Letter to Safeway re: "green" elements for Pinehurst store

March 14, 2008

Michelle FlehartyReal Estate ManagerSafeway, Inc.

Re: Pinehurst “Green” Safeway

Dear Michelle:

First off, thank you to you, to Gary Slabaugh, and to others at Safeway for your leadership and efforts in discussions with the Pinehurst neighborhood regarding a redeveloped Pinehurst Safeway store. For many years, the residents of Pinehurst have been working […]

An apology to Pinehurst townhouse owners

I am humbled and I am sorry.

I have offended at least one new and potentially positive and contributing member of the Pinehurst neighborhood. My descriptions of the Kohary townhouses are offensive to those who have purchased them.

This is food for thought for me and for all of us as we discuss land use […]

Tenant Relocation for Kohary Building at 125th and Roosevelt – Demolition is Next

Kohary has issued notices to tenants for relocation and has applied for a Tenant Relocation License for the buildings at 125th and Roosevelt:

Information for Safeway Design Review Meeting – 3/17

You can view the Safeway Early Design Guidance Packet here.

Jackson Park Trail – Update

update 4/30/08 – The idea for funding a trail through bonds will not work. But, Tim Gallagher definitely supports the idea of trails at all Seattle public golf courses. We are thinking about other possible funding sources.

Seattle Parks Superintendent Tim Gallagher spoke at North District Council last night. I asked him about the possibility […]

Hugeasscity challenges Safeway to build a truly sustainable Pinehurst store

(updated 3/12/08)

Dan Bertolet has some valid challenges to Pinehurst and Safeway to consider as we move forward on the store planning:

Meeting Summary – Pinehurst Planning and Development Group 2/25/08

Workforce HousingStephen Antupit, a member of the Workforce Housing Initiative from the Urban Land Institute, presented the history and current status of discussion regarding housing for median wage families in Seattle.

The concern over the lack of affordable housing for median wage workers in Seattle comes from a number of directions. [Median wage is […]

On Architecture: The townhouse scourge

There is an interesting PI article by Lawrence Cheek discussing townhouse design in Seattle.

On Architecture: The townhouse scourgeA rash of identical homes weakens the city’s individuality

3/18 Forum – Housing: Crisis, Challenge or Opportunity?

Seattle Great City InitiativeWhat it TakesForum SeriesHousing: Crisis, Challenge or Opportunity?Tuesday, March 18, 5:30 – 7:00Seattle Public LibrarySpring St. and 4th Avenue1000 4th Avenue

With job and population growth, Seattle must produce sufficient and diversetypes of new housing units so that Seattle remains affordable for all, and so that we doour share to protect our […]

Pinehurst Playfield Shelterhouse Design Meeting – Postponed

From Lorna:Hi Folks, I am so sorry to inform you that we AGAIN have to cancel the community meeting for the Pinehurst Shelter House Design.

I know we had to cancel the February meeting and we are now cancelling the March meeting, but until we can gain control of this project again I won’t […]