Sunrise Heights – West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sun, 27 May 2018 03:31:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 While we’re talking about murals … what do you want to see at Roxhill/EC Hughes? http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/while-were-talking-about-murals-what-do-you-want-to-see-at-roxhill-ec-hughes/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/while-were-talking-about-murals-what-do-you-want-to-see-at-roxhill-ec-hughes/#respond Sat, 26 May 2018 04:38:40 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917771 (WSB photo)

Tonight we seem to have an art theme going. Above is artist Henry Luke, who is leading the community mural project for the future home of Roxhill Elementary at renovated EC Hughes Elementary in Sunrise Heighs. He’s been offering workshops for youth interested in getting involved – and now there are two chances for everyone, all ages, to get involved, at two design meetings:

These will be a chance to discuss our ideas for the mural design which will be painted 8′ x 40′ at the new EC Hughes playground this summer. What is important to illustrate about the cultures and communities of Roxhill? How do you want to be represented in this mural? What is your vision for a bright future for the neighborhood?

Sunday, May 27, 11 am
DubSea Coffee: 9910 8th Ave SW

Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 pm
Southwest Branch Library: 9010 35th Ave SW

The mural will be painted this summer after the new playground is installed.

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BIZNOTE: Don’t panic if you see the cow come down during Best of Hands Barrelhouse work http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/biznote-dont-panic-if-you-see-the-cow-come-down-during-best-of-hands-barrelhouse-work/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/biznote-dont-panic-if-you-see-the-cow-come-down-during-best-of-hands-barrelhouse-work/#comments Mon, 14 May 2018 18:29:28 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=916686 (WSB photo)

It’s been somewhat slow going for the Best of Hands Barrelhouse crew as they continue remodeling the former deli space at 35th and Webster. After a few recent reader questions, we checked back in with Nick Marianetti, who replied with this update:

Things are moving along quickly now that SCL and PSE have us on their schedules and are installing the power upgrades we require to operate a brewing facility and taproom. Build out on the inside has been moving along steadily, and our neighbors will begin to see changes to the outside of the building as well. … We’ll be pulling off old siding and replacing it; re-roofing the taproom side (old market side); installing new HVAC systems; painting the whole building, and adding a patio on the south wall of the taproom! We will also be giving the iconic cow a new paint job, so if we’re required to take her off the roof to do so, fear not, she will return to her perch atop the building!

Opening dates are still a moving target at this time. Once the power installs are completed we can install our brewing system, and then we will have a better idea of how quickly we can be up and brewing.

For more backstory, check out our first report on the Best of Hands plan in February 2017.

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35th/Holden crash, after police pullover attempt http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/35th-holden-crash-after-polices-pullover-attempt/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/35th-holden-crash-after-polices-pullover-attempt/#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:54:07 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914111

Thanks to Bruce for the tip about that crash at 35th SW/SW Holden. Police tell us they were trying to pull over the driver of the white car, but the driver wouldn’t stop – until hitting the parked car. No injuries, according to police; they told us the pullover attempt was related to an investigation of someone reported to have shoplifted at Home Depot. They were still questioning a possible suspect at last report.

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UPDATE: Police investigation blocking southbound 35th SW at Webster http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-police-investigation-blocking-southbound-35th-sw-at-webster/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-police-investigation-blocking-southbound-35th-sw-at-webster/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:15:09 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913001

5:15 PM: Police at the scene aren’t saying much but the black car in the southbound lane of 35th SW just north of SW Webster is stolen, according to scanner traffic, and officers are searching for two men last seen running west from there. A K-9 team is now joining the search.

6:06 PM: No luck so far in finding the suspects. The car is no longer in the travel lane.

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FOLLOWUP: Dates set for EC Hughes Playground overhaul meetings – and a survey’s online now http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/followup-dates-set-for-ec-hughes-playground-overhaul-meetings-and-a-surveys-online-now/ Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:49:45 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=912962 (WSB photo, taken this morning)(WSB photo from last week)

As noted here last week, the EC Hughes Playground overhaul project is gearing up (along with others in West Seattle). This is the playground at 2805 SW Holden, same park as the wading pool, although that’s not part of the project. Two ways to let Parks know what you’d like to see in the project:

#1 – Answer this new online survey

#2 – Join Parks staff for two meetings – first, to talk about the new play area’s design, 5-6:30 pm Thursday, April 19th, at Southwest Teen Life Center (2801 SW Thistle); second, to review the “preferred design,” 1-3 pm Wednesday, June 13th, at the park. Kids welcome at both meetings – the playground users have the best input!

The play equipment is being replaced because of damage discovered in an inspection that followed the discovery of wood damage that forced the Lincoln Park South Play Area structure (which is ) to be closed last year.

