Hawk House Light Spectacular compromise reached

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:00pm
  • LifeNews

“Hawk House,” an expansive holiday decorations and light show erected by a Kirkland resident for several years, has been issued a permit from the City for operation this season.

The home in the 11000 block of NE 100th St., has drawn both regional excitement and neighborhood complaints. Neighborhood feelings on the display were mixed in previous years so last year the resident decided not to decorate the house. However, year the resident worked with staff from the City’s Police, Fire and Parks and Community Services departments to find a compromise that sets out expectations in an effort to balance the impact for the community so the show could go on.

The permit is in place from November 23, 2017 to January 1, 2018 and specifies times and dates for both lights and music to minimize disruption to neighbors.

The display schedule is Nov. 23 through Jan. 1. Mondays and Tuesdays will have static lights with no music; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, from 5 to 9 p.m., will have the light display with music; Fridays and Saturdays from, 5 to 10 p.m., will have the light display with music; and Dec 24, 25 and 26 from, 5 to 10 p.m., will have the light display with music.

The street shall remain accessible for emergency vehicles and locals.

“We are working with the resident who creates the display to balance neighborhood impact and the public’s love for a holiday exhibition surrounding our local sports teams,” said Lynn Zwaagstra, Director of Kirkland Parks and Community Services, in a press release. “We hope the many people who drive by the show are respectful to the neighbor’s property and keep in mind the street is home to families, many of whom have small children who will be trying to sleep.”

Kirkland Police are meeting with the resident of “Hawk House” and will continue to be in communication as the event continues. Traffic signs will be in place by Nov. 23 and any complaints can be made by using the City website code investigation request or by contacting the Police Department either at 9-1-1 for emergencies or by using the Police Online Reporting system on the City website.

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