Catch-up and talk with neighbors at Tully’s on the first Saturday of each month, 8:30am onwards
The demolition of the final the condos along 112th has been scheduled to begin as early as next Monday, 11/13. I’ve attached a flyer that will be distributed to neighbors in close proximity to the buildings. Prior to demolition beginning, the Bellevue Fire Department will use the structures for training exercises. Those exercises will be conducted over the course of the next three days, 11/10 – 11/12 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The training may involve:
- Cutting holes in roofs and floors
- Breeching interior and exterior walls
- Forcible entry of locked doors
- Search and rescue utilizing smoke machines
- Stretching charged hose lines and flowing a minimal amount of water
- There will be no live fire training
As many of you are aware the City of Bellevue will be rebuilding the Surrey Downs Park and as part of that project will be replacing the cyclone fence that is between the park and bordering Surrey Down’s residents. Unbeknownst to anyone, according to the City of Bellevue in a recent land survey, the fence that was put up in the 60’s and 70’s was built on the Park property versus on the property line between the Park and residents homes. When the City rebuilds the fence they want to move it to the property line. This seems like a reasonable move, however, some residents will lose up to 14’ of their back or side yards in the process (most will lose between 1’ and 5’). Instead of rebuilding the fence on the property line, we want the fence rebuilt in the same location where it is today.
What can you do as a non-impacted Surrey Downs resident? We’re asking for your help in voicing impacted neighbors preference to have the fence rebuilt where it is currently. This will be the most inexpensive to neighbors and the city of Bellevue. This position will not impact the design or any elements of the new Park either.
If you wish to increase the voice of your 18 impacted neighbors, please personalize the attached form letter and either email or mail it to one or all of the City Council Members and City Manager (Brad Miyake).
The first phase of demolition on 111th Place SE will soon be upon us; local residents had a door drop and here is the flyer for more information. SDCC negotiated a phased approach to retain as many houses until absolutely necessary and place the security fence behind the properties that won’t be demolished to preserve some semblance of the neighborhood!
[update] still a few plants left in the car park if you want them …
Sound Transit have organized another plant salvage event on Saturday 30th. This salvage is different than past events. Rather than the public digging their own plants, in this case, ST staff will dig the plants and bring them to Surrey Downs Park where they will be available to members of the public.
More details in this flyer Plant Salvage