Tonight, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, Seattle DPD is hosting a public open house for the design study of the Northgate station area. This project is focused on what the city can do to help create a vibrant, dense, welcoming and sustainable urban neighborhood centered on the future Northgate light rail station, with good bus, bike and pedestrian connections to the surrounding neighborhoods. STB has previously covered these DPD meetings and ST’s station design open houses.
This kind of open-format meeting connects neighbors, current business owners, city and transit planners, and potential future residents; it’s a great way to interact with and influence the thinking of these stakeholders, and it’s precisely the kind of dialogue that needs to happen to avoid another Roosevelt debacle. I will be there, and I encourage STB readers to join me.
UPDATE: And if I weren’t going to Northgate tonight, I’d be at the Wallingford Neighborhood Greenway meeting.