Agenda for the 4/1 Meeting – GSNC-OCagenda4-1-10

Please bring the following documents to discuss and vote on in the 4/1 meeting.  Outcomes will be the detailed proposed to a general meeting for officially establishing the GSNC.

ByLaws Genesee-SchmitzDraftBy-laws1

Boundaries Genesee-schmitz_project1

About Boundaries:  Following are issues as defined by Melissa  who reviewed the issues and pulled the map together for us.

Two things to note.
1) I have placed the north boundary at Hinds Street. I did this after driving around and feeling that that was the right street verse Hanford. We do not have any Schmitz community people to help inform our group understanding of how they view the neighborhood; we are all from Genesee, so from my perspective the boundary ought to be Hinds. Obviously this is up for debate, so please discuss further.
Two, The south east boundary has a double line which shows the boundary of the Junction Urban Village. It is important that all other neighborhood groups understand that we border the Junction and view ourselves as the neighboring single family residential community to that commercial area. We are their clients. We need to establish a healthy relationship with the Junction association. They need us, we need them.
Additionally, the Planning Area Boundary of the West Seattle Junction extends out Charlestown and down 52nd. Completely within our neighborhood which makes collaboration imperative. It is in everyone’s best interest to find the “highest and best use” for the Genesee School site. Such as a park and recreational facility for all. While the Urban village is programed for density, we are not. So where are all those people going to recreate. The opportunity to strongly recommend that the Seattle Parks And the City work to address these needs would be to everyone’s benefit. Better bus service, tree-lined streets, etc. can all play into a proposal jointly crafted from us and the Junction for redevelopment of the Genesee Hill School site. I would be excited to work on this with the Junction group and others.