We’re excited to announce that Bellwether Housing and Stewardship Partners are officially on board with the Melrose Promenade project.
Bellwether Housing is an affordable housing developer headquartered at the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Olive Way, just a block east of Melrose.On its website, Bellwether says: “Bellwether meets the need for affordable rents by buying, building and managing apartments in urban locations.” And, it adds: “Commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability are evident in all our efforts.”
Stewardship Partners is non-profit organization that helps private landowners restore and preserve the natural landscapes of Washington State. Stewardship Partners will be working with us to pursue green storm water solutions that could become a part of the Promenade.
On its website, Stewardship Partners says: “We collaborate with diverse interest groups to build bridges and find solutions that achieve mutual goals of environmental protection, economic health, and community well being. Our projects restore fish and wildlife habitat, improve water quality, protect open space, and “green up” the built environment while maintaining working landscapes of farms, forestland, and livable communities throughout the State.”
Check out Stewardship Partners’ support letter.
A big thank you to both Bellwether Housing and Stewardship Partners for your support of the Melrose Promenade!
Thank you to Feet First, Victrola Coffee, and Newmark Realty Capital, the Melrose Promeande’s newest supporters!
Feet First has been advocating for walkable communities in Washington State for more than a decade. In their letter of support, Executive Director Lisa Quinn wrote, “The Melrose Promenade project supports our vision of how people are provided easy and safe ways to walk for their health, transportation, environment, community and pleasure.”
Later, she added, “The Melrose Promenade works towards the City of Seattle’s vision of becoming the most walkable city in the nation.”
Victrola Coffee serves coffee at two locations on Capitol Hill, on 15th Avenue East and East Pike Street, just steps from Melrose Avenue. Victrola has graciously donated of coffee for our Muffins on Melrose and Community Cleanup events.
Newmark Realty Capital is a property owner on Bellevue Avenue East, just one block east of Melrose. Newmark’s Skip Slavin wrote that the Promenade would be a “great public benefit”.
Read it here: Feet First letter of support
Thank you to the Capitol Hill Community Council for tonight’s unanimous vote of support for the Melrose Promenade project. We look forward to working closely with you to make this dream a reality.
Thank you also for the many great questions so many of you asked tonight. Meaningful community engagement is the key to making civic projects like the Promenade as successful as they can be.
Check out the Capitol Hill Community Council’s resolution in support of the Melrose Promenade.