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Raise a glass and welcome our new pubs. The Oak as well as Tippe and Drague have moved in to our neighborhood. Raise a glass! More »

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Keep it safe when you drive through Lockmore. More »

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Important Survey to Take for Columbian Way/Beacon Ave Pedestrian Zoning Opportunity!!

Good afternoon,


I wanted to provide a brief update on the pedestrian zone mapping project: we have extended the survey to March 31st to provide additional time to review materials and take the survey (it was set to close today). If you have not had an opportunity already, please review the materials posted on the project website and fill out the survey or email me with comments or questions. Note: we have not made any changes to the preliminary analysis at this point; after the survey closes we will review all of the feedback received (via the survey, emails, discussions at meetings, etc.) and reassess. (full link to project website:


We have also put together additional information on the topic of minimum floor area requirements. On September 9, 2013, the Seattle City Council adopted rules that put in place minimum size requirements (minimum floor area requirements) for development on lots with a pedestrian zone designation in urban centers, urban villages, and station area overlay districts. The rules were passed on an emergency basis, which means they are only in place for 12 months and are scheduled to expire, unless extended, on September 16, 2014. Learn more at:


We look forward to hearing from you and thank you to everyone who already provided feedback!






Aly Pennucci, AICP, LEED Green Associate

Senior Planner

City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development

P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019

O: 206.386.9132I

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor, Lockmore?

Good morning, Lockmore Good Neighbors!


I just read something that deserves to be shared with all of you. The original Good Neighbor, Mr. Rogers was a household name for me, and Lockmore reminds me often of those things that are most important in Life..

Please, do yourself the favor of listening to this beautiful human being talk about what it means to be a Good Neighbor. I hope it brings you joy.


Who’s ready for Soccer!

Strap on your cleats (or your hip waders if its as muddy as last year) Turkey Day soccer is coming up again.

Come join us for Cider and fun around 10AM on Thanksgiving at Dearborn Park.

Its Kids vs Parents again this year.  This is always a nice way to start off the day.


Wildlife in Lockmore


Good Neighbor Dan is helping us welcome a new neighbor to lockmore.

Keep a look out for our new friend!

Garage Burgled

We have recently noticed someone has been trying to get into our garage through the roll up door on the alley side. The first time we came home and found the door open.  This was a month ago. Now we found the door unlocked and the key hole has been messed with like someone put something in it to jiggle it loose. We are going to have the locks tightened up. Both times we reported to the police. We have now realized someone stole a toolbelt with a few garden tools in it.

Entrepreneurial Workshop with StartZone NW

Hi Neighbors!

My friend and classmate, Kerrie, is hosting a free seminar through a partnership with Bainbridge Graduate Institute (my school) and the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Here are the details (flyer attached):

Starting or growing a business? Get started with a free “Reality Check” workshop series by StartZone Northwest:

 August 22 – September 12, 2013

Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm at Rainier Vista

RSVP and Intake Required

To sign up: 206-780-6230, or visit

StartZone Northwest helps underserved individuals achieve financial self-sufficiency by providing accessible and affordable training, consulting and other support for building small businesses that are bankable, profitable and sustainably connected to the local economy.

Kerrie will be happy to answer any questions; just send her an e-mail or give her a call!

See you around Lockmore,

Christine Cole

27th & Ferdinand

StartZone flyer – Seattle August Classes

Free Seahawks Football Fun!!

Seattle Parks, Seattle Seahawks and the Austin Foundation bring you Play 60, the NFL movement for an active generation!

Compete with Blitz in relay races and more!


Kick off the summer the healthy way and get active with the Seahawks on Saturday, June 29 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Seattle Parks, the Seahawks, and The Austin Foundation have joined together again this year to bring you this fun, free event. Registration is not required and people of all ages are welcome.

The event takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Green Lake playfield next to the Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N.

It includes challenges in the following categories:

  • Relay Races
  • 40-Yard Dash and Vertical Jump (see how you stack up against the pros!)
  • Football Toss Inflatables
  • Photo Booth
  • SWAG Giveaways
  • Agility Course

Participants should wear athletic shoes, shirts, and shorts and bring a water bottle. Seahawks gear is welcome! Youth younger than 18 should bring a parent or guardian to sign the waiver.


