Ravenna-Bryant Community Association

Serving the Ravenna and Bryant neighborhoods in Seattle, WA

Ravenna-Bryant Community Association - Serving the Ravenna and Bryant neighborhoods in Seattle, WA

Tell your favorite restaurateur about Bryant Heights


Polygon Northwest, the developers of the Bryant Heights project, would like the neighborhood to have a say in what kind of restaurant (or retail) should go into the two “bookend” spaces on NE 65th, on the corners of 32nd and 34th Avenue NE.  Neighbors are encouraged to print out/email this PDF (Leasing_Bryant_Heights) and take it to your favorite restaurateur.


commercial_ABoth commercial spaces are over 2,000 square feet and include outdoor eating space.  There will be a total of 10 car parking spaces and parking for 73 bikes on NE 65th, 32nd NE, 34th NE, as well as inside the garage.


Corner of 34th

In a survey that RBCA did in late 2013, 75% of the people who patronized businesses on NE 65th lived within 10 blocks, and new businesses opening along will make it easier for people to go to restaurants and stores without having to fight traffic.  Also, the number of families in RBCA has increased in the past ten years, and many of those bike or walk to school.   New restaurants in our neighborhood that cater to the walk/bike crowd are already coming to NE 45th and further west on 65th.

35th_plan_65_nodeThe 35th Ave Committee’s final report also clearly shows that the neighborhood would like to see more viable retail and a more walkable business district.  Although the Bryant Heights project is not on 35th Ave NE itself, it is still considered part of the 35th Ave Business District.  Very little new development with commercial space is being built in our neighborhood, so this is a rare opportunity to take part in shaping the future of our community.

What would YOU like to see in this new commercial space?  Please help spread the word by telling your neighbors and talking to your favorite restaurateurs.

Former “Bill the Butcher” Site to Become Two Restaurants

The former “Bill the Butcher” site on the south end of Ravenna-Bryant will soon be home to two restaurants owned by Josh Henderson of Westward.   These restaurants replace the original “Bike Hotel” idea proposed by developer Ron Sher.  The Laurelhurst Community Club also wrote about this property in their blog.


According to this article in Seattle Met, the upstairs restaurant will face the Burke Gilman Trail and have “juices and pastry in the morning, salads and plates of charcuterie with cheese and crusty bread by day, and bistro fare at night.”

The restaurant facing NE 45th Street at 36th Ave NE will be a burger shack.  The developer Ron Sher also owns the beloved Third Place Books and Vios Café in our neighborhood.



35th Ave Plan, Bryant Heights, and Theodora Updates

On Tuesday June 10th, from 7-9 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church (7050 35th AVE NE) the RBCA Land Use Committee will host a meeting to get updates on the following:


  • The 35th AVE Committee Chair Per Johnson will give us a run down of what has occurred so far with the planning for the business district on 35th.(http://35thneighborhoodplan.blogspot.com/) The 35th Ave Committee also has the second of the three public meetings on Wednesday June 11th, also at Messiah Lutheran 7-9 p.m.


  • Polygon Homes will update us on their 3.7 acre project on NE 65th between 32nd and 34th Ave.  You can read about more about that project here.


  • Representatives from Goodman Real Estate and Volunteers of America will give us an update on the process of relocating the current Theodora residents, as well as give us an idea about their construction schedule for remodeling the building.  You can read more about the Theodora here.

Please help us spread the word.