Update from WHCC
Whittier Heights Community Council (WHCC) has been busy working on safety improvements and community events for our Whittier Heights neighborhood. Upcoming events include:
Emergency Hub / Outdoor Movie Night
Join us to learn about our Whittier Heights Emergency Hub
, and then an outdoor movie at Kirke Park
on Saturday, September 9 at 7 pm
(movie starts at 8 pm). All ages welcome! There will be treats and at least one movie, if not a double-feature.
Help us choose the movie by clicking on the survey
! The survey is open until this Monday at 10 pm
. Feel free to give your suggestions!
Community Clean-up Walk - 8th NW
The first Whittier Heights community clean-up walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 7 at 10 am
. We are partnering with a terrific group, Seattle Clean Street Collective
for the clean-up. Neighbors of any age and ability welcome! We will pick up trash safely (with all sorts of helpful tools) on 8th Ave NW (meet at 75th/8th on west side at 10 am
Here is the route: meet at 75th/8th (west side), head north on west side of 8th to 85th. Cross 85th and head down east side of 8th to 65th. Cross at 65th and head north on 8th (west side) to 75th.
Pedestrian Safety Update
New Crossing Beacon: 8th & NW 75th
In July, SDOT added a new crossing beacon at 75th/8th. A push button activates flashing lights when pedestrians are ready to cross. This intersection is a school crossing and has bus stops and parks located on both sides of 8th NW. So far, the beacon appears to be working well in helping pedestrians cross the busy street
Whittier Heights Safety Flag Project
The orange pedestrian safety flags are working well! This project is funded by the Safe Routes to School
program. WHCC has added safety flags to the following intersections:
- Whittier Elementary (east/west/south crosswalks)
We have a long list of intersections that still need flags, and hope to add as many as possible before school starts in September.
Surrounding Community Events
Gumshoe 5k Walk continuing through Sunday, August 20.
Forms are available at Ken's Market, Phinney Center, and Couth Buzzard Books. The Gumshoe was extended one week (to August 20) due to the hot weather. It is so fun and great for walking and supporting our Greenwood community. Use GPS if you're stuck or call the Answer Guy! The Gumshoe benefits the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA and Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank. Y
ou can find all information here
Neighborhood Matching Fund Grants Workshop
on Wednesday, August 30, at 6 pm
, at the Northgate Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room (10510 5th Ave NE, 98125). See information on matching fund grants here
. We're hoping to attend to possibly fund another crossing beacon in our neighborhood.
Phinney Neighborhood Association.
The PNA is essential to our greater neighborhood for volunteer opportunities, classes, and fundraisers. The monthly calendar (full of events) is available on their website
What is Whittier Heights?
What are the boundaries of our Whittier Heights neighborhood? Our micro community extends from NW 85th and 65th to the north/south and 15th and 8th NW to the west/east. We are bordered by the West Woodland, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, and Greenwood-Phinney neighborhoods.
Ways to Connect with WHCC
We have a website as well as Facebook and Twitter pages (see links below). You can also contact us here
. We welcome input, feel free to contact us!