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We have awesome Montlake hoodies, hats, and T-shirts in a range of colors, designs, and sizes available for the holidays. We also have GAITERS ($5 each) which can keep your neck and warm during the chilly months ahead.
Make sure to buy one for you and all your favorite elves. Easy pick-up or possible delivery options. Sales of Montlake Gear benefit the all volunteer-led Montlake Community Club. The MCC are the folks who host the Montlake Turkey Trot, sponsor the beautiful winter lights in our business district, publish the Montlake Flyer, and more. Click the link below to shop then contact us at treasurer@Montlake.net or text Matt at (312) 515-5070 to get your gear!
Thank you for your responses to the survey. There were over 150. This spot is very popular! We heard that the Treetop and Explore plans were the most desired. In addition to voting, there were constructive comments. We also met with Arboretum staff and incorporated their ideas.
I have attached the PowerPoint that shows the analysis of the work. One thing that you can’t see is that there another slide, wide enough for two people. Also, note how the playground equipment blends into the trees in the shot from the street.
We heard that you wanted more subdued colors and more natural materials. Unfortunately, we can’t use wood: we have had a lot of trouble with termites and have replaced structures in other parks.
However, we have reduced the amount of plastic and increased metal pieces. This is a little more expensive, so we also changed the artificial grass safety surfacing to engineered wood fiber (wood chips). That also has a more natural feel.
The plan also includes a wider path on the left as you enter. This will help prevent maintenance vehicles from driving on the grass and make for a more comfortable walking and biking space. We will be moving the trash cans so that they aren’t next to the bench and adding a bike rack.
Seattle Parks will build the new play area in the early spring. We are using in-house staff. That allowed us to put more money into construction, but COVID-19 has reduced the number of people working, hence the schedule impact.
A charming comment: “We live across the street and spend a lot of time with our kids there. It is the de facto spot in the neighborhood to meet other kids/families and has been an important community builder, so thanks for giving this time and thought.”
Thanks to everyone and stay safe,
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We have a few last-minute appointments available! Whether a fresh cut, color, or just a blowout, we’ll do our best to squeeze you in.
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Happy Halloween! Some Montlake families have figured out a safe trick or treat plan. If you would like to give out candy, the first step is to read the instructions at the link below, then sign up on the map.
All parents are asked to make sure that kids understand the rules this year.
Steps to Participate:
- Print this sign and read the instructions…or pick up a copy at 1811 E Calhoun St (in a box on the front porch).
- Sign Up to be added to the Montlake Halloween Map: https://forms.gle/BXFAvMx8Nf3iG1BG9
- Montlake Halloween Map – https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1m_i4ueLpWFp–Htt7i74K60R0q7XjvrZ&usp=sharing
Due to COVID-19: We’ve gone virtual!
Join in the fun for the 5th Annual Montlake Community Club 5K Turkey Trot and Kids Run, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the University District Food Bank. 2020 is a year like no other, and the Virtual Turkey Trot allows you to run, walk, or jog on your own schedule while maintaining the spirit of Montlake’s annual tradition. You can complete your course outdoors or inside on a treadmill, whatever you prefer.
Racing virtually: Every participant will receive a bib, Montlake face buff (tbd), and custom finisher’s medal in the mail. We encourage signups prior to November 23rd to ensure that your swag will arrive in time.
5K Run/Walk: The entry fee is $30 through November 12th. It increases to $35 on November 12th to the 23rd. Registration between the 23rd and The 26th is $30, and cannot guarantee that the race swag will arrive by the 26th. We highly encourage racers to register early to help with shipping!
Kids 1-mile run (ages 2-12): Entry fee is $20 from now until November 23rd. Registration between the 23rd and The 26th is $30, and cannot guarantee that the race swag will arrive on time.
Packet mail – To ensure packet delivery arrives prior to Thanksgiving day, we encourage you to register prior to November 23rd. Those registered on or after the 23rd will still have their race packet delivered, but we cannot ensure that it will arrive prior to Thanksgiving. There is no in person registration this year
Raffle from Local Business
Racers, walkers and others who make additional donations to the event (see DONATE button above) will be entered in a drawing for prizes from sponsors. Each $10 donation earns one chance for a prize. Winners will be announced on Thanksgiving Day. You don’t need to be present to win and you don’t need to sign up for the race to donate. You will be notified via email this year of your prize. Prizes include:
This section will be continuously updated until race day! Check back in to see which prizes have been added!
2 Custom One Month Training Plans ($125 value each) | Tyler Mangum, Race Director & Endurance Coach
Net proceeds from the race and all additional donations go to the University District Food Bank.
Race Day Schedule
We encourage you to race on Thanksgiving day at any time.
Chip Timing and Race Results
You will be recording your own times and can submit them via email, text or entered directly on the RunSignUp website. We encourage you to submit your results on Thanksgiving day.
Not a runner but still want to participate? Sign up to volunteer! We need lots of volunteers to make the race a success and appreciate the help. Also, any runners that volunteer to help with this year’s event get a free registration. Email email@example.com if you are interested.
Another Montlake Project construction meeting is just around the corner. Join us Wednesday, Nov. 4, to learn more about what you can expect in Montlake and along SR 520.
When: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4
Crews improve signage in mid-October along East Lake Washington Boulevard in Montlake.
Stay up to date on construction activities and effects to travelers. Here’s a highlight of what you can expect in the days and weeks to come:
- Oct. 23: Single-lane closure with flagged through-traffic on Roanoke Street, along with a pedestrian detour
- Oct. 26 – Nov. 6: Closure of East North Street east of Montlake Boulevard
- Nov. 3 and Nov. 5: Early-morning closures of East Lake Washington Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound SR 520
- Sept. 21 – Nov. 27: Brief, temporary closures of SR 520 Trail over Lake Washington
Crews prepare the work area for construction of the south support wall for a Montlake freeway lid in this Oct. 14 photo.
