SFCC has been gathering information to better understand how to modify the tree cutting regulations in Bellevue. In recent years, our neighborhood and surroundings have lost many large trees to business developments and individual property owners. We believe that the existing tree removal regulations are insuﬃcient and based on the recommendation from the Environmental Stewardship Program we started a petition. We want to gather as many neighborhood signatures as possible before we send the letter to the City Council with our proposal.
View and sign the petition at:
Sherwood Forest Community Club Annual Meeting was held on October 27th 2016 at Interlake High School. Here is the presentation with the information discussed during the meeting. Thank you to all those that attended.
If you are interested in actively participating in your community we invite you to join us at the monthly meetings or join SFCC committees. For more information please contact us at email@example.com
As many of you have noticed, construction work has begun on our south boundary, N.E. 24th. St. There are actually two projects which are slated to be done here in the next few months.
The first involves the replacement of the water main on the north side of the street between 159th NE and 162nd NE. We are told that it will be done on a block by block basis so that folks can enter and exit our community on the other open streets. The south side of NE 24th will remain open and several flaggers will be there during work hours, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM to control and facilitate traffic flow. We have been told by the City that there will be no detour signs guiding traffic through Sherwood Forest as the intent is to minimize cut-through traffic from this project. Some homes will be impacted by temporary water shut-off, but those involved will be notified in advance so that they can make appropriate arrangements. We are told that water quality will remain high when service is re-started. This entire project is due to be completed by May 1.
The second project will be done on a two-phase basis. The current corner ramps at intersections along 24th St. are not ADA compliant and will be replaced by ones which are. The second phase involves the re-paving of NE 24th from 156th. NE to 166th NE. and will include a new crosswalk at 166th. The corner ramp work may begin prior to the start of summer vacation for Sherwood Forest and Overlake High Schools while the re-paving phase will probably occur during the vacation period and should only last a week or two. We should know more about these activities as the City of Bellevue firms up the work schedules.
SFCC Traffic Committee
The Sherwood Forest Community Club annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 @ 7pm in the Interlake High School Library. The meeting will elect board officers for the 2016 period, discuss local issues, and hear members comments. All Sherwood Forest residents are encouraged to attend. The October SFCC newsletter will be delivered by mail to all residents this week and will contain more information about the annual meeting, the voting ballot where candidates names can be entered, and instructions on how to submit the ballot. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about joining SFCC as an officer or on a committee and the few hours a month it takes to help out your neighborhood.
Families from around the Crossroads area enjoy the snow today at the meadow.
The Sherwood Forest Community Club wishes you and your family a very Happy Holiday season.
While ’tis the season to be jolly, our Bellevue Police Dept. reminds us to remain on the lookout for any suspicious activities particularly when it is dark or rainy outside during mid-day. The Forest has had a recent home burglary while the owners were away during the day. With all the UPS and mail shipment activities up for the season, it is important to collect your home deliveries right away, or have them shipped to a pickup store. Keep your homes well lighted, side gates locked, bushes trimmed, and take a walk to help watch our Forest street activity. If you do notice anything suspicious, simply call 911 and report the activity. ( See our Block Watch section for additional links on security and emergency preparedness. )
Students returning to Interlake High School on Tuesday were greeted by a new pedestrian -activated flashing light sign system on the crosswalk on 24th Avenue north of school. Due to the outstanding efforts of a dedicated Sherwood Forest Community Club team and the City of Bellevue, this new solar-based flashing light system will now greatly enhance the safety of pedestrians crossing 24th Avenue at all hours. Do you have ideas for Sherwood Forest improvements ? Are you interested in participating on one of the SFCC committees ? – If so, get involved – send an email to the SFCC Board at email@example.com – Real change can happen as we can see above.
Walgreens has provided the Sherwood Forest Community Club drawings of their new store construction at the former Uwajimaya site. Walgreens is the only officially store known for the building at this time. (drawings are provided to SFCC use only and are not authorized for publication).
Also, SFCC and two other Crossroads area concerned parties met with and submitted letters to the Bellevue City Planning Director to ensure the Angelos property retains its Commercial Business zoning as part of an earlier Crossroad area agreement. This zoning is similar to other Crossroads area properties and prohibits structures greater than 2 stories. Will keep you posted on the City’s repsonse.
Puget Sound Energy has begun it’s work to build a new substation at 15335 NE 24th St. in Redmond (across the street from O’Reilly Auto Parts and next to Ethan Allen Furniture). The substation was originally planned for a space in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood, but community pressure influenced PSE to move the location.
Work on the substation is expected to disrupt traffic on Bel-Red Way and NE 24th street from now until the end of the year. Transmission lines will be built in the spring of 2012, with the entire project completed in fall 2012.
A statement on the PSE website explains the need for the new substation:
“PSE needs to build a new substation and reconfigure existing transmission lines to meet increased demand for electricity in the south Redmond/northeast Bellevue area. The Ardmore substation will increase system capacity to accommodate future growth and improve electric reliability for our customers. Extensive residential and commercial growth in the south Redmond/northeast Bellevue area has resulted in the electrical load approaching the capacity of existing substations and transmission lines. PSE will design the substation so that we can expand electric capacity without expanding its footprint, which will help accommodate the long-term plans of the cities of Bellevue and Redmond to increase land use densities in the Bel-Red corridor and Overlake area.”
For more information about the project, visit the Ardmore Substation page on the PSE website here.
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