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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.

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54 comments on “THURSDAY: Community Meeting to Discuss Controversial North Rainier Redevelopment Plans (UPDATE)

  1. Yesterday’s newspaper had an interesting article about developers with a quote from Silly Clark: “Clark said she doesn’t see a need to beef up the city’s enforcement. If caught submitting fraudulent data, she said, a developer would have to reimburse exempted taxes, pay a penalty and suffer a severely damaged reputation.” No need to beef up the enforcement? What special treatment does she receive for turning the other way?

  2. Yea, that 100 million in tax breaks would come in handy right now.
    And how do they “get caught” on the honor system?

  3. Planning meeting on Monday June 6th at Mt Baker Community Club, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The timing of Wednesday’s article was very fortunate. Focus of Monday’s meeting is on land use issues related to the area around the Mt Baker station.

  4. Great observations Rainier Valley Native and make sure to let others know about the meeting. Are they holding the meetings in the summer so they think we will be on vacation and not care?

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