As always, construction schedules are dynamic and subject to change. Always check the Construction Corner map for the latest updates.
We’re excited to say that last week Seattle Parks and Recreation opened Fritz Hedges Waterway Park, a new community resource on Portage Bay, funded as part of SR 520’s construction mitigation efforts. The new park features a pier, kayak launch, a small beach, open lawn space, picnic areas, and more. The project also included extensive shoreline restoration and enhancement to support native species, such as juvenile salmon. Interpretive elements will be added later this year that include information about the use of the Portage Bay Trail by Native Americans and more recent maritime history.
The new Fritz Hedges Waterway Park on Portage Bay.
The SR 520 Program provided funds to the University of Washington to help transfer the property to Seattle Parks and Recreation as part of mitigation for SR 520 construction impacts to the Washington Park Arboretum and East Montlake Park. We also provided funds for construction of the park.
You can learn more in the Fritz Hedges Waterway Park opening announcement, published by Seattle Parks and Recreation. We hope you’re able to enjoy this great new community open space!
How to reach us and stay informed about SR 520 construction:
- Call the 24-hour construction hotline (206-775-8885) with pressing Montlake Project questions or concerns.
- Call the SR 520 Program information line (206-770-3554, M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) with general SR 520 inquiries.
- Email SR 520 staff with your questions about the project or construction activities.
- Visit the SR 520 Construction Corner for the most up-to-date information on closures and construction impacts.
- Visit the SR 520 Program website to find general information about the project..
- Stop by in-person at the Montlake Project Information Center (2209 E. North St.). (Please note: The Information Center is currently closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak)
- Follow us on Twitter @wsdot_520 to get key news and updates about the SR 520 program.
- View current Montlake Project construction photos, taken continuously day and night, by mounted construction cameras
When: Between 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 and 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24
Where: SR 520 will be closed in both directions between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and 92nd Avenue Northeast on the Eastside
What to expect:
- Crews will shift lanes to create two new work zones for construction of the Montlake lid.
- Drivers traveling east on SR 520 from I-5 will be able to exit at Montlake Boulevard.
- The westbound on-ramp and westbound lanes between Montlake Boulevard and I-5 will be closed.
- Montlake Boulevard will remain open.
- On Monday morning, SR 520 traffic lanes in both directions will have shifted toward the highway’s median and the center pier wall that will support the future Montlake lid.
- Drivers should slow down as they navigate this new alignment (the speed limit is still temporarily reduced to 40 mph throughout the construction zone)..
SR 520 trail open during weekend work
- Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to use the SR 520 Trail across Lake Washington all weekend. The temporary path under SR 520 that connects to the Arboretum and East Lake Washington Boulevard will be open during the daytime, with flaggers present, so please use caution. This path will close at night to give crews the space to move materials and work on the traffic shift this weekend.
Noisy weekend work
- Neighbors in Montlake should expect a noisy weekend of work. Crews will work around the clock to consolidate a number of necessary tasks into a single weekend, resulting in fewer noisy nights for neighbors and fewer nightly lane closures for the traveling public. Working during periods of less traffic increases safety both for drivers and for our workers.
- We expect noisy work throughout the weekend. From the start of the closure on Friday night into Saturday evening, crews will break concrete with hoe rams near the Montlake Boulevard overpass. The overnight demolition will be performed under a Temporary Noise Variance (TNV). The TNV allows nighttime work to exceed the noise limits granted under the project’s Major Public Projects Construction Noise Variance. Regardless, crews will strive to reduce overnight noise by using sound-dampening techniques on equipment and limiting nighttime hauling.
- Neighbors should expect noise and vibration throughout the weekend, but the noisiest work will start Friday night and last through Saturday evening as crews break concrete with hoe rams near the Montlake Boulevard overpass.
Our homes, streets, sidewalks, and trails will undergo a decade of SR 520 Portage Bay Viaduct construction impacts from this regionally critical but highly disruptive project. Now is the time for neighborhoods to clarify our demands to mitigate noise, vibration, traffic, walking, and recreation impacts. The support and involvement of concerned residents are critical to:
- define measures to preserve and enhance the livability of our neighborhoods
- clarify the need for fair mitigation on project construction impacts
- provide productive input on the upcoming shoreline, street use, and noise variance permits
Please read the issues paper and interest/survey form. Your response and involvement are needed to shape a unified approach for construction impacts and WSDOT’s permit applications.
Please complete this survey to provide your contact information for the SR 520 Portage Bay Bridge Project. It can be completed by typing in the boxes.
You must next save this form on your desktop or MS Word and then attach it to an E-mail to:
Dear Food Bank Supporters,
Our fundraising committee, led by Board Vice President Joseph Smith and including Eliza Dornbush, Nina Gerber, Emily Kim, Nausheen Sadiq, Chris Mefford, and Paul Yunker, is organizing a virtual garden party for Wednesday, August 5, at 6:30 p.m. Please save the date! The party venue is our 2,000 square foot rooftop farm, Rooftop Roots!
The event will feature:
- Welcome by Executive Director Joe Gruber.
- Garden tour led by Rooftop Farmer Hannah Duffany.
- Cooking demonstration by Chef Danny of The London Plane.
- Live musical performance by “Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints”.
- Food Bank update and donation ask by Board Member Ben Spruch
The Rooftop Roots registration page is active. Zoom meeting link will be sent the day of the event.
As always thank you for your support!