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Two concept plans for the David Rodgers Park play area as presented during a public meeting at the end of October. Courtesy of Seattle Parks & Recreation
Two concept plans for the David Rodgers Park play area as presented during a public meeting at the end of October. Courtesy of Seattle Parks & Recreation
Monday, January 29, 2018 1:57 PM
Community members of all ages are encouraged to provide input
  • The months-long battle between Magnolia activist Elizabeth Campbell and the City of Seattle is still in limbo with the Hearing Examiner after a series of requests between the two parties were sent this month.
  • The fire chief said arson investigators made the determination that the four-alarm fire  at Gascoigne Lumber Company and Northwest Millwork in North Queen Anne was intentionally set after reviewing security footage, but could not confirm whether it was from cameras on site or in neighboring commercial buildings.
  • Seattle Fire investigators have a lengthy investigation ahead as they work to determine the cause of a massive four-alarm fire in a lumberyard north of Seattle Pacific University on Saturday.
  • Queen Anne Community Council member Marty Kaplan and QACC's legal counsel will go before the Seattle Hearing Examiner to make a case for rejecting the city's final environmental impact statement for accessory dwelling units from March 25-29.
  • The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections will hold a public meeting on Nov. 27 for a multi-residence construction project proposed at 3640-3646 13th Ave. W. Public records show the project includes the construction two single-family residences with parking for two vehicles, two three-story single-family residences with parking for two, and a three-story, seven-unit rowhouse building with parking for seven vehicles. All four existing duplexes will be demolished.
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish’s Father Rich Luberti provided the Queen Anne Community Council with an update on its work to keep maintain from Food Lifeline for the church’s food bank.
  • Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman is excited by the multiple benefits introducing native Olympia oysters in Elliott Bay will have for the Puget Sound ecosystem, and the potential to expand the Blue Carbon Pilot Project exponentially in the near future.
  • Over election night, the nation came out and helped Republicans retain the Senate, while Democrats took the House. Washington voters passed two of the four state measures during this year’s general election.
  • The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections has approved a two-year noise variance while the Oak View Group completes its $700 million renovation of KeyArena.
  • The historic Great Northern Train Bridge connecting Magnolia and Old Ballard over Salmon Bay has served the community well over the last 100 years.
    “It’s a great bridge,” BNSF Railroad Company spokesperson Courtney Wallace said. “But it’s time for it to retire.”
  • The Queen Anne Community Council hosted nearly 100 residents from Queen Anne, Magnolia, Ballard and other nearby Seattle neighborhoods for a lively discourse over affordable housing in regards to Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s accessory dwelling unit proposal.

  • A police report states David Lee Morris had considered killing the mother of his child months prior to Gabrielle Garcia’s stabbing death on Friday.
    Morris, 30, is being held in King County Jail, and probable cause for first-degree murder was established in King County Superior Court on Saturday.

  • “The defendant has now nearly murdered someone for the second time,” the charging document states. “This Court must not allow him the opportunity to attempt to murder a third victim.”

  • Interbay Village residents came out Tuesday night to thank the community for making them feel welcome and to share how their lives have improved since moving from the streets to tiny houses.
  • Police have arrested 18-year-old Tyler A. Appel as a suspect in the Sunday shooting of a 17-year-old during a drug deal in Queen Anne. He now faces one count of first-degree robbery.
  • The Seattle Hearing Examiner cancelled an Oct. 29 hearing with Magnolia resident and activist Elizabeth Campbell regarding her appeal of the Fort Lawton Redevelopment project, with a final decision on the case now expected by early December.
  • The City of Seattle will be taking public comments regarding plans to extend its sanctioned Interbay Village for a second during a public meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W.
  • A Queen Anne teen is being treated at Harborview Medical Center after being shot outside of a home on Sunday morning, and he is expected to survive.
  • Most neighborhoods, including Magnolia and Queen Anne, have seen the lowest misdemeanor arrests and charges from 2006–16, and all neighborhoods are showing a steady decline in misdemeanor crimes, according to a 10-year study from the Seattle University Criminal Justice Center.
  • After a three-year pilot program, SDOT has deployed its expanded 24/7 response team throughout Seattle in an effort to keep roadways clear and congestion down.
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