Roxhill confirmed for Find It, Fix It event this summer

(WSB photo from last October’s Find It, Fix It walk in Delridge)

At this month’s Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting – as noted in our coverage last week – we learned Mayor Murray’s Find It, Fix It Community Walks for this year would likely include one in the Roxhill area. Today, that’s just been confirmed. The exact date isn’t set yet, but the mayor’s office just announced this year’s list, and Roxhill is on it for sometime in July. (The first Find It, Fix It walk in West Seattle was in Delridge last October.) Read the full announcement after the jump, including how to get involved in advance:

Today Mayor Ed Murray announced the schedule for his 2016 Find It, Fix It Community Walks to occur in seven neighborhoods this summer and fall. Now in its third year, the walks bring together City officials, business owners, and community members to address each neighborhood’s needs.

“These walks provide a unique opportunity for community members to identify neighborhood needs and discuss challenges directly with City leaders,” said Mayor Murray. “Together we invest in a spirit of engagement and community volunteerism. Find It, Fix It Community Walks are one way the City can support neighbors committed to improving their own communities. I look forward to working with community members this year to make these walks a success.”

This year’s Find It Fix It walks will be held in:

· Aurora/Licton Springs– Early June
· Belltown – Late June
· Roxhill – July
· Judkins Park – August
· Crown Hill – September
· Georgetown – October
· Wallingford – Mid-November

Each walk will follow a route determined by community members on Community Walk Action Teams convened by the Department of Neighborhoods. Specific dates and locations will be announced two weeks prior to each walk.

If you are interested in becoming part of a Community Walk Action Team to help plan a walk in one of the seven neighborhoods, contact the Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator, Hilary Nichols, at, 206-386.1907.

The City will continue to offer Community Project Grants for every walk, which provide up to $5,000 to support community-led revitalization and beautification projects. In 2015, 166 community volunteers, with assistance from City staff, completed 18 projects around the city. Projects included painting a mural on a public staircase in South Park, constructing a community kiosk in Cascade, and planting flowers in Hillman City.

Mayor Murray spearheaded the Find It, Fix It Community Walks in 2014 in partnership with Cities of Service, a national nonprofit that works with cities to provide support and training to encourage civic volunteerism.

4 Replies to "Roxhill confirmed for Find It, Fix It event this summer"

  • Rich G April 12, 2016 (10:32 am)

    I’m sure there’s already an answer to this, but what’s the chatter on moving the buses from the south side of Westwood Village to the North. I’m sure we can all agree those buses are a hazard to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists alike (not to mention to the buses themselves).

    • AMD April 12, 2016 (3:11 pm)

      During the school year (and field events in the summer) Trenton Street can get very heavy with pedestrian traffic from Sealth and the athletic fields.  There are also a lot of folks turning by the post office.  I don’t know that there is a zone that’s light on pedestrian traffic around Westwood Village.  

  • Roxy April 12, 2016 (11:29 am)

    Those of us living south of Roxbury are already suffering from diminished service. Please don’t suggest making it worse by moving the buses to the north side. Try getting to the airport from 30th Ave SW & Roxbury.

  • Hoku April 12, 2016 (9:38 pm)

    Try getting to the airport from 35th SW & SW 116th. Have to leave downtown by 8pm or Junction by 8:30pm on weeknights and an hour earlier on weekend nights to get a bus to home. At all other times it’s a 1.5 mile walk to the closest bus stop. There’s been two instances of armed robbery on weeknights between 9pm & 10pm during the past 3 years along the 1.5 mile walking route.

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