For a while there hasn’t been a community council right in the center of the Central District. These groups are a key way the city distributes neighborhood improvement grants and gathers feedback for city projects, so it super exciting that the Garfield Community Council is restarting. This neighborhood council includes the north side of Jackson between MLK and 23rd Ave S.
This week they host Thomas Bangasser, owner of the building that houses the post office, as he chats about the potential changes at 23rd and Union.
Central District News Story here.
Community Councils are one simple and direct way the you can influence the neighborhood.
Maintaining a blog, updating Facebook, Tweeting, and actually doing stuff takes a lot of work! Throw in the day job and it’s easy to have a few things get further and further behind.
WE ARE BUSY EVEN IF THE BLOG DOESN’T SEEM UPDATED!
Hopscotch CD on June 1st! You’ll want to join us and many folks doing all kinds of cool stuff along our 1.8 mile route that cross the Central District!
There’s an event website with maps, updates and the full listing of events as they continue to develop.
All of our most current news and updates are happening more consistently on Facebook: Jackson Commons Seattle.
We’re just starting work with the city to see about the permits we need…but here’s an early look at our proposed route.
Jackson and Union business districts, passing several schools, passing a few parks, Pratt Arts Center, passing the Boys and Girls’s Club, heck even hitting the Neighbor Lady.
So take a peak and start spreading the word: if you ever wanted to open a lemonade stand this is going to be the place to do it on June 1.
We’ve been posting places around Jackson that are in disrepair and ignored by the city. Some of those have gotten fixed (thanks SDOT for repainting crosswalks) and other are still ignored (SPU is pretty lame when it comes to garbage can locations).
We’re totally thrilled though to see something come from citizens’ direct work with the city to get something done, especially something that isn’t as easy as getting garbage cans where the people throw garbage.
Commoner Chad needs a wheelchair to move around and has been busy writing letters and calling SDOT to get better and safer sidewalk access near Jackson Street.
There is plenty of work still to be done and we’re looking forward to ADA improvements along the entire 23rd Ave S corridor in 2014. But we’ll take small improvements where we can and want to give a shout out to SDOT for getting this corner at 24th and Dearborn easier for everyone in the community to use.