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Water, progress and fuming in Maple Leaf?

July 10th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Here’s something … interesting.

A reader forwards an email from the Museum of History & Industry.

The Future of Seattle’s Maple Leaf Neighborhood: Water, Progress, and Conflict.

It’s an invitation to walking tours here on Saturday, July 26th, and Wednesday, Aug. 6th.

When Seattle Parks and Seattle Utilities decided to cover the Maple Leaf reservoir, they hit a home run: a beautiful, innovative park. So why are some North Seattle residents fuming?

Join Historian Roger van Oosten on an informative, insightful and fun tour of the Maple Leaf reservoir park and neighboring environs. You’ll discover the sometimes awkward, sometimes progressive and sometimes successful collision of growing density, open spaces and neighborhood rights.


Oh, and you have to buy your way in.

There’s a tour from 10 a.m. to noon  on July 26, and another on August 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meet at the corner of  Northeast 82nd Street and 14th Avenue Northeast.

Cost: MOHAI Members $15; General $20.

Apparently, MOHAI does this periodically.

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