FHA AGM - Our annual meeting will be virtual this year. Please stay safe and healthy and join us at 7 pm, on 4/22 at FHAmeeting.com which will direct you to our Zoom meeting. We hope to see you all! Hopefully, you have seen the posters for the original meeting at the heads of all the docks, and maybe you have noticed our new logo, which is actually a riff on an old one. Thank you to Courtney Cooper and her team for the artwork!
FHA Tour - Thank you to everyone who volunteered to feature their home on this year's tour. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FHA Board has taken the difficult decision to postpone this event. The next floating homes tour will now take place on Sunday, September 12th, 2021 from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature homes on Eastlake and Westlake. Tickets will go on sale in July 2021. Plenty of time for anyone who was tempted to host, but not sure they were ready, to get their place ship-shape and Bristol fashion!
Secure your Stuff - We have received several reports lately of people helping themselves to stuff from docks - Amazon packages, bicycles, etc. A timely reminder to lock things up if at all possible.
FHA Board Meeting Minutes - Despite being on shutdown, your board continues to meet in at a socially acceptable distance. March and February's board meeting minutes have been posted to the website. You can read them here.
Terry Pettus Park - If you have walked down Fairview Ave E, you may have seen the sign that has appeared in Terry Pettus Park announcing the city's plans to renovate the park. They invite community members to take this short survey and participate in the future of Terry Pettus Park. You can visit their web page here, and if you have specific questions you can contact Susanne Rockwell (206) 684-7133 or Susanne.Rockwell@seattle.gov. The project is theoretically in the design phase from now till fall. We will let you have more info when we have some. Talking of parks, city employee Omar Akkari attended our March FHA board meeting. Omar is part of a team looking after small street end parks. You can find out more about their work here – www.seattle.gov/transportation/stuse_stends.htm
Tenas Chuck Dock - If you live on Eastlake you may have noticed the big red Waterfront Construction crane at Tenas Chuck. They are in the process of replacing their pilings. Waterfront Construction and Aqua Dive installed a temporary floating dock on state land west of Phoenix Moorage and relocated half a dozen of the homes. Over the next few weeks, Waterfront will install 32 steel-pipe piles and remove a larger number of old timber and steel-rail piles, in 3 phases. We are hoping to have more information about this project at the AGM, which will be of particular interest to residents on older docks.
Fairview Ave E Bridge Replacement
- Pedestrian detour - Starting on March 30 and lasting for approximately 4 months, an intermittent pedestrian detour will be in place on Eastlake Ave E just north of the old ZymoGenetics building. The sidewalk on the west side of Eastlake Ave E, just north of the old ZymoGenetics building, will close for up to 6 hours approximately once a week to accommodate construction activity. A pedestrian detour route and signs will be in place and people walking will be detoured to the east side of Eastlake Ave E. We'll provide regular updates throughout construction. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or at (206) 775-8715, or visit our project webpage.
- On April 7, Mayor Durkan announced a 2-day temporary suspension of public works projects to conduct health and safety training for workers. Fairview Bridge crews completed time-sensitive concrete work on April 9 and will observe the 2-day temporary suspension on Friday, April 10, and on Saturday, April 11. Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 6 PM. Crews can continue work activity until 10 PM. Crews may also be working Saturdays 9 AM to 6 PM. Expect noise and vibration from heavy machinery and trucks in the area. Crews will resume regular construction on Monday, April 13. Over the next two weeks, crews will continue building and installing rebar cages, excavate and install shaft casings, and pour concrete to construct the new bridge shafts.
- On Thursday, on April 16, from 3:30 to 4:30 PM the bridge project team is hosting the Fairview monthly stakeholder meeting online via Microsoft Teams, which you’ll be able to access free of charge. Each month at our stakeholder meetings, you’ll be able to share feedback, ask questions, and engage with our project team. We hope to foster a collaborative environment while being a resource to you and your organization. Moving forward, meetings will continue to take place every 3rd Thursday of the month. To maximize our time together, please send over topics of interest before the meeting. This will allow us to create an informed and focused agenda and to ensure all parties are represented. To join online, click this link Join Microsoft Teams Meeting. (Microsoft Teams is available for download on the iPhone App Store or the Android App Store). To join by phone dial +1 (206) 485-0017. The PIN is 96352.
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