More Nighttime Northgate Construction Road Closures

Beginning Tuesday, June 30th, Sound Transit will close the Interstate 5 northbound on-ramp at Northgate Way. The nighttime closure will be utilized to form caps for the future light rail guideway. This closure will take place between the work hours of 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

What

  • Roads will be closed for crews to form caps for the guideway.
  • Suggested detour route is located on 1st Avenue Northeast (see map).
  • Work consists of heavy equipment and cranes.
  • Full closures will occur during work hours and re-open during non-work hours.

When

  • Tuesday night, June 30th and Wednesday night, July 1st. Work will resume Monday night, July 6th and Tuesday night, July 7th.
  • Night construction work hours are from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • On-ramp will remain open outside of work hours.

Where

  • Northbound I-5 Northgate Way on-ramp.
  • See map for suggested detour routes.

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Thoughtful and Somber Protest Friday June 12th

Community members will be gathering for a somber and thoughtful protest in support of Black Lives Matter.

Friday, June 12

5 – 6pm

Northgate Way and 19th Ave NE

Simple signs (so drivers can read) and somber clothes, please.

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Recycling Workshop Virtual Meeting June 16th

UPDATE: TAKE NOTE— The Victory Heights Community Council has postponed the June 16 discussion about recycling in order that we all may have space to consider our thoughts and actions in support of Black Lives Matter.    

What Goes Where? Join the Victory Heights Community Council for a meeting on Tuesday, June 16th for a Recycling Workshop.

Become a recycling expert! Learn what happens to our waste, get the scoop on the latest in recycling technology, and discover the keys to Recycle Right!

Tuesday, June 16
7:00-8:00pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/123356661
Password:  992972

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Northgate Nighttime Construction Road Closures June 8-12

Monday, June 8th Sound Transit will be closing Northeast 1st Avenue Northeast from Northeast 112th to Northeast 117th Street. The full night time closure will be utilized to set girders. This closure will take place between the work hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

What

  • Roads will be closed for crews to set girders for the link light rail construction.
  • Local traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained with the assistance of flaggers.
  • Work consists of heavy equipment and cranes to set the girder.
  • Full closures will occur during work hours and re-open during non-work hours.

When

  • Monday night, June 8th to Friday night, June 12th.
  • Road will be closed during night construction work hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Roads will remain open outside of work hours.

Where

  • 1st Avenue from Northeast 112th to Northeast 117th Street.
  • See map for suggested detour routes.

Contact Them

Outreach Specialist: my.nguyen@soundtransit.org or 206-370-5690
After-hours construction hotline: 888-298-2395

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Can You Make Or Donate Masks?

Our local public health clinic is in need of masks for patients and their companions. If you or someone you know is making cloth face masks, please consider donating them to Neighborcare to help protect patients and staff.   

Learn more about how to donate face masks and other PPE and supplies at the following links: 

1. https://neighborcare.org/support-us/other-ways-to-give/donate-protective-equipment/?bblinkid=225778800&bbemailid=22167214&bbejrid=1519791144 

2. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yWUNWji-Dk2nlgbFkpAHTAdrl5JQO-dLlbsopFmt6NdUMkY5QkQ2QzBPM01FNURHMVI0M0Y5UFNVSSQlQCN0PWcu&bblinkid=225778799&bbemailid=22167214&bbejrid=1519791144


Donations must be clean, unused, and in their original packaging. 
– Cloth facemasks (clean, unused, washable, ideally individually bagged for distribution) 
– Medical surgical or procedure facemasks (minimum quantity 1 box) 
– N95 facemasks (unexpired, NIOSH certified, for medical use) 
– Universal qualitative N95 fit test kit
– Infrared no-contact thermometers (new) 
– Hand Sanitizer (gel or foam, any size, minimum alcohol content required: 61% ethanol or 71% isopropyl) 

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Virtual Tour of Our Communications HUB on Tuesday

Ann Forrest, President of the Victory Heights Community Council, announced at Tuesday’s monthly meeting, that on Tuesday, May 26th at 7 PM she will be holding a live virtual tour of the Victory Heights Emergency Communications HUB in the park.

Read the entire minutes from the May meeting

Via Zoom, Ann will broadcast from the HUB’s location next to the tennis courts in Victory Heights Park and reveal (a la “Al Capone’s Vault”–if you are old enough to remember that!) the contents of our HUB.

Learn how the HUB works in conjunction with others around the city, and ways to support one another after a major disaster.

The link is: https://zoom.us/j/123356661

Please “Like” our Facebook Page.

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New 500 Apartment Unit Coming to Northgate

As part of the transformation around Northgate before Link Light Rail service begins in just over a year, a new 500-apartment building is scheduled to be developed on 8th Avenue NE where the Kindred Medical Facility was located, just south of Total Wine. There will be parking for 240 cars. If you want to know more about this project or comment, please see this pdf about the proposal.

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Virtual Community Meeting May 19th

Yet again, the Victory Heights Community Council will be holding its monthly meeting virtually via Zoom, this Tuesday, May 19th at 7 PM.

The month’s agenda

  1. Requests for help?
  2. Crime Prevention Coordinator position vacant
    • Block Watch, Night Out, general questions (Sgt. Heidi.Tuttle@seattle.gov)
    • Community Police Team Officer (Douglas.Heric@seattle.gov or (206) 233-3734)
  3. Drive In Wi-Fi (libraries)
  4. (Virtual) Open House – Emergency Communication Hub
    • Tuesday, May 26th, at 7pm
  5. Around the room…

Zoom: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82674799943?pwd=ZXZoTHVLL1VoYnZobXVuNGZEVHdKUT09

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NeighborCare Health Thanks Victory Heights

NeighborCare Health thanked Victory Heights for its donation last month. Their annual fundraiser  “Spring Give” ends Wednesday, May 6th https://neighborcare.org/springgive/.

And May 6-12 is National Nurses Week.

Folks can show their support by donating blood (a safe and essential service, by appt only).
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=98125

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