Ravenna-Bryant Community Association
Meeting Minutes for September 12, 2001
7 pm, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center
In Attendance: Beth, Jorgen, Barb, Mary
Visiting: Representatives of Lorig & Associates and UW Housing; Mark Huppert, Catapult Community Developers
Minutes from August meeting were approved
UW Master Plan: Jorgen reported that UW is amending its EIS to reflect some CUCAC comments, including Campus Parkway. Still, it appears UW is proceeding with its original plans.
University Village appeal: Representatives of U.Village contacted Jeannie Hale of Laurelhurst to discuss a settlement. Hale would push for more mitigation efforts by the U.Village. Further, Hale was pushing both U.Village and City of Seattle (including letter to Mayor Schell) for serious consideration of sidewalk construction on 30th Ave. NE. RBCA Board also stated that it is thankful for the efforts of Jeannie Hale on this matter.
Neighborhood Anchors: RBCA Board approved letter to City Councilmembers Conlin, Licata and Nicastro requesting that City's Comprehensive Plan drop its anchor designation for the area at 40th Ave. NE and NE 55th. This letter was similar to one sent a few months prior.
University Housing on 25th NE: Representatives of Lorig & Associates and UW Housing attended meeting to respond to RBCA concerns voiced at previous meetings and addressed in letters. Lorig studied the RPZ options per RBCA request to limit parking of students in residential neighborhoods; UW will pay for the studies involved in determining if neighborhood merits RPZ, but will not pay for citizen RPZ permits ($50/per). UW Housing detailed the process in place to limit student noise and behavior problems. Lorig mentioned that Sea-Tran makes the decisions on how to handle the situation on 25th NE, and that Sea-Tran isn't convinced that more traffic difficulties will ensue. Most other elements of development remain same, but representatives wanted to further clarify plans.
Resolution by Seattle Council on Airport Affairs: Board agreed to lend its name to list of community groups supporting SCAA resolution. Resolution states that because FAA, the Port and Sea-Tac Int'l Airport have been remiss in responding to previous SCAA requests, SCAA calls on elected and appointed officials to support a moratorium on Sea-Tac expansion until noise issues are addressed; an extension of departure curfew hours to 9 pm to 7 am (from 10 pm to 6 am); and maximum utilization of Duwamish/Elliott Bay Noise Abatement Corridor. RBCA Board thought that since we were a member organization of SCAA, we should continue our support in this manner.
Mark Huppert of Catapult Community Developers shared with RBCA plans for the Ravenna PCC property. Catapult's is one of the proposals being considered by the PCC board. Catapult was also asking us to help facilitate community input on its proposal. Board agreed to notify the neighborhood via e-mail of Catapult's plans, and seek comments. Also, the Board agreed to write a letter to PCC mentioning Catapult's presentation to our group and that RBCA felt a community land trust could have merit in terms of the property development.
Jody proposed the printing of 500 letterhead and envelopes so RBCA could have consistency in its mailing materials. Board approved expenditure of $45 for printing of envelopes with RBCA and address on them. Motion for letterhead for additional $35 was denied.
Next board meeting: October 11, 2001.