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THURSDAY: Community Meeting to Discuss Controversial North Rainier Redevelopment Plans (UPDATE)

The community is invited to join the Mount Baker Community Club (2811 Mount Rainier Dr. S.) from 7 to 9 pm this Thur., May 5, for a review and discussion of the City’s controversial plans to redevelop the Mt. Baker Station Area.

The North Rainier Neighborhood Plan Update – written by the City of Seattle’s  Department of Planning and Development and released in January 2010 – lays out a variety of goals, policies and strategies designed to support a transit-oriented development approach to redeveloping the north-end of the Rainier Valley. The plan updates are the result of a neighborhood plan update process that began in the fall of 2008.

Opponents of the plan say it doesn’t do enough to preserve the character and quality of life of the historic Mt. Baker community.

Also on the meeting agenda is a recap of the Urban Land Institute’s design competition for the Mt. Baker Station Area, a report on the work of Sustainable South Seattle towards options for improved access to light rail stations and updates on the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) site at 31st Avenue South and and South Day Street and 31st Avenue South and McClellan Gateway.

A diagram of the community from the North Rainier Neighborhood Plan Update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development.