Play 60 is the Seattle Seahawks’ effort to help kids get fit and stay fit by putting in 60 minutes of active exercise every day, and it aligns with Seattle Parks’ Healthy Parks, Healthy You initiative and the mission of the Austin Foundation, “Transforming lives through fitness.” For more information on Play 60, please go to For more information on Healthy Parks, Healthy You, please see, and for more information on the Austin Foundation, please go to



4th Annual Japanese Tea Party!

Support and celebrate the Seattle Japanese Garden

at the Fourth Annual Garden Party


The Seattle Japanese Garden’s annual fundraiser “The Garden Party” is Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The community is invited to stroll the garden, enjoy light dinner and drinks, and place bids at the silent and live auctions. This fundraiser is a great opportunity to enjoy a beautiful summer evening while supporting a renowned Seattle garden. The garden is located in the Washington Park Arboretum at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E.


The proceeds from this fundraiser will support the renovation of the pond, and iconic treasure in the garden.  To continue to attract a diverse audience, we are building on programming that deepens understanding of traditions, history, art, culture, and horticultural aspects of the garden.  With input from Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Advisory Council also provides funds for critical horticultural projects in the garden.  Tickets for the fourth Annual Japanese Garden Party are $75 and may be purchased on-line at


Seattle Japanese Garden is a cherished cultural treasure in Seattle and one of the most highly regarded gardens of its style outside of Japan. With the completion of the entry gatehouse four years ago, the garden has experienced an increase in the number of visitors each year. The garden is three and a half acres of artfully placed trees, shrubs, flowers, moss, stones, lanterns, streams, ponds, paths and bridges that create a harmonious balance of Northwest and Japanese plants and Japanese garden design.


The Japanese Garden Advisory Council sponsors nine events in the Garden for visitors (they are described at  For more information, please see



Beacon B.I.K.E.S. Meeting!

Summer is fast approaching and Greenway completion is hot on its heals. If you think it ends there, allow us to prove your thoughts incomplete! Because its time to celebrate, take a peek into the future of how we move around Beacon Hill and get to the soul of the transportation picture up here. These aren’t pipe dreams, this is what draws us out to meet friends on the street, get to where we want to go, and invites us to go further with active transportation. It’s simply better living.


Join us at the Beacon Hill Library Resource Center from 6-7:45pm on Thursday, June 27th to discuss:

  • Greenway updates and improvements
  • BeHi walking plan update ideas
  • Beacon Rocks! (July 28th concert is transportation-themed)
  • (PARK)ing Day
  • El Centro audit

As always, we promise light refreshments and good company. We can only make this happen together Beacon Hill, so we look forward to seeing you on the 27th!



Beacon B.I.K.E.S. Co-chairs

Ryan and Christine

Tennis, anyone?

QuickStart Tennis League for Beginning Youth

Seattle Parks continues successful play-based league approach to youth tennis


Other sports programs don’t make kids play on adult fields with adult equipment and now neither does tennis! Seattle Parks and Recreation continues our play-based tennis league for youth with little or no experience playing tennis.


The United States Tennis Association (USTA) developed the concept of QuickStart tennis, an introductory program designed to get youth playing tennis quickly. Check out their website  to learn more about the concept. In only three years Seattle Parks has used the program to introduce more than 450 kids to the game of tennis in a fun learning environment with the help of more than 60 volunteers. Sitting at home is not as much fun as getting out and playing, and Seattle Parks is putting outdoor play back in the spotlight!


The league consists of two age brackets: 7-8 year olds playing on a 36’ court (standard court is 78’ long) and 9-10 year olds playing on a 60’ court. All equipment and supplies are provided. The league fee is $35 per player for the eight-week program. Practices/matches take place on Mondays and Wednesdays between 6 and 8 p.m., depending on age. QuickStart tennis starts June 24 and concludes on August 14 with a jamboree play day at the new Tennis Center Sand Point. Sign up at a Seattle Parks community center or online at using your SPARC account. Parent participation is HIGHLY encouraged, as this is a family game!


We need volunteer coaches and parent managers! This helps keep league fees low. Volunteers can be tennis enthusiasts, parents, fans or anyone who loves helping kids succeed. No tennis or teaching experience is required. There will be two FREE QuickStart volunteer on-court training sessions on Monday, June 10 from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 16 from 9 a.m.-Noon at the Amy Yee Tennis Center, 2000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S. BECU proudly sponsors this year’s 2013 QuickStart Tennis League.


For more information, please call Jeannie Shek 206-684-4764 or email