Dept. of Neighborhoods Newsletter – North Seattle Happenings
Published Bi-Weekly

from Kathy Nyland, Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

SEATTLE – October 18, 2016
See all the news  in a convenient web version. Get ready to mark your calendar!

The Seattle Hazard Map

From the Seattle Office of Emergency management:

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management website now features a series of interactive maps that highlight some of the city’s top hazards. Check out the Seattle Hazard Explorer and learn more about the hazards that impact Seattle. You can zoom in on your home, work place, or any other location to see what hazards are most likely to impact you. Information videos and other content provide more in depth explanations of each of the hazards. Make sure you look out for links to important preparedness information as well! You can access the Seattle Hazard Explorer via this link: View the Seattle Hazard Explorer

You can also access the Seattle Hazards Explorer by going to the “Hazards” section of the Office of Emergency Management website.

“Shaping Seattle – Putting Design Review On The Map” – See An Online Map Of Projects Under DPD Review

Seattle DPD (formerly Seattle Department of Planning and Development) has a convenient online map application, Shaping Seattle: Buildings. The map provides the locations and detailed information on active Seattle development projects that require design review.

Whether it’s in your neighborhood or elsewhere, this mobile-friendly map encourages all users to comment on proposed projects, fostering a more transparent design review process that values public outreach. Users of the map can view/download each project’s design specifics, illustrations, permit statuses and upcoming community meetings.

Visit the map. Scroll north to see North Seattle projects and status. Check it out!

Seattle Police Dept. North Precinct Advisory Council (NPAC) Update

North Precinct is responsible for the city north of the Ship Canal to 145th Street (City Limits) and from Puget Sound to Lake Washington, broken down into Sectors and Beats. The 51 police beats in five police sectors, Boy, John, Lincoln, Nora and Union, reflect population trends.  You can check out what’s happening in your area on TweetsbyBeat on Twitter. North Precinct’s Community Police Team (CPT) is availabe to help you with problems or questions. Find your CPT Officer.

Here is a map showing CPT officer assignments by area. The monthly NPAC Meeting is usually scheduled for the first Wednesday and NPAC Minutes are published promptly each month. Read the current NPAC Meeting Minutes.

Green Lake Emergency Preparedness

SNAP! Getting Ready for a Disaster by Paul Kostek

Emergency Preparedness has been underway here in Green Lake for the past 3 years. In the event of a major event (earthquake) and the loss of power/phones we will set up a series of information hubs in the comunity. They will be outside the Green Lake Community Center, the Daniel Bagley School, Lower Woodland and Jane Adams School (the latter 2 joint with Wallingford).

A SNAP Group for Home, Street. and Business

Think about creating a SNAP group for your street – Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare. This will help you and your neighbors be prepared for any event.

Each of us should have an individual plan for our families to deal with a disaster. Check out the City of Seattle Emergency Programs site for help putting plans and a kit together:

If you have a Business in the community do you have a plan to deal with a disaster? A recovery plan to get back to business? Would you be willing to share resources with the community in the event of a disaster? I encourage you to think about creating a plan and kit for your family and working with your neighbors to have a plan for your street sooner rather than later.

SNAP Programs are offered throughout the city to help you, your family and your neighborhoods become better prepared for the next disaster. Visit the SNAP event calendar for more info on Emergency Preparedness. Visit our website ( for all of the communities north of the ship canal (Fremont, Wallingford, Green Lake, Ravenna-Bryant, Phinney Ridge). We’ll be posting emergency contact information and links to the City’s site. We will also be participating in City wide drills to test our readiness. We also have a tri-fold flyer available.  If you would like to be involved with the Emergency Preparedness Planning activities contact Paul Kostek at: or 206-915-6645.


Green Lake Environs

City Neighborhood Council

Seattle Community Council Federation

Wallyhood Blog

Green Lake Public Library
Green Lake Library

Bus Routes Serving Green Lake
Bus routes and Maps

Green Lake Schools

Green Lake Elementary School

Bagley Elementary School
Daniel Bagley Elementary

Billings Middle School

Green Lake Park

Green Lake Park

Green Lake Community Center

Bathhouse Theater

Canoeing and Kayaking
The Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club

Friends of Green Lake

Woodland Park

Woodland Park Zoo

Lower Woodland Park Soccer
Woodland Soccer Club

Green Lake History

The Online Encyclopedia of Seattle/King County History
(Search for “Green Lake” and then select
“Thumbnail Sketch of Green Lake History”)

Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry
(Search photo archives for “Green Lake”)