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Use E.C. Hughes Playground? Here’s what you need to know about upcoming renovations http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/use-e-c-hughes-playground-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-upcoming-renovations/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/use-e-c-hughes-playground-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-upcoming-renovations/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2018 21:13:22 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=912378 (WSB photo, taken this morning)

Thanks to Kenneth for the tip that the sign’s up at EC Hughes Playground (2805 SW Holden), where play-area renovations are starting soon. We first reported last fall that Seattle Parks decided the play equipment needed to be replaced, after inspections done following the discovery of wood damage in a similar structure at Lincoln Park South Play Area.

The sign does not mean work at EC Hughes is starting soon, though. We checked in with Parks’ project point person Libby Hughes, who tells WSB that two public-outreach meetings are planned, in April and June (dates/times/locations soon), and construction is expected to start this fall, “after school starts.” The goal of the project, she says, is “to renovate the play equipment with structures that meet current safety standards and are accessible to children of all abilities, ages 2-5 and 5-12 years, and to make some ADA improvements for access to the play area.” The EC Hughes wading pool is not involved in the project. Hughes adds that she’s also working on yet another play-area renovation in West Seattle, “similar scope and timeline” – Puget Ridge Playground (6029 21st SW). More details on that one soon.

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NEW PLAYGROUND: Invitation and updates from Friends of Roxhill Elementary http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/new-playground-invitation-and-updates-from-friends-of-roxhill-elementary/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/new-playground-invitation-and-updates-from-friends-of-roxhill-elementary/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:09:15 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=912071
(Playground at EC Hughes, June 2017)

Less than half a year until Roxhill Elementary School moves to the EC Hughes Elementary campus in Sunrise Heights. As we’ve been reporting, a playground upgrade is in the works thanks to the community volunteers with Friends of Roxhill – it wasn’t part of the original project. And now FoRE has an invitation and updates for you:

Friends of Roxhill Elementary, a 501c3 serving the Roxhill Elementary community, invites members of the West Seattle community to provide input on its planned playground at the renovated E.C. Hughes Elementary, where Roxhill is moving in fall 2018. On Tuesday, April 3, interested community members can come to the Southwest Library at 6 p.m. to view renderings and vote for a favorite option.

The new playground at E.C. Hughes has been made possible through a $100,000 Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund grant. Most of the projects’ required volunteer match is being fulfilled by a pledge of professional services. Last summer, Friends of Roxhill also requested pledges for donations and volunteer hours. With the playground planned to be installed in June, now is the time for these pledges to be collected. If you are still able to help with the volunteer build and other assistance, please reach out to friendsofroxhill@gmail.com. More details will be coming soon about the planned community build.

At the same time, Friends of Roxhill is also working to select an artist to lead a community process for creating a public mural on the northeast corner of the E.C. Hughes site. More information about who has been selected and ways to share community feedback coming soon.

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HAPPENING NOW: Visit your local Seattle Fire station for Neighbor Day 2018 http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/happening-now-visit-your-local-seattle-fire-station-for-neighbor-day-2018/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/happening-now-visit-your-local-seattle-fire-station-for-neighbor-day-2018/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:29:31 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908556

Four of the five Seattle Fire Department stations in West Seattle are having open houses right now as part of Neighbor Day, and you are welcome to stop in before 1 pm. Our photo’s from Station 37 at 35th SW and SW Holden [map] in Sunrise Heights, West Seattle’s second-newest station, completed in 2010 – replacing a smaller old city-landmark building a few blocks north – and home to Engine 37.

(added) Also there today – one of SFD’s SUVs, B77:

And SFD Lt. Harold Webb introduced us to his “newest recruit,” firefighter Chris Tarkir:

In the background is an illuminated “37” you might notice if you pass by the station at night – we thought, seeing it from a distance, that it was neon, but found out today that it’s not – it’s a holiday-lighting holdover.

Also open for you to visit before 1 pm:

-Fire Station 11 in Highland Park (16th/Holden)
-Fire Station 29 in North Admiral (2139 Ferry SW)
-Fire Station 32 in The Triangle (38th/Alaska – just completed and opened last year)

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READER REPORT: Package opened, dumped in Sunrise Heights http://westseattleblog.com/2017/12/reader-report-package-opened-dumped-in-sunrise-heights/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/12/reader-report-package-opened-dumped-in-sunrise-heights/#comments Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:44:48 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=903916

While on her way to work this morning, Krystal spotted and photographed that open-and-dumped package at the corner of 30th and Holden. Whether the contents were originally with that box, impossible to tell, but the box is labeled with the name and address of someone nearby, in the 7700 block of 30th SW.

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FOLLOWUP: Friends of Roxhill gets $100,000 grant for EC Hughes playground project http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/followup-friends-of-roxhill-gets-100000-grant-for-ec-hughes-playground-project/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/followup-friends-of-roxhill-gets-100000-grant-for-ec-hughes-playground-project/#comments Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:39:39 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=901038
(Playground at EC Hughes, photographed last June)

A big boost for Friends of Roxhill Elementary‘s plan to improve the EC Hughes Elementary playground before Roxhill kids move in next school year, since the playground isn’t part of the school district’s modernization project … the city has awarded Friends oF Roxhill the $100,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund grant they were seeking for the project. That of course doesn’t cover the entire project – Jenny Rose Ryan from Friends of Roxhill tells WSB, “Our community match is almost $60K, and all of that is professional service and other donated time from our leadership team (all members of Friends of Roxhill Elementary). We will accept anything anyone wants to give or pledge in support of the project.” You’ll hear more soon about opportunities for community involvement – for example, she says, “we’re painting a mural as part of the project and would love help from E.C. Hughes neighbors to design and paint it, for example.” We first reported last June about the group’s playground-improvement push.

P.S. Friends of Roxhill does have a fundraiser tomorrow that you can help with – a tasty one, at that – they’ll benefit from a percentage of the proceeds all day at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center (8 am-9 pm Thursday).

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BIZNOTE: Best of Hands Brewery and Barrelhouse gets one permit, awaits another http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/biznote-best-of-hands-brewery-and-barrelhouse-gets-one-permit-awaits-another/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/biznote-best-of-hands-brewery-and-barrelhouse-gets-one-permit-awaits-another/#comments Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:22:27 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=898655
(WSB photo from February)

Our current most-inquired-about-by-readers West Seattle business-in-progress is Best of Hands Brewery and Barrelhouse, the brewery/taproom coming to the cow-topped ex-deli space at 35th and Webster. So we checked in to see where they’re at, and have just heard back from co-proprietor and brewer Nicholas Marianetti:

We just received issuance of our construction permit last Friday, October 20th. We can now begin the buildout process. However, due to new King County regulations, we are awaiting the approval of our plumbing plan — which is needed before we can install all new drainage and venting, and upgrade the water service to the building — we were given a tentative date of November 9th. The bulk of the construction won’t begin until the plumbing is complete, but we will be tackling tasks that we could not complete prior to the construction permit issuance in the meantime. Because the permitting is out of our hands, and we’re not yet running on our contractors’ schedules, we’ll have to get back to ya’ll in regards to an official timeline or opening date.

Marianetti also says they’re working on their “initial branding and logo systems” with design firm Blindtiger. It’s been eight months since we first reported on the Best of Hands plan for the building that had held John’s Corner Deli until last January.

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BIZNOTE: Happy 7th anniversary, West Seattle Autoworks! http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/biznote-happy-7th-anniversary-west-seattle-autoworks/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/biznote-happy-7th-anniversary-west-seattle-autoworks/#comments Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:33:05 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=896669

Congratulations to West Seattle Autoworks (7501 35th SW; WSB sponsor) on seven years in business! We stopped by this morning for a photo – co-proprietor Todd Ainsworth is at center, with Sam Smith and Jesse Coffin. Todd and Chris Christensen opened WS Autoworks in October 2010, and have a gift for customers to celebrate the anniversary:

It’s been a pleasure and an honor to make our homes and our business in West Seattle and we’d like to thank you for your support!

If you make an appointment with us online during the month of October, receive a free travel mug, cup, or T-shirt! It’s just one small thing we can do to say “Thank You”!

With longtime West Seattleites at the helm, WS Autoworks supports the community – among other efforts, they co-present the annual West Seattle Car Show, which is a benefit for the South Seattle College Automotive Technology Program.

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Crash takes out hydrant on 35th SW http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/crash-takes-out-hydrant-on-35th-sw/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/crash-takes-out-hydrant-on-35th-sw/#comments Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:43:05 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=895172

No injuries or traffic jams around 4:30 this afternoon when a driver went partly onto the sidewalk on southbound 35th SW at Holden – but he damaged another car and took out a hydrant:

That corner happens to be across the street from Fire Station 37.

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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Sunrise Heights package theft http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/west-seattle-crime-watch-sunrise-heights-package-theft/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/west-seattle-crime-watch-sunrise-heights-package-theft/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:55:43 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=894767 A team of package thieves to watch for, according to this reader:

A package theft on 28th Ave SW near Holden around 2 pm (Tuesday). Amazon box containing a couple clothing items stolen from a front porch. Neighbor witnessed and reported a 1990s teal Subaru with a white female driver and an black male accomplice– white t-shirt & track pants, maybe about 6′ tall, who ran up the driveway, grabbed the package, and both fled in the vehicle.

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Firefighters at 34th and Webster, but it’s not an emergency http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/firefighters-at-34th-and-webster-but-its-not-an-emergency/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/firefighters-at-34th-and-webster-but-its-not-an-emergency/#comments Fri, 08 Sep 2017 22:41:28 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=894311

The Seattle Fire Department crews at 34th and Webster in Sunrise Heights aren’t there because of an emergency – it’s operations training, and SFD says it will continue daily through next Monday. You’re welcome to watch, according to the SFD announcement, which also says there will NOT be any burning involved in this training. While Ladder 11 is parked on the north side of SW Webster in our photo, the training location is actually across the street, at what county records show to be a century-old house.

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