Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Construction Update and March 21 Grand Opening

The new railings are installed on the cistern plaza. Photo: Toby Thaler

Construction is wrapping up at Hazel Heights!
The drain tie-ins to the City system at 42nd and Baker Ave NW were finished in late January, and the sidewalk was poured and reopened in early February. Railing installation started in late February with the cistern plaza and first flight of stairs, and another set is scheduled for this week. The contractor has pledged to complete the railings in time for the March 21 grand opening (see below).
You are invited!
Seattle’s Newest P-Patch Opens Sunday, March 21
Public Celebration at Hazel Heights P-Patch Community Garden

Supporters and neighbors, gardeners and “locavores” are invited to the grand opening celebration of Seattle’s newest P-Patch, the Hazel Heights P-Patch Community Garden in the Fremont neighborhood. The celebration will include light refreshments, live music and a presentation and ribbon-cutting by local dignitaries. The event will be held “rain or shine.”

Sunday, March 21, 2010, noon – 3:00 p.m.
Noon: Grand Opening event begins, light refreshments served
12:30 p.m.: Program with entertainment and presentations by local dignitaries
1 p.m.: Ribbon-cutting followed by garden tours, more refreshments & live entertainment

Corner of NW 42nd St. and Baker Ave NW, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle

Beckey Sukovaty, event chair, 206-783-6443,

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

P-Patch Construction Update - Updated January 21, 2010

With the addition of the beautiful new fence, the garden is continuing to take shape.

Although it seems like construction is taking forever, we really are nearly done. If you have ever built or remodeled a house, you know that there are always snags in the schedule. And since we're doing several environmentally progressive projects, such as the rainwater cistern, we have been exploring new territory with the City's permitting process. Our work should ease the path for future gardens that may also want to harvest rainwater and reduce stormwater overflow into Puget Sound.

Construction on the main site itself is 90% complete, with only the handrail installation and a few "punch-list" type items on the irrigation and cistern systems left to go before the contractor turns over the site for gardening to begin.

A major focus now is completing the drain tie-ins to the City system at 42nd and Baker Ave NW. This work will include digging up a portion of the street at 42nd and Baker Ave NW. We are continuing to work with the City to finalize the details for this work and expect it to be complete by the end of this month. When this is complete, the sidewalk along Baker Ave NW will be reopened.

We are currently assigning P-Patch plots with the City's P-Patch Program. Priority is given to those who have volunteered their time to the creation of the garden. If you want to be included in the waiting list for a garden plot at Hazel Heights P-Patch, please call Rich Macdonald at the P-Patch Program (386-0088) and specify that you are calling about a plot at Hazel Heights.

Be sure to save the date for Sunday, March 21 at noon for the grand opening of the garden!