Sunday, November 26, 2017

November Meeting Highlights

Sunday, November 19th at White Center Starbucks

1.  Take the RapidRide H Line Survey.  Learn about the issue on the West Seattle Blog.

2.  We love our neighborhood cleanups!  The next one will be on Saturday, December 9th and we will focus on 16th Avenue Southwest, from SW Henderson St to SW 98th St.

3.  Abandoned properties continue to be a serious issue facing our community.  We are strategizing on how to be more effective in getting these properties addressed.

4.  Upcoming Events:

November 30th, Thursday, 6:00-7:30pm
Barnes & Noble Bookfair benefitting the Highland Park Elementary PTA.  Everybody is invited to our neighborhood school’s bookfair, which features a fun family night of storytelling, a holiday sing-along, and a scavenger hunt!  If you make any purchases, Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of your sale to the Highland Park Elementary PTA (make sure to mention our bookfair!).  Funds will go toward events and enrichment programs that support our students and their families.  If you can’t attend the bookfair, you can still participate in the fundraiser by entering Bookfair ID 12233862 during checkout in the store or online at BN.COM/bookfairs from 11/30/17 to 12/04/17.  Tell your family and friends!

December 9th, Saturday, 10:00-11:00am
SDCG Neighborhood Cleanup:  Meet at the southwest corner of 16th Ave SW and SW Henderson St.  We will be cleaning along 16th Avenue SW all the way to SW 98th Street.

December 17th, Sunday, 10:00-11:00am
SDCG Meeting:  Agenda and location to be announced.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April Cleanup

Join us for a neighborhood cleanup!

WHEN:      Saturday, April 8th (rain or shine)

TIME:        10:00am – 11:00am

WHERE:    Meet at 25th Ave SW and SW Trenton St

PLEASE BRING:     Gloves
                                Plastic Bags For Garbage
                                Bottled Water & Snacks
                                Your enthusiasm and goodwill!

For this month's cleanup we'll be working in conjunction with the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council cleaning up the green space and trail next to Chief Sealth International High School and Denny Middle School. We're excited to work together with a neighboring community to help neighborhood kids have a safe and pleasant walk to and from school. If you have the time, please come join us!

Please send any questions or comments to  

Monday, March 20, 2017

Your Voice, Your Choice - Influence the development of public spaces in South West Seattle

Hello, South Delridge Neighbors!

I wanted to share some quick info about two upcoming opportunities to share your thoughts on which of the small-scale parks and streets projects West Seattle community members submitted last fall will be developed and implemented in 2018.  You can learn more about the process at the Seattle Your Voice, Your Choice website.

There are four steps to this participatory budgeting process:
  1. Idea Collection (February 2017), when community members came together to create and submit project ideas to the City. (Complete)
  2. Project Development (March - April 2017), when Project Development teams turn submitted ideas into concrete project proposals. (In progress)
  3. Voting (June 2017), when Community members will vote on their top projects within their individual Council District. (Scheduled)
  4. Fund & Implement (2018), when each City Council District will select top projects as voted on by their districts that amount up to $285,000.  City Departments will include winning projects in their 2018 budget and will implement them in 2018.
We are currently in the Project Development portion of the project, during which the City will host four public Project Development events in our district (West Seattle, District 1).  You can review the District 1 Project Ideas that were submitted through the 2017 Your Voice, Your Choice Idea Collection process from this interactive Google map. There are 12 - 15 projects located within  the South Delridge boundary, including the Triangle Bus Park redesign proposal and multiple pedestrian safety enhancements; plenty of opportunities to directly influence outcomes for our neighborhood.

The best part of this process is that anyone (yes, you!) can join one of the Project Development Teams. To get involved with the Project Development Team in our area, just fill out this form to RSVP for one of the upcoming community meetings. We hope you can attend one of these meetings and share your voice in this critical process.
  • March 21, 2017 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Highland Park Improvement Club More Details
  • March 30, 2017 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at The Seattle Public Library -Southwest Branch More Details
Please be sure to fill out this form to let the coordinators know how many people to expect.
Thank you!

Darryll Wolf
Chair, South Delridge Community Group

Friday, March 17, 2017

March Meeting

Please join us for our next SDCG meeting:

Sunday, Mar 19th @ 10:00am at 3.14 Bakery (9602 16th Ave SW)


Welcome -
  Brief introductions.

Housekeeping -
  Reschedule April meeting (currently Easter Sunday)
  Where will we meet for future meetings?

Committee Chair Updates -
  Delridge District Council
  Circle Planting

Elections for 2017 -
  1 year commitment- term runs from March 2017- March 2018
  Co-chairs: Open
  District Liaison: Open
  Monthly Clean-ups: Open
  Circle Planting: Open
  Communications - Open
  Treasurer - Open
  Secretary - Open
  Volunteers - Open
  Block Watch Captain Coordinator - Open
  Grant Writer - Open
  Outreach - Open

Action Items -
  Adoption of Delridge Triangle
  Joint clean-ups with WWRHAH and HPAC
  April 8th- Trenton vacant lot with WWRHAH
  Abandoned houses
  Campers/ trailers
  Additional items for discussion
  Vote on SDCG logo

Come early 9:30-10:00am to socialize. We will begin our meeting at 10am. 

Please send any questions or comments to

Monday, March 6, 2017

March Cleanup

Join us for a neighborhood cleanup!

WHEN:      Saturday, March 11th (rain or shine)

TIME:        10:00am – 11:00am

WHERE:    Meet at the southeast corner of 17th Ave SW & Henderson Street @ 10:00am.  We will
                   clean the alleyway between 16th Ave SW and 17th Ave SW, from SW Henderson Street
                   to SW Barton Street.

PLEASE BRING:     Gloves
                                Plastic Bags For Garbage
                                Bottled Water & Snacks
                                Your enthusiasm and goodwill!

Please send any questions or comments to  

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"Neighbor Day" Neighborhood Cleanup

February 11th is Seattle's annual Neighbor Day.  

Celebrate by spending one hour cleaning up the Triangle Bus Park at 9200 Delridge Ave SW.  You will meet your neighbors and do something great for our community.

Please bring: gloves, plastic bags for garbage, bottled water and snacks, your enthusiasm and goodwill!

Questions or comments?  Write to us at

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Upcoming Event - January 28th: Reimagining the South Delridge "Triangle Bus Park" Workshop

Join us for an exciting workshop aimed at reclaiming a piece of public space in our neighborhood known as the "Triangle Bus Park."

Saturday, Jan 28th @ 10:00am at Highland Park Improvement Club (1116 SW Holden Street, 98106)

From the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council:



The Westwood-Highland Park Urban Village community members, in partnership with the SDOT Office of Community Development, will host an informal two hour community workshop to kick off the community led goal to improve the safety and public usability of the public right of way, currently known as the “Triangle Bus Park” located at 9200 Delridge at Barton Street SW.

Please join us on Saturday, January 28th learn about the best practices of urban design and contribute your thoughts about the untapped potential of this neglected and underutilized gathering place.

Reimagining The South Delridge “Triangle Bus Park” Workshop: Help Our Community Reclaim This Public Space

Date/Time: January 28th, from 10am-12noon, doors open 9:45am

Location: Highland Park Improvement Club

1116 - SW Holden Street, Seattle, WA 98106

  • Street parking is available nearby
  • Metro Routes 125 and 128 stop at 16th SW at Holden; walk east on Holden to 12thStreet
  • Light refreshments will be available
  • Volunteer Spanish translator will be available

Background Information:

Centrally located in the Westwood- Highland Park Urban Village, the “Triangle Bus Park”, was aptly named for lack of any true identity. For years it has been noted as a badly conceived space attracting illegal dumping and suspicious activity while repelling community members from proper use. We aim to change the trajectory of this space.

Through the City of Seattle’s Find It Fix It Walk for the Westwood/Roxhill neighborhood, the community has been awarded a small grant of $1500 to kick-start the process of reclaiming and redeveloping the Triangle Bus Park.

With SDOT, the workshop will explore and document community led findings centered the space’s history, safety needs, envisioned improvements and community identity of the area. Community members will be shown examples of best practices in urban design to spark and inspire innovative ideas.

The final community led findings will be collated along with a set of SDOT key recommendations to form a guidance document that will speak to the SDOT led redevelopment of the Delridge Corridor. Community leaders will be provided with the final form of the document to be used as a tool to inform future grant applications as well as engage all city departments about the space.

A copy of the original grant application that details the background, scope, desired outcomes and photos can be found here:

Agenda, January 28, 2017

9:45am- Doors open at HPIC
10am- Introductions and Outline of Workshop Goals
10:10am- Slideshow Presentation: Review of Triangle space, surroundings streets, location of bus routes, orientation maps.
10:20am – Community findings session – documenting known history of the space,community resources spent to date, general characteristics of the space and known challenges
10:45am- SDOT presentation: Examples of similar challenges in urban areas and solutions found. Best practices in urban space design. Overview of framing short term and long term solutions, understanding scalability of solutions.
11:00am – Group brainstorm sessions: listing challenges, needs, wants, aspirations for the space short term and long term.
11:30am – Presentation of group findings, gauge consensus of top priorities
11:50am – Create “Friends of” committee to move project forward to deliverable with SDOT, and steward next steps.
~12noon – Adjourn

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Upcoming Event - January 25th: State of Delridge Address with Seattle City Council Member Lisa Herbold

We are co-sponsoring this event featuring Seattle City Council Member Herbold. This is in conjunction with the Highland Park Action Committee,  Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council, and the North Delridge Neighborhood Council.

Please join us for this important meeting.  Our alignment with these local groups will give us greater voice for a safer, more vibrant neighborhood!

Wednesday, Jan 25th @ 7:00pm at Highland Park Improvement Club (1116 SW Holden Street, 98106)

From the Highland Park Action Committee:

Agenda Overview

  • “State of Delridge” with Councilmember Herbold
  • HPAC Steering Committee Election Announcement
  • Update on new grant awarded to HPAC
  • Update on Myers Way Encampment
  • Launching Community Needs Survey Sub-Committee

HPAC is excited to have Councilmember Herbold provide us with a “State of Delridge” address to start off 2017. This meeting is co-sponsored with the newly formed South Delridge Community Group, Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council and the North Delridge Neighborhood Council.

Councilmember Herbold’s “State of Delridge” address may include such topics as:

  • An overview of 2017 Budget that passed
  • Councilmember Herbold’s overall priorities for 2017
  • Updates/Outlook on issues of homelessness
  • Outlook on HALA / MHA for Delridge Area
  • Councilmember Herbold’s priorities/goals for Delridge area
  • What we can do as the neighborhoods in Delridge to increase resources & infrastructure, reduce crime, and build an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming community.

Doors open at 6:30 – Meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 pm