Tag Archives | Houghton

Council Votes to Preserve Affordable Housing and Purchase Land for Women and Family Shelter

The City Council cast two unanimous votes at their February 6 meeting including the purchase of land for a shelter for women and families experiencing homelessness and paving the way to preserve affordable housing in Kirkland. The purchase of property located at 11920 NE 80th Street fulfills part of the Council’s 2015-2016 City Work Program […]

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LETTER: Five Stories in Everest

Sent by: Marvin Scott Sent on: December 12, 2017 I have sent many letters along with hundreds of others outlining why your vote and decision is a bad idea for the South Kirkland community.  Hundreds of people have testified.  I, as have others, suggested alternatives that would be a compromise.  And yet you went against […]

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LETTER: Houghton Rezone

Sent by: Dan Ryan On: November 26, 2017 The Kirkland City Council is about to approve changes in zoning at the Houghton-Everest Business Center. The effort to prepare for future growth has failed. By not setting viable standards for development, changes in the center are effectively deferred until a future rezoning. But maybe we can […]

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LETTER: Reasons to Vote Yes for Proposition 1

Sent by: Brian Staples, Vice President of the Central Houghton Neighborhood Association on October 30, 2017   Houghton Residents – Vote Yes to Continue the Houghton Community Council On November 7 residents of Houghton will be asked to weigh-in on several issues and candidates, including Proposition 1 regarding the continued existence of the Houghton Community […]

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LETTER | Concerned about Houghton Everest Center

Editor: I am very concerned about the proposed Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center plan- the plan that will massively increase density, traffic and congestion in our beautiful city. Most of us moved to the Houghton and Everest neighborhoods because of the natural beauty and livability of the area. Lake Washington, the Olympic Mountains, smallish neighborhoods and […]

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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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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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LETTER | How much growth does Houghton really need?

Should Houghton Everest Center increase from 143,000 sq feet to 1,000,000 sq ft with 850 apartments and 5 story mixed use with underground parking? Compare this to the new and very large Parkplace development Kirkland Urban with 1,200,000 square feet. I am a longtime Kirkland resident and am troubled by the immense amount of retail, […]

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Metropolitan Market’s Peach-O-Rama Returns

Metropolitan Market’s Peach-O-Rama celebration is the unofficial indicator that peach season has arrived! The juicy, 20-year promotion, is teaming up with Chef Jason Wilson of Miller’s Guild, Coffee Flour, and the soon-to-open Lakeside and Civility & Unrest in Bellevue, to show shoppers how they can recreate peach dishes at home!


Chef Jason will bring his innovative approach and craft cooking to Metropolitan Market’s Kirkland location on Saturday July 30, 12-2 p.m. He’ll man the grill and show shoppers how to create a Grilled Summer Peach Salad with Ricotta and Prosciutto as well as Marinated Peaches, Buttermilk Quinoa Cakes & Basil Crème Fraiche, dishing samples as he goes…

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