March 10, 2023

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Welcome to this week's newsletter for subscribers from Laurelhurst in Seattle! In this edition, we highlight some exciting news in our neighborhood. Seattle Parks and Recreation is considering adding off-leash areas, including one in Laurelhurst, after extensive study. If you're looking to network with local professionals, don't miss the St. Patrick's Day mixer hosted by Jim Thorpe of Summit Capital Partners at the Laurelhurst office. The community center in Laurelhurst is set to undergo accessibility upgrades in 2023 to better serve all residents. We also feature an inspiring story of a Laurelhurst student who restored a historic air-raid siren from WWII and the Cold War. Read on to learn more!

🏠 Real Estate

Seattle Parks and Recreation Considers Adding Off-Leash Areas, Including Laurelhurst, After Extensive Study

Seattle Parks and Recreation is launching an Off-Leash Area (OLA) study to examine 30 potential sites across the city for future OLAs, including Laurelhurst Playfield. The study will evaluate each site from an environmental, engineering, geographic, equity, and dog behavioral perspective.

St. Patrick's Day Networking Mixer at Laurelhurst Office Hosted by Jim Thorpe of Summit Capital Partners

Jim Thorpe of Summit Capital Partners is hosting a St. Patrick's Day networking mixer on March 17th at their Laurelhurst office. Business professionals can enjoy complimentary appetizers, an open bar, and the chance to win Seattle Kraken tickets while expanding their network in the real estate industry.

Laurelhurst Community Center to Undergo Accessibility Upgrades in 2023

Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin construction in July 2023 to improve accessibility at the Laurelhurst Community Center, which will require the center and parking lot to close temporarily. The project will correct approximately 100 documented barriers to accessibility and improve access for all, with completion expected in spring 2024.

📜 History

Laurelhurst Student Restores Historic Air-Raid Siren from WWII and Cold War

Seattle high school student Nathan Veress has rescued an air-raid relic from World War II and Cold War that had perched above a Seattle street for nearly 80 years. The student is now restoring the siren to working condition and plans to donate it to the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field in Everett, which has a Cold War exhibit coming up.

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