FREE water-saving toilets available from Seattle Public Utilities! If you live in the home that you own, get your water from Seattle Public Utilities, your toilet was installed before 2004, and you meet income eligibility guidelines (all Utility Discount Program customers qualify), please call Sound Generations Minor Home Repair at 206-448-5751 to apply. Removal of the old toilet and installation of the new one is all free. To learn more about SPU’s Water Conservation Program, visit www.seattle.gov/util/FreeToilets
Valentine Art Pop-Up Shop!
Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9am – 2pm
FUEL Coffee Montlake – 2300 24th Ave E.
Lots of 4″x4″ Heart Art for $25 each. Great for Valentine gift giving.
Montlake neighborhood Artist, James W. Sutherland, works intuitively
in his unique medium of painted, carved plaster panels.
Burn off those holiday calories and take a walk on the new Interlaken Stairway connecting Interlaken Blvd and Boyer Ave E at E Howe Street. You can also bring your bike and try out the new runnels on the stairway. The newly opened connection is thanks to funds from The Seattle Parks and Recreation Activating and Connecting to Greenways program, in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation.
Many thanks to Project Manager Mike Schwindeller who creatively resolved many design challenges and Park Staff members Michael Shiosaki, Frank Cammarano and Karen O’Connor for hosting a great celebration. Special thanks to Ngoc Ngyen for the great photos.
Go take a walk!
Dear Montlake Neighbors,
The Montlake Elementary Evergreen Christmas Tree Sale is open for orders. As with last year, we have a great selection of quality trees, wreaths, door swag, and garlands on offer. Place your orders early, as some of our trees have very limited supply this year! All our wreaths, swag, and garlands are on offer at the same low prices as last year.
Two dates to keep in mind: Friday, November 30 is the due date for Evergreen Sale orders. You can place your orders online at http://montlakepta.org/evergreens, or if you prefer to pay by check, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a paper order form. Printed order forms and payments should be dropped off at the school office by 3pm, November 30.
Then, Saturday, December 8 between 10am and 12pm will be the big, fun, festive pick up day! Remember, all trees are pre-sold, so please place your order on time so that we can have your trees and other greenery available for you to pick up.
Thank you for all your support of Montlake Elementary, and Happy Holidays in advance!
Questions: email Matt Wenger or Fran Wall at email@example.com
Dear Montlake Residents,
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and so is the Montlake Turkey Trot. This has quickly become a family tradition for Montlake and neighboring residents. In order to make this year’s race a success WE NEED YOU. Please consider volunteering on race day by visiting the Turkey Trot Volunteer page: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4ba5aa2caaf58-2018
Or email Turkey Trot volunteer coordinator Jamie Cobb | firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Nov. 7 for a public meeting regarding the Montlake Market property
The Washington State Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to share information about the status of WSDOT’s acquisition of the property where the Montlake Boulevard Market and 76 gas station are located. We will discuss the topics below and provide an opportunity for public feedback.
- Overview of the upcoming Montlake Project elements and schedule
- Factors driving the project’s need for the property
- How WSDOT is working to address a 2018 legislative directive, which states in part: “The department [WSDOT] shall work with its design-build contractor to ensure to the maximum extent practicable that the building housing any grocery store or market currently located on parcel number 1-23190 will be preserved.”
- Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7
- Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WSDOT presentation at 5:45, followed by an opportunity for public feedback
Location: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112
Parking: Limited free parking is available on site
Transit: Bus routes 43, 48, 255, 257, 311, and 545 serve the Montlake/SR 520 area;
use King County Metro’s Trip Planner tool to find your route
Dear Montlake Community Members
The 2018 Montlake Turkey Trot is fast approaching and we are seeking volunteers to help us execute this great community event. Below is a link to the volunteer sign-up page. We look forward to seeing everyone! If you have any questions please reach out to Jamie Cobb, 2018 Montlake Turkey Trot Volunteer coordinator at:
The Montlake Community Club
The community has demonstrated over and over how much they care about the Montlake Boulevard market, and yet WSDOT continues to plan for demolition. The Montlake Community Club, along with the Montlake Market store and property owners are continuing the fight to save the Montlake Market and once again need your help.
