Changes in latitude, changes in attitude: Northgate light rail station fun begins

Northgate isn’t just an aging shopping mall, it’s also the center of a growing neighborhood that will be enhanced by light rail–maybe. That all depends on whether we can motivate ourselves, yet again, to overcome fears about change to support appropriate density to welcome the people who are coming to Seattle in droves. We want them to not have to use those droves, but use light rail instead. Anyway, that’s my opinion. I’m sure there are other ideas. But show up at the Open House. I might even be there with my trombone. I’m almost done with the code. I need stuff to write about. So put on your parka, grab your passport, and monopoly money, and head up to Northgate. Here’s the details:

Community Design Study for the Northgate Light Rail Station
Open House

Tuesday, July 26, 6 – 9 p.m.
Brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Aljoya Senior Apartments at Thornton Place
450 NE 100th Street

Enter at Aljoya’s front door at the corner of 5th Ave. NE and 100th St.
Off-street parking is available at Group Health just south of 100th St.

Please join us to give us your thoughts on how to create a vital community at the light-rail station.

The City of Seattle, King County, Sound Transit and other agencies are beginning a study to explore possibilities, and we need your input.

We are exploring opportunities related to:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle connections to the station, including a bridge crossing of Interstate 5
  • Public spaces in the vicinity – parks, sidewalks
  • How to create an active neighborhood near the light rail station
  • Connecting bus and rail service
  • Creating a healthy and sustainable community

Tell us your priorities and help influence the future of this area south of Northgate Mall.

For more information, please visit:  www.seattle.gov/dpd/planning/NorthgateStationAreaDevelopment.

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