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Share your vision for Northgate Urban Design

July 17th, 2013 by master

How would you like to see the Northgate urban area evolve as we move closer to the completion of the neighborhood’s light-rail station in 2021?

You’re invited to share your thoughts at the upcoming Northgate Open House from 6-9 p.m. July 30 at Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 N.E. 100th St. Based on your feedback at previous meetings, Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development already has drafted an Urban Design Framework for the neighborhood, but it’s seeking your help before it finalizes the plan in the fall.

The plan encompasses the station area and expands throughout the Northgate Urban Center, and includes such features as “urban plazas, active and green streetscapes, and a more complete neighborhood district near the light rail station.”

Your feedback is sought on:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle connections to the station
  • Public spaces in the vicinity
  • Other community amenities
  • Creating an active, healthy and sustainable neighborhood
  • Getting more green improvements
  • Getting more affordable housing

For more information or to comment online, go to the Northgate Urban Design website.

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Air your Beaver Pond Natural Area concerns tonight

January 26th, 2012 by master

The Thornton Creek Alliance is inviting the community to its meeting tonight that will focus on the restoration at Maple Leaf’s Beaver Pond Natural Area, volunteering, crime/safety and any other topics you would like to discuss.

Last month, the branches of nearly 50 trees were illegally pruned in Beaver Pond Natural Area, raising both ire and support from the community.

A variety of city leaders will be in attendance, including:

  • Seattle City Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw, chair of the Parks Committee
  • Terrie Johnston, Seattle Police Department community liaison
  • Joanna Nelson de Flores, Green Seattle Partnership project manager
  • Chris Saleeba, with Seattle Greenways

 The open disucssion is from 7-9 p.m. at Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E.

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