Regional Relations

Voice Your Opinion about the Future of the U-District

On Tuesday night, September 24, the public is invited to University Heights Community Center to consider potential rezones and amendments to the Land Use Code that would update design standards for new buildings in the University District and implement new programs for neighborhood amenities. These are part of the Environmental Impact Statement required to implement

New Zealand Forest exhibit opens

First of five eco-geographic forests planned for the Pacific Connections Garden, which eventually will be the largest exhibit of its kind in North America, the New Zealand Forest Exhibit opened with a fanfare on Sunday at the Washington Park Arboretum. Read more details in the Seattle Times.

Under the Aurora Bridge, UW-created troll still beckons

A new show from UW-based public radio station KUOW features a segment on Steve Badanes, UW architecture professor who co-created the Fremont Troll in 1990 with the help of students and the local community. (For more information about the UW and local neighborhoods see UW in Your Community.)

New Urban Design Framework for U District

With input from volunteers from public, private and community sectors, including the UW, the University District Livability Partnership has developed a U District Urban Design Framework guiding the future of public spaces, street improvements, zoning, building heights, and housing in the U District.

Call to artists!

University District volunteers associated with the University District Livability Partnership have issued a CALL TO ARTISTS for a project that will create a mural for the north wall of J’s Market in the Jack in the Box parking lot at NE 50th. Applications are due July 8. Three finalists will receive cash awards.

Observatory program for the sight-impaired

Anyone who is blind, partially-sighted or who works with the sight impaired is invited to “Evolution of the Sun for the Sight Impaired”, a special program at the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory on June 5 from 7:00  – 8:30 pm. To RSVP, or for more information, please email anamunn@uw.edu.

New exhibits by the next generation of artists

A one-night exhibit of work by UW Interdisciplinary Visual Arts students, part of the University District Alley Art Party, will be held in the alley between The Ave/15th and 42nd/43rd on Wednesday, May 29, from 5-8pm. The annual exhibit of curated work by UW Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design students is on display

“Paws on Science” Husky Weekend coming April 5

From building a racecar to controlling underwater robots, Paws-on Science weekend at the Seattle Center offers exhibits and hands-on activities from more than 30 UW research programs. UW alumni and their guests will enjoy a 20% discount on general exhibit admission.

U District design review tonight

For the past year, members of the U District community have worked to develop a vision for the future of the U District. To learn more, read the draft Urban Design Framework: http://bit.ly/UDistrictUDF(PDF) and then drop in tonight at the U District Urban Design Framework Open House 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Heights Community Center, upstairs. 5031

Public forum on Duwamish River cleanup

On Thursday evening, April 18th, the Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health will sponsor a public forum, “Seattle Waterways & Your Health: The Duwamish River Cleanup” at the Portage Bay Cafe in South Lake Union. Free and open to the public but please RSVP to guarantee a space.

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