Update: Beacon Ave. Restoration project

Folks! The Beacon Avenue Restoration project is coming to a close as was promised in late spring 2014. Wilbert Santos, from Sound Transit’s Community Outreach Division gives us the latest: “Substantial completion for the project should be by the end of this month with punchlist items being completed by late Spring 2014 (possible punchlist items are: SCL pole installation, curb painting, etc). The next phase, pouring the median on Beacon Avenue South between McClellan and Lander streets, should start either this week or next. This will include working on the traffic signal loops. The intersections will be reopened but might require future temporary short term impacts to finish up the work at the intersections. Sound Transit’s construction management inspector and the contractor’s traffic control person are out there daily working with the public on access during construction.”

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Broadband efforts begin to gain traction

UPTUN, a group of people concerned about poor broadband access in many areas of Seattle that started right here on underserved Beacon Hill, has been growing and expanding its efforts.   Check out their website and latest assessment of the situation here.  This is a complicated issue and it will ultimately impact all of us, but it’s especially important for businesses and our commercial area.   Here’s hoping we soon see improved options with better overall service and pricing, and a big thanks to all of our neighbors who have worked long and hard on this issue.

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February Networking Luncheon 2/18!

All Business Owners & Employees are welcome no matter how small or large your Business is ~ Home Based Businesses welcome too!

Tuesday, February 18th @ 11:30am – 1:30pm
Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine @ 2503 Beacon Ave S.
Come meet other business members & employees on Beacon Hill at our monthly luncheon. Bring Business Cards ~ Event or Company Flyers ~ Come prepared to introduce your business! This is an opportunity to share news, the latest “Happenings on the Hill.”
11:30am – 12:00pm – Purchase your lunch, mingle & socialize
(cost of lunch approx. $10.00 plus drink, tax, tip)
12:00pm – 1:30pm Luncheon program
FREE Marketing tables available to show case your business. Contact Sandra for more information.
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Update: Beacon Avenue South Restoration

The Beacon Avenue South restoration project is underway and the contractor will need to close the northbound left turn lane on Beacon Avenue South at S. McClellan and S. Lander streets tonight Friday January 31, 2014 at 4 p.m.  The concrete work at Beacon Avenue S. and S. McClellan Street will need the night to fully cure but the northbound turn lane will reopen tomorrow Saturday February 1, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at S. McClellan Street.  To access the west side of Beacon Avenue to the businesses such as the Hilltop Red Apple during this closure please use 15th Avenue South.

For more information about the Beacon Hill Avenue South restoration project, please call (206) 398-5300 or email [email protected]. 

For issues that need immediate attention after normal business hours, call Sound Transit’s 24-hour Construction Hotline at (888) 298-2395.

 The Beacon Avenue South restoration project is scheduled to mobilize as early as Monday January 6, 2014.  The project will reconstruct the sidewalk and roadway adjacent to Sound Transit’s Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.  The project boundaries are on Beacon Avenue South from South McClellan Street to South Lander Street.   Roadway improvements include replacement of the pavement, reconstruction of portions of sidewalks, sidewalk widening, addition of a raise roadway median and increased crosswalk width.  The project is schedule to be completed by late spring 2014.

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General Membership Meeting 1-25

Hello 2014

Please help us kick off the year by attending our first gathering: On Saturday January 25th we’ll hold our biannual General Membership Meeting - 11:00am – 1:00pm. Come have lunch with us!

Location: Inay’s Asian Cuisine 2503 Beacon Ave. South, 98144

The agenda will include first-of-year announcements (!!) and board elections. And for those of you who did not attend the recent NBHC meeting, a  representative from Sound Transit, Wilbert Santos, will also make an appearance for any Q&A that might arise regarding SDOT’s Beacon Ave. Development Project.

RSVP to [email protected] (we’d like to get a sense of attendance, but even if you haven’t sent an rsvp you’ll be welcome).

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