WSDOT has never prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) addressing the impacts of destroying the Montlake Market. Recently, WSDOT issued a second “re-evaluation” explaining its latest rationale for continuing to rely on the seven year old EIS that did NOT evaluate destroying the Montlake Market. WSDOT prepared and issued the re-evaluation without seeking public comment. This is the second re-evaluation that departs from their promise to avoid destroying the market, even though the market was identified as a community priority and slated for protection in the project’s final EIS and Record of Decision. This re-evaluation is also the second time that WSDOT has said the condemnation and demolition of the property will not result in any adverse social impacts, business displacement, or noise impacts to the community.
We are running out of options to save the Market. However, there is a provision in the law that may compel WSDOT to hold a public meeting to address the adequacy of their latest re-evaluation. We cannot use this provision unless there is massive support from the community asking for a public hearing.
How can you help? Please use the sample letter below and send it to WSDOT, the State Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Highway Administration (emails below). Copy email@example.com and the MCC will also make sure that each letter is printed and sent by mail. We need at least 50 people to do this, but would be thrilled with many more. Please sign your letter with your name and mailing address no later than Friday, 8/17/18. The individual email addresses are as follows:
We are requesting, in accordance with WAC 197-11-610, that the Washington State Department of Transportation and all other appropriate agencies hold a Public Hearing concerning SR 520, Project Program #852004B and Project #U52004B for the Environmental Re-evaluation #2, dated 7/18/18, within its jurisdiction to obtain comments on the adequacy of adopting the Environmental Re-evaluation (a federal environmental document) for the demolition of the Montlake Boulevard Market as a substitute for preparing a SEPA EIS. WSDOT is required to reconsider its adoption of Environmental Re-evaluation in light of the public comments.
Summary is as follows:
- The new Re-evaluation incorrectly states that there is no social impact in tearing down the Market and the gas station. Both WSDOT and the State Legislature has recognized that there is a social value of the Market and gas station to the community.
- The new Re-evaluation fails to meet the terms and conditions of the Legislative Mandate to make the necessary efforts to save the Market.
- The new Re-evaluation is not in accordance with the Health Impact Assessment for the SR 520 Project guidelines.
- The process fails to meet the guidelines established by the WSDOT Design Manual and the WSDOT Environmental Manual.
- The demolition of the Market fails to meet WSDOT “Context Sensitive Design” guidelines.
- The Programmatic Agreement, through the FEIS and the ROD, contemplated that the Market would stay. In fact, the plan was to preserve it. Those signatory to the agreement should be able to rely on this representation. The programmatic agreement would have been a substantially different document had the parties known that the Market and the gas station would be demolished.
We formally object to the SR 520 Re-evaluation #2, dated 7/18/18 and the demolition of the Montlake Boulevard Market and gas station.”
Thank you for your support.
PERFECT location: 1611 E. McGraw St., 1/2 block from the playfield (includies track), 3 blocks to grade school, 8 block to the U of W and depending on traffic approximately the same distance to Bellevue Sq., Northgate or downtown Seattle, plus 2 miles to the U-Village.
Two story brick tutor, quiet off main street drag, hardwood floors throughout, stained glass windows, tile bathroom floors and can be 3 to 5 bedrooms based on your den & TV room requirements. House has security door locks, which require keys to exit once locked from outside and the first floor windows only open approximately 4”, eliminating outside entry.
Locking tool shed and outdoor fireplace on large brick patio, partially covered. House has had both the main water supply inlet line and the sewer outlet pipe recently replaced. 98% of all galvanised water pipe has been replaced with Pex lines. House has been mostly re-wired with added new circuit breaker panel, also replaced gas furnace and added new central air conditioner. All appliances (stove, patio BBQ, dryer, water heater & furnace) are supplied by natural gas.
Maybe one of the last areas of the Montlake district where you can still find extra parking in the evening and for large parties we have used the playfield parking lot when the facility was closed. HOA fees include approximately $45. for alley drain maintenance, collected every 2-5 years, depending on debris built-up and $50 for security alley lights collected every 2 years.
Last but definitely not least, GREAT neighbors in an ideal neighborhood. Viewing within a month.
Questions: Don & Merrilyn Stewart 206-324-2441 (H) 206-354-4970 (C)
Saturday the 21st only 9-5 pm, no early birds and cash only. 1611 E. McGraw St.; Montlake district, below Capitol Hill, prior to Montlake bridge, next street up from the playfield. In back yard.