Highland Park Action Committee: HPIC ‘greening’ update; more

The “de-paved” lot outside Highland Park Improvement Club was a major topic at this week’s meeting of the Highland Park Action Committee, which convenes at HPIC. As work continues on greening the HPIC grounds following last Saturday’s work party (WSB coverage here), two events are ahead: Boeing employees will volunteer at a work party on April 19th; a week later, on April 26th, the site will be a Sustainability Stop on the annual Northwest Green Home Tour, with co-hosts including Sustainable Seattle and Stewardship Partners, and a chance to look at nearby RainWise installations too. Find out more about the tour here (scroll way down that page to see HPIC, “stop #11”; two West Seattle homes are on the tour too).

Two more toplines from HPAC’s meeting, ahead:

HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENTS: Seattle Parks rep Jeron Gates said the upcoming accessibility improvements at the park next to HP Elementary will have to work around the summer season of the popular spraypark, so there will be a meeting about them this fall. Gates said Parks is also talking with the school district about what improvements the district can make to improve access while letting the school use the park for recess and play times.

DELRIDGE DISTRICT GRANT APPLICATIONS: Following up on the proposed Neighborhood Park and Street Fund projects presented at the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting last week (WSB coverage here), DNDC co-chair Carolyn Stauffer asked for feedback on the proposed projects. All were in favor of the proposed flashing beacons for pedestrian safety nearby, at 11th and Holden. Positive words also were offered for non-HP projects including Roxhill Park lighting, improvements on a stairway along SW Juneau, and enhancing a planned midblock crosswalk on Delridge at the Boren school building.

HPAC usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at HPIC – 6:30 pm potluck and 7 pm meeting, 12th/Holden, all welcome.

1 Reply to "Highland Park Action Committee: HPIC 'greening' update; more"

  • Acivicista March 28, 2014 (10:13 am)

    What company is the contractor/designer for this? Big promotion/publicity if they are listed on the Green Tour.

    The dirt does looks better than concrete.

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