The landscaped center median islands along Central Way between 6th Street and 1st Street and along Market Street from Central to Forbes Creek Drive currently require a high level of maintenance in order to keep them attractive while also remaining safe for the travelling public and pedestrians. The plant material that is utilized in the medians is made up of a variety of plants, installed over a number of years, some of which require frequent irrigation in order to remain as vibrant as possible. The medians along Market Street for example were constructed and landscaped in the mid 1970’s, and the necessary irrigation has long been abandoned.Read More
Dear Public Servants of the City of Kirkland and the Sound Transit Board,
I have read the news articles on the City Council's push to add a bus rapid transit line on the CKC as a means to alleviate current and expected traffic congestion through our city before the light rail line is implemented by Sound Transit. I also attended the open house meeting at the Kirkland Performance Center this past Thursday evening.
As a resident of Kirkland since 1993, I am very much against the City Council advocating for the development of an interim bus line before the light rail line. My reasons/questions/concerns/proposal are as follows:Read More
After listening to Public Works Director, Kathy Brown’s presentation Thursday evening, it is apparent that the Kirkland City Council is on the wrong side of this issue. The citizens of Kirkland do not want Bus Rapid Transit (E-06) or E-03 Light Rail on the CKC. Citizens do not agree with Ms. Brown’s comments that Bus Rapid Transit E-06 will make Kirkland better. It will make Kirkland worse. The tranquility, beauty and environmental sensitive areas would also be lost.Read More
With Christmas approaching quickly, the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland is gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year. Since 1971, the club has sold Christmas trees, Wreaths, Gourmet Nuts, Delicious Delights and See’s Candy with all funds going to support the children of the Kirkland community.
The tree lot is located in the parking lot of Juanita Beach Park. It opens Friday, November 27 (the day after Thanksgiving) and will stay open until December 23 or until the trees are gone. Last year things sold out early, so be sure not to wait too long!
Tree Lot hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
All of the net proceeds go to programs designed to assist children in our community. They include: Attain Housing, Key Club leadership conventions, Student Scholarships, Special Olympics, What’s Next Bowlers, Scouting, Kiwanis Camp Casey, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Easter Egg Hunt, Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB), Boys and Girls Club and others. They will also benefit the Eliminate Project, a joint effort between Kiwanis and UNICEF, whose goal is to eliminate neonatal tetanus that kills so many tiny newborns around the world.
If you would like more information about the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, visit our website at www.kirkland.kiwanis.org or contact Matt Gregory at (425) 828-0231
The Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods is holding a special meeting Monday at 7:00 pm to discuss ST3. ST3 refers to Sound Transit's third round of regional transportation projects to go before the voters in 2016. Of particular interest to Kirkland are three potential options with impacts to our city. Two of the three options involve either Bus Rapid Transit or rail to be installed on the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC). The third option would install transit on I-405 instead of on the CKC.
Please note location of this special meeting is at Heritage Hall.
The HawkHouse light display returns to the Highlands neighborhood November 27 through January 10. The public is welcome to view this spectacular lighting display showing pride in the Seahawks during open hours listed below. Donations will be collected for Hopelink and Toys for Tots as well as gift cards that will be distributed to local families in need. The location is a private home located at 11217 NE 100th St., Kirkland, WA 98033.
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00pm to 10:30pm
Mercer Island shut down I-90 until they lidded it…Kirkland rolls over even before the vote and gives Sound Transit our trail.
The City of Kirkland advises we address Sound transit…why does our City Council not represent the city residents rather than represent Sound Transit?Read More