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Upcoming 12th Avenue Stewards Meeting Nov. 13 2012

12th Avenue Stewards:  Next Meeting

TIME: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – 5:30-7pm

LOCATION: Seattle University Alumni & Admissions building(corner of 12th Ave and E Marion Street)

Please note the full agenda for this meeting.  Time limits on agenda items will be strictly followed to allow for all items to be discussed.


5:30 to 5:45pm:  12th Avenue Square Park Art – Patrick Donahue,
Seattle Parks and Recreation.

A conversation with Patrick Donahue of Seattle Parks Department to discuss next steps and goals for the park at 12th Ave and James Ct, including cost overruns regarding the art planned for the site.   For more information on the park and the space (including some helpful images of
possible designs), use this link: http://seattle.gov/PARKS/proparks/projects/12thAve.htm

5:45 to 6:15pm – Bridging the Gap Application

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) introduced the “Bridging the Gap” initiative which aims to improve sidewalks and other infrastructure, as well as to implement longer term goals such as the pedestrian and bicycle Master Plans.  Grants are still available: join us for a conversation about what project the 12th Avenue Community might engage in.  For more information on Bridging the Gap, click here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/BridgingtheGap.htm


6:15 to 6:50pm – A Conversation with County Councilmember Joe McDermott

The 12th avenue Neighborhood is now within the new King County Council District 8. The 12th avenue Stewards committee welcomes Councilmember Joe McDermott for a discussion of issues and projects in the area.  In particular focus will be the redevelopment plans for the King County Youth Detention Center. Councilmember Joe McDermott’s home page: http://www.kingcounty.gov/McDermott.aspx


6:50 to 7pm  – Denny Substation and Power Lines

Discussion of City Light proposal to build a new substation and to run transmission lines above ground using large poles (“possibly 100 ft” tall) along 14th Ave, E Spruce, and 12th Ave S. More information here: http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2012/10/21/plan-for-denny-substation-could-mean-new-electrical-towers-running-across-capitol-hill


Please note the change in the agenda:  Chip Nevins of Seattle Parks and Recreation has to cancel his appearance.  We hope to continue the discussion of a new or improved park space on the current King County Youth Services center block.  We hope to reschedule Chip for the December Stewards meeting.

We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday, November 13, starting at 5:30pm.


The 12th Avenue Stewards


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