Upcoming Events

Urgent to contact City Councilmembers (final vote is 2 p.m. this Mon., March 18) to get improvements in Council Bill 119444, the “Mandatory Housing Affordability” (MHA) rezones and upzones that would enlarge what can be built on every residential and commercial land lot in Eastlake and elsewhere. Of particular concern: proposed 65-foot (six stories) height on Eastlake Avenue; 80-foot height proposed for Boylston Avenue East and for the east side of Franklin Ave. E. between Hamlin and Shelby streets; and shadowing of shoreline as proposed building heights do not step down to fit the slope. Whatever your views, please let the Councilmembers know. For background on the issue and contact info for the City Councilmembers, click here.

Public meeting with open mic to dream about and discuss Eastlake priorities — Tues., March 12 6:30 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. Share your ideas and hear from your neighbors. Can’t come? Send your thoughts to info@eastlakeseattle.org. Sponsored by ECC.

Public meeting on Roosevelt Rapid Ride, bikeways, parking, and other transportation issues — Wed., April 3 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. (Rescheduled after our Feb. 12 meeting was snowed out.) For background, see article on page 2 of the winter 2019 Eastlake News (click here) and SDOT’s study (click here) of Eastlake parking supply and demand and the impacts of the project’s removal of most on-street parking on Eastlake Avenue. For SDOT’s project page, click here. For further independent background, click here.

Eastlake Egg Hunt and Fun Run — Sat., April 20 Rogers Playfield, 2500 Eastlake Ave. Hunt is at 11 a.m., and Run follows. Free photo booth for family memories. Volunteers are needed to assist the Bunny in preparing and hiding eggs for kids to find that day. To help or for questions call 206-715-8762 or e-mail christyelton@gmail.com. A cash, check, or online donation is welcome ($5 suggested); by U.S. mail or drop-off to ECC c/o Lake Union Mail, 117 E. Louisa St. #1, Seattle 98102. Or online at http://eastlakeseattle.org/?page=other-payment (near top of column at the right). Sponsored by ECC.

Earth Week shoreline cleanup — Thurs., April 25 9 a.m. to noon. Meet in front of Lake Union Drydock, 1515 Fairview Ave. E. For information: info@eastlakeseattle.org. Sponsored by ECC

Eastlake tree walk led by Arthur Lee Jacobson — Sat., April 27 10 a.m. to noon (refreshments at 9:30 a.m.). A different route every year. Begins at Roanoke Street-end park, corner of Fairview Ave. E. and E. Roanoke St. Sponsored by ECC.

ECC Spring Celebration — Wed., May 1 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Eastlake Zoo, 2301 Eastlake Ave.

City Council Candidates debate (District 4) — Tues., May 14 6:30 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. Sponsored by ECC.

Public meeting on crime and safety in Eastlake; and planning for crowds and traffic of Independence Day — Thurs., June 13 6:30 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. Sponsored by ECC.

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