Residents have opportunity to speak on neighborhood plans
In January and February, the City of Kirkland will be hosting four public workshops to engage Kirkland residents and local businesses in conversations about their neighborhood plans and how they relate to the ongoing update to the Kirkland Comprehensive Plan. As part of this process, the City would like to sit down with Kirkland neighborhoods and businesses to talk about their neighborhood plans. For neighborhoods annexed in 2011 that do not yet have a plan, this will provide an opportunity to do some initial visioning work and make suggestions for the Comprehensive Plan pertaining to the neighborhood.
The City combined neighborhood associations that share common boundaries to come together along with businesses to talk about the future of neighborhoods. All meetings will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Pizza will be provided prior to a presentation at 6:15 p.m. with individual neighborhood sessions following.
· January 28: Houghton, Everest, and Lakeview at Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue
· January 30: Moss Bay, Market, Norkirk, and Highlands at Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue
· February 11: North Rose Hill, South Rose Hill, Bridle Trails, and Totem Lake at Northwest University, 5520 108th Avenue NE, Health & Sciences Center Auditorium (HSC-104)
· February 19: Juanita, Finn Hill, and Evergreen Hill at LDS Kirkland Stake Center, 7910 NE 132nd Street (corner of Juanita Drive and NE 132ndStreet)
The purpose of the workshops is to:
· Inform the public about neighborhood plans in the context of the Comprehensive Plan, what topics they contain and how they relate to the sections, such as land use, transportation, economic development and community character.
· Consult with neighborhoods to identify issues they would like addressed with the citywide update including potential changes to existing neighborhood plans.
· Provide an opportunity for new neighborhoods to add information to the Comprehensive Plan about their neighborhoods’ vision and values.
Kirkland residents can find their neighborhood plans at www.kirklandwa.gov/neighborhoods and select their neighborhood association webpage. The City asks that residents read it before the meeting and bring their thoughts and ideas.
This outreach to neighborhood associations is part of the City’s Kirkland 2035 initiative. For more information and to subscribe to receive updates via email, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/kirkland2035.
For more information about the neighborhood planning sessions, contact Janice Coogan, Senior Planner for the City of Kirkland at 425-587-3257 orJCoogan@kirklandwa.gov.