroded the ground beneath the trail, and it is at risk of falling down and this trail access to the park closed.

If you are interested in helping to keep access to Carkeek Park from the Viewlands Elementary School area please support this project and encourage like-minded people to do so also.

Please help Carkeek Park by voting. We need you!