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Community meeting on crime, Maple Leaf park, Northgate development is Wednesday night

January 24th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Update 1:30 p.m.: The community council has just emailed an agenda. No mention of public safety/crime, although it was on the list in this month’s council newsletter.

1. Introductions & Announcements

2. Emergency Preparedness and Maple Leaf Neighborhood Disaster Response

3. Maple Leaf Reservoir Park update

4. Northgate density and transportation changes

5. Community Q&A/Guidance – Tell us what you want us to work on in 2012


The January general meeting of the Maple Leaf Community Council has, in the past two years, put a spotlight on crime in the neighborhood.

The second big issue has been the development of the Maple Leaf Park. (Is there really going to be a 90-foot zip line there?)

For Wednesday night’s meeting, add development at Northgate.

In the community council’s newsletter, which came out earlier this month, the emphasis is placed on Northgate, where apartments are expected to bring thousands of new residents in addition to the redevelopment that’s coming with LINK light rail.

“If the development is done poorly, it will mean the beginning of the end for livability and quality of life in the Maple Leaf neighborhood,” David Miller, chair of the council’s Transportation and Land Use Committee, writes in the newsletter and at a special online page the council has created.

We also expect an announcement about Maple Leaf’ acquiring our own radar gun and hi-tech speed sign.

The meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25th, at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St. Free, licensed day care is provided.

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