Puget Neighborhood News and Information
Common Threads’ Gardening Volunteer Opportunities Available to Puget Neighbors
Common Threads’ AmeriCorps Food Educators have been hard at work planting school gardens for production, and volunteers make it possible for the bounty of the season to go to families in need and kids to return to robust gardens in the fall. Here is a link to a Carl Cozier sign-up, and the email address for the Food Educator at Cozier to contact with questions.
Carl Cozier sign-up:
You may sign-up for volunteering at any school at the Common Threads’ web site:
Proposed CityView Development – Submitting Public Comments
Several questions have been raised by the community and Neighborhood concerning the public comment period and the land use review process considering the proposed CityView development. To help clarify, city staff and Neighborhood representatives pursued answers to some of those questions. Recently the Puget Neighborhood Association through its email list shared that information.
Key Points from that Email: Further public comments are welcomed and will be considered by the city staff, the planning commission, and planning director. Public engagement and participation is very important for this decision.
A copy of that email is available upon request at:
Lincoln-Lakeway Multimodal Transportation Study
The Puget Neighborhood is being asked to participate in a Transportation Study Survey.
The purpose of the study is to document and analyze existing land uses, known development proposals, and land supply considered under-utilized and/or re-developable; measure and analyze vehicular traffic impacts, as well as travel demand for people walking, biking, and riding transit.
The area being studied is the area generally bounded by the Samish/I-5 interchange on the south; Samish-Maple-Ellis corridor on the west; Iowa/I-5 interchange on the north; and Puget Street on the east.
Why is the City doing this study now? This is how the City identifies major transportation improvements and costs, and then can try to seek state and federal grant funding to construct in the coming years. For example, in 2016 the City conducted a similar study on Lakeway Drive, which allowed it to secure both WSDOT and TIB grants to construct several sidewalks, bike lanes, bike boxes, flashing crosswalks, and the multiuse path being completed on the east side of Lakeway Drive between Undine and Old Lakeway.
Affected Neighborhoods within the study area include Puget, Samish, Sehome, and York.
The online link to the community survey and more study information is available at: https://www.lincolnlakewaystudy.com
To help protect the Puget Neighborhood, our upcoming meetings will be scheduled at a later date when social gathering are permissible.
In the meantime, if any issues come up that seem particularly noteworthy for Puget Neighbors, we will use this web site, our email list, and Nextdoor to help keep you informed.
To Contact the Puget Neighborhood Association, email us at:
Lydia Place lydiaplace.org
Lydia Place has been a part of the Puget Sound Neighborhood and key partner in our community’s effort to end homelessness for individuals and families here in Whatcom County for over 25 years. Essential Lydia Place services and programs help to provide housing, case management, life skills, parent support programs, positive childhood outcomes and advocacy for over 250 families annually.
To learn more about Lydia Place, volunteer or donate visit lydiaplace.org or call 360-671-7663.
The Puget Neighborhood Association is pleased to provide this information about Lydia Place, and invite our Puget Neighbors to explore their web site to learn more about Lydia Place services and programs.
Campus Community Coalition www.campuscommunitycoalition.com
One focus area of the Campus Community Coalition is in promoting communication, information-sharing and problem solving between students attending a college or university in Whatcom County, and the community they live in. The CCC provides education to students about being a good neighbor, a good citizen, and a responsible patron of downtown businesses. The CCC also helps neighborhoods and organizations effectively reach out to students to engage them in civic and community life. The Campus Community Coalition values shared understanding and respectful dialogue, and has a high commitment to building positive community life for everyone.
For more information, contact: Carmen Rasmussen, Campus Community Coalition Coordinator
Email – Carmen.Rasmussen@wwu.edu, Phone – 360.650.6863
The Puget Neighborhood Association is pleased to provide this information about the Campus Community Coalition, and invite our Puget Neighbors to explore their web site to learn more about the Coalition.
There is a free social website called Nextdoor that many Bellingham neighborhoods are using to enhance communications between neighbors. It’s a great way to share information about local concerns (e.g., car prowls), lost pets, etc. Our neighborhood police officers use Next Door to post alerts, answer questions, and receive non-emergency messages. Read more about Nextdoor here.