There is a separate project to put bus lanes on NE 85th Street that would speed up travel times.
Marina Singh and Zach Smith from Kirkland’s newest apartment building, Voda, gave a presentation and brought Trophy cupcakes (thank you, Voda!):
Voda is adjacent to the downtown transit station on the site of the former Antique mall. The address is 207 Park Lane.
There are 128 apartments total with studios, one and two bedrooms. 97% of the apartments have balconies. All have air conditioning. Amenities include a fitness center, 24 hour package concierge system, pet wash, and a grocery delivery fridge. They have partnered with the Heathman Hotel’s Trellis restaurant to have room service available to apartments.
The first residents took occupancy in March. 33% of the building is leased to-date.
Retail and parking details:
Banner Bank is going to move to one of their retail spaces. There are two additional retail spaces that don’t have signed leases yet.
There are 1.4 assigned parking spaces per apartment and designated spaces for visitor parking.
47 paid, public parking on the retail level is open from 5am – midnight. $1 per hour or $10 to park overnight.
This Saturday, May 19th, Voda is hosting an Open House from 11:30AM – 2:30PM with live music and refreshments. You are invited!
Crossing Kirkland event:
This is a city-wide block party that takes place on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on September 8th from 11am – 4pm. Moss Bay is hosting a station near the Google Campus.
There were 1500 participants last year. There are family-friendly activities, food trucks, and games. A new addition this year is to have musicians stationed at different points along the trail.
Please take the biennial Community Survey to gauge community attitudes about the quality of life in Kirkland, priorities for the future and satisfaction with City government and services. The survey is open until May 21st at https://www.research.net/r/2018KirklandCommunitySurvey
The State of the City address is planned for June 11th. The location has yet to be announced.
Council passed a resolution to start a conversation about gun safety and community safety. There will be a town hall meeting that has yet to be scheduled.
Work begins this month to install traffic signals at 6th Street and Kirkland Way and also at 6th Street and 9th Avenue South.
We voted to approve the slate of candidates for Moss Bay’s Neighborhood Association as follows: Chair – Aimee Voelz; Co-Chair – Amanda Judd; Treasurer – Leslie Keller. We have an open position for Secretary. If you are interested in an office or would just like to be more involved in the Association’s planning and events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.