RAINIER BEACH – This week, the City will present the first draft of its Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update for community review and input.
The meeting is scheduled for Thur., Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 pm, at South Shore school (4800 S. Henderson Street).
The update process began earlier this year after Mayor McGinn and the Seattle City Council identified Rainier Beach as one of two neighborhoods to fast-track due to Light Rail development. In the spring, the first public meeting was held to help revise the current plan, “Rainier Beach 2014: A Plan for a Sustainable Future”, which was designed in 1999 to guide growth and change for up to two decades.
Organizers say the first two meetings were focused around questions such as “Where’s the Beach?” and “What’s the Beach?” and elicited the following goals for the south Rainier Valley community:
- Strong community, with organizations, events and programs that bring people together and serve our kids
- Healthy individuals and families who have access to nutritious food and recreation
- Great neighborhood with buildings and parks, safe streets, and a variety of transportation options