Crown Hill Village Action Plan We love it when a plan comes together! Some of you may remember the days when we packed into the gym at Small Faces gym and milled about discussing Crown Hill's future. Those crowded workshops aren't coming back yet, but the Community Action Plan at that we crafted during those gatherings is moving again! The Community Action Plan is the result of a massive collaboration between City offices, neighbors, and business owners. In February of 2020, the completed plan was presented to the Mayor's office for signature. Unfortunately, before we could get it [...]
Fill the Planters Fulfill the Dream The question: What is the craziest idea you can think of for creating innovative use of public space? Without considering logistics, what is the boldest action you can take to spark joy and build community? The answer: Shut down Holman road for a huge block party to celebrate Crown Hill. Ok. So that idea was quickly dismissed even in that first "be visionary" step of community development that created the Holman Grove. We made big plans, some that we made into reality the summer of 2019 with three street festivals. We [...]
Connecting Community, Block by Block As we exit the winter months, and the uncertainty of a prolonged shut-down, one thing is clear: We’ve never needed a connected Crown Hill more than now. And, you can help! Crown Hill Village is building a network of community allies: Crown Hill Connectors are the contact and advocate for their street/building/micro-community. They will share information, highlight issues or needs, and facilitate activities for night out and play streets (when it's safe). Commitment is minimal.....the reality is that it doesn't take much effort to build the connections that help build community. Click here [...]
Holman Grove What is Holman Grove?!? Last winter, the Crown Hill Village Association and the Committee for Smart Growth created a project to help the community envision a neighborhood heart. The Bullitt Foundation funded a program to connect neighborhood groups with the University of Washington and the City of Seattle. The goal was to put public right of way to creative use. At the same time, the city’s neighborhood planning process was collecting community feedback about the community's priorities and vision. Crown Hill is growing quickly, and one issue identified by the neighborhood plan process is that [...]
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