Archive | February, 2017

Kirkland Family Raises $3.1m to Fund Rare Disease Research and Promotes Awareness for Rare Disease Day on February 28

When Terry Colella’s 16-year old son was diagnosed with a rare disease that had no treatment or cure, she decided to take action and today their non-profit, Friends of FSH Research, will take part in a global movement to raise important awareness for Rare Disease Day®, February 28. As a 16 year old avid athlete […]

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LETTER | Houghton Can’t Sustain 3,300 Additional Car Trips/Day

Dear Editor, The City of Kirkland along with property owners and developers are advocating for huge and unnecessary growth within the Houghton/Everest shopping center footprint. The proposed rezoning would allow for growth only 20% smaller than the gigantic “Kirkland Urban” project currently under construction. The Houghton/Everest neighborhood is already stressed to the max by congestive […]

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Kirkland Chamber Of Commerce Selects Samantha St. John As Executive Director

The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Samantha St. John as the Executive Director. The appointment was made after a regional search process, in which St. John surfaced as thefrontrunner among 24 other applicants for the position. “There were many great applicants for the position, but Samantha’s prior experience […]

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Totem Lake Street Closure Pushed Back Until March 6

On Friday morning the City of Kirkland informed us that information previously released had change regarding the street closure of 120th Ave. NE in Totem Lake (see The street closure originally stated to take place today will now take place March 6. Please see the updated map below.

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LETTER | Don’t Expand Houghton/Everest Center Zoning

Editor: We live just south of the Houghton Neighborhood Center, and we would like to convey our concerns with the proposed zoning plan for the Center. With the latest 5-story (55 foot tall) aggressive growth plan, we believe the following factors would negatively impact the infrastructure and livability of our treasured neighborhood areas of Houghton, Everest and Lakeview. Traffic Congestion – Unlike Kirkland Urban and Totem Lake, the existing roadways […]

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Council Passes Ordinance to Keep Kirkland a Safe, Inclusive and Welcoming City for Everyone

Unanimous vote codifies current City policy and proclamation passed in January In a unanimous vote at their February 21, 2017 meeting the Kirkland City Council passed an ordinance (O-4558) which puts into law long-standing City policy to provide everyone in Kirkland – residents, workers and visitors alike – with the full range of City services, […]

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City of Kirkland to Hold Public Hearing on Safe and Inclusive City Actions

City Council is considering legislation regarding sustaining Kirkland as a welcoming city  At its next regular meeting on February 21, 2017, the Kirkland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of a resolution and an ordinance related to sustaining Kirkland as a safe, inclusive and welcoming city.  The resolution formally adopts